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The Wick and the Tallow By Henry Gilfond

Irene Dailey and the Actors Company
The Wick and the Tallow By Henry Gilfond

This spoken word recording is a performance of The Wick and the Tallow, a play written by Henry Gilfond. A writer, poet, and playwright, Gilfond notes that his initial impetus for the play came from a footnote in author Robert Graves’ The Greek Myths regarding Oedipus’ effort to end the Theban matriarchy. Written in verse, The Wick and the Tallow is a story of a family grappling with the return home of their mother from a mental health facility and the tragedy that ensues. The liner notes contain the complete transcript of the play and thumbnail sketches of the playwright, director, and cast.

Track Listing

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Adam Should Be Here Irene Dailey and the Actors Company 27:58
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Candles and Dirges Irene Dailey and the Actors Company 30:05
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Who was it Closed the Door? Irene Dailey and the Actors Company 23:38
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The Noises are all Made Irene Dailey and the Actors Company 24:45

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