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Willy Clark and Al Lewis were partners in a vaudeville act. One day Al decided to retire, and Willy has held it against him ever since. As the play opens Willy's nephew has gotten them an opportunity to do one of their old skits if they will work together again. Willy agrees to see Al, and reluctantly they decide to work together one more time doing their famous doctor skit. But when they actually do it, they get into an argument and Willy collapses with a heart attack.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Life of a profession:    -   actor Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   eccentric nature Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor/actress/producer Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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