Sorry Wrong Number by NOT A BOOKThis is a perfect example of the volatile nature of drama. I imagine Sorry Wrong Number was quite tense in its day. I also imagine that it is a story most deserving of being performed and not simply read in script form. The problem is that the tension and originality have worn away over the years. This story remains worthy of accolades in a nostalgic sense, but the predictability and nonsensical hubris of the Mrs. Stevenson leave a reader wondering what this story could be with some more moving parts.
What I found most interesting was its novel use of the (relatively) new invention of the telephone and operator service. A play so suffocated by the passive treatment of the voices on the other line as an invalid woman is growing more and more hysterical is quite an intriguing idea. The paradox of something both so connective and so isolating is not without its charm. The concept is still pretty relevant actually. With technical advances, the conflict of Sorry Wrong Number has evolved into cinematic thrillers like Scream, Taken, and Unfriended. Still, much more could have been and has been done with this concept. Kudos to Fletcher to being a pioneer, but this play is most certainly a starting point and not an ending point for the genre.
SUSPENSE 'SORRY, WRONG NUMBER' 11 18 48
Sorry, Wrong Number Quiz
Take our free Sorry, Wrong Number quiz below, with 25 multiple choice questions that help you test your knowledge. Determine which chapters, themes and styles you already know and what you need to study for your upcoming essay, midterm, or final exam. Take the free quiz now! Browse all BookRags Study Guides. All rights reserved. Toggle navigation. Sign Up.
Login Register. Thank you for your participation! Document related concepts. Cast of Characters: What can you predict about the action of the play from the Operator and Information listings? Because of all the operators listed, you can expect much of the action to happen on the phone.