The Persistence of Memory and Other Plays

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Twenty years ago, Mark David Major wrote three plays in a burst of creative activity over a three-year period. The first of these plays, The Persistence of Memory, premiered during a short, successful run at a historic St. Louis area theatre in May 1992. Since then, these plays have been waiting to be revisited by the author and discovered by a new generation of readers and patrons of the theatre. The Persistence of Memory and Other Plays includes prefaces written by the lead actors of the original cast for The Persistence of Memory and a new Introduction by the playwright reflecting on the creative genesis and literary influences of the plays, challenges and opportunities during the 1992 production, and the rationale for specific revisions and updates to the plays some twenty years later. The plays embody the didactic nature of Generation X at its best and worst on the themes of romantic love and emotional honesty. It is characterized by a purity of perspective tinted with a cynicism wise beyond its years and a raw emotionalism carefully veiled under a mask of social indifference. These plays give voice to an entire generation, the children of a revolution…

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The Persistence of Memory and Other Plays by Mark David Major
Cover Art by Rejcel Harbert, Prefaces by Rory S. Beleek and Tena L. Griffin
Paperback, 214 pages (5.25″ x 8″)
Carousel Books
March 21, 2012 (1st Edition)
English
ISBN-10: 1466493682
ISBN-13: 978-1466493681
ASIN: B007PV7LJK

BISAC: Drama/General

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Catherine Gallaher, Josie Sporleder, and Rory S. Beelek in the 1992 production of The Persistence of Memory (Photo: John Locus).

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  • For the first time, The Persistence of Memory, The Truth of Glances, and Song of My Childhood are presented here in The Persistence of Memory and Other Plays, updated and revised by the author, including production photographs from the 1992 run of The Persistence of Memory at the Historic Miner's Institute Theatre.

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