Tom Draper

Sunday, December 05, 1982

Tom Draper on his plays.

Tom Draper describes the production of his play Nancy from 10 to 6 and its adaptation into a 1981 radio play originally broadcast by New York station WBAI. He plays an excerpt from the radio play and describes the public reaction to it. He also discusses his other theatrical works, Maria’s Cafe, Ceremony, and Principle, and his collaboration with the off-off-Broadway troupe The Company, Inc. Finally, Draper and host Walter James Miller discuss the potential of modern radio drama as an alternative to television and theater.

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From the Writing Center at NYU, this radio series is dedicated to "good reading."

Blending biographical information, critical readings, book recommendations and author readings, this program (1941-51) is hosted by Warren Bower, director of NYU's Writing Center and literary critic of The Saturday Review.  Discussions about genre and craft are honest, freewheeling, and elevated.  These programs are indicative of the seriousness New Yorkers share for literary and popular literature.

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