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Christopher Hampton

CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON

  (1946 - )

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Casarotto Ramsay and Associates Ltd  

Christopher Hampton was born in the Azores in 1946. He wrote his first play, When Did You Last See My Mother? at the age of eighteen. Since then, his plays have included the Philanthropist, Savages, Tales from Hollywood, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, White Chameleon and the Talking Cure. He has translated plays by Ibsen, Moliere, von Horvath, Chekhov and Yasmina Reza (including Art and Life x 3). His television work includes adaptations of the History Man and Hotel du Lac. His screenplays include the Honorary Consul, the Good Father, Dangerous Liaisons, Mary Reilly, Total eclipse, the Quiet American, Carrington, the Secret Agent and Imagining Argentina, the last three of which he also directed.

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        Able's Will         After Mercer         Alice's Adventures Under Ground         Appomattox         Art         Carrington         Conversations After A Burial         Doll's House, A         Don Juan         Don Juan Comes Back From the War         Dracula, The Musical         Embers         Enemy Of the People, An         Faith, Hope And Charity         Father, The         Ghosts         God Of Carnage         Hedda Gabler         Judgement Day         Les Liaisons Dangereuses         Life X Three         Marya         Mother, The         Night Of the Day Of the Imprisoned Writer, A         Nostromo         Philanthropist, The         Portage To San Cristobal Of Ah , The         Prague Trial, The         Savages         Seagull, The         Secret Agent, The         Signed And Sealed         Stephen Ward         Sunset Boulevard         Tales From Hollywood         Tales From the Vienna Woods         Talking Cure, The         Taller Than Tears         Tartuffe: Or, The Imposter         Three Sisters         Total Eclipse         Treats         Trial, The         Truth, The         Uncle Vanya         Unexpected Man, The         When Did You Last See My Mother?         White Chameleon         Wild Duck, The



Able's Will

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
BBC TV     1977

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1979   978-0571113781

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Genre:
T.V. Drama

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  8            Other:  -

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After Mercer

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Notes:
works by David Mercer

1st Produced:
London     1980

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Alice's Adventures Under Ground

Alice's Adventures Under Ground
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Notes:
written with Martha Clarke

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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1995   978-0571176014

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Genre:
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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  extras

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Appomattox

Appomattox
4th March, 1865: On the night of his second inauguration, a few weeks before his assassination, Abraham Lincoln meets the veteran black abolitionist Frederick Douglass in the White House to discuss the prospect of extending the vote to black men who have served in the soon to be victorious Union armies. 4th March, 1965: In the White House, Lyndon Johnson, anxious to introduce a new Voting Rights Act, is briefed by his sinister and 'unfirable' FBI director, J. Edgar Hoover, on the imminent Selma to Montgomery march, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is a demonstration prompted by a state trooper's murder of the young activist Jimmie Lee Jackson, in Marion, Alabama, following a rally in support of voter registration in Perry County. In his ambitious new play, commissioned by the Guthrie theater, Minneapolis as the centrepiece of a retrospective of his plays and films, Christopher Hampton traces a line which runs from the last days of a brutal Civil War to the high-water mark of the Civil Rights movement and on, all the way to the present day; and considers the agonisingly slow healing of a wound, universal, but especially deep and painful in America: racism.

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1st Produced:
Mcguire Proscenium Stage In The Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis     29 Sep 2012

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Genre:
historical Drama

Parts:
Male:  13            Female:  5            Other:  doubling, extras

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Art

Art
How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? One of Marc's best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive painting. Its about five feet by four, all white with white diagonal lines. To Marc, the painting is a joke, but Serge insists Marc doesn't have the proper standard to judge the work. another friend, Ivan, though burdened by his own problems, allows himself to be pulled into the this disagreement. eager to please, Ivan tells Serge he likes the painting. Lines are drawn and these old friends square off over the canvas, using it as an excuse to batter one another relentlessly over various failures. as their arguments become less theoretical and more personal, they border on destroying their friendships. at the breaking point, Serge hands Marc a felt tip pen and dares him: "Go on." This is where the friendship is finally tested and the aftermath of action, and its reaction, affirms the power of those bonds.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Yasmina Reza

1st Produced:
Wyndham's Theatre, London     1996

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1996   978-0571190140

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Genre:
adaptation

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Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Carrington

Carrington
the story of gay writer Lytton Strachey and Dora Carrington an artist

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1st Produced:
Phoenix Theatre, London    

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Faber & Faber; First Edition edition (3 Jan. 1996)   978-0571153367

Music:
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Genre:
Gay/Lesbian, film/TV scripts

