Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20070706, 20050907
Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play I Am My Own Wife, Doug Wright shares some insights into the research and writing of the life of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a German antiques dealer and transvestite who escaped persecution by both the Nazis and the Communist East German government. Wright also discusses his previous plays, including the award-winning Quills about the Marquis de Sade, which set him free from writer’s block and was made into a major motion picture.
Growing up in a Philadelphia apartment above a liquor store, poet Ellen Bass thought her childhood was "the most mundane, pedestrian, unpoetic world you could possibly live in," but after many years and the death of her parents, she finds herself ...
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