Other Plays by Albert Bermel
Bermel, Albert (English-American playwright, critic, translator from French sources, b. London, England, December 20, 1927-___), "The Workout,”
a __-minute farce in English, set in a weird New York health club, 1982,
© 1982 by Albert Bermel;
• in Albert Bermel’s Six One-Act Farces (Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A.: Oracle Press, 1982), ISBN 0881270059, LCCN 82-81872, 75 pp., containing “The Workout,” “The Adjustment,” “The Recovery,” “The Mountain Chorus,” “The Imp or Imps,” “The Seizure”;
• scripts/rights available from Albert Bermal, 5 Pershing Ave., New Rochelle, New York 10801-2315, U.S.A.
Les (m), middle-age, salesperson; Marge (f), young, sexy salesperson.
“Les, an average sort of middle-aged citizen, lands in a New York gymnasium where a sexy young woman, Marge, tries to sell him a course that will tone up his spiritual muscles. But Les is himself a salesman and thinks he has better ideas about how to push a high-priced product like God.”—Albert Bermel - complete guide to the Playwright and Plays, http://www.doollee.com/PlaywrightsB/bermel-albert.html#3075, accessed July 6, 2008.
• “Mr. Bermel came to the United States in 1955 and became a naturalized citizenin 1962 * "Every playwright yearns to be a critic. Every critic yearns to be a playwright. Every theatre teacher yearns to be a director. I am not a director, but have otherwise tried to satisfy my yearnings—without having quite succeeded." * Famous Works * Non-Theatrical Career * Advertising and publicity copywriter, London, Montreal, Toronto, New York, 1951-56; freelance writer, New York, 1956-58; magazine and book editor, NewYork, 1958-60, 1961-63; freelance writer, New York, 1963-66; associate professor of theatre, Columbia University, 1966-72; associate professor, Herbert H. Lehman College, C.U.N.Y., 1972-75, professor of theatre, 1972-date; visiting professor, Rutgers, 1966-67, Juilliard School, 1972-73, S.U.N.Y., Purchase,1974; Columbia seminars, 1981-84. * Plays, Published * Six One-Act Farces ('The Workout,' 1963, 'The Adjustment,' 1963, 'The Recovery,' 1965; 'The Mountain Chorus,' 'The Imp or Imps,' 1970, 'The Seizure,' 1970); One-Act Comedies of Moličre (translations of The Jealous Husband, The Flying Doctor, Two Precious Maidens Ridiculed, Sganarelle, or The Imaginary Cuckold, The Rehearsal at Versailles, The Forced Marriage, The Seductive Countess); Three Popular French Comedies (translations of Beaumarchais, The Barber of Seville, Labiche, Pots of Money, Courteline, The Commissioner Has a Big Heart); The Plays of Courteline (including: Boubouroche, Hold On, Hortense, Afraid to Fight, Badin the Bold). * Plays, Produced * One Leg Over the Wall, Royal Court, London, 1960; Herod First, Saville, London, 1965; Thrombo, Columbia Summer Theatre, NY, 1968; Family Weather (The Terror of Suspension), House Theatre, NY, 1975; Thank Harry Miner; Backyard Utopias; Up and Up; Thirty Million Dollars(musical); translator, Ubu Cocu (by Jarry), Horatius (by Corneille). * Books, Published * The Genius of the French Theatre; Contradictory Characters: An Interpretation of the Modern Theatre; Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty; Farce: A History from Aristophanes to Woody Allen; August Strindberg. * Article * 130 essays for The New Leader, 1964-68, 1973-74; major periodicals including: Harpers, The Nation, The New Republic, Shaw Review, Columbia Forum, N.Y. Times Book Review and Arts & Leisure Section, many others. * Film Debut * Screenplay, Run. * Television * Scenes and narrative, Shakespeare's Italy.”—Albert Bermel Biography (1927-), http://www.filmreference.com/film/80/Albert-Bermel.html, accessed July 6, 2008.
• Research could include Albert Bermel List of Works, http://www.amrep.org/people/bermel1.html, accessed January 7, 2006.