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Eric Bentley

ERIC BENTLEY

  (1916 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Eric Bentley was born in england in 1916, became an American citizen in 1948, in 1998 was inducted into the (American) Theatre Hall of Fame, and in 2011 won a gold medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Scholar, critic, teacher, performer, translator and, finally, playwright , he has had many books published and many plays and adaptations performed, the latter feature making him a star of the Samuel French catalogue. Several of his critical works have become classics, notably the Playwright as Thinker, Thinking about the Playwright, and the Life of the Drama. Today, nine of his plays are published by Northwestern University Press in three volumes entitled Rallying Cries, Monstrous Martyrdoms, and the Kleist Variations. Four more Bentley titles have recently been published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc: Round One, Round Two, A Time to Die and A Time to Live, and the Sternheim Trilogy.

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        1913         Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been: the Investigation Of Show-Business By the Un-American Activities Committee 1947-1958         Baal         Brute, The         Caucasian Chalk Circle, The         Celestina         Concord         Days Of Cavafy         Diary Of A Madman         Dmz Revue         Edward Ii         Elephant Calf, The         Emperor, The         Exception And the Rule         Expletive Deleted         Fall Of the Amazons, The         Fear and Misery in the Third Reich         From the Memories Of Pontius Pilate         German Requiem         Good Woman Of Setzuan, The         H For Hamlet         Informer, The         Inspector         Jewish Wife, The         La Ronde         Larry Parks' Day In Court         Leonce And Lena         Liola         Lord Alfred's Lover         Man With the Flower In His Mouth, The         Mandrake, The         Man's A Man, A         Marriage, The         Mary Stuart         Measures Taken, The         Mother Courage And Her Children         Private Life Of the Master Race         Recantation Of Galileo Galilei, The: Scenes From History Perhaps         Red White And Black, The         Round Two         Ruzzante Returns From the Wars         Snob, The         Spring's Awakening         these Cornfields         Time To Die, A         Time To Live, A         Underpants, The         Unholy Trinity         Wannsee         Wedekind Cabaret, The         Woyzeck



1913

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Notes:
Original Playwright - Carl Sternheim

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Samuel French, NY,    -

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Genre:
Translation

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Male:  8            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been: the Investigation Of Show-Business By the Un-American Activities Committee 1947-1958

Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been: the Investigation Of Show-Business By the Un-American Activities Committee 1947-1958
McCarthy hearings of the 1950's in which show business stars were subpoenaed to testify as to their loyalty as Americans

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1st Produced:
New Haven, Connecticut    1972

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1st Published:
Harper, New York, 1972   978-0060910068

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Genre:
docu-Drama Documentary

Parts:
Male:  25            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Baal

Baal
Baal, a poet and singer, drunk, lazy, selfish and ruthless, seduces (among others) a disciple's seventeen year-old mistress, who drowns herself. He mixes with tramps and drivers and sings in a cheap night-club. With his friend the composer ekart he wanders through the country, drinking and fighting. Sophie, pregnant by him, follows them and likewise drowns herself. Baal seduces ekart's mistress, then kills him. Hunted by the police and deserted by the woodcutters, he dies alone in a forest hut.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Bertolt Brecht

1st Produced:
Looking Glass Theatre, NY    2007

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1st Published:
Contained in: "Bertolt Brecht Three Plays" published by Grove Press   978-0802131591

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Genre:
Translation. - - Gay, theme/character, full length

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  9 actors

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Brute, The

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Samuel French, London, 1956   -

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One act

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Caucasian Chalk Circle, The

Caucasian Chalk Circle, The
the survival qualities of goodness and evil and the definition of justice by the needs of life

Notes:
Original Playwright - Bertolt Brecht

1st Produced:
Unity Theatre, London    1964

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "Brecht, Bertolt, Parables For the theatre" Penguin, London, 1966   978-0140480634

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Genre:
Translation

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Male:  28            Female:  11            Other:  3b 1g

