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Fall 1994


Barrie Stavis lives in an apartment in New York City’s upper east side. He and his wife Bernice are surrounded by green plants, their collection of paintings and sculpture, and Barrie’s collection of duck decoys. What follows is a starkly reduced version of five days of very intense talk (the transcript runs 186 pages)—talk which, as Stavis said repeatedly, led him into painful, difficult, and exciting territory, and led him to see connections between his life and work he had either not seen, or not explored before.

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American Drama

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American Drama is a defunct journal that was published by the University of Cincinnati. Permission to post this article was given by the coordinator of Special Projects and Programs in the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, University of Cincinnati.

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