Brome, Robert (American playwright, ____-1973), “Winter Sunset,”
a __-minute tragedy in English, set in a large room above Ashly’s Bakery, in a small town in the Middle West, U.S.A., late afternoon, January, 1938,
© 1938 by Robert Brome;
• in Robert Brome’s Winter Sunset (Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.: The Northwestern Press, 1938), LCCN 38-14497;
• also available in One-Act Dramas and Contest Plays, edited and compiled by Lawrence M. Brings (anthologist, 1897-____) (Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.: T. S. Denison and Company, 1962).
Mrs. Elizabeth Andrews (f), 58; Bill Andrews (m), 27, her son; Anita (f), 23, Bill’s wife; Dr. Michaelson (m), 48.
“Selfish wife forces weak doctor to desert ill, indigent mother who hereby suffers heart attack.”—Play Index 1961-1962: An Index to 4,793 Plays, edited by Estelle A. Fidell (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1968), p. 42.
• Interior setting;
• available in Monterey County Library, 550 Harcourt Avenue, Seaside, California, telephone (408) 899-2055, TSD.
• Research could include Robert Brome’s Anatomy of the One-Act Play (Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A.: National Thespian Society, 1966), 35 pp.
• “The Robert Brome Award for Creative Writing is an annual competition open to all graduating U-High seniors. Named for former playwright and U-High English teacher Robert Brome (d.1973), the award offers a cash prize of at least $50.00 and publication in the school literary magazine, Brome and Beyond. Entries are collected and collated by the U-High English department, then judged (with author names removed) by a panel of outside experts from ISU. Winners are announced at the Awards Assembly in May. Entries are solicited all year, but the contest closes on the Tuesday after Spring Break each calendar year. Award entries should be original, unpublished, creative writing (poetry, short story, dramatic script, personal essay, etc.). See back issues of Brome and Beyond . . . for examples of prior submissions and winners.”—Illinois State University Laboratory Schools Home Page, http://www.uhigh.ilstu.edu/english/brome.htm, August 19, 2008.
coersion, desertion, dominance, family, heart attack, illness, indigence, medical doctor, mother-son relationship, selfishness.