NPR for North Texas
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

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

Copyright 2000 NPR