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Frank Marcus

FRANK MARCUS  (1928 - 1996)

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Casarotto Ramsay and Associates Ltd  USA agent International Creative Management


Frank Marcus was born on June 28th 1928 in Breslau, Germany. He came to England in 1939 and was studying in Kent when he was evacuated to Shropshire due to the War. He studied at St Martin's School of Art from 1943 to 1944. He married Jacqueline Sylvester in 1951 and had two sons and a daughter.

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Anatol         Ballad Of Wilfred Ii         Beauty And The Beast         Blank Pages         Blind Date         Christmas Carol         Cleo         Formation Dancers, The         From Morning To Midnight         Guardsman, The         Keyholes         Killing Of Sister George, The         La Ronde         Man Who Bought A Battlefield         Merman Of Oxford, The         Merry-Go-Round         Minuet For Stuffed Birds         Mrs Mouse, Are You Within?         Notes On A Love Affair         Portrait Of The Artist         Studies Of The Nude         Weavers, The         Window, The



Anatol

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Original Playwright - Arthur Schnitzler

1st Produced:
Open Space, London    11 Feb 1976

Company:
presented by The Open Space Theatre with assistance from the Goethe Institute

1st Published:

Music:
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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Ballad Of Wilfred Ii

Synopsis:
A lonely widow invites an equally lonely librarian to share her life on the understanding he assumes her dead husband's identity

Notes:
aka Wilfred the Second

1st Produced:
Almost Free Theatre, London    1978

Company:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Beauty And The Beast

Synopsis:
beauty falls for beast etc

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Oxford    1975

Company:
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1st Published:
in "Plays of the Year 46", Elek, London, 1978   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Childrens Youth Audience

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Blank Pages

Synopsis:
a girl recounts her disastrous experiences as an au pair in France

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Soho Poly, London    1972

Company:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1973   -

Music:
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Genre:
Monologue Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Blind Date

Synopsis:
a blind date produces fruitless chatter as the characters go their separate ways, never in fact discovering they had intended to meet

Notes:
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1st Produced:

Company:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1977   -

Music:
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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Christmas Carol

Synopsis:
A young SOHO call girl mistakes Father Christmas for a fetish client.

Notes:
aka Carol's Christmas

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Company:
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Music:
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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Cleo

Synopsis:
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Notes:
aka Cleo And Max/David/Roy

1st Produced:
Bristol    1965

Company:
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1st Published:
in "London Magazine", February, 1966   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Formation Dancers, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
London    1964

Company:
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1st Published:
in "Plays Of The Year Vol.28", Elek, London, 1965   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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From Morning To Midnight

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Original Playwright - Georg Kaiser

1st Produced:
Poly, London    1987

Company:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Guardsman, The

Synopsis:
An old, theatrical warhorse, otherwise known as a 1911 sex-war comedy by the Hungarian playwright, Molnar. A flighty actress has her fidelity tested by an insecure actor-husband who decides to test her by donning a disguise and wooing her in the persona of a moustachioed, splendidly uniformed soldier

Notes:
Original Playwright - Ferenc Molnar

1st Produced:

Company:
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1st Published:
Eyre Methuen, London, 1978   -

Music:
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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Keyholes

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
New York    1973

Company:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Killing Of Sister George, The

Synopsis:
fictional character of radio soap is killed off much to the chagrin of actress playing the role

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Bristol    1965

Company:
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1st Published:
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1965   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy. - - Lesbian, full length

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  4            Other:  -

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La Ronde

Synopsis:
popular roundelay of love as practised in Old Vienna, each scene is interlinked

Notes:
Original Playwright - Arthur Schnitzler; Written in collaboration with Jacqueline Marcus

1st Produced:
London    1991

Company:
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1st Published:

Music:
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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Man Who Bought A Battlefield

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    1963

Company:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Merman Of Oxford, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario    1978

Company:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Mime

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Merry-Go-Round

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Original Playwright - Arthur Schnitzler, Aka Reigen-La-Ronde

1st Produced:
London    1952

Company:
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1st Published:
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1953   -

Music:
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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Minuet For Stuffed Birds

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
London    1950

Company:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Mrs Mouse, Are You Within?

Synopsis:
A woman finds she is pregnant after a dalliance with a black neighbour - who promptly leaves when he finds out. She has been engage for eight years to a boring man who does not understand and she dumps hi. When her Marxist landlord proposes she accepts

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Bristol    1968

Company:
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1st Published:
in "Plays of the Year 35", Elek, London, 1969   -

Music:
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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Notes On A Love Affair

Synopsis:
A novelist is writing a play but is getting nowhere with it. She deliberately sets up an ex-lover with an assistant at her dentists so that she can observe an affair and use it for the play

Notes:
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1st Produced:
London    1972

Company:
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1st Published:
in "Plays Of The Year Vol.42", Elek, London, 1973   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Portrait Of The Artist

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
London    1976

Company:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Mime

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Studies Of The Nude

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
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1st Produced:
London    1967

Company:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Weavers, The

Frank Marcus
Proletarian struggles

Notes:
Original Playwright - Gerhart Hauptmann

1st Produced:
London    1980

Company:
-

1st Published:
Methuen Drama    978-0413476302

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  28            Female:  11            Other:  -

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Window, The

Synopsis:
Psychological study of a blind voyeur, who hires a male nurse to watch through binoculars the activities of the girl in the flat opposite who had driven him to attempt suicide

Notes:
televised 1966

1st Produced:
Ambiance Lunchtime Theatre, London    1969

Company:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1968   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay, theme/character one act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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