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Dear Dramatist - September/October 2018

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Dear Dramatist,

I especially enjoyed reading “The Book of Norman and Moses and Jarrow” in the Season in Review. Lots of learning, and ‘heads-up’ and wise anecdotes. There are aspects of the discussion that make me squirm, though. When we write legit plays, no one thinks of us playwrights as secondary players (though they may push us to the back of the room once the production people start doing the ‘real’ stuff.) But libretto writers for musicals don’t fare so well.

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