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Celestina

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Original Playwright - Fernando de Rojas, translated by J Mabbe

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Samuel French, NY,    -

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  8            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Concord

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1st Produced:
Buffalo    1982

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1st Published:
in "the Kleist Variations: Three Plays", Oracle Press, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1982   -

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Days Of Cavafy

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Play/Drama. - - Gay, theme/character, full length

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Diary Of A Madman

Synopsis:
Revival

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Dmz Revue

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1st Produced:
New York    1968

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Genre:
Sketches in Sketch

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Edward Ii

Edward Ii
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Notes:
Original Playwright - Bertolt Brecht

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1st Published:
Grove Press 1994   978-0802151476

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Genre:
Translation

Parts:
Male:  16            Female:  1            Other:  extras

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Elephant Calf, The

Elephant Calf, The
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Notes:
Original Playwright - Bertolt Brecht

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Contained in: "Bertolt Brecht Three Plays" published by Grove Press   978-0802131591

Music:
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Emperor, The

Synopsis:
a young aristocrat is convinced he is the emperor Henry IV, despite best efforts he realises he is trapped in the role for the rest of his life

Notes:
Original Playwright - Luigi Pirandello (enrico IV)

1st Produced:
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1st Published:
in "the Genius of the Italian theatre" Mentor, New York, 1964   -

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  11            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Exception And the Rule

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Original Playwright - Bertolt Brecht; Lyrics Adapted by Bill Norton; Music by Frank Wagland

1st Produced:
Unity Theatre, London    1956

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Contained in: "New Directions 15" New York 1955   -

Music:
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Genre:
Translation

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Expletive Deleted

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Notes:
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1st Produced:
New York    1974

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "Win", New York, 1974   -

Music:
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Fall Of the Amazons, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Buffalo    1979

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "the Kleist Variations: Three Plays", Oracle Press, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1982   -

Music:
-

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Fear and Misery in the Third Reich

Fear and Misery in the Third Reich
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Notes:
Also known as The Private Life of the Master Race

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Genre:
translation

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  10 m or f

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From the Memories Of Pontius Pilate

Synopsis:
Brecht presents the vivid and changing scene of Hitler's war machine. There is a worker who only mumbles "Heil Hitlers" and a S.A. man whose suspicion of him is enough to mark him for life. There is an assaulted Jew who did no wrong and a judge who has a tragic inclination to be just. There are a mother and father who have good cause to fear that their son has informed on them. The war machine moves across Europe, bringing ruin and misery everywhere.

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1st Produced:
Buffalo    1976

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Rallying Cries", New Republican Books, Washington D.C., 1977   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  -            Other:  -

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German Requiem

German Requiem
a retelling of Romeo and Juliet

Notes:
Original Playwright - Bertolt Brecht

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Monstrous Martydoms: Three Plays", Prometheus, Buffalo, 1985   978-0879752873

Music:
-

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Good Woman Of Setzuan, The

Good Woman Of Setzuan, The
three gods appear on a mission - to find one really 'good' person. a kindly prostitute

Notes:
Original Playwright - Bertolt Brecht; Music by Dessau. Original Version Schauspiel, Zurich, 04 Feb 1943

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Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Contained in: "Parables For the theatre" published by Penguin Books 1966   978-0140480634

Music:
-

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Genre:
Translation, play prologue 14 scenes

Parts:
Male:  17            Female:  9            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Wearing - the London Stage 56.232

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H For Hamlet

H For Hamlet
A man thinks that he is or was Hamlet

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Monstrous Martydoms: Three Plays", Prometheus, Buffalo, 1985   978-0810120860

Music:
-

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Genre:
Drama

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Informer, The

Informer, The
Family life in Hitler's Germany

Notes:
Original Playwright - Bertolt Brecht

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Contained in: "the Jewish Wife and Other Short Plays" published by Grove Press   978-0802150981

