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Michael Frayn

MICHAEL FRAYN

  (1933 - )

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    United Agents  represented by Nicki Stoddart

Michael Frayn was born in London in 1933 and read Russian, French and Moral Sciences (Philosophy) at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He began his career as a journalist on the Manchester Guardian and the Observer. His award-winning plays include alphabetical Order, Make and Break and Noises off all of which received Best Comedy of the Year awards, while Benefactors was named Best Play of the Year. Other recent works include Democracy, the fourteenth of his plays, and Copenhagen, both winners of numerous awards including the evening Standard Best Play award and (for Copenhagen in New York) a Tony award. He has translated Chekhov's last four plays, Dramatised a selection of his one-act plays and short stories under the title the Sneeze, and adapted his first, untitled play, as Wild Honey. His novels include Towards the end of the Morning (in the usa, against entropy), the Trick of It, a Landing on the Sun, Headlong and Spies. Methuen has published two selections of his columns, the Original Michael Frayn and the additional Michael Frayn. He is married to the biographer and critic Claire Tomalin.

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        Afterlife         Alarms And Excursions         Alphabetical Order         Audience         Balmoral         Bear, The         Belle Vivette         Benefactors         Birthday         Black And Silver         Cherry Orchard, The         Chinamen         Clockwise         Clouds         Copenhagen         Crimson Hotel, The         Democracy         Donkey's Years         Evils Of Tobacco, The         Exchange         First & Last         Fruits Of Enlightenment, The         Headlong         Here         Jamie On A Flying Visit         Liberty Hall         Listen To This         Look Look         Make And Break         Mr Foot         New Quixote, The         Noises Off         Now You Know         Number One         Proposal, The         Sandboy, The         Seagull, The         Sneeze, The         Swan Song         Three Sisters, The         Two Of Us, The         Uncle Vanya         Wild Honey         Zounds!



Afterlife

Afterlife
Max Reinhardt, one the greatest impresarios of theatrical history, had a lifelong ambition - to dissolve the boundary between theatre and the world it portrays. each year at the Salzburg Festival he directed a famous morality play, everyman, about God sending Death to summon a representative of mankind for judgment. the victim he chooses is a man who, like Reinhardt, rejoices in his wealth and all the pleasures that money can buy. then in 1938 Hitler declares his own day of reckoning and sends Death into austria - whereupon Reinhardt, a Jew, is left as naked and vulnerable as everyman himself. afterlife is the story of how Reinhardt achieves his great ambition; though in a way he can scarcely have foreseen.

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Alarms And Excursions

Synopsis:
alarms. Two couples embark on a dinner party which is doomed to failure as labour-saving devices and furniture become hostile. Doubles. Two couples in adjacent hotel rooms have similar problems to those in alarms. Leavings. the dinner-party is revisited. Look away Now. Passengers ignore their airliner's safety lecture. Heart to Heart. Deals with the impossibility of communication at a noisy drinks party. Glassnost. Presents us with a political speech sabotaged by a harassed autocue operator. Toasters. Shows the problems of trying to eat and work standing up at a function. Immobiles. This is acted out entirely over the phone, as a couple try to decide where they should be meeting their German guest.

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alarms; Doubles; Leavings; Look Away Now; Heart to Heart; Glasnost; Toasters; Immobiles

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Gielgud, London    1998

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eight short playlets

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Alphabetical Order

Alphabetical Order
the library office of a provincial newspaper is a scene of utter confusion - the cluttered chaos of the room matching the lives of its staff. It is also a scene of warmth and light-heartedness. In comes Leslie, a new young assistant with a passion for organisation who transforms the office and the lives of its inhabitants into something orderly and neat - and also arid and colourless. an announcement that the paper is to close leads to a struggle between chaos and order.

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Samuel French, London, 1976
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Audience

Synopsis:
the theory that the audience may be more interesting than what its watching

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audience was first performed in Colin Blakely, A Celebration At the Lyric on 4th October 1987. With A second Act Added it was presented under the title Look Look At the Aldwych on 17th April 1990

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Lyric Theatre, London    1987

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Samuel French, London [Oberon, London 2007], 1978   -

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One act

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Balmoral

Synopsis:
It is 1937. Twenty years earlier the Revolution took place in Britain instead of Russia and the Soviet Republic of Great Britain is at the height of the purges. the royal residence of Balmoral is now a State Writer's Home with Godfrey Winn, Warwick Deeping, enid Blyton and Hugh Walpole among its current inmates.

