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January 31, 2006


Neil Shakespeare

Didn't know her work, but sounds like she was special.


You know I am very sad.
How many women playwrights can most people name?
She was on the list.

When you and I first met, I believe it was August Wilson who had just passed on. And Arthur Miller, nearly a year ago.

Perhaps those are our three.
Pulitzer Prize winning Playwrights.
Sad sad sad.


You write such moving tributes, and describe the ways people touch you so thoughtfully.


I'm sorry that I was the one to tell you, so to speak.

Wendy Wasserstein and I are the same age, come from similiar backgrounds. She became Wendy Wasserstein and I didn't

Her plays up to and including The Heidi Chronicles resonanted through me as if I were a character

And damn did I wish I could write like her.

Wish I was going to be on Times Square tonight when the lights are dimmed.

Hope that there is a public memorial service at Lincoln Center as her later plays all basically began there.


FLS-A great tribute you have written and shared with us on a lady I so admired and loved. She leaves us at a much too young age but will be remembered forever. Such a sad day.


Beautiful tribute, and I'm ever so sorry you had to write it.

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