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ROBIN SWADOS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/26/1984 - HFSID 316578

A letter to John Willis, Editor of Theatre World, sending his condolences on his mother's passing: "December 11 will be the 12th anniversary of my father's death, and I can tell you that although the pain inevitably decreases with the passage of time, it never really does go away altogether"

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ROBIN SWADOS
A letter to John Willis, Editor of Theatre World, sending his condolences on his mother's passing: "December 11 will be the 12th anniversary of my father's death, and I can tell you that although the pain inevitably decreases with the passage of time, it never really does go away altogether"
Typed letter signed: "Robin", 1 page, 8½x11. November 26, 1984. New York City, New York. In part: "Dear John: This is just a note to thank you for your really nice call the other evening. I am very saddened to hear the news of your mother's passing. I think the holiday season may possibly be the worst time of year for this kind of thing to happen, when all is supposed to be joyous and cheery. December 11 will be the 12th anniversary of my father's death, and I can tell you that although the pain inevitably decreases with the passage of time, it never really does go away altogether". Robin Swados (b. 1953) pursued an acting career in New York and Los Angeles before making a breakthrough as a playwright with A Quiet End (1985). This play, among the first to highlight the AIDS crisis, has been performed on regional stages nationwide, and featured and excerpted in several anthologies. Swados worked as an editor at several publishing houses, including Knopf and Doubleday, and as a freelance travel writer. He is reportedly working on another play. John A. Willis (1916-2010), active in Theatre World from the beginning, became its chief editor in 1965, holding that position until 2008. Willis is regarded as one of the foremost theatre and film historians of the 20th century. While producing (and presenting) the annual Theatre World Awards, Willis also served on the nominating committee for the Tony Awards. Theatre World, which received its own Tonyfor Excellence in Theatre in 2001, continues under chief editor Ben Hodges. Heavily creased on right margin. Corners slightly worn and creased. Normal mailing folds. Stained on right margin. Light surface creases.

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