By the Sea
Osborne, James (Canadian playwright, 1943-__), “By the Sea,”
a __-minute drama with music in English, set on a seashore, 1973,
(1m is boy)
© 1973 by James Osborne;
• in James Osborne’s By the Sea (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Playwrights Co-op, 1973);
• script/rights leads available from Playwrights Union of Canada, 54 Wolseley St., 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1A5, Canada , telephone 416-703 0201, fax 416-703 0059, firstname.lastname@example.org .
• Cited in Play Index 1973-1977: An Index to 3,848 Plays, edited by Estelle A. Fidell (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1978), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 64-1054, p. 246.
• Also, cited in The Brock Bibliography of Published Canadian Plays in English 1766-1978, edited by Anton Wagner (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Playwrights Press, 1980). ISBN 0-88754-157-7, ISBN 0-88754-155-0.
_____ (m), middle-aged man; _____ (m), a young Japanese boy; _____ (f), wife.
“A middle-aged man and his wife, while on a seashore picnic, meet a young Japanese boy who tells them old Oriental tales. Conflict arises among the three over the understanding of the meaning of life.” § Comment Premiered at Theatre 3, Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), February, 1973.—Brock, 245.
“A couple on an annual pilgrimage to the sea meet a Japanese boy. The man’s prejudices come to the surface, with tragic results.”—Fidell, 246.
generation gap, marriage, meaning of life, middle-age, Oriental tale, philosophy, picnic, race, seashore, storytelling.