Is That You Nancy? single work   drama   - One act
Alternative title: Is That You Nancy? (Collected Phone Calls of Gertrude Stein and Others)
Issue Details: First known date: 1991 1991
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Notes

  • Author's note: The play was written for two actors, but this is not essential. It was performed by five actors in a production by TheatreWorks West, Salt Lake City, Utah, in April 1993. The fifth actor became Alice B. Toklas, playing the music and serving the occasional quiche.

    Gertrude Stein's speeches are not written as ordinary conversations. The rhythms are important. Light and shade are achieved in a speech with different pacing and emphasis on particular words rather than tonal variations. For example: ...Hello/hello/hello/Nancy. This/this is/is this/this is/Gertrude. Her speech patterns are precise, but not laboured. (Australian Gay and Lesbian Plays ed. Bruce Parr (1996)).

Production Details

  • First performed at the Belvoir Street Theatre (Upstairs), Sydney, 2 February 1991. It was commissioned by the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Association for the 1991 Gay and Lesbian Arts Festival. Broadcast on ABC Radio in 1992.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1991

Works about this Work

Naming Lesbianism : Sandra Shotlander Shane Rowlands (interviewer), 1997 single work interview
— Appears in: Performing Women/ Performing Feminisms : Interviews with International Women Playwrights 1997; (p. 73-76)
Breaking New Ground: An Interview with Sandra Shotlander Jocelyn McKinnon (interviewer), 1992 single work interview
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , October no. 21 1992; (p. 48-59)
Is That You, Sandra? Debbie Zwolsman , 1991 single work column
— Appears in: Lesbians on the Loose , February no. 14 1991; (p. 4)
Is That You, Sandra? Debbie Zwolsman , 1991 single work column
— Appears in: Lesbians on the Loose , February no. 14 1991; (p. 4)
Naming Lesbianism : Sandra Shotlander Shane Rowlands (interviewer), 1997 single work interview
— Appears in: Performing Women/ Performing Feminisms : Interviews with International Women Playwrights 1997; (p. 73-76)
Breaking New Ground: An Interview with Sandra Shotlander Jocelyn McKinnon (interviewer), 1992 single work interview
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , October no. 21 1992; (p. 48-59)
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