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Bernard Kops

BERNARD KOPS

  (1926 - )

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    Knight Hall Agency Ltd  represented by emily Hayward Whitlock

Bernard Kops was born in the east end of London of Dutch-Jewish of working class parents in 1926. English playwright and novelist known for his works of unabashed sentimentality. Kops left school at the age of 13 and worked at various odd jobs before beginning to write. He established himself with his first play, the Hamlet of Stepney Green (1959), a reversal of the family relationships depicted in William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Bernard Kops collection at the Ransom Center http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fa/kops.bernard.one.html

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        Androcles And the Lion         Boy Who Wouldn't Play Jesus, The         Cafe Zeitgeist         Call In the Night         Change For the Angel         David, It Is Getting Dark         Dream Of Peter Mann, The         Dreams Of Anne Frank         Enter Solly Gold         Ezra         Goodbye World         Green Rabbi         Hamlet Of Stepney Green, The         Home Sweet Honeycomb         Isaac Babel: Returning We Hear the Larks, Rogues And Vagabonds         It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow         Knocking On Heaven's Door         Lemmings, The         More Out Than In         Moss         On Margate Sands         Playing Sinatra         Simon At Midnight         Some Of these Days         Sophie the Last Of the Red Hot Mamas         Stray Cats And Empty Bottles         Who Shall I Be Tomorrow?



Androcles And the Lion

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London    1992

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Boy Who Wouldn't Play Jesus, The

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1st Produced:
London    1965

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in "eight Plays I", Cassell, London, 1965   -

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Cafe Zeitgeist

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in Bernard Kops, Plays II, Oberon Books, London, 2000   -

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Call In the Night

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Courtyard, West Yorkshire    1995

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in Bernard Kops, Plays II, Oberon Books, London, 2000   978-1840021325

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Change For the Angel

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London    1960

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David, It Is Getting Dark

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1st Produced:
Rennes, France    1970

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Gallimard, Paris, 1970   -

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Dream Of Peter Mann, The

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1st Produced:
Edinburgh    1960

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Penguin Plays PL26, London, 1960   B0014JG4LK

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Dreams Of Anne Frank

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anne and her family succeed in hiding from the Nazis for more than two years in an amsterdam attic

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1st Produced:
Polka, SW19, London    1992

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Samuel French, London, 1993   -

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Childrens Youth audience

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Enter Solly Gold

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music by Stanley Myers

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Wellingborough, Northamptonshire    1962

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in "Satan, Socialites, and Solly Gold", Coward McCann, New York, 1961   -

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Genre:
Jewish Drama

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Male:  7            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Ezra

Synopsis:
looks at the incarceration of the poet ezra Pound

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1st Produced:
New Half Moon, London    1981

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in "Plays 1" Oberon, London, 1999   -

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Genre:
Biographical

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Goodbye World

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Guildford, Surrey    1959

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Green Rabbi

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Hamlet Of Stepney Green, The

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the traditions of the Jewish community are shown influencing the contemporary life which it lives in the full blooded way characteristic of it

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1st Produced:
Playhouse, Oxford    1957

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evans, London, 1959   -

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Genre:
Jewish folk Drama

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Male:  7            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Home Sweet Honeycomb

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Kops, Bernard, Four Plays, 1964   -

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Social Drama

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Isaac Babel: Returning We Hear the Larks, Rogues And Vagabonds

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It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow

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written with John Goldschmidt, televised 1975

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London    1976

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Knocking On Heaven's Door

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Lemmings, The

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Kops, Bernard, Four Plays, 1964   -

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Genre:
Family Drama

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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More Out Than In

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Moss

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televised 1975

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On Margate Sands

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1st Produced:
Arts Centre, Nottingham    1980

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CV1

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Oberon Books, London, 2000   -

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Playing Sinatra

Synopsis:
grown up siblings resist their lonely future by living out their fantasies in the music of their idol, Frank Sinatra

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1st Produced:
Croydon, Surrey    1991

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Samuel French, London, 1992   -

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Simon At Midnight

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broadcast 1982

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Some Of these Days

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aka Sophie! Last of the Red hot Mamas

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London    1990

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Sophie the Last Of the Red Hot Mamas

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Genre:
Musical

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Stray Cats And Empty Bottles

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1st Produced:
Cambridge    1961

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Who Shall I Be Tomorrow?

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Greenwich, London    1992

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Genre:
Childrens Youth audience

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