Leonard Melfi (February 21, – October 28, ) was an American playwright and actor Melfi’s best-known work for the stage, Birdbath, was first produced in at La MaMa under the direction of Tom O’Horgan. His play Pussies and. Birdbath has 15 ratings and 0 reviews: pages. Birdbath: The Crisis of the Undisputed Maternal Authority, Marriage and The plays by Leonard Melfi have never been officially translated into Italian and.

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In a radio interview with WBAI ‘s Janet Coleman, leonaard said, “We always talked, and we always cooked together, and while cooking we drank.

Home About Help Search. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. Retrieved from ” https: Velma doesn’t want that. Vittoria Mornacchi rated it it was ok Oct 12, Joan Anne Rizza ; Leonard Melfi. Melfi struggled with alcohol for many years, and eventually moved into the single room occupancy Narragansett Hotel at Broadway and 93rd Street. Citations are based on reference standards. He was among the most prominent artists making experimental theatre at the beginnings of the off-off-Broadway movement in the s.

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Your request to send this item has been completed. It was a wild and birdbtah time, and no one was more vital than Leonard. This way, when the knife comes back at the end, it can be a reveal and I think it makes the monologue more dynamic. Don’t have an birdbathh They are messed up in ways that almost mesh, but not quite enough.

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Upon his discharge from the U. Friday, January 1, Birdbath by Leonard Melfi. So we learn a lot more about Velma than we do about Frankie.

Birdbath by Leonard Melfi

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It’s a two-person, one-act play about Velma Sparrow, age 26, very talkative and very nervous, and Frankie, a lost poet in his 20’s. Carina Leonarx marked it as to-read Feb 03, Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours.


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Birdbath by Leonard Melfi

Cast Size Cast Size 1m, 1f. It was a big surprise. ContemporaryDarkdramaEileenone-act. After weeks of working through bureaucracyhis brother John had Leonard’s body exhumed and brought to Campbell Funeral Home.

The E-mail Address es field is required. Altogether, Melfi wrote over 70 plays during his lifetime.

The name field is required. Velma trembles uncontrollably when she’s nervous almost the entire show. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.