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Conversations After A Burial

Conversations After A Burial
Simon Weinberg is dead. and, on a November morning, six people gather at his funeral - brothers and a sister, lovers and in-laws. Mourning allows them a special privilege and, for a few hours, they are isolated in another world under a lingering sun, in the shadow of the deceased. Conversations after a Burial is a savage but richly comic play which explores that ineffable moment of mourning, when the newly deceased is still almost palpable, the moment in which one can maintain the memory of a breath, the intense pause between absence and the return to everyday existence, between loss and life.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Yasmina Reza. (Paris, 1987)

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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 2000   978-0571204410

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Doll's House, A

Synopsis:
the final revolt of a wife who has been treated as a plaything by pompous husband.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Henrik Ibsen. Based on A translation by Helene Gregoire

1st Produced:
Playhouse, New York     1971

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, NY, 1972   -

Music:
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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  1b 1g

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Don Juan

Synopsis:
Usual story of nobleman parted from his riches

Notes:
Original Playwright - Moliere, broadcast 1972

1st Produced:
Bristol     1972

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1973   -

Music:
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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Don Juan Comes Back From the War

Synopsis:
Don Juan, the notorious philanderer, is imagined as the last man standing - a survivor of the trenches now living in a world composed of women

Notes:
Original Playwright - Odon von Horvath

1st Produced:
National, London     1978

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1978   -

Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  9            Other:  doubling

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Dracula, The Musical

Dracula, The Musical
Drink deep... and live forever! Join us for a terrifying and passionate new musical based on one of the most frightening novels ever written.

Notes:
adapted From "Dracula" by Bram Stoker. Music by Frank Wildhorn; lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton

1st Produced:
Playhouse, La Jolla, Ca     09 Oct 2001

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Concept album: GlobalVision Records 2007

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Embers

Embers
the first half consists of anHungarian aristocratic general's fragmented memories of his lost youth and a second mostly a monologue directed at a friend who did or didn't betray him.
Benedict Nightingale, the Times

Notes:
adapted from novel by Sandor Marai. Translation by Carol Brown Janeway

1st Produced:
Duke Of York's, London     15 Feb 2006

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Faber and Faber   978-0571212337

Music:
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Genre:
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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Enemy Of the People, An

Enemy Of the People, An
Brilliant Dr Stockmann, Chief Medical Officer of the Baths, has made a shocking scientific discovery about the standards of sanitation at the popular local spa. Luckily technology has a ready solution: the polluted baths must close immediately, so cleansing and rebuilding work can be carried out. But not everyone sees things quite so simply. What about the impact of closure on tourism, property and commerce? What about the town's wider image and reputation? Dr Stockmann's brother, the Mayor, has one drastic response. The local tradespeople and property owners have another. Now it is up to the liberal press. Dare they print the facts Dr Stockmann has uncovered, and let the public make up their own minds? Ibsen's thrilling play is a searing examination of the intricate workings of power and influence, and an investigation into who holds real authority in society.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Henrik Ibsen

1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1997   978-0571194292

Music:
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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  22            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Faith, Hope And Charity

Faith, Hope And Charity
young girl's struggle to survive in the socially and economically oppressed Germany of the thirties

Notes:
Original Playwright - Odon von Horvath

1st Produced:
Lyric Theatre, London     1989

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1989   978-1571141067

Music:
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Father, The

Father, The
Now 80 years old, Andre was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter Anne and her husband Antoine. Or was he an engineer whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pyjamas, and he can't fi nd his watch. He is starting to wonder if he's losing control.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Florian Zeller. opened at Manhattan Theatre Club, Friedman Theatre, on April 14th, 2016, starring Frank Langella, under Dough Hugues direction. Nominations (so far) Best Play and Best actor for OCC and Drama League.

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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London (2015)
Dramatist Play Service, NY   978-0571327256

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation of three black comedies

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Ghosts

Synopsis:
deals with the futile struggle to escape outdated ideals. a mother tries to shield her son from the moral and sexual lapses of his late father.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Henrik Ibsen

1st Produced:
Actor's Company On Tour     1978

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1983   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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God Of Carnage

