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Wolf Mankowitz

WOLF MANKOWITZ

  (1924 - 1998)

Nationality:    English
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Mankowitz was the son of a Russian-Jewish bookseller in the east end of London, a prolific Dramatist, journalist, novelist and screenwriter. Play rights are held by the estate of Wolf Mankowitz, 26 Pembridge Square, London W2 4eH

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        Baby, The         Belle; or, The Ballad Of Dr Crippen         Bespoke Overcoat, The         Boychik, The         Expresso Bongo         Hebrew Lesson, The         Irish Hebrew Lesson, The         Iron Butterflies         It Should Happen To A Dog         Jack Shepherd         Last Of the Cheesecake, The         Make Me An Offer         Mighty Hunter, The         Passion Flower Hotel         Pickwick         Samson And Delilah         Samson Riddle, The



Baby, The

Baby, The
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Notes:
Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov; televised 1954

1st Produced:
London    1981

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "Five One-act Plays", Evans, London, 1955   -

Music:
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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Belle; or, The Ballad Of Dr Crippen

Belle; or, The Ballad Of Dr Crippen
Music Hall artiste Belle ellmore disappears. Her mild mannered husband - Doctor Crippen is perplexed. then he too disappears along with his secretary ethel Le Neve. the police dig in the cellar of his house and discover human remains.

Notes:
Written in collaboration with Wolf Mankowitz music by Monty Norman

1st Produced:
Strand Theatre, London    04 May 1961

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: TeR (1048) 1961

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Bespoke Overcoat, The

Synopsis:
whimsical story of two old tailors

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Arts Theatre, London    25 Jun 1953

Organisations:
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1st Published:
French, London, 1953   -

Music:
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Play One act

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Wearing - the London Stage 53.126

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Boychik, The

Synopsis:
The failed director of a Yiddish theatre in London's East End anxiously awaits the return of his son - The Boychik from America. But when he arrives he is only interested in hamburgers, ice-cream and gambling. A great disappointment to his father he leaves for Australia

Notes:
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1st Produced:
London    1954

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Expresso Bongo

Expresso Bongo
Sleazy music promoter Johnny is in an expresso coffee bar. He notices that girls are very taken with singer/bongo player Herbert Rudge. Herbert is not very bright. Johnny signs him up changes his name to Bongo Herbert and gets him a record contract. He becomes an enormous success and other sleazy types in the music industry latch on to him

Notes:
book by Wolf Mankowitz; lyrica And book by Julian More; music And lyrics by David Heneker And Monty Norman; Adapted from Mankowitz story

1st Produced:
Theatre Royal, Nottingham    25 Mar 1958

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Evans, London, 1960   -

Music:
Original cast recording: aeI (10020) 1958

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  15            Female:  8            Other:  extras

Further Reference:
Wearing - the London Stage 58.89

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Hebrew Lesson, The

Synopsis:
an old Jew helps a young man escape during the Irish "Troubles" of 1921

Notes:
This play was first produced As A film entitled the Irish Hebrew Lesson in 1972, And won the Cork International Critics Prize

1st Produced:
Almost Free Theatre, London    1978

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Evans Bros, London, 1976   -

Music:
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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Irish Hebrew Lesson, The

Synopsis:
Period 1921 Ireland, elderly Jew is interrupted by young man fleeing from the Black & Tans during the troubles whom he saves

Notes:
aka the Hebrew Lesson

1st Produced:
Colonnades Theatre Lab, Ny    1980

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

Music:
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Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Iron Butterflies

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Albuquerque, New Mexico    1985

Organisations:
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1st Published:
two acts in "adam International Review", London, 1984   -

Music:
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It Should Happen To A Dog

It Should Happen To A Dog
serio-comic strip' faithful to the story of Jonah, a prophet without honour in his own country

Notes:
televised 1955 by BBC cast of 2 men

1st Produced:
Margate    1962

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "Five One-act Plays", Evans, London, 1955   -

Music:
-

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Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Jack Shepherd

Synopsis:
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Notes:
written by Wolf Mankowitz; music by Monty Norman

1st Produced:
Edinburgh    1972

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Last Of the Cheesecake, The

Last Of the Cheesecake, The
bitter litle marital comedy

Notes:
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1st Produced:
London    1956

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "Five One-act Plays", Evans, London, 1955   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One act

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Make Me An Offer

Make Me An Offer
Portobello Road - Charlie is on the look out for a rare piece of Wedgwood China - a green Portland vase

Notes:
televised 1952, music And lyrics by Monty Norman And David Heneker; book by Wolf Mankowitz

1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
2 act musical

Parts:
Male:  12            Female:  6            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Wearing - the London Stage 59.222

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Mighty Hunter, The

Mighty Hunter, The
and folk sources to tell the moral story of the successful man who forgets that he remains a man

Notes:
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1st Produced:
New Lindsay, London    25 Jul 1956

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in "Five One-act Plays", Evans, London, 1955   -

Music:
-

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Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Passion Flower Hotel

Passion Flower Hotel
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Notes:
Based on the novel by Rosalind erskine. Music by John Barry; lyrics by Trevor Peacock; book by Wolf Mankowitz

1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Pickwick

Pickwick
Setting: In and around London and Rochester. 1827

Notes:
Music by Cyril Ornadel; Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse; Book by Wolf Mankowitz; Based on "the Pickwick Papers" by Charles Dickens

1st Produced:
Saville Theatre, London    1963

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French Ltd, London   978-0573080852

Music:
Original cast recording: Philips (6382070) 1963

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
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Samson And Delilah

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    1978

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Samson Riddle, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
aka Samson And Delilah

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Dublin Drama Festival

1st Published:
Valentine Mitchell, London, 1972   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
3 acts and essay Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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