Vernick, Phyllis (American playwright, film writer, 19__-____), “Vicky,”
a comedy in English, dramatized from Saki’s (H. H. Munro) short story of the same name,
© 1973 by Phyllis Vernick; • in Phyllis Vernick’s Vicky (Woodstock, Illinois, U.S.A.: Dramatic Publishing Company, 1973); • script/rights available from Dramatic Publishing Company, P. O. Box 129, 311 Washington Street, Woodstock, Illinois 60098, U.S.A., telephone 800-HIT-SHOW, fax 800-334-5302, http://www.dramaticpublishing.com, DPC V13. • 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. 342.
Vicky (f), niece of the Blands; Humphrey Hubert (m), a visitor; Mrs. Bland (f), Vicky’s aunt; Mr. Bland (m), Vicky’s uncle.
“Vicky is a teenage girl with a lively imagination. She’s home alone when Humphrey Hubert, a total hypochondriac, arrives from the city. When he asks Vicky to close all the doors, she tells him that a few months ago Mr. Bland went out those doors and never returned. Mrs. Bland, believing he will return, wants the doors open all the time. When the Blands suddenly return, Humphrey is terrified and runs off. As the curtain comes down Vicky tells them the strange story of Humphrey Hubert.”—Catalog of Plays and Musicals (Woodstock, Illinois, U.S.A.: Dramatic Publishing Company, 1996), p. 318; and Details..., http://www.dramaticpublishing.com/catalogdetail.cfm?listcode=V13, accessed May 8, 2006.
Research could include Hector Hugh Munro’s The Short Stories of Saki (H. H. Munro, 1870-1916), 1st Modern Library edition (New York: Modern Library, 1951, 1930), LCCN 51-13861. • Also, research could include Hector Hugh Munro’s 76 Short Stories (London: Collins, 1956), LCCN 65-8844. • Not to be confused with Grahame Woods’ Vicky (Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Simon and Pierre, 1973), ISBN 0889240043.
fantasy, hypochondria, imagination, Saki (aka H. H. Munro, aka Hector Hugh Munro, Scottish short story writer and novelist, born in Burma, 1870-1916), visitor.