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aka Liberty Hall

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Farce

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Bear, The

Synopsis:
No I'm not interested in the beginning of a love affair and I'm not interested in the en, haven't you noticed they are the same. Let's go back to the middle

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Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov

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Belle Vivette

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Contained in: "Plays Three" published by Methuen 2000   -

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Benefactors

Synopsis:
won the Standard, Plays and Players and Laurence Olivier awards for the Best Play of 1984. Spanning fifteen years this complex, well-structured play traces the story of the destruction of David's architectural dream by the embittered Colin and Colin's marriage to the inept Sheila, contrasting those who help and those who are helped; those who create and those who destroy. '. . . a beautifully crafted play, economically written.' Time Out

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Vaudeville Theatre, London    1984

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Play/Drama

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Birthday

Synopsis:
Modern

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BBC 1    1969

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TV Play

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Black And Silver

Synopsis:
New baby interferes with romance when returning to honeymoon tryst

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in "the Two Of Us"

1st Produced:
London    1970

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Fontana, London, 1970   -

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Cherry Orchard, The

Cherry Orchard, The
the story of mortgage with the grounds of the proud house being sold to pay off debts

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Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov

1st Produced:
National Theatre, London    1978

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Eyre Methuen, London, 1978   978-0413393401

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  9            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Chinamen

Synopsis:
Personal problems revealed at dinner party

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in "the Two Of Us"

1st Produced:
London    1970

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Fontana, London, 1970   -

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One act

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Clockwise

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Screenplay

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Clouds

Synopsis:
two journalist on a fact finding mission to Cuba with the title as a metaphor for the characters themselves

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Eyre Methuen, London, 1977   -

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Genre:
Comedy

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Copenhagen

Copenhagen
two physicists who together had revolutionised atomic science in the 1920's are now on opposite sides in WW2

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Methuen Drama    978-1408128626

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Genre:
Historical

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Crimson Hotel, The

Synopsis:
In this absurdist comedy two lovers escape to a discreet and charming Parisian hotel ,conjured from a desert landscape. as the walls, door and crimson curtains of Room 322 materialise around the playwright and his lead actress,a fumbling of fastenings ensues. But they're not the only couple intent on escaping from reality. .

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part of Absudia

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Genre:
absurdist comrdy One act

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Democracy

Democracy
Michael Frayn's complex and richly rewarding new play. . .is wonderfully alert to the piquant paradoxes and ironic twists of this intensely tricky period in Germany's conversation with itself.' - Independant

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Genre:
Historical Drama

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Male:  10            Female:  10            Other:  -

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Donkey's Years

Synopsis:
Twenty years after graduation, six former students return to their university college for a reunion dinner. Whilst their lives may have had varying degrees of success, all are connected by a common past. Once locked in college for the night, the graduates begin to relive their youth, and old friendships, feuds - and the much-desired but absurdly proper Master's wife - come tumbling back into the present . . .

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Globe Th, London    1976

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Comedy

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Male:  8            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Evils Of Tobacco, The

Synopsis:
very short talk by husband on wife's views of tobacco

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Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov

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Unproduced    -

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Exchange

Synopsis:
attempt to exchange a cramped flat in Moscow highlights the tensions between two families and their clash of opposing values

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Original Playwright - Yuri Trifonov; Guildhall 1986 with student Actors

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First & Last

Synopsis:
This is a screenplay about a recently retired insurance manager who is ill. He decides to combat his illness by walking from Land''s end to John O''Groats and in doing so becomes a healthier and more aware human being. It is a gentle comedy with serious overtones by the author of 'Clockwise'

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BBC 1    1989

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Genre:
TV Play Screen Play

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Male:  27            Female:  20            Other:  -

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Fruits Of Enlightenment, The

Synopsis:
a changed translation from the norm

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Original Playwright - Leo Tolstoy

1st Produced:
National Theatre, London    1979

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Eyre Methuen, London, 1979   -

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adaptation

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Headlong

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Here

Here
a steady drip of monosyllabic questions and fudged answers create a hell of indecision as the duelling protagonist endlessly circle

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Methuen Drama    978-0413681300

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Jamie On A Flying Visit

Synopsis:
Modern

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1st Produced:
BBC 1    1968

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Liberty Hall

Synopsis:
It is 1937. Twenty years earlier the Revolution took place in Britain instead of Russia and the Soviet Republic of Great Britain is at the height of the purges. the royal residence of Balmoral is now a State Writer's Home with Godfrey Winn, Warwick Deeping, enid Blyton and Hugh Walpole among its current inmates.

