That's Not My Mother: Three One Act Plays

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Samuel French, Inc., 1980 - Drama - 74 pages
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Comedy

Characters: 9 male, 2 female

2 Interior Sets

This clever romp is two short plays. In the first, a troupe of English schoolboys (played by adults) speak in a mock language called "Dogg." This hilarious language babbles along until the schoolboys, who are studying Shakespeare's "foreign" language, present an incredibly funny 15 minute version of Hamlet and then encore with a two-minute version! The second play, dedicated to dissident Czech dramatist Pavel Kohout, is about a performance of Macbeth he and his friends once staged in a living room since the government banned public performances. The action shifts between the bare stage and the police inquiry. The murder and intrigue of Shakespeare's play are juxtaposed with the Czech political harassment.

"The language and the laughter are contagious...Lewis Carroll would have been at home."-The New York Times

"A blend of comic nonsense and astringent political satire." -Christian Science Monitor

  

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
8
Section 3
13
Section 4
47
Section 5
87
Section 6
89
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About the author (1980)

Tom Stoppard is an internationally acclaimed playwright whose plays include "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead", "Jumpers", "The Real Thing", and "Arcadia".

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