The Well of the World’s End
Nigro, Don (American playwright, 19__-____), “The Well of the World’s End,”
a __-minute _____ in English, set in _____, ____,
© 19__ by Don Nigro;
• in Don Nigro’s The Well of the World’s End ([southeast of] Canton, Ohio, U.S.A.: The Author, 19__);
• script/rights available in typescript from Don Nigro, according to a longtime friend of Nigro, Dr. James McGhee, Associate Professor, English & Humanities, director of theatre, Room A-104, York College of Pennsylvania, York, Pennsylvania 17405-7199, U.S.A., telephone 717-846-7788x1401, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, http://goose.ycp.edu/~jmcghee.
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• Research could include the fairy tale “The Well of the World’s End” that starts, “Once upon a time, and a time it was when the grass grew greener, the trees grew taller, and the sun shone more brightly than it does today, there lived a young girl. Now her mother had died, and her father had re-married. And her new mother, her stepmother, looked at that young girl and saw that she - the young girl - was far prettier than she herself had ever been, or could be now. And for that reason she hated the young girl from the bottom of her heart. Each day she made that young girl’s life harder and harder. But even that was not enough, and at last she thought to get rid of her for ever. So she went into the kitchen and took the sieve: "Go and fetch me a sieve full of water from the Well of the World’s End. Bring it back full, or woe betide you." (For she thought the girl would never find the Well, and if she did, how could she bring back a sieve full of water!) But the young girl took the sieve and went out to look for the Well of the World’s End.”—The Well of the World’s End, http://www.talesandmusic.de/tales/well_of_the_worlds_end.htm, accessed February 13, 2003.
• Although unlisted in the Samuel French catalog, this play is available in typescript from Samuel French, Inc., according to a longtime friend of Don Nigro, Dr. James McGhee, Associate Professor, English & Humanities, director of theatre, Room A-104, York College of Pennsylvania, York, Pennsylvania 17405-7199, U.S.A., telephone 717-846-7788x1401, e-mail email@example.com, http://goose.ycp.edu/~jmcghee.
• Nigro has written over 200 plays.
• Samuel French, Inc., has published twelve volumes of Don Nigro’s plays.
• “Don Nigro lives and writes near his birthplace in the rolling hill country southeast of Canton, Ohio. He received a B.A. degree in English from the Ohio State University and an M.F.A. in dramatic arts from Iowa University. His plays are published by Samuel French, Inc.”—Don Nigro Homepage, http://goose.ycp.edu/~jmcghee/, accessed February 7, 2003.
• “His plays have been produced at the McCarter Theatre, the WPA Theatre, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Berkeley Stage Company, Manhattan Class Company and in many other theatres all over the United States and in Canada, England and Hungary. Nigro has twice been James Thurber Writer in Residence at Thurber House in Columbus, won grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and twice been a finalist for the National Repertory Foundation’s National Play Award. His work has been commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville, optioned by the American Place Theatre in New York, and published by Theatre Communications Group in their Plays in Process series.”—Cincinnati Biographies, http://www.theatretoursinternational.com/Biographies/CNBiogs.html, accessed February 13, 2003.
fairy tale, “The Frog Prince.”