Prideaux, James (American playwright, 19__-____),
“Stuffings,” a __-minute romantic comedy in English, set in _____, ____,
© 1973 by James Prideaux;
• in James Prideaux’s Stuffings and An American Sunset: Two Plays, acting edition (New York: Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 1973), ISBN 0-8222-0037-6, DPS 750, containing “An American Sunset,” a __-minute bizarre comedy, 1m2f;
• script/rights available from Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 440 Park Avenue South, New York City, New York 10016, U.S.A., telephone 212-683-8960, fax 212-213-1539, http://www.dramatists.com.
• 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. 266.
• Also, cited by Allen L. Hubby via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, March 20, 1997; the citation says,
Edgar (m) owner of a taxidermy shop; Gladys (f) Edgar’s full-fledged assistant; George (m), Gladys’ betrothed.
“After seven years of working in Edgar’s taxidermy shop, Gladys has become his full-fledged assistant, and shares his excitement at the good fortune which has befallen them the arrival of a moosehead for stuffing. But their elation is marred by the appearance of Gladys’ betrothed, George, who makes it clear that he finds taxidermy a repulsive occupation and delivers an ultimatum demanding that Gladys abandon the shop for a job in a nice clean, spacious office. Forced to choose between George and her career, the resolute Gladys finds that she cannot give up her work, even for love. As the defeated George leaves, Gladys and Edgar turn back to their moosehead and to the growing promise of still other joys to be shared in the future.”—Dramatists Play Service, Inc., http://www.dramatists.com/cgi-bin/db/single.asp?key=496.
“Dowdy lady taxidermist forced to choose between love and her ‘career.’”—Fidell, 266.
“A delightful and warmly humorous short play which pokes gentle fun at the plight of a dowdy lady taxidermist forced to choose between romance and her career.”—Dramatists Play Service, Inc., http://www.dramatists.com.
taxidermy, occupational commitment.