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Ronald Duncan

RONALD DUNCAN  (1914 - 1982)

Nationality:    British
email:    n/a     Website:    n/a

Literary Agent:    Eric Glass Ltd  


Contact: Ronald Duncan Literary Foundation, Gothic House, Church Street, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, OX7 3PP. Born Salisbury, Rhodesia

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Abelard And Heloise: A Correspondence For The Stage         Apollo De Bellac, The         Cardinal, The         Catalyst, The         Christopher Sly         Death Of Satan, The         Don Juan         Eagle Has Two Heads, The         Gift, The         Lenin         Man Named Judas, A         O-B-A-F-G : Aplay In One Act In Stereophonic Sound         Ora Pro Nobis - A Miracle Play         Our Lady's Tumbler         Pimp, Skunk And Profiteer         Rabbit Race, The         Rehearsal, The         Schubert         Seven Deadly Virtues: A Contemporary Immorality Play         St Spiv         Stratton         This Way To The Tomb         Trojan Women, The         Typewriter, The         Unburied Dead, The



Abelard And Heloise: A Correspondence For The Stage

Synopsis:
Love story in the presence of the Church, the monasteries and convents of twelfth century France.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
London    1960

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1961   -

Music:
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Genre:
Tragedy

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Apollo De Bellac, The

Synopsis:
a young woman, agnes goes to the Patents Office in Paris. The building's commissionaire refuses to let her in. They talk and he discovers that she is afraid of men. He tells her that the way to get over this is to tell the man that he is beautiful, the man will become her devoted slave and she then will be over her fear. She practices on a chandelier which when told it is beautiful switches itself on. She soon has the entire board of the Patent Office and the male staff all under her spell. The board's secretary - enamoured by agnes, sacks his fiancee and gives job. agnes thinks he looks like the apollo de Bellac. He asks for a kiss - but once she has kissed him she sees that he is a wrinkled little old man

Notes:
Original Playwright - Jean Giraudoux

1st Produced:
London    1957

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1958   978-0573620171

Music:
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Genre:
Translation

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Cardinal, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Original Playwright - Harald Bratt. Adapted with Hans Keuls

1st Produced:
Cambridge    1957

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

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Catalyst, The

Synopsis:
in which the director Joe Eszterhas (or an actor playing him) is interviewed by a "film historian." The press release promises that audiences will "experience the power and sanctity of Eszterhas's words live onstage. It's half staged reading, half Inside the actors Studio, and half female empowerment."

Notes:
aka Menage A Trois

1st Produced:
arts Theatre Club, London    23 Mar 1958

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Rebel Press, London, 1964   -

Music:
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Genre:
Modern Comedy Comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Christopher Sly

Synopsis:
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Notes:
music by Thomas Eastwood

1st Produced:
London    1960

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Death Of Satan, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
English Stage Company

1st Published:
Rebel Press, London,    -

Music:
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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Don Juan

Synopsis:
Usual story of nobleman parted from his riches

Notes:
Original Playwright - Moliere

1st Produced:

Organisations:
English Stage Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
One act adaptation

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Eagle Has Two Heads, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Original Playwright - Jean Cocteau

1st Produced:
-    -

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

Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Gift, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Exeter, Devon    1968

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "Collected Plays", Hart Davis, London, 1971   -

Music:
-

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Lenin

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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-    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Rebel Press, London, 1981   -

Music:
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Man Named Judas, A

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Barnstaple    1956

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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O-B-A-F-G : Aplay In One Act In Stereophonic Sound

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Exeter, Devon    1964

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Rebel Press, London, 1965   -

Music:
-

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Ora Pro Nobis - A Miracle Play

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Contained in: "The Dull ass's Hoof - Three Plays" published by Fortune Press   -

Music:
-

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Our Lady's Tumbler

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Contained in: "Collected Plays" published by Hart Davis   -

Music:
-

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Pimp, Skunk And Profiteer

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Contained in: "The Dull ass's Hoof - Three Plays" published by Fortune Press   -

Music:
-

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Rabbit Race, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Original Playwright - Martin Walser

1st Produced:
Edinburgh    1963

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "Plays, vol. I", Calder & Boyers, London, 1963   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

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Rehearsal, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
televised As Still Life 1970

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "Collected Plays", Hart Davis, London, 1971   -

Music:
-

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Schubert

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Nottingham    1980

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Seven Deadly Virtues: A Contemporary Immorality Play

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
London    1968

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "Collected Plays", Hart Davis, London, 1971   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
-

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  4            Other:  -

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St Spiv

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Title changed to "Nothing Up My Sleeve" for London production in 1950. Later revised And retitled As "St. 'Orace"

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Contained in: "Collected Plays" published by Hart Davis   -

Music:
-

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Stratton

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London (1950)   -

Music:
-

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This Way To The Tomb

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Contained in: "Collected Plays" published by Hart Davis   -

Music:
-

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Trojan Women, The

Synopsis:
dwells on one brief moment in the Trojan war when all the Trojan men are dead and the women and children are waiting to be shipped into slavery

Notes:
Original Playwright - Jean-Paul Sartre based on play by Euripides

1st Produced:
Edinburgh    1967

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1967   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  5            Other:  chorus

Further Reference:
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Typewriter, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Dobson 1948   -

Music:
-

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Unburied Dead, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Contained in: "The Dull ass's Hoof - Three Plays" published by Fortune Press   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Verse play

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