Date of Award

Spring 2011

Thesis Type

Rollins Access Only

Degree Name

Master of Liberal Studies


Jennifer Cavenaugh


This play is an amalgamation of Dorothy Parker’s writings, her “Parkerisms,” autobiographical and biographical information, combined with creative imaginings by the play’s author when necessary to advance the artistic structure of the work. Some of the language has been altered or updated to fit the medium of the stage. The play is not an attempt to present a linear autobiography of Parker, but instead to reflect abiding primary emotions and timeless scenarios familiar in her time and ours.

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Essay on A Fairly Sad Tale