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Ruth Draper

Noah talks with Susan Mulcahy, producer of a two-CD collection of Ruth Draper's performances. Draper was a character actress who would appear alone onstage, playing scenes in different voices. We hear excerpts from

On the Porch in a Maine Coast Village, and The Private Secretary. Susan Mulcahy describes Draper as an inventive writer, a master of voices, and as a private person whose work has long been admired by other actors, including Uta Hagen. (9:30) The CD is Ruth Draper and Her Company of Characters: Selected Monologues on BMG, catalog number DRC22685, available from Web site http://www.drapermonologues.com

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