God Of Carnage
Disruption lies at the heart of the play itself. Two ostensibly civilised couples meet to sort out a playground punch-up: the son ofalain and annette has broken two incisors of the son of their hosts, Michel and Veronique. at first, diplomatic niceties are observed. Gradually, however, tensions emerge between and among the couples. alain, a cynical lawyer distractedly defending a dodgy pharmaceutical company on his mobile, irks his hosts and causes his wife to throw up. Meanwhile, Veronique, a moral Crusader who has just done a book about Darfur, allows her mask to slip and exposes the hollowness of her marriage to Michel, who is a vulgar nihilist at heart. as she proved in Life x 3, Reza is an expert analyst of social hypocrisy; and her play, in Christopher Hampton's witty translation, starts out as a rancidly funny account of two couples tiptoeing around their mutual dislike. Ralph Fiennes's detached lawyer raises the roof as, tucking into his host's sweetmeat, he announces: "at least all this has given us a new recipe." and Janet Mcleer's Veronique reveals where her true values lie when she laments that Tamsin Greig's annette has spewed up all over her priceless Kokoschka catalogue. even Ken Stott, as the would-be pacifier Michel, turns out to a bruiser who has cruelly released his daughter's hamster into the Parisian streets.
- Michael Billington, Guardian

Notes:
Original Playwright - Yasmina Reza

1st Produced:
Gielgud, London     2008

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Faber & Faber; Main edition (6 Mar. 2008)   978-0571242580

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Hedda Gabler

Synopsis:
appallingly comic spectacle of a claustrophobic and fragile world coming apart at the seams.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Henrik Ibsen

1st Produced:
Stratford, Ontario     1970

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, NY, 1972   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Judgement Day

Judgement Day
adapted by Christopher Hampton from austrian playwright odon von Horvath's play, Judgment Day was written and is set in 1937, in a small village in austria. Diligent railway station master Thomas Hudetz is a well respected member of his local community. That is until the charms of flirtatious young anna distract him momentarily from the operation of the signals. there are no survivors from express Train 405. the small town seeks a culprit but it seems only anna knows the truth about the conscientious station master. Written during the rise of Fascism, the question of moral responsibility lies at the heart of Judgment Day.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Odon von Horvath

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber   978-0571238910

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  4            Other:  child and extras

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Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Les Liaisons Dangereuses
a clever game of passion and manipulation, seduction and destruction.

Notes:
novel by Choderlos de Laclos

1st Produced:
Stratford-On-Avon     1985

Organisations:
-

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Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  6            Other:  extras

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Life X Three

Synopsis:
Henry and Sonia are having a difficult evening with arnaud, their wakeful six-year-old son; but Henry has other worries. about to publish the results of two years' research on the flatness of galaxy halos, he's desperate to make a good impression on the distinguished astrophysicist Hubert Finidori, who wields a decisive influence over the question of Henry's longed-for promotion. So when Hubert arrives with his rebellious wife, Inez, in tow for dinner on the wrong night, the fact that there is no food in the apartment (merely an ample supply of Sancerre) is only one of the potentially disastrous elements in play. add to this Hubert's often brutal treatment of Inez; his lust for Sonia; Inez's weak head for alcohol; Henry's discovery that rival scientists may have beaten him to the punch; Sonia's equivocal feeling of attraction towards Hubert; and the entirely unpredictable behavior of the invisible arnaud-and the stage is set for a catastrophic unraveling of normal civilized behavior. But will it be this kind of catastrophe? Or that? Or, perhaps, worse still, will catastrophe be averted altogether?

Notes:
Original Playwright - Yasmina Reza

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Royal National Theatre Company

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

Music:
-

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adaptation

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Marya

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Original Playwright - Isaak Babel; From A literal version by Michael Glenny And Harold Shukman

1st Produced:
Royal Court, London     19 Oct 1967

Organisations:
English Stage Company

1st Published:
in "Plays of the Year 35", elek, London, 1969   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Translation

Parts:
Male:  18            Female:  8            Other:  -

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Mother, The

Mother, The
Now 80 years old, Andre was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter Anne and her husband Antoine. Or was he an engineer whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pyjamas, and he can't fi nd his watch. He is starting to wonder if he's losing control.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Florian Zeller

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London (2015)
Dramatist Play Service, NY   978-0571327256

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation of three black comedies

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Night Of the Day Of the Imprisoned Writer, A

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
written with Ronald Harwood

1st Produced:
London     1981

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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-

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Nostromo

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Novel By Joseph Conrad

1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1996   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
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Philanthropist, The

Philanthropist, The
Concerns a shy university professor's love life.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1970   978-0571095209

Music:
-

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Genre:
Bourgeois Comedy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Portage To San Cristobal Of Ah , The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
novel George Steiner

1st Produced:
Mermaid, London     1982

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1983   -

Music:
-

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Prague Trial, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Original Playwright - Patrice Chereau And Ariane Mnouchkine

1st Produced:
Paris     1980

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
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Savages

