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Anne Bancroft's Monologue/ Introductions

 
 
Phoenix32890
 
  1  
Sun 3 Oct, 2010 08:46 pm
@happytraveler,
Damn.............When I saw your post, which was a reply to a question that I wrote on 2002, I checked again. Apparently, the monologue had been put on You Tube, and then removed. Someone is a real spoilsport!!!

www.wikio.com/video/anne-bancroft-yma-dream-126446
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Phoenix32890
 
  1  
Sun 3 Oct, 2010 08:56 pm
Checking around a bit, I discovered that at one time, Yma Dream was on You Tube in a number of places, and subsequently removed.

I did find something. If you want to spend for an old copy of the New Yorker, on a digital format,they have the entire skit. If you don't. the New Yorker has an abstract of the routine.


http://www.newyorker.com/archive/1962/02/24/1962_02_24_035_TNY_CARDS_000270303
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Carol Waterman
 
  1  
Wed 15 Dec, 2010 02:29 pm
@babsatamelia,
I saw her do that on Public TV more than 20 years ago. It was a wonderful dramatic monologue. I wish I could see it again. We need the message, especially when marriage is getting such a bum rap.
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chai2
 
  1  
Wed 15 Dec, 2010 04:28 pm
here it is phoenix....



I remember this as a high school freshman. Someone in my class did this a a recitation.
Phoenix32890
 
  1  
Fri 17 Dec, 2010 04:18 pm
@chai2,
Chai- Thank you so much. I owe you!!!
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Mary Jo
 
  -1  
Sat 26 Feb, 2011 12:44 am
@Phoenix32890,
FictionYma Dreamby Thomas Meehan
February 24, 1962
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Cocktail Party; Dream; Introductions; Names; Parties; Sumac, Yma ABSTRACT: In this dream, which the writer has had on the night of the full moon for the past 3 months, he is giving a cocktail party in honor of Yma Sumac, the Peruvian singer. Since all of his guests seem to know him rather intimately & do not know one another, Miss Sumac suggests that he introduce the guests only by their first name. The guests are: Ava Gardner, Abba Eban, Oona O'Neill, Ugo Betti, Ona Munson, Ida Lupino, the young Aga Khan, Ira Wolfert, Ilya Ehrenburg, Eva Gabor, & Uta Hagen. Complications arise when he has to make the introductions. "Yma, Uta; Yma, Ava; Yma, Oona; Yma, Ona; Yma, Ida; Yma, Ugo; Yma, Abba; Yma, Ilya; Yma, Ira; Yma, Aga; Yma, Eva." Miss Sumac becomes annoyed. The circle of guests move menacingly toward the writer. When the bell rings & it is the Polish concert pianist, Mieczyslaw Horszowski, the dream ends.


Thomas Meehan, Fiction, “Yma Dream,” The New Yorker, February 24, 1962, p. 35

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Mary Jo
 
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Sat 26 Feb, 2011 12:51 am
@Phoenix32890,

FictionYma Dreamby Thomas Meehan
February 24, 1962
Read the full text of this article in the digital edition (subscription required).
Share Print E-Mail Single Page Keywords
Cocktail Party; Dream; Introductions; Names; Parties; Sumac, Yma ABSTRACT: In this dream, which the writer has had on the night of the full moon for the past 3 months, he is giving a cocktail party in honor of Yma Sumac, the Peruvian singer. Since all of his guests seem to know him rather intimately & do not know one another, Miss Sumac suggests that he introduce the guests only by their first name. The guests are: Ava Gardner, Abba Eban, Oona O'Neill, Ugo Betti, Ona Munson, Ida Lupino, the young Aga Khan, Ira Wolfert, Ilya Ehrenburg, Eva Gabor, & Uta Hagen. Complications arise when he has to make the introductions. "Yma, Uta; Yma, Ava; Yma, Oona; Yma, Ona; Yma, Ida; Yma, Ugo; Yma, Abba; Yma, Ilya; Yma, Ira; Yma, Aga; Yma, Eva." Miss Sumac becomes annoyed. The circle of guests move menacingly toward the writer. When the bell rings & it is the Polish concert pianist, Mieczyslaw Horszowski, the dream ends.


Thomas Meehan, Fiction, “Yma Dream,” The New Yorker, February 24, 1962, p. 35

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OldFan
 
  1  
Tue 12 Mar, 2013 05:10 pm
@BillyFalcon,
A dozen double damask dinner napkins? There was a marvelous routine by (oh, dear; senior moment) a very famous British comedienne in a movie I saw a long time ago. I believe it was a vaudeville routine
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Tweed
 
  1  
Thu 29 Aug, 2013 10:45 pm
@happytraveler,
Just google Anne Bancroft Yma Dream. it's all over YouTube. So brilliant!
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SpanishHarlemRose
 
  2  
Wed 4 Mar, 2015 05:01 pm
@happytraveler,
I am guessing, since I am replying 5 years after your post, that you have found the clip...but just in case you haven't, to find Anne Bancroft's skit search "Yma Dream" on YouTube and enjoy! 😀
ossobuco
 
  1  
Wed 4 Mar, 2015 05:19 pm
@SpanishHarlemRose,
Welcome to a2k, SpanishHarlemRose.
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