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· New book, A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.

· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.

· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.

· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.

· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.

· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published.

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My plays now to be on line.

7/8/2009 11:13:00 AM

by A. Colin Wright


My play, Really Judith, is now available on line.

I have now listed one of my plays, Really, Judith, on line at  www.productionscripts.com. About half of the script can be read there, while the complete text can be ordered at minimal cost. I shall gradually make more of my plays available on the same website.

Synopsis:

A tragi-comedy in two acts. Seven actors (five men and two women). Setting: anywhere.

A theatre company is workshopping the apocryphal story of Judith, the Israelite woman who uses her beauty to gain admittance to the tent of the invading Babylonian general, Holofernes, and kill him. The actors, however, turn out to be reincarnations of the ancient characters: Judith of Judith, Harold (the workshop director) of Holofernes, and Judith’s pedantic husband Meredith (the playwright) of her former husband, Menasseh.

Judith and Harold are trying to discover if the biblical story is true by improvising, while Meredith wants the play performed his way. In the reinterpreted version, Judith turns out to be desperately and sexily in love with Holofernes, going to him out of desire but aware that she must forever remain ritually pure. Both know they are playing out a part, from which they cannot escape because of the expectations of the more conventional members of their own societies.

The scene where Judith is supposed to kill Holofernes turns out differently from the traditional story. Other characters are a conceited pretender to Judith's hand, Achior; a pompous politician, Uzziah (both of whom also play soldiers in Holofernes' army); Holofernes' sadly comic eunuch, Bagoas; and Judith’s slave woman, who turns out to be the key to the whole story.

The play is structured as a play within a play. It does not follow a chronological sequence, so that, although events after Holofernes' death are included, the moment of climax (in both senses) comes just before the end. Judith's moment of triumph according to the Bible, when she is acclaimed by all, is in fact the moment of her greatest tragedy. 

 

 A.Colin Wright's novel Sardinian Silver can be ordered from any bookstore, from www.amazon.com and other amazon sites, www.barnesandnoble.com, and www.iUniverse.com. 

 

 

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More News by A. Colin Wright

· New book, A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published. - 9/25/2011 7:39:00 AM
· New book, A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published. - 9/25/2011 7:39:00 AM
· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published. - 9/25/2011 7:37:00 AM
· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published. - 9/25/2011 7:37:00 AM
· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published. - 9/25/2011 7:36:00 AM
· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published. - 9/25/2011 7:36:00 AM
· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published. - 9/25/2011 7:35:00 AM
· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published. - 9/25/2011 7:35:00 AM
· New book A Cupboardful of Shoes, to be published. - 9/25/2011 7:34:00 AM
· M. A. Bulgakov and the question of Greatness - 3/21/2011 11:43:00 AM
· Sardinian Silver specially listed on Barnes & Noble Rising Star Website - 2/12/2011 8:21:00 AM
· Sardinian Silver specially listed on Barnes & Noble Rising Star Website - 2/12/2011 8:21:00 AM
· Sardinia then and now - 2/12/2011 8:08:00 AM
· Allbooks Review Editor's Choice for Sardinian Silver wi - 1/2/2011 8:08:00 AM
· Visitor's Choice Award for Sardinian Silver - 12/4/2010 7:40:00 AM
· Night Train to Cologne - 12/1/2010 10:39:00 AM
· Allbooks Review Editor’s Choice Award for 2011 - 11/11/2010 7:39:00 AM
· Back to Then--Sardinia - 9/21/2010 9:58:00 AM
· Literature & Fiction Interviews Volume II - 7/28/2010 9:35:00 AM
· Brian Knight review of Sardinian Silver - 6/20/2010 1:17:00 PM
· new review of Sardinian Silver - 6/6/2010 10:07:00 AM
· Writers in their own Write - 3/17/2010 8:02:00 AM
· New Review from Readers Favorite - 1/15/2010 8:48:00 AM
· Interview on Visual Arts Journal added - 1/12/2010 12:24:00 PM
· Best Fiction Writer on Visual Arts Junction - 1/10/2010 9:24:00 AM
· Sardinian Silver wins Pinnacle Book Award - 11/11/2009 9:40:00 AM
· New Review from US Review of Books - 9/14/2009 3:46:00 PM
· My play Lieutenant Kizhe now on line - 9/5/2009 10:29:00 AM
· Sardinian Silver Interview - 8/14/2009 10:36:00 AM
· My play Germany Calling! now on line. - 8/12/2009 9:13:00 AM
· Apex Review added: Linda Waterson - 8/6/2009 7:39:00 AM
· Interview on Sardinian Silver added - 7/16/2009 7:13:00 AM
· Sardinian Silver - 6/1/2009 9:32:00 AM
· Sardinian Silver - 5/15/2009 6:15:00 AM
· Sardinian Silver - 5/6/2009 6:32:00 AM

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