Music:
-

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Genre:
Translation

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  1 boy

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Inspector

Synopsis:
a penniless nobody from Moscow is mistaken for a government inspector by the corrupt officials of a small town in Tsarist Russia

Notes:
Original Playwright - Nikolai Gogol

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "Inspector and Other Plays" French, New York,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  15            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Jewish Wife, The

Jewish Wife, The
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Notes:
Original Playwright - Bertolt Brecht

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-    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Contained in: "the Jewish Wife and Other Short Plays" published by Grove Press   978-0802150981

Music:
-

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La Ronde

Synopsis:
popular roundelay of love as practised in Old Vienna, each scene is interlinked

Notes:
Original Playwright - Arthur Schnitzler; comprises of 10 dialogues

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1978   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Larry Parks' Day In Court

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
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1st Produced:
New York    1979

Organisations:
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-   -

Music:
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-

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Leonce And Lena

Synopsis:
a prince well practised in sloth and his busy tutor have problems with the bride to be

Notes:
by Georg Buchner

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Before Brecht: Four German Plays" French, New York,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Translation

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  3            Other:  extras

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Liola

Synopsis:
Liola is a peasant who loves women, whenever his lovers give birth he takes them under his protection and gives them to his mother to bring up

Notes:
Original Playwright - Luigi Pirandello (Liola); Written in collaboration with Gerardo Guerrien. Sam French Inc handle the performing rights

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "Naked Masks" Plume Books   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  3            Female:  9            Other:  3c extras

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Lord Alfred's Lover

Lord Alfred's Lover
Bosie acts as the narrator to the legacy of Oscar Wilde weaving the facts of his life and the scandal that destroyed him

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Gainesville, Florida    1979

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Monstrous Martydoms: Three Plays", Prometheus, Buffalo, 1985   978-0810120860

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay/Lesbian, historical characters

Parts:
Male:  29            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Man With the Flower In His Mouth, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Original Playwright - Luigi Pirandello

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1st Published:
Contained in: "One act Short Plays For the Modern theatre" published by evergreen Books Ltd 1961   -

Music:
-

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Translation

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Mandrake, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
written with Frederick May

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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY,    -

Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Man's A Man, A

Man's A Man, A
1920's India an attack against the militarised man and that organisation which controls his thinking and so holds the balance of fate in his dumb hands

Notes:
Original Playwright - Bertolt Brecht. Book And Lyrics by eric Bentley with Music by Arnold Black

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Contained in: "Bertolt Brecht Three Plays" published by Grove Press   978-0802131591

Music:
Cast recording: Folkways Records 1963

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Genre:
Musical Translation

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Marriage, The

Synopsis:
lady has six suitors from matchmakers until new entrant joins the fray

Notes:
comedy by Nikolai Gogol

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, NY,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Mary Stuart

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Original Playwright - Friedrich von Schiller; Written in collaboration with Joseph Mellison

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, NY,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Translation

Parts:
Male:  13            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Measures Taken, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Original Playwright - Bertolt Brecht

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Contained in: "Modern Theatre Volume Six" New York 1955   -

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Mother Courage And Her Children

Synopsis:
Period 1630's, Mother Courage follows the Swedish armies through the terrible Thirty Years War with her mobile canteen and three children, each by a different man

Notes:
Original Playwright - Bertolt Brecht; Music by Dessau

1st Produced:
revived by Unity theare, London    1958

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adaptation

Parts:
Male:  19            Female:  6            Other:  extras

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Private Life Of the Master Race

Synopsis:
Brecht presents the vivid and changing scene of Hitler's war machine. there is a worker who only mumbles "Heil Hitlers" and a S.A. man whose suspicion of him is enough to mark him for life. there is an assaulted Jew who did no wrong and a judge who has a tragic inclination to be just. there are a mother and Father who have good cause to fear that their son has informed on them. the war machine moves across europe, bringing ruin and misery everywhere.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Bertolt Brecht

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-    -

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1st Published:
New Directions
as "Fear and Misery in the Third Reich", Samuel French, NY   -

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Recantation Of Galileo Galilei, The: Scenes From History Perhaps

Synopsis:
Galileo is questioned about his Copernican viewpoint by the Church and its Inquisition.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Detroit    1973

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1st Published:
Harper, New York, 1972   -

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Genre:
Historical

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  1            Other:  extras

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Red White And Black, The

Synopsis:
a satirical view of establishment figures and values, in the era of Vietnam and civil-rights struggles.

