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Sheldon Rosen

SHELDON ROSEN

  (1943 - )

Nationality:    African American
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Literary Agent:    The Gersh Agency, NY  

Born in the Bronx, NY on August 26, 1943. B.A. from University of Rochester in Psychology. M.S. from Syracuse U. in Telecommunications (The Sheldon Leonard-Danny Thomas Fellowship at Syracuse). Playwright-in-Residence at The National Art Centre, 1976-77; Playwright-in-Residence, Stratford Festival, 1979; Chairman of the Guild of Canadian Playwrights, 1979-80. Recipient: Canada Council Playwriting Grant, 1972, 1976-77, 1978; Canadian Author's Association Award, 1980

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        11places@once (or Inheriting Madness)         Alice in Wonderland         Box, The         Duck Sisters, The         Dwelling         Dying After Beckett         Frugal Repast         Grand Hysteric, The         Impact         Like Father, Like Son         Love Mouse         Meyer's Room         Molecules         Ned and Jack         New Order         Shadowdance         Souvenirs         Stag King         Waiting To Go         Wonderful World of William Bends Who Is Not Quite Himself Today, The



11places@once (or Inheriting Madness)

Synopsis:
A teacher is jolted by the suicide of his sister and the arrival of a daughter he never knew he had

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Genre:
Black Comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Alice in Wonderland

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1st Produced:
Theatre At The Fair And The Pne Coliseum, Vancouver     1974

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Genre:
two-act musical Musical

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Box, The

Synopsis:
Two men sharing an apartment play verbal games and fantasise about the contents of a box

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1st Produced:
New Play Centre, Vancouver     1974

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1st Published:
published in West Coast Plays, Fineglow Books, Vancouver, 1974   -

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Genre:
Drama One Act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Duck Sisters, The

Synopsis:
On the last day of business for the "Duck Pond" antique shop - the owners, two sisters, are in despair as they have accidentally sold some personal items

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Playwrights Co-op, Toronto,    -

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  -            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Dwelling

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1st Produced:
Axis Mime, City Stage, Vancouver     1977

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Genre:
mime play One Act

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Dying After Beckett

Synopsis:
The meaning of meaning

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Playwrights Co-op, Toronto,    -

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Frugal Repast

Synopsis:
The harlequins in Picasso's painting come to life

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1st Produced:
New Play Centre, At Vancouver East Cultural Centre     1974

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1st Published:
Playwrights Co-op, Toronto, 1978   -

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Genre:
Drama One Act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Grand Hysteric, The

Synopsis:
formerly titled Like Father, Like Son

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1st Produced:
Unproduced    

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1st Published:
Playwrights Co-op, Toronto, 1978   -

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Genre:
One Act

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Impact

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1st Produced:
Axis Mime At Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver     1980

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Genre:
full-length mime play

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Like Father, Like Son

Synopsis:
aka the Grand HystEric

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1st Produced:
New Play Centre, Vancouver     1975

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1st Published:
Playwrights Co-op, Toronto, 1978   -

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Genre:
One Act

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Love Mouse

Synopsis:
A married couple are swept away by a flood along with a mouse, a wolf and an insurance salesman

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1st Produced:
Theforge At The Learning Resources Centre, Toronto,     1972

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1st Published:
Playwrights Canada, Toronto, 1972   -

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Genre:
comedy One Act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Meyer's Room

Synopsis:
Three men in a room. Rock Hudson, Madeline and Meyer

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1st Produced:
The Poor Alex Theatre, Toronto     1971

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1st Published:
in A Collection of Canadian Plays, simon & pierre Publishers, Toronto   -

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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Molecules

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1st Produced:
Playhouse Holiday Workshop, Vancouver     1974

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Genre:
poetic odyssey" One Act

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Ned and Jack

Synopsis:
Ned and Jack: John Barrymore climbs fourteen floors of fire escape to break into playwright Ed-ward Sheldon's apartment to find out why his best friend didn't make it to the opening of his Hamlet. The play is a late-night encounter between two dynamic figures from the 1920's New York theatre world, at a point when their personal and professional lives were in crisis.

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1st Produced:
New Play Centre, Vancouver     1977

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1st Published:
Playwrights Co-op, Toronto, 1978   -

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Genre:
Two Act Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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New Order

Synopsis:
Jay has been to a convention and now wants to change his life

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1st Published:
Playwrights Guild of Canada   9781554356737

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Shadowdance

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Playwrights Co-op, Toronto,    -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  6            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Souvenirs

Synopsis:
A group of tourists laze around the pool at an hotel on a tropical island. they sort out their peccadilloes, are conned by the natives and the hotel staff. then things turn nasty as voodoo, murder and civil unrest take over

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1st Produced:
Toronto Free Theatre, Toronto    

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1st Published:
Playwrights Co-op, Toronto,    -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Stag King

Synopsis:
Stag King: A family play adapted from an 18th Century Italian fairy tale by Carlo Gozzi. Through black magic and manipulation, the King is transformed into an enchanted stag and hunted down, only to be rescued by a powerful magician.

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Original Playwright - Carlo Gozzi

1st Produced:
Tarragon Theatre, Toronto    

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Genre:
three-act adaptation

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Waiting To Go

Synopsis:
Waiting To Go: A young commercial artist's life is changed by a chance meeting with a Czechoslavakian janitor in the men's room at Lincoln Center during a matinee performance of The Nutcracker.

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1st Produced:
-     1976

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1st Published:
Playwrights Guild Canada   978-1551559476

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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Wonderful World of William Bends Who Is Not Quite Himself Today, The

Synopsis:
William Bends is in an asylum. He is remembering the past but some of it is not quite how it was. He wants to lie on the floor and become a carpet

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1st Produced:
Tarragon Theatre, Toronto     1972

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1st Published:
Playwrights Canada, Toronto, 1972   -

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Genre:
two-act comedy

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

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