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Clive Barker

CLIVE BARKER

  (1952 - )

Nationality:    English
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Clive Barker is certainly best known in the horror film genre (for such classics as Hellraiser, CAndyman, Nightbreed and Lord of Illusions) but actually began his career as a playwright in London, where he formed the Dog Company Theatre ensemble to perform his own works, including cult hits the History of the Devil, Frankenstein In Love, Subtle Bodies and Crazyface.

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below is a list of Clive Barker's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Autobiography Of A Flea, The         Clowns' Sodom, A         Colossus         Comedy Of Comedies, The         Crazyface         Dangerous World         Day of the Dog, The         Dog         Dream, A         Egg, The         Fish Bride         Frankenstein In Love Or the Life Of Death         Grunewald's Crucifixion         History Of the Devil Or Scenes From A Pretended Life, The         Holly and the Ivy, The         Hunters in the Snow         Inferno         Is There Anybody There?         Magician, The         Neongonebony         Nightlives         Paradise Street         Poe         Private Apocalypse, A         Sack, The         Salome         Scream of the Ape         Secret Life Of Cartoons, The         Subtle Bodies         Voodoo         Wolfman



Autobiography Of A Flea, The

Synopsis:
a two hander inspired by an anonymous pornographic novel of the same name. What the flea did, saw and thought.

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Unproduced    

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Clowns' Sodom, A

Synopsis:
A bull - the Patriarch attacks Harlequin. In the fight Harlequin gets the better of the Bull. He thinks it is all over and when his back is turned the Bull badly gores him. Harlequin dies. Pierot to whom Harlequin was bowing when he was gored grabs a large knife and slits its throat. Pierot leaves with Columbine. Pulcinella enters with a lobster. He finds a baby. Harlequin comes back to life and claims the baby is his

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1st Produced:
-     1976

Organisations:
Mute Pantomime Theatre

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Genre:
Fantasy

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Colossus

Colossus
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in "Incarnations"Harper Collins, 1996   

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Genre:
Drama Biographical

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Comedy Of Comedies, The

Synopsis:
Seven hour, fourteen act history of Comedy. the lives, loves and deaths of a city of comedians

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Unproduced    

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Genre:
Historical

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Crazyface

Crazyface
Running away from his family and angry townspeople, the simple but good-hearted clown Tyl "Crazyface" eulenspiegel finds himself in possession of the world's biggest secret. Before long, Tyl is being chased by international spies, lesbian bandits, and even the dreaded Spanish Inquisition. But what is the treasure that they all covet? amidst all the chaos, Crazyface has his own little quest: to find a way to get back to his mother's graces. Can his mischievous guardian angel be bothered to help him? Or the Pope? Chock full of sly topical references, Crazyface is an off-beat mix of horror, comedy, adventure, romance and slapstick that is part pageant, part circus and part meditation on the glory of clowns. . .

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1st Produced:
The Dog Company, London    

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1st Published:
Contained in: "Forms Of Heaven" published by Harper Prism 1996   

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Genre:
Horror

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Dangerous World

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1st Produced:
-     1981

Organisations:
Dog Company

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Day of the Dog, The

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1st Produced:
-     1977

Organisations:
Mute Pantomime Theatre

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Dog

Synopsis:
all courtesy of horror novelist Clive Barker.

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1st Produced:
The Dog Company, London     1979

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Genre:
epic Comedy

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Dream, A

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
-     1974

Organisations:
Theatre of the Imagination

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Egg, The

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
-     1974

Organisations:
Theatre of the Imagination

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Fish Bride

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
-     1974

Organisations:
Theatre of the Imagination

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Frankenstein In Love Or the Life Of Death

Frankenstein In Love Or the Life Of Death
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1st Published:
in "Incarnations"Harper Collins, 1996   

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Genre:
Thriller

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Male:  10            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Grunewald's Crucifixion

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-     1974

Organisations:
Theatre of the Imagination

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History Of the Devil Or Scenes From A Pretended Life, The

History Of the Devil Or Scenes From A Pretended Life, The
the life and times of the Devil himself, told in flashback, as he is tried for a history of atrocities

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1st Produced:
The Dog Company     1981

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "Incarnations"Harper Collins, 1996   

Music:
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Holly and the Ivy, The

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
-     1970

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Hunters in the Snow

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
-     1973

Organisations:
Hydra Theatre Company

1st Published:
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Inferno

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
-     1967

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Is There Anybody There?

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
-     1972

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Magician, The

Synopsis:
Unchronicled events from the life of Cagliostro performed in the style of Commedia dell'arte

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1st Produced:
The Dog Company     1978

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Genre:
Touring play for young people

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Neongonebony

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
-     1968

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Nightlives

Synopsis:
On human doubles, crime and politics

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1st Produced:
The Dog Company, London     1979

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-

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Genre:
Short comedy One act

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Paradise Street

Paradise Street
an adventure set in the middle of Liverpool. a journey that begins in a street and ends in Paradise

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1st Produced:
The Dog Company     1981

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Contained in: "Forms Of Heaven" published by Harper Prism 1996   

Music:
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Poe

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-     1974

Organisations:
Theatre of the Imagination

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-   

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Private Apocalypse, A

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
-     1973

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Sack, The

Synopsis:
inspired by a Japanese erotic scroll. Two women tie up a man in a sack and use him for sex.

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1st Produced:
The Dog Company, Liverpool Everyman     1978

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Genre:
Short comedy One act

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Salome

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
-     1973

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Scream of the Ape

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1st Produced:
-     1974

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Secret Life Of Cartoons, The

Synopsis:
an animator arrives home at his New York apartment to find his wife in bed with Roscoe Rabbit - one of his creations

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Subtle Bodies

Subtle Bodies
at a strange hotel the guests are having their dreams manipulated by Edward Lear

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1st Published:
Contained in: "Forms Of Heaven" published by Harper Prism 1996   

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Voodoo

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1st Produced:
-     1967

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Wolfman

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
-     1974

Organisations:
Theatre of the Imagination

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