Playwrite Frank Gagliano

 

 

FOREWARD


INTRODUCTION TO THE PLAYS OF FRANK GAGLIANO, By Greg Holt (Actor/Director Greg Holt's Essay" "Reflections On A Total Immersion Into The Works Of Frank Gagliano")


John Lahr: Frank Gagliano's "nether world."  [Introduction to the Grove Press Edition of "Father Uxbridge Wants To Marry."] 

 
ESSAY: "The 'Our Town' World of Frank Gagliano," by Audrey Ahern  

ESSAY:"The Children's Theatre World of Frank Gagliano," by Ben Levesque  
 

 
   THE PLAYS

 

1)  "THE CITY SCENE"
 

"PARADISE GARDENS EAST."

"CONERICO WAS HERE TO STAY"  
 
  WHICH FEATURED (OFF-BROADWAY) MICHAEL DOUGLAS, RAUL JULIA, DOMINIC CHIANESE (UNCLE JUNIOR IN THE SOPRANOS),TERRY KAISER, MELINDA DILLON, AND JAIME SANCHES (WHO WON A DERWANT AWARD FOR HIS ROLE AS JESUS IN "CONERICO")
 

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 GO TO THE 

"THE CITY SCENE" Page"  

  FOR "PARADISE/CONERICO" PLOT DESCRIPTONS, COMPLETE TEXTS, PHOTOS, AND OFF-BROADWAY HISTORIES

  

  2) NIGHT OF THE DUNCE 

STARRING ANN REVERE 

(PLOT  DESCRIPTION)

  

  

“Night Of The Dunce ” Excerpts from the Dramatists Play Service publication

 

3) FATHER UXBRIDGE WANTS TO MARRY

STARRING OLYMPIA DUKAKIS 

 

(PLOT DESCRIPTION)

John Lahr introduction to the Grove Press edition: Frank Gagliano's "nether world."

  

"FATHER UXBRIDGE WANTS TO MARRY" COMPLETE, REVISED SCRIPT (For Easy pdf download)  

 

  

 “Father Uxbridge Wants To Marry” EXCERPTS from Dramatists Play Service publication 

 "UXBRIDGE" Complete GERMAN Script for easy download


4) THE HIDE AND SEEK ODYSSEY OF MADELEINE GIMPLE (Childrens Play)

 
(PLOT DESCRIPTION)

  

"The Children's Theatre World of Frank Gagliano," Essay by Ben Levesque  

 

  

“The Hide-And-Seek Odyssey Of Madeleine Gimple” EXCERPTS from Dramatists Play Service publication  

 5) BIG SUR 

(PLOT DESCRIPTION)

ESSAY: "The 'Our Town' World of Frank Gagliano," by Audrey Ahern  

   

"BIG SUR" Complete REVISED 

Script (For PDF Download)   

 (In which Jeremy Chester dialogues his way across America, with his American Indian pickup, to a Mythical Big Sur.)

 

 (Joseph Graves in his Beijing "Big Sur" production)

 

“Big Sur” Excerpts from Dramatists Play Service publication

 

6) THE RESURRECTION OF 

JACKIE CRAMER (The Rock Musical) 

 

(PLOT DESCRIPTION)

 ESSAY: "The 'Our Town' World of Frank Gagliano," by Audrey Ahern   

 

"The Resurrection of Jackie Cramer" FULL SCRIPT AND LYRICS  

  [In which Jackie slips in dog do, hits his head on a Volkswagen fender, dies and laughs his way through heaven, when he finds out that God is a Board Of Directors.] 

 

 (Scott Ellis as Jackie (1980 Off Broadway Production)Directed by composer Raymond Benson)  

 

7) FROM THE BODONI COUNTY SONGBOOK ANTHOLOGY (A Musical Review) 

 
(PLOT DESCRIPTION)

 

["The 'Our Town' World of Frank Gagliano,"
by Audrey Ahern 

 


"From The Bodoni County Songbook Anthology" PDF Full Script and Lyrics 

  

8) MY CHEKHOV LIGHT

 

              (photo credit: David S. Rubin)

 Reading/Performance History and Time Lines

(PLOT DESCRIPTION)

"MY CHEKHOV LIGHT"

 

THE COMPLETE ENGLISH TEXT"

 

"My Chekhov Light" GERMAN Text 

Newspaper Review Of German Production

 "Chekhov" Yalta Keynote Speech 

"Searching For Chekhov" Essay

 


9) THE FAREWELL CONCERT OF IRENE AND VERNON PALAZZO 

 

(PLOT DESCRIPTION)

 

  

The Full Text:

"The Farewell Concert of Irene And Vernon Palazzo

[The Song]

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 (THE VOODOO TRILOGY)

10) IN THE VOODOO PARLOUR OF MARIE LAVEAU

(LAVEAU BLURB DESCRIPTION)

IN THE VOODOO PARLOUR OF MARIE LAVEAU (Final Full Text) 

 

11) THE COMMEDIA WORLD OF LAFCADIO B

(BLURB DESCRIPTION)

LAFCADIO

(Final Full Text)

 

12) CONGO SQUARE (Musical)

 

CONGO SQUARE

(PLOT DESCRIPTION)  

 

(CLICK HERE FOR FULL "CONGO SQUARE" SCRIPT and LYRICS and Scene Breakdown)


(Click here for complete CONGO SQUARE musical score)

 

To access the playwright's narrative on the journey of the Voodoo Trilogy, click here: Gagliano's Voodoo Trilogy Narrative 

 

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13) THE TOTAL IMMERSION OF MADELEINE FAVORINI

(PLOT DESCRIPTION)

 

  In which thirty-eight year old Madeleine Favorini journeys from dutifulness to rebellion on a gynecological examining table that takes wing.

Complete "Madeleine Favorini"

pdf text for easy download 

 

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14) THE PRINCE OF PEASANTMANIA (Fairy-tale Extravaganza for grownups) 
 
(PLOT DESCRIPTION)

 

"The Prince Of Peasantmania

Act 1

   

 "The Prince Of Peasantmania"

Act 2

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15)   THE PRIVATE EYE OF

HIRAM BODONI

 

 

 

 Here's The Text Of 

"THE PRIVATE EYE OF HIRAM BODONI" (Latest Version that was read at New York's New Dramatists on 26 May 2015) 

  

  

 

Click Here For THE BLURB

/FLYER

That Announced The 

New Dramatists Reading

 

  

The Program

 

[If you are interested in reading the original 1969 version, click here. . .]

The Private Eye of Hiram Bodoni.pdf
(An original teleplay, written in 1969--just discovered in 2011)
 
 
SOME POST FACEBOOK HIRAM BODONI POSTINGS HERE   

 

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 BITS AND PIECES

 16) SMELLS

"Smells" Complete 15-minute pdf Piece for Easy Download 

17) DANCING WITH JOY

"Dancing With Joy" Complete 25-minute pdf Piece For Easy Download

18) EndgameScript.pdf
Complete "Gagliano (Retirement) Endgame Tribute" Script For Easy Download.

 

19) Eyeball                                                                             (Excerpts from decades-old-plays that seemed to presage my current (2015) "wet" macular degeneration and the injections in my right eyeball)

20) (The Kaka Furies.pdf (Outtake "Bodoni" Sketch For Olympic Mindset) 

 

 [For queries about the published plays, please contact Samuel French and Dramatists Play Service directly. For queries about the rest of my plays, please contact Frank Gagliano at sandrico@aol.com]