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Giles Cooper

GILES COOPER  (1918 - 1966)

Nationality:    English
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below is a list of Giles Cooper's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

Everything In The Garden         Haddock Eyes         Happy Family         Lady Of The Camellias, The         Never Get Out         Out Of The Crocodile         Spies Are Singing, The         Unman, Wittering And Zigo



Everything In The Garden

Synopsis:
the corruption of money and the rottenness of this bigoted exurbia where conformity to its illiberal standards and its hypocritical show of respectability is all that counts. The scene is the suburban home of Jenny and Richard, beautifully played by Barbara Bel Geddes and Barry Nelson. The only thing that seems to stand in the way of their happiness is a lack of money. The action starts in an entertaining comedy of manners style. Then abruptly there enters a Mrs. Toothe in the menacing and fascinating person of Beatrice Straight who offers Jenny the opportunity to make more money than they have ever had, to buy a greenhouse and all the other luxuries that they require for their garden and their lives. Richard's realization that their newfound money is being earned by his wife's whoring comes almost simultaneously with the return of their fourteen-year-old son from school and a champagne cocktail party which they are giving to impress their country club friends. as a result, his horror, disgust and rage has to

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1st Produced:
Arts Theatre Club, London    1962

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1st Published:
Evans, London, 1963   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  5            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Haddock Eyes

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1st Produced:
London    1950

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Happy Family

Giles Cooper
brother and two sister's childhood chains stretched as fiancee falls for other sister

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1st Produced:
London    1966

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1st Published:
in "New English Dramatists II", Penguin, London, 1967   B000HL9H10

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Lady Of The Camellias, The

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Original Playwright - Alexandre Dumas fils. Fromm Adaptation by Terrence McNally of the play

1st Produced:
New York    1963

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adaptation

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Never Get Out

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1st Produced:
Edinburgh    1950

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Out Of The Crocodile

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1st Produced:
Oxford    1963

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1st Published:
Evans, London, 1963   -

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Play/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  others

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Spies Are Singing, The

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1st Produced:
Nottingham    1966

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1st Published:
Evans, London,    -

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Unman, Wittering And Zigo

Giles Cooper
Young teacher finds predecessor has been murdered by the boys in his class

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1st Produced:
BBC Third    1958

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1st Published:
Macmillan, London, 1971   978-0174325550

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Genre:
Radio play

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  2            Other:  10b

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