Keryna Booth, kltb@crillcanavan.com

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Anthony Booth

ANTHONY BOOTH

  (1913 - 1985)

Nationality:    English
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"I would like to point out a mistake on your website regarding the playwright Anthony Booth. You have mixed him up with Tony Booth the actor and father of Cherie Blair. the real Anthony Booth was my father and I would be grateful if your website could be amended accordingly. there is often a mix up between the two people as my dad was also an actor before becoming a playwright, but as he was older than Tony Booth equity agreed that my dad would use the name of Anthony Booth as he was a member first. My dad was born in Sale in Manchester on 30th June 1913. after leaving Oxford University he became an actor and portrayed many roles in the West end before the outbreak of WWII. He was then called up for duty and was a Captain under the command of Lord Mountbatten, being mainly stationed in BurmA. after the war he then turned his hand to writing plays. the majority of his plays were written with strong female characters (which was fairly unusual in the 1960's and 1970's) as he recognised the lack of challenging roles for women and he also tried to create plays which could be produced by both professional and amateur groups by keeping the scenery and staging at a minimum and letting the characters keep your attention rather than the set. He received numerous awards for his work and one of his plays was also used as part of the Australian HSC syllabus in the 1980's. He died in Jersey in 1985 at the age of 72."
Keryna Booth, kltb@crillcanavan.com

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        Band Wagon, The         Costa Del Packet         Deadline Dawn         Diverted To Dinard         El Campesino         Element Of Doubt         First Stop Paris         Forty Minutes         Gentle Rain, The         Hayling Report, The         How Little We Know         Incident At Dago Creek         It Could Happen To You         Italian Girl, The         Ladies,This Is War!         Last Hours, The         Living Hell, The         Men!         Ninth Day, The         None the Wiser         Notice, The         One Hour To Dusk         Permanent Way, The         Quake         Ride A Tiger         Rip-Off, The         See You Rome, Sometime         Sherri Dawson         Showdown, The         Sky Is Overcast, The         Smithy         Suitcase, The         they Call After Dark         This Boy, Connor         This Desirable Cottage         This Isn't My Scene Man!         Trial, The         Who's Kidding Who?         Yesterday the World



Band Wagon, The

Synopsis:
a young boy is trapped in a well. His estranged Father comes back to the village and it looks like he will make it up with his wife. But his mother who had brought about the original split again manages to keep them apart.

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Costa Del Packet

Synopsis:
about human relationships caught in extreme situations

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Samuel French, London, 1975   -

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Deadline Dawn

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Four women are trapped in an attic room situated in some Middle eastern Country

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Samuel French, London, 1977   -

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Diverted To Dinard

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El Campesino

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New Plays Quarterly No.56,    -

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Element Of Doubt

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Quekett, 1952   -

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First Stop Paris

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Kenyon-Deane, 1965   -

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Forty Minutes

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Gentle Rain, The

Synopsis:
Eric Blain escapes from prison. Whilst on the run he is given shelter by a vicar's daughter. She hides him in an outhouse - when her Father finds out she brings him into the vicarage. the vicar's first thought is to telephone the police - but when he hears the escapee's story he decides to help him - but then the police arrive

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Samuel French Ltd, 1955   -

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Hayling Report, The

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Hugh Quekett Ltd, 1953   -

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How Little We Know

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HFW Deane & Sons Ltd, 1968   -

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Incident At Dago Creek

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It Could Happen To You

It Could Happen To You
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New Plays Quarterly 69, Evans Bros Ltd, 1965   -

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Italian Girl, The

Synopsis:
artist Max never had any success until he met an Italian, Toppa. When he painted her he became a great success. For some years she has been secretly in love with him. Max's younger brother Peter has fallen in love with her and when Max realises this he is jealous and easily seduces Toppa. Max grows tired of her just when she has become pregnant. Peter offers to marry her and take her away - but she prefers to go back to the streets where she started out.

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Samuel French, London, 1965   978-0573021213

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Ladies,This Is War!

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Samuel French, London, 1975   -

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Last Hours, The

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Evans Bros, London, 1966   -

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Living Hell, The

Synopsis:
set in a steamy jungle hut in the far east durinf the Second World War. the imminent advent of the Japanese armies is of concern.

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Men!

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Kenyon-Deane, 1968   -

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Genre:
Farce

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Ninth Day, The

Synopsis:
Jane has brought Bill a young reporter to stay with her family for Christmas. It is Bill's present of a car fog lamp for her father, Guy, that prompts the revelation that Guy is a hit and run driver.

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None the Wiser

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Samuel French Ltd, 1970   -

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Genre:
Comedy

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Notice, The

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One Hour To Dusk

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Evans Bros Ltd, 1961   -

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Permanent Way, The

Synopsis:
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Samuel French, London, 1953   -

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Quake

Synopsis:
Isolated by an earthquake, the strong charachters of the five women quickly emerge.

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Samuel French, London, 1978   -

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Ride A Tiger

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1st Produced:
Felixtowe Festival    1959

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1st Published:
Evans Bros Ltd, 1966   -

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Rip-Off, The

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Evans Bros, London, 1979   -

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See You Rome, Sometime

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Samuel French, London, 1975   -

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Sherri Dawson

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Kenyon-Deane, 1965   -

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Showdown, The

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Sky Is Overcast, The

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Smithy

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Hugh Quekett Ltd, 1956   -

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Suitcase, The

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they Call After Dark

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Samuel French Ltd, 1959   -

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This Boy, Connor

Synopsis:
Steve is remembering the life of his protege - Robbie Connor. He had plucked from obscurity and made a star. But Robbie is dead of an overdose and Steve wonders if he pushed the young man too hard

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This Desirable Cottage

Synopsis:
Two couples arrive at a cottage in the country to spend their honeymoons each believing they have sole occupancy. Whilst they are arguing over who has the right to be there another couple turn up also believing they have booked the cottage. Whilst the arguments rage a demolition man arrives and proceeds to knock the cottage down

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Samuel French Ltd, 1960   978-0573022715

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This Isn't My Scene Man!

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Kenyon-Deane, 1971   -

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Genre:
Modern Tragedy

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Trial, The

Synopsis:
an informer is subjected to fierce interogation

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Samuel French, London, 1972   -

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Who's Kidding Who?

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Kenyon-Deane, 1968   -

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Genre:
Satirical Comedy Satire

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Yesterday the World

Synopsis:
During World War Two a French family has hidden a wounded British airman in their cellar. the local German Commandant has taken an interest in the family. Nobody expects what happens when he finds out about the airman.

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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1969   978-0573023118

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Genre:
Wartime Drama One act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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