Stage Adaptations of Edith Wharton's Fiction in Edith Wharton in Context. Ed by Laura Rattray (Cambridge, forthcoming in October, 2012).
John Anderson: Literary Performances
Anderson tells stories based as much as possible on documented sources such as interviews, letters, recorded question-and-answer sessions, and biographies. His artistic goal is to create both an illusion of authenticity as well as a playful interactive game with the audience that encourages them to interact with him as the character. The monologue serves to establish a foundation of credibility from which the performance takes flight in the Q&A.