Dorothy Parker, who are you? : an adaptation of Dorothy Parker's work, reflecting her life and times, prepared for readers theatre production

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Wendy B. Willson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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David Batcheller

Abstract: Dorothy Parker, Who Are You? is an adaptation of Dorothy Parker's work, prepared for performance in readers theatre style. An examination of readers theatre, looking closely at its theatrical goals, is made to validate readers theatre use for the presentation of Dorothy Parker's literature. In examining the different technical processes involved in readers theatre a discussion pursues as to the different types of presentation possible within readers theatre and the resultant choices for this particular production. An inquiry into Dorothy Parker's life provides the model for the selection of her works. A closer look is taken at her creative years as her works in Dorothy Parker, Who Are You? are used to reflect her emotional and intellectual state as well as her wit, for which she was famous. The study of the information garnered from researching readers theatre and Dorothy Parker combined with close readings of all of Parker's work find their end result in the adapted script: Dorothy Parker, Who Are You?

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 1977
Parker, Dorothy, $d 1893-1967 $v Biography
Parker, Dorothy, $d 1893-1967 $x Friends and associates
Readers' theater

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