Quills

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Dramatists Play Service, 1996 - Drama - 82 pages
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THE STORY: Doctor Royer-Collard, head of Charenton Asylum, is visited by Renee Pelagie, wife of the asylum's most notorious inmate, the Marquis de Sade. Furious that her husband's sadomasochistic pornography has tarnished her reputation, she offers

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This play about the Marquis de Sade and his writings in prison is told from the standpoint of the administration of the asylum; in so doing, the author manages to turn the Marquis into an anti-hero ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Doug Wright's "Quills" received the 1995 Kesselring Prize for Best New American Play from the National Arts Club and a 1995 "Village Voice" Obie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Playwriting. Wright also wrote the screenplay adaptation of "Quills," making his motion picture debut. The film was named Best Picture by the National Board of Review and was also nominated for three Oscars. Some of Wright's other plays include "Interrogating the Nude," "Watbanaland," "The Stonewater Rapture," "Dinosaurs," and a musical, "Buzzsaw Berkeley," which features songs by Michael John LaChiusa. Wright has a bachelor's degree from Yale University and an M.F.A. from NYU. A member of the Dramatists Guild and the New York Theatre Workshop, he has taught playwriting at NYU and Princeton University.

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