Notes:
music by Brad Burg (25 songs)

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1st Published:
in "Liberation", New York, 1971   -

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Genre:
Satirical musical revue Satire

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Round Two

Synopsis:
transposes the gaiety of Schitzler's La Ronde into the tragi-comic gay life of 1970's New York

Notes:
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-    -

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1st Published:
in "Gay Plays: Four", Methuen, London, 1990   -

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Gay, full length

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Male:  10            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Ruzzante Returns From the Wars

Ruzzante Returns From the Wars
a man returns from the Venetian War to find his has lost everything - wife, home and honour

Notes:
Original playwright Angelo Beolco

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-    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Contained in: "Classic Theatre volume One" published by Doubleday   -

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Snob, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Original Playwright - Carl Sternheim

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-    -

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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY,    -

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adaptation

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Spring's Awakening

Synopsis:
Youthful tragedy of awakening sexuality in an atmosphere of repression.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Frank Wedekind

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1st Published:
Applause Books, New York, 1960   -

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adaptation

Parts:
Male:  12            Female:  2            Other:  6b 4g

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these Cornfields

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Original Playwright - Georges Courteline

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-    -

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1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, New York,    -

Music:
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Time To Die, A

Synopsis:
From Greek myth about antigone's defiance of Creon, King of thebes, in her loyalty to her rebel brothers.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Sophocles

1st Produced:
New York    1967

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Grove Press, New York, 1967   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Time To Live, A

Synopsis:
Greek mythology with King Peleus' problems following the assassination of his grandson Pyrrhus.

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1st Produced:
New York    1967

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1st Published:
Grove Press, New York, 1967   -

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Greek

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Underpants, The

Underpants, The
a civil servant, whose job depends on sobriety and right conduct is embarrassed one day when his wife's underpants fall by accident to the sidewalk

Notes:
Original Playwright - Carl Sternheim

1st Produced:
Margate    1962

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Contained in: "Before Brecht - Four German Plays" published by Applause, New York, 1985   978-1557830104

Music:
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Unholy Trinity

Synopsis:
Jesus, Galileo and Oscar Wilde meet

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Wannsee

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1st Produced:
Buffalo    1978

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "the Kleist Variations: Three Plays", Oracle Press, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1982   -

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Wedekind Cabaret, The

Synopsis:
For the Wedekind renaissance of the 21st century Eric Bentley has re-arranged the material and added to it. the piece now consists of two cabaret programs which could be performed together in one long evening or separately. the first program is framed by two Bentley ballads telling the stories of Spring's awakening and the First Lulu, respectively. Within that frame is a varied series of Wedekind songs and spoken poems. the second program is framed by two Wedekind short stories, neither of them ever before presented on an American (or any other) stage. Within this second frame come poems and songs in which we meet another Wedekind, a wild poet who also had a tender, even elegiac side. the two-part show ends with a song by Eric Bentley and arnold Black which celebrates, not Wedekind the rebel, but Wedekind the artist.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Frank Wedekind. Translated And Adapted by eric Bentley, Music by Arnold Black, William Bolcom, Lucas Mason, And Peter Winkler

1st Produced:
the Ballroom in New York City    1994

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Genre:
Musical Review

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  Flexible casting, 1m., 1f. or expanded to more actors as needed

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Woyzeck

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Original Playwright - Georg Buchner

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1991   -

Music:
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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  3            Other:  -

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