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Dear Dramatist: Jan/Feb 2020

The Dramatists Guild, from time to time, provides opportunities for its members to publish letters or articles of interest to playwrights and the general theatrical community. However, the Guild does not necessarily endorse the positions taken or the views expressed in such contributions. All such contributions are subject to peer review by The Dramatist Committee and editing by the Guild.

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Dear Dramatist,


Re: The Coping Issue

Imagine how many rejections Sophocles received before he hit it big (at the age of 90) with Oedipus Rex. And keep in mind Mark Twain’s sage advice: “Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.”

Stanley Taikeff
Plainsboro, NJ


Dear Dramatist,


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