Savages
Period 1963 to 1970, contrasts the publicity surrounding the murder of one diplomat with the silence over the slaughter of a hundred Brazilian Indians

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-

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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1974   978-0571103485

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Seagull, The

Seagull, The
the Seagull is one of the great plays about writing. It superbly captures the struggle for new forms, the frustrations and fulfillments of putting words on a page. Chekhov, in his first major play, stages a vital argument about the theatre that still resonates today. Ian Rickson directs Christopher Hampton's new version of Chekhov's the Seagull in his final production as artistic Director at the Royal Court.
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Notes:
Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov

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Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, Inc. NY (2009)   978-1580819183

Music:
Audio recording full text: LA Theatre Works 2013

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Secret Agent, The

Synopsis:
The Secret Agent: It is 1886, and Verloc, an agent provocateur who is secretly working for the police and the Russian Embassy while ostensibly a member of an anarchist group in Soho, is required by his masters to betray the anarchists in some spectacular way. The plan goes horribly wrong and the repercussions are dramatically different from those intended by Verloc. Nostromo: The attempt to rescue the silver of the San Tome mine from the hands of yet another revolutionary dictator tests the characters of the Goulds, inheritors of the Latin American mine, and of the indispensable and trustworthy Nostromo himself. In the swirling world of Costaguana, as in the London of The Secret Agent, the psychology of individuals in the most extreme cirumstances reflects the fears and hopes of the time.

Notes:
Novel By Joseph Conrad

1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1996   978-0571190263

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-

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Genre:
screenplay

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Signed And Sealed

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Original Playwright - Georges Feydeau And Maurice Desvalliers

1st Produced:
London     1976

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-

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-   -

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Stephen Ward

Stephen Ward
Stephen Ward charts the rise and fall from grace of the society osteopath. Friend to film stars, spies, models, government ministers and aristocrats, his rise and ultimate disgrace coincided with the increasingly permissive lifestyle of London's elite in the early 1960's. the musical centres on Ward's involvement with the young and beautiful Christine Keeler and their chance meeting in a West end night club which led to one of the biggest political scandals and trials of the 20th century.

Notes:
music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with book and lyrics by Christopher Hampton and Don Black

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Organisations:
-

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-   978-0571314515

Music:
Original cast recording: Decca 2013

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Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard
Setting: Los Angeles. 1949-50. Sunset Boulevard is a small scale musical based on the classic Billy Wilder movie about Hollywood illusions and delusions

Notes:
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Book by Don Black And Christopher Hampton; Lyrics by Don Black And Christopher Hampton; Based on the film by Billy Wilder

1st Produced:
Adelphi, London     12 Jul 1993

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-

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-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: Polydor (519767) 1993

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Musical

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Tales From Hollywood

Tales From Hollywood
Hollywood welcome in the 1930's for writers and artists fleeing Nazi Germany seen through the eyes of a playwright

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles     1983

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1983   978-0571118830

Music:
-

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Comedy

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Male:  12            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Tales From the Vienna Woods

Tales From the Vienna Woods
'Don't spoil her, Oskar, or you'll pay dear for it. You wouldn't believe what I had to put up with in my marriage. Not because madam, my wife, God bless her, was a vicious-tongued cow, but because I was too decent. Never lose your authority! Keep your distance! Patriarchy, not matriarchy! Keep your head up and your thumbs pressed firmly down. Ave Caesar; morituri te salutant!' Set against the sentimental backdrop of the Vienna Woods and to the distant tune of a Strauss waltz, a community steeped in bigotry concerns itself with love affairs, petty squabbles, jealousies and personal tragedy. Meanwhile society at large, haunted by inflation, goes reeling towards Fascism. This energetic, hugely entertaining epic premiered in Berlin in 1931 as Nazi forces were gaining in strength.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Odon von Horvath

1st Produced:
London     1977

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1977   978-0571110636

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-

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Talking Cure, The

Talking Cure, The
Christopher Hampton's The Talking Cure deals with the early years of C.G. Jung, and his decision to experiment, using Freud's controversial new method of psychoanalysis, with a young Russian patient, Sabine Spielrein. The success of the experiment and the blossoming of his relationship with Sabine inaugurates, haunts and ultimately poisons Jung's friendship with Freud; and the ideas and conflicts which engulf the three of them embody, as Jung comes to realize, the destructive forces which are to overwhelm the disastrous century ahead.