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revised version of Balmoral

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Genre:
Farce

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Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Listen To This

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Listen To This; Confession; At the Sign Of the Rupture Belt; A Little Peace And Quiet; Blots; Through the Wilderness; Never Mind the Weather; Black And Silver; the New Quixote; Mr Foot; Chinamen;

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Sketches and Monologues Sketch

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Look Look

Synopsis:
the theory that the audience may be more interesting than what its watching

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aka Spettori (Rome 1989)

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Make And Break

Synopsis:
a compulsive businessman whose self absorption is complete even during the climatic events of a trade fair in Germany

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Eyre Methuen, London, 1980   -

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Mr Foot

Synopsis:
Discussion by couple on how to handle a job investigator

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in the Two Of Us

1st Produced:
London    1970

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Fontana, London, 1970   -

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New Quixote, The

Synopsis:
Older professional woman eventually accepts young man's presence.

Notes:
in "the Two Of Us"

1st Produced:
London    1970

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Fontana, London, 1970   -

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Noises Off

Synopsis:
a farce about a farce

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Genre:
Comedy

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Now You Know

Now You Know
Terry runs a campaign for open government together with Jacqui a woman of independent means. Hilary works at the Home Office and arrives one day with a highly sensitive secret document

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from his novel

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Methuen Drama    978-0413700100

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Number One

Synopsis:
elderly playwright struggles to write new play against the demands of his selfish egotistical family

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Original Playwright - Jean Anouilh

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Samuel French, London, 1985   -

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  5            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Proposal, The

Synopsis:
I'm lying in a dry river bed in western Australia. . ..this is no place for a white man. . . tomorrow I'm heading north - up to the old gold fields. . .I'm nineteen years old and I'm getting cold

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Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov

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Sandboy, The

Synopsis:
pin pricks all too familiar aspects of family life

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Greenwich Theatre, London    1971

Company:
-

1st Published:
script withdrawn,   -

Music:
-

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Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Seagull, The

Seagull, The
Can the young people's dreams be realised or will their desires turn sour when confronted by the cruelties of the adult world?

Notes:
Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov

1st Produced:
Palace Theatre, Watford, Hertfordshire    1986

Company:
-

1st Published:
Methuen Drama    978-0413771001

Music:
-

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Sneeze, The

Synopsis:
four comic vaudevilles by Chekhov plus adaptations of four of Chekhov's short stories. the following description is from the show's press release: "the Sneeze is constructed as a tour de force for the actors, who get to play a series of different roles, one after the other, allowing the audience to relish their charm and versatility. the characters are a mostly hilarious collection of Chekhovian nebbishes: the anxious and undertalented lady writer who tries to read her five-act play out loud to a famous playwright; the minor government official who sneezes on a prominent government official; the burly Russian who subjects his delicate French visitor to rough country philosophy and gobs of hot mustard; the old actor on an empty stage; and the gentle man, scared of his wife, who fails to give a speech on the evils of tobacco."

Notes:
Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov

1st Produced:
Newcastle-upon-Tyne    1988

Company:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Swan Song

Synopsis:
the short action takes place on the empty stage of a second rate provincial theatre, at night, after the performance is over

Notes:
Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov

1st Produced:
Unproduced    -

Company:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Three Sisters, The

Synopsis:
the death of Tusenbach in a meaningless quarrel is one more of the losses which empty the sisters' future of meaning

Notes:
Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov

1st Produced:

Company:
-

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Music:
-

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Two Of Us, The

Synopsis:
see individual

Notes:
Black And Silver; the New Quixote; Mr. Foot; China Men

1st Produced:
Garrick Theatre, London    1970

Company:
-

1st Published:
Fontana, London, 1970   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Four 1 act Plays

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Uncle Vanya

Synopsis:
story of an uncle in love with a young lady who is married to an old and ill man, she is attracted to the doctor who attends her husband

Notes:
Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov

1st Produced:
Vaudeville Theatre, London    1988

Company:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Wild Honey

Synopsis:
complex but hapless schoolmaster lurches from one amorous chaos to the next until he dies, tormented under a train

Notes:
Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov (Play Without A Name)

1st Produced:

Company:
National Theatre Company

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Zounds!

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
written with John edwards, music Keith Statham

1st Produced:
Cambridge    1957

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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-

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