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Call Me by My Rightful Name - Full Length Play

Call Me by My Rightful Name

Michael Shurtleff

Full Length Play

4m, 2f

ISBN: 9780822201755

An honest, moving and courageous drama set in the early 1960s about tw…

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An honest, moving and courageous drama set in the early 1960s about two Columbia students rooming together in New York: Doug, a white, rebellious, young man; and Paul, an African-American. When the two disagree on their defi-nitions of love, a fight ensues, forcing a girl—the object of disagreement—to act as peacemaker. The shame and misconceptions of both young men are explored with devastating honesty. As the characters grapple to understand each other, their highly individualized sense of humor and gift of laughter are revealed, as well as their sensitivity to the topics of the day.
"An exciting new play by a new American dramatist…The best Off-Broadway play of the year." —NY Newsday. "Fine comedy…quivering with vitality, full of humor." —NY Herald-Tribune. "A spellbinder. A play written with skill, a play with something to say…Dialogue that is crisp, adult and put together the way people talk." —NY Telegraph. "Mr. Shurtleff has the feel of the theatre in his blood…Bright, truthful." —NY Times.


4m, 2f

Michael Shurtleff

Michael Shurtleff

Michael Shurtleff (born July 3, 1920, Oak Park, Illinois — died January 28, 2007, Los Angeles, California) was a major force in casting on Broadway during the 1960s and 1970s. He wrote Audition, a book for actors on the audition process. He also wrote numerous one-act and full length plays.Shurtleff was the major casting director for producer David Merrick. During the casting process he would ... view full profile

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