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Elaine May

ELAINE MAY

  (1932 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    Creative Artists Agency CA  

Elaine May's plays including theatres, agent, synopses, cast sizes, production and published dates

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Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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below is a list of Elaine May's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Adaptation         Adult Entertainment         After the Night And the Music         Evening With Mike Nichols And Elaine May, An         Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May, An         George Is Dead         Hotline         In And Out Of the Light         Matter Of Position, A         Mike Nichols and Elaine May: Together Again on Broadway         Mr Gogol And Mr Preen         Not Enough Rope         Power Plays         Roger Is Dead         Taller Than A Dwarf         Way Of All Fish, The



Adaptation

Synopsis:
This is a contest, played like Parcheesi, in which the contestant advances or is sent back through the seven ages of man. the Author has written a parody of life with such incisiveness that it becomes like Swift in its barbs. the play creates a picture of man from birth until death, with all its madness, with all its familiarity and with all its nonsense. What's more, a quartet consisting of the games master, the male players and the female players assist the incomparable contestant from "mewling infant" to "second childishness and mere oblivion." Incident after incident makes you laugh and suddenly makes you stop and think that maybe you're laughing at yourself.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
-     1969

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Dramatists Play Service, NY,    -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy One Act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Adult Entertainment

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After the Night And the Music

Synopsis:
Described as a one-acter preceded by a curtain raiser and four monologues. "Curtain Raiser" - at a dance hall a woman tells a man that she can only lead when dancing. In "Giving Up Smoking". - four monologues: Joanne waits to her from her date; her best friend Sherman waits to hear from his boyfriend, Gavin whilst his mother is dying of cancer but is optimistic. And there is Mel who always dumps the woman before she gets emotionally entangled. In "Swing Time" Mitzi's friends are upset to learn that she has a private line telephone and she has not given them the number.

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1st Produced:
Manhatten Theater Club, New York     2005

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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Gay, theme/character full length

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Evening With Mike Nichols And Elaine May, An

Synopsis:
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1st Produced:
-     1960

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Sketches Sketch

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May, An

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Written by Mike Nichols and Elaine May; Incidental music by William Goldenberg

1st Produced:
John Golden Theatre, NY     01 Oct 1960

Organisations:
Nine O'Clock Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Genre:
concert

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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George Is Dead

Synopsis:
In GEORGE IS DEAD, Elaine May explores the hilarity of death.

Notes:
part of Relatively Speaking is the collective title for three one Act plays by Ethan Coen, Elaine May And Woody Allen

1st Produced:
Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036     21 Oct 2011

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in Relatively Speaking, Dramatists Play Service, NY,    978-0822226321

Music:
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Genre:
One Act comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Hotline

Synopsis:
Woman takes her mounting troubles to the novice ears of a suicide hotline operator.

Notes:
part of Deathe Defying Acts

1st Produced:
Off Broadway, New York    

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

Music:
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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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In And Out Of the Light

Synopsis:
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1st Published:
Contained in: "Power Plays" published by Samuel French Inc, New York   978-0573626982

Music:
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Matter Of Position, A

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-     1962

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
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Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Mike Nichols and Elaine May: Together Again on Broadway

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Written by Mike Nichols and Elaine May

1st Produced:
Broadway, NY     1992

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
concert

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Mr Gogol And Mr Preen

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-     1991

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Parts:
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Not Enough Rope

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
-     1962

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Power Plays

Synopsis:
about a collision of wills

Notes:
Original Playwright - Bertolt Brecht; Written in collaboration with Kyra Dietz

1st Produced:
New York    

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

Music:
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Genre:
3 1 Act Plays One Act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Roger Is Dead

Synopsis:
A socialite wife of a Right Wing Republican is being taken to a fund raising do but ends up at the home of an ex-employee of her husband

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Taller Than A Dwarf

Synopsis:
Everything gets to be too much for Howard so he takes to his bed and refuses to get up

Notes:
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1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, New York   -

Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  1 boy

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Way Of All Fish, The

Synopsis:
A lowly secretary attempts to extort her rich, high society boss by claiming homicidal aspirations.

Notes:
part of Criminal Acts An evening of three comedic one-act plays About crooks And liars

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Stage 4 Theater Company

1st Published:
Contained in: "Power Plays" published by Samuel French Inc, New York   978-0573626982

Music:
-

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Genre:
comedy One Act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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