Notes:
-

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Organisations:
National Theatre Company

1st Published:
Faber and Faber (16 Dec 2002)   978-0571214853

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-

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Taller Than Tears

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
BAC , London >>>     1983

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-

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-   -

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Tartuffe: Or, The Imposter

Synopsis:
Period 1664, the private rogue affects every pious excellence in public - until exposed, written in colloquial english blank verse

Notes:
Original Playwright - Moliere

1st Produced:
London     1983

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1984   -

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-

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Three Sisters

Three Sisters
First performed at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1901, this landmark of modern drama probes the lives and dreams of Olga, Masha and Irina, former Muscovites now living in a provincial town from which they long to escape. Their hopes for a life more suited to their cultivated tastes and sensibilities provide a touching counterpoint to the relentless flow of compromising events in the real world.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov, New Version By Christopher Hampton, translation by Vera Liber

1st Produced:
Playhouse , London     2003

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 2005   -

Music:
LA Theatre Works audio books

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Total Eclipse

Synopsis:
Traces relationship between Rimbaud and Verlaine the French symbolist poets.

Notes:
arthur Rimbaud, Paul Verlaine.

1st Produced:
London     1968

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1969   -

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-

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

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Male:  10            Female:  5            Other:  extras

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Treats

Treats
consists of the permutations and combinations of ann and her two lovers

Notes:
-

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Organisations:
English Stage Company

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1976   978-0571237586

Music:
-

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Trial, The

Synopsis:
On his 30th birthday Josef K. is arrested by an unknown authority for an unspecified crime. All his efforts to understand the charge are foiled. Those around him are deeply concerned that he is not taking the case seriously. On the eve of his 31st birthday two men arrive for K. He goes with them and guides them through the town to a quarry. They place his head on a block and stab him through the heart.

Notes:
Music by Philip Glass, libretto by Christopher Hampton, based on the novel by Franz Kafka. The Trial is Philip Glass's second 'pocket' opera based on the writings of Franz Kafka, and his first work created specifically for Music Theatre Wales, in celebration of the company's 25th birthday. Glass has a long relationship with the company, describing them as 'wonderful to work with. . . they seem to like these "odd" pieces of mine, and they do them very well. I think of my pocket operas as neutron bombs  small, but packing a terrific punch'.

1st Produced:
Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House, London     10 Oct 2014

Organisations:
Music Theatre Wales

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-   -

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-

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chamber opera

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Truth, The

Truth, The
Michel is six months into an affair with Alice, the wife of his best friend Paul, who's been the lover of Michel's wife, Laurence, for the past 18 months, neatly pulling the wool over Michel's eyes, who, let's face it, isn't the brightest bulb in the chandelier, besides being a serial liar. How all this works out is at the heart of The Truth, an impudent, enjoyable farce about lying and the unexpected consequences thereof by France's newest favourite playwright, 35-year-old Florian Zeller. The essential prerequisite for the good liar is the unimpeachable innocence s/he presents to the world. Michel tries hard, but he's not very good at it. Compared to the rest, he's a naif, a babe in the woods, so that disaster almost happens, but hey, this is a farce, so a Happy Ending is a must.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Florian Zeller

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Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber Ltd, London (2016) >>>
Dramatists Play Service, NY   978-0571327447

Music:
-

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Uncle Vanya

Uncle Vanya
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Notes:
Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov; from a literal translated by Nina Froud

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Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Plays of the Year 39", elek, London, 1971
Faber and Faber Ltd, London (2012) >>>    978-0571300518

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-

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Unexpected Man, The

Unexpected Man, The
Two strangers on a train. One is a famous author, the other a great admirer of his. Will she have the nerve to bring his latest book out of her bag and read it? Or better yet, will she have the nerve to speak to him? In searching monologues, author and admirer reveal the rich unpredictability of their inner lives, and a journey that began simply as a trip from Paris to Frankfurt becomes an adventure of the mind.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Yasmina Reza

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-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1998   978-0571196043

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-

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When Did You Last See My Mother?

Synopsis:
straight and gay share a flat, the quest for privacy in sexual encounters results in death and understanding

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Oxford     1966

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1967   -

Music:
-

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

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White Chameleon

Synopsis:
In the years between the Egyptian revolution in 1952 and the Suez crisis, the author grew up in Alexandria. This semi-fictional autobiographical play deals with such matters as his pet chameleon, his artistic and political education and his friendship with the company servant.

Notes:
-

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Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1991   978-0571163052

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-

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Wild Duck, The

Synopsis:
greatest account ever written of the destructiveness of missionary zeal

Notes:
Original Playwright - Henrik Ibsen

1st Produced:
London     1979

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1980   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  18            Female:  3            Other:  extras

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