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Abie's Irish Rose

Abie's Irish Rose (1922)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (2 ed.)

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Abie Levy has married his ‘Irish rose’, Rose Mary Murphy. Since she is Catholic, he keeps this a secret from

Abigail's Party

Abigail's Party  

A: Mike Leigh Pf: 1977, London Pb: 1979 G: Com. in 2 acts S: Laurence and Beverly's suburban home, 1970s C: 2m, 3fLaurence is an estate agent, driven to work hard to fulfil the social aspirations of ...
Abigail's Party

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The Oxford Dictionary of Plays (2 ed.)

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Laurence is an estate agent, driven to work hard to fulfil the social aspirations of his airheaded wife Beverly. She

Absurd Person Singular

Absurd Person Singular  

A: Alan Ayckbourn Pf: 1972, Scarborough Pb: 1974 G: Com. in 3 acts S: Three kitchens in neighbouring houses in an English town, 1970s C: 3m, 3fHouse-proud Jane Hopcroft is cleaning her neat modern ...
Absurd Person Singular

Absurd Person Singular (1972)   Quick reference

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House-proud Jane Hopcroft is cleaning her neat modern kitchen in preparation for a Christmas party, to which she and her

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Accidental Death of an Anarchist  

A: Dario Fo Pf: 1970, Milan Pb: 1970; rev. 1974 Tr: 1980 G: Satire in 2 acts; Italian prose S: Police headquarters, Milan, Jan. 1970 C: 5m, 1fInspector Bertozzo of the Milan police is interviewing ...
Accidental Death of an Anarchist

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Inspector Bertozzo of the Milan police is interviewing the Maniac (or Fool), arrested for fraudulently claiming to be a psychiatrist.

Acharnians

Acharnians  

A: Aristophanes Pf: 425 bc, Athens Tr: 1816 G: Greek com. in verse S: Athenian Assembly, the farm of Dicaeopolis, and home of Lamachus, 5th c. bc C: 18m, 3f, extras, chorus (m)The Peloponnesian War ...
Acharnians

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The Peloponnesian War has lasted for nearly six years. The Athenian Dicaeopolis is weary of having his farm ruined each

Adding Machine, The

Adding Machine, The (1923)   Quick reference

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Mr Zero lives a boringly suburban conventional life with his wife. At work, Zero fantasizes about his fellow clerk Daisy

Admirable Crichton

Admirable Crichton  

AT: Circumstances Alter Cases A: J. M. Barrie Pf: 1902, London Pb: 1914 G: Com. in 4 acts S: Lord Loam's manor house and a desert island, early 20th c. C: 7m, 6fIn order to appear progressive, the ...
Admirable Crichton, The

Admirable Crichton, The (1902)   Quick reference

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In order to appear progressive, the Earl of Loam each month invites his family and staff to a tea hour

After Haggerty

After Haggerty  

A: David Mercer Pf: 1970, London Pb: 1970 G: Pol. com. in 2 acts S: London, Budapest, Moscow, Havana, Prague, Chicago, New York, Long Island, and Yorkshire, 1956–70 C: 9m, 5fBernard Link, an ...
After Haggerty

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Bernard Link, an overweight theatre critic of 45 with two failed marriages behind him, has leased a London flat belonging

After the Fall

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Quentin, a lawyer in his forties, steps forward to begin a confessional to the audience, acting out scenes from his

Ai Qing

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A Dictionary of Chinese Literature

One of the most influential modern Chinese poets. In 1929, Ai Qing went to Paris to study Western painting,

Ajax

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When Achilles is killed in the war against Troy, his splendid armour is given to the wily Odysseus. Ajax, who

Ajax

Ajax  

A: Sophocles Pf: c.441 bc, Athens Tr: 1714 G: Greek trag. in verse S: Before Ajax's tent and the seashore near Troy, during the Trojan War C: 6m, 2f, extras, chorus (m)When Achilles is killed in the ...
Alcestis

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In the Prologue Apollo reveals that Admetus, King of Pherae in Thessaly, will have to die unless he can find

Alchemist

Alchemist  

A comedy by Jonson, performed by the King's Men 1610, printed 1612, by many considered the greatest of his plays.Lovewit, during an epidemic of the plague, leaves his house in Blackfriars in London ...

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