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Edgar Allen Poe play from DRAMATICS?

  • 1.  Edgar Allen Poe play from DRAMATICS?

    Posted 07-23-2019 09:30
    Hi all,
    I have a vague memory of seeing a play about Edgar Allen Poe or his works in an issue of DRAMATIC several years ago, but I don't see it in my stash. Does anyone remember what that play was or what issue it was in?

    Thanks!

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    Cassy Maxton-Whitacre
    Theatre Department Coordinator
    Fishersville VA
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  • 2.  RE: Edgar Allen Poe play from DRAMATICS?

    Posted 07-23-2019 12:22
    I can't remember the issue, but if you're looking for some good options take a look at Playscripts. They have A Nightfall with Edgar Allen Poe and An Evening With Edgar Allen Poe. I really like both of them.

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    Shira Schwartz
    Chandler Unified School District
    Chandler AZ
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  • 3.  RE: Edgar Allen Poe play from DRAMATICS?

    Posted 07-24-2019 12:08
    You may be thinking of Dominic Orlando's "Nevermore," published in the January 2009 issue of Dramatics. It is available through Playscripts (https://www.playscripts.com/play/1506).

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    Gregory Bossler
    Director of Publications
    Educational Theatre Association
    Cincinnati OH
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  • 4.  RE: Edgar Allen Poe play from DRAMATICS?

    Posted 07-24-2019 22:29
    I produced this play about 6 years ago and we all loved it.  It was from the Drama Magazine listed below.  You can also call the company in Boston and they will answer your questions.  I am traveling and cannot look at my stored scripts, but they are very helpful when you call
    https://www.playsmagazine.com/

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    Corinne Walker
    Private voice teacher
    Musical theater director
    Mesa, Arizona
    corinnewalk4.wixsite.com/mesa
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  • 5.  RE: Edgar Allen Poe play from DRAMATICS?

    Posted 07-25-2019 09:02
    I don't know the one from the magazine, but Nevermore makes a fantastic production. If time permits, you might also think of taking one or more of the Poe tales and having students construct a play using characters from one or more of the short plays. I've done that with playwriting students and they come up with ingenious designs. I find they learn something not only from delving into the stories but also from reconstructing them into a coherent piece.

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    Jean Klein
    Playwright/Founder HaveScripts/BlueMoonPlays
    Playwriting Teacher in MFA program, Wilkes University]
    Virginia BeachVA
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