Call Me by My Rightful Name

Call Me by My Rightful Name

by Michael Shurtleff
     
 

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… See more details below

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

NY Herald-Tribune
Fine comedy...quivering with vitality, full of humor.
NY Newsday
An exciting new play by a new American dramatist...The best Off-Broadway play of the year.
NY Telegraph
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 Times
Mr. Shurtleff has the feel of the theatre in his blood...Bright, truthful.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822201755
Publisher:
Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1961

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >