This Night Shall Pass
Other Plays by Dorothy Clarke Wilson
Wilson, Dorothy Clarke (American playwright, 1904-2003), “This Night Shall Pass,”
a __-minute drama in English, set on a hilltop in the m idst of a ruined city.
© 1941 by Dorothy Clarke Wilson;
• in Dorothy Clarke Wilson’s This Night Shall Pass, (Boston, U.S.A.: Walter H. Baker Co., 1941).
• script/rights available from _______.
A Man (m), __, _______; A Youth) (m), __, _______; A Girl (f), __, _______.
• Lighting and sound special effects.
• “Dorothy Clarke was born in Gardiner, Maine in 1904. She attended Bates College and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1925 and married classmate, Elwin L. Wilson. After Elwin attended Seminary, they returned to Maine and were both engaged in various Methodist activities.
“Clarke's first play that she sold was written for a church. Her best known book was, Prince of Egypt, which won the Westminster prize for the best religious book the year it was published and was also one of the sources for the film The Ten Commandments (1956 film). Clarke was not a fan of the movie and used the term 'flimflammery' to describe the scene in which Moses parted the Red Sea. Wilson is also well known for her biographies about women such as Dorothea Dix and Elizabeth Blackwell as well as Dolly Madison and Martha Washington.
“The Wilson Center at the University of Maine was named in Dorothy and Elwin's honor. Dorothy Wilson received numerous awards through her lifetime before she died in 2003.”—http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Clarke_Wilson, accessed November 19, 2010.
• Research could include http://www.bates.edu/x35142.xml, accessed November 19, 2010.
• Page mounted November 19, 2010, by the site Webmaster.
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