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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 (1977)   Quick reference

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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 (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 (1970)   Quick reference

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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

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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, 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

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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

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

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, The

Alchemist, The (1610)   Quick reference

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Because of the threat of plague, a householder has left his home for the country, leaving his man Face in

Alfie

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Alfie is a carefree, chirpy Cockney, whose main aim in life is to seduce as many women as he can,

All for Love

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Cleopatra's treacherous flight from battle has cost Antony the battle of Actium. His general Ventidius accuses Antony of throwing away

All My Sons

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What starts out as a relaxed image of American life as neighbours congregate in Joe Keller's backyard on a summer's

All's Well that Ends Well

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Count Bertram, with his companion Parolles, leaves his home in Roussillon for the King's court in Paris to the dismay

Amadeus

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In old age, Antonio Salieri, Court Composer to the Austrian Emperor Joseph II, recalls his rivalry with the brilliant

Amajuba: Like Doves We Rise

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Each of the scenes is based on the life story of the individual performer. Bongi tells of village life in

America Hurrah

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As written texts, these three short plays have little to commend them. Their absurdist quality harks back to Ionesco, and

American Buffalo

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Don Dubrow, the owner of a rundown ‘resale shop’ (i.e. junkshop), has two friends: Bob, a simple character who runs

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