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Tuesday, April 06, 2004

'I Am My Own Wife' Wins Drama Pulitzer
By MICHAEL KUCHWARA
NEW YORK (AP) -- In "I Am My Own Wife," playwright Doug Wright describes its title character, Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, as "the most singular, eccentric individual the Cold War ever birthed." Wright's play won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for drama Monday. It tells the story of a real-life German transvestite, born Lothar Berfelde, who survived not only the Nazis but the Communists, without relinquishing her unusual sexual identity.

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