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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Alfie

Alfie  

A: Bill Naughton Pf: 1963, London Pb: 1963 G: Drama in 3 acts S: London, 1960s C: 9m, 9fAlfie is a carefree, chirpy Cockney, whose main aim in life is to seduce as many women as he can, treating the ...
All for Love

All for Love  

AT: The World Well Lost A: John Dryden Pf: 1677, London Pb: 1678 G: Trag. in 5 acts; blank verse S: Alexandria, Egypt, 30 bc C: 6m, 4f, extrasCleopatra's treacherous flight from battle has cost ...
Amadeus

Amadeus  

(1980),a play by Peter Shaffer. Shaffer's version of the Mozart‐Salieri story, told from Salieri's point of view, was done in London in 1979 and first offered to Broadway in ...
America Hurrah

America Hurrah  

AT: (1) Pavane; (3) America Hurrah A: Jean-Claude van Itallie Pf: (1 and 2) 1965, New York; (3) 1966, New York Pb: 1967 G: 3 satires in 1 act S: (1) Interview room, street, gymnasium, subway, ...
America Play

America Play  

A: Suzan-Lori Parks Pf: 1993, Dallas (workshop production); 1994, New York Pb: 1995 G: Hist. drama in 2 acts S: USA, 19th and 20th c. C: 3m, 2f, extrasIn ‘a great hole’, a kind of theme park which is ...
American Buffalo

American Buffalo  

A: David Mamet Pf: 1975, Chicago Pb: 1977 G: Com. in 2 acts S: Don's shop in a Midwest town, 1970s C: 3mDon Dubrow, the owner of a rundown ‘resale shop’ (i.e. junkshop), has two friends: Bob, a ...
American Dream

American Dream  

A: Edward Albee Pf: 1961, New York Pb: 1961 G: Satire in 1 act S: American living room, mid-20th c. C: 2m, 3fDomineering Mommy tells henpecked Daddy about the hat she has bought. Grandma enters with ...
Aminta

Aminta  

AT: Amyntas; The Countess of Pembroke's Ivychurch A: Torquato Tasso Pf: 1573, Belvedere Island on the River Po Pb: 1581 Tr: 1591 G: Pastoral in 5 acts; Italian verse S: Timeless pastoral landscape C: ...
Amphitryon

Amphitryon  

A: Titus Maccius Plautus Pf: 215-185bc, Rome Tr: 1694 G: Latin com. in verse S: Before the home of Amphitryon, Thebes, mythical past C: 5m, 2f, extrasIn a prologue, Mercury reveals that his father ...
Amphitryon 38

Amphitryon 38  

A: Jean Giraudoux Pf: 1929, Paris Pb: 1929 Tr: 1938 G: Com. in prologue and 3 acts; French prose S: Amphitryon's palace, Thebes, mythical past C: 5m, 4fJupiter plots with his son Mercury how he may ...
Anatol

Anatol  

AT: The Affairs of Anatol A: Arthur Schnitzler Pf: (1) 1896, Leipzig; (2) 1898, Vienna; (3) 1898, Leipzig; (4) 1916, Vienna; (5) 1893, Bad Ischl; (6–7) Berlin, 1901 Pb: 1892 Tr: 1911 G: 7 linked ...
Anatomist

Anatomist  

A: James Bridie Pf: 1930, Edinburgh Pb: 1931 G: Drama in 3 acts S: Edinburgh, 1828–9 C: 7m, 5f, extrasDr Robert Knox is a leading Scottish anatomist who conducts important and innovative dissections ...

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