Saturday, August 12, 2017

This Week's Oz Short Story

Actually, the first item in the 1982 issue of Oziana isn't a story, but a script. The short play The Scarecrow's Appreciation Day by Ben P. Indick, with illustrations by Rob Roy MacVeigh, is a neat little one-scener where some of the Scarecrow's friends, while looking for him to celebrate his special day, recall some of their happy moments with him, shown in flashbacks. When the Scarecrow himself turns up, he's all down and dejected for reasons of his own, but the Wizard thinks of a way to cheer him up. It's a nice little character piece, and would make for a fun show sometime somewhere. (I wonder if it's ever actually been performed?)

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