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Paul Ableman

PAUL ABLEMAN  (1927 - 2006)

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    Jonathan Clowes Ltd  


Paul ableman was born June 13, 1927, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, died 25 October 2006. In 1958, his first novel, I HEaR VOICES, was published in Paris, then later in England, where it received critical acclaim. after writing aS NEaR aS I CaN GET in 1962, he began to write short surrealistic plays which were first performed at the Edinburgh Festivals. The world premiere of his first full-length play, GREEN JULIa, was staged at the 1965 Edinburgh Festival by Traverse Theatre productions; it was then transferred to the New arts Theatre in London, where it ran successfully. ableman has continued to write for the theater, television, as well as a range of experimental prose.

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And Hum Our Sword         Black General, The         Blue Comedy         Dialogues         Emily And Heathcliff         Even His Enemy         Green Julia         Hank's Night         Help!         I Hear Voices         Irresistable         Letters To A Lady         Little Hopping Robin         Madly In Love         One Hand Clapping         She's Dead         Tests         Visitors, The         Windsor All-Sorts



And Hum Our Sword

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London    1973

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Black General, The

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Original Playwright - Shakespeare (Othello)

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London    1969

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adaptation

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Blue Comedy

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Methuen    978-0416129205

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Dialogues

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London    1965

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Emily And Heathcliff

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London    1967

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Even His Enemy

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aka Letters To A Lady; Written in collaboration with Gertrude Macauley

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London    1951

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Green Julia

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Two university students, one a physiologist, the other an economist, have been sharing an apartment, but now one of them is about to depart for work abroad. They also share an enthusiasm for game-playing, and the most active communication between them is expressed through hilarious fantasy-like skits, replete with outlandish accents and parodied characterisations. The departing roommate also has a sometime mistress, a boozy older woman named Julia, whom he would like to bequeath to his friend, and it is his attempts to set this up that bring on the most wildly funny bits of play-acting-leading on, ultimately, to a suddenly serious yet subtly revealing denoueme

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Edinburgh    1965

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Grove Press, New York, 1966   -

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Comedy Drama Comedy

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Hank's Night

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Problems abound when two happily married couples vainly attempt to mount an orgy

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in Blue Comedy

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London    1968

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Comedy

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Help!

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Revue Show

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I Hear Voices

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Inside the mind of a man who is at the same time confined and liberated by his madness

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McPherson 1990   978-0929701042

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Play/Drama

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Irresistable

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National Library of Scotland ref: Traverse - Dep.256/Box 1/3

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Letters To A Lady

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with Gertrude Macauley

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London    1951

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Little Hopping Robin

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Intended for class work as much as public performance

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London    1973

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Entertainment

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Madly In Love

Synopsis:
attempts to seduce compulsively obedient patient in hospital by Scottish poet who impersonates a psychiatrist in an attempt to cure his own sexual inadequacies

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in Blue Comedy

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London    1968

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Comedy

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One Hand Clapping

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music by Richard Peaselee

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Edinburgh    1964

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She's Dead

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Genre:
abstract / Surrealist Playlet

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Tests

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Test One; Johnson; Rose; Help; She's Dead; I Eat; Now That I Am An Old Man; Aliens; Another Lovely Day; Spine; What Is The Penalty For Nostalgia?; Ah Simeon Creel; Emily And Heathcliffe;

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Methuen Drama    978-0416289206

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Visitors, The

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London    1974

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Windsor All-Sorts

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London    1977

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