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Not I

Short Play, Drama  /  1f, 1m

In this short dramatic monologue set in a pitch-black space, a woman's mouth is illuminated only by a single beam of light as she rapidly relates four incidents from her life.
  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1f, 1m
  • Duration
    Duration
    10 minutes
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult
Licence details
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Summary
In this short dramatic monologue set in a pitch-black space, a woman's mouth is illuminated only by a single beam of light as she rapidly relates four incidents from her life. The woman, in her seventies, appears to have survived a traumatic experience, though she continually denies her participation in the very stories she tells.
History
Not I premiered in New York City at Lincoln Center's Forum Theatre on November 22, 1972. Directed by Alan Schneider, the production starred Jessica Tandy as the Mouth and featured Henderson Forsythe in the silent role of the Auditor.
Cast Attributes
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
  • Duration 10 minutes

Media

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  • Not I - Lisa Dwan clip

  • Not I, 1973 - Billie Whitelaw

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Authors

Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) is widely recognized as one of the greatest dramatists of the 20th century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969.

Mr. Beckett is most renowned for his play Waiting for Godot, which launched his career in theatre. He then went on to w ...

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