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Julian Mitchell

JULIAN MITCHELL  (1935 - )

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    United Agents  represented by Carol MacArthur

(Charles) Julian (Humphrey) Mitchell. Born: Epping, Essex, 1935. Education: Winchester College, Hampshire, 1948-53; Wadham College, Oxford, B.A. 1958; St. Antony's College, Oxford, M.A. 1962. Military Service: Served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, 1953-55: Midshipman. Career: Member, Arts Council Literature Panel, 1966-69; formerly, Governor, Chelsea School of Art, London; chair, Welsh Arts Council Drama Committee, 1988-92. Lives in Gwent, Wales. Awards: Harkness fellowship, 1959; Rhys Memorial prize, 1965; Maugham award, 1966; International Critics prize, for television play, 1977; Christopher award, for television play, 1977 (U.S.A.); Florio prize, for translation, 1980; Society of West End Theatre award, 1982.
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        Adelina Patti, Queen Of Song         After Aida; Or, Verdi's Messiah         Another Country         August         Enemy Within, The         Evils Of Tobacco, The         Falling Over England         Family And A Fortune, A         Family Business         Francis         Good Soldier, The         Half-Life         Henry IV         Heritage And Its History, A         Welsh Boy, The



Adelina Patti, Queen Of Song

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Swansea    1987

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After Aida; Or, Verdi's Messiah

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Another Country

Another Country
Julian Mitchell's much-acclaimed play is set in an English public school in the early 1930s. the two central characters are outsiders: Guy Bennett, coming to terms with homosexuality, and Tommy Judd, a committed Marxist. 'In this subtle absorbing and deceptive play, Julian Mitchell persuasively examines the seeds of tribal snobberies sown in the pre-war heyday of the British public school and reaped today in a harvest of spy scandals in top places.' Daily Mail

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Amber Lane Press, Ambergate, Derbyshire, 1982   978-0906399316

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Play/Drama. - - Gay, full length

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August

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Chekhov's eloquent study of languid Russian landowners has been transposed by Julian Mitchell to Victorian north Wales in this stunning adaptation, which dispenses with many of the alienating Russian principles-confusing patronymics-and theatrical cliches -birch forests and samovars -that characterise most modern British productions. Anthony Hopkins played Ieuan Davies in the acclaimed original production for theatr Clwyd in 1994.

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Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov (Uncle Vanya)

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Enemy Within, The

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anorexia turns to urban terrorism in a Regent's Park Terrace. Three generations of internecine family warfare

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Thorndike Theatre, Leatherhead, Surrey    1980

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Evils Of Tobacco, The

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Ivan Ivanovitch's monologue lecture on the Evils of Tobacco

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Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov; Translated by Ronald Hingley

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London    1987

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Falling Over England

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chronicle of a British family over three generations from 1945, through the Suez crisis of 1956 to the present asking questions about the relationship between old and young in a country in decline

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Family And A Fortune, A

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under the veneer of somewhat shabby Edwardian gentility is a simmering brew of family tensions and self centred individual ambitions rising to the surface when a fortune is received

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from novel by Ivy Compton-Burnett

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Samuel French, London, 1976   -

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Family Business

Family Business
Retired entrepreneur William invites his four grown-up children to visit his beautiful converted barn in the Welsh Borders to celebrate his birthday. they all join with Williams carer Solomon to toast another year, but each of them has their own business in mind...Warm, intelligent, witty and moving, Family Business is the world premiere production of Julian Mitchells new play, looking at the complex relationships that underpin family life.

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Oberon Books (2011) >>>    978-1849430951

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Francis

Francis
pictures St Francis as a man whose inspiration could never come to terms with the real world

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Amber Lane Press, Oxford, 1984   978-0906399538

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Genre:
Historical Play

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Good Soldier, The

Good Soldier, The
the Good Soldier, a tale of deceit, delusion, and disintegrating marriage in pre-war Britain. Two seemingly upstanding couples find their friendships enveloped by scandal and tragedy, as the facade of wealth and privilege falls away and details of their indiscretions emerge.A fasinating new stage adaptation from an award winning writer.

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Adapted by Julian Mitchell from Ford Madox Ford

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Oberon Books, London >>>    978-1849430203

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Half-Life

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famous archaeologist whose work has been shown by the latest scientific methods to be based on false premises examines his whole life in consequence

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Original Playwright - Dario Fo; written in collaboration with A M Giugn

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Heinemann, London, 1977   -

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Henry IV

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a young aristocrat is convinced he is the Emperor Henry IV, despite best efforts he realises he is trapped in the role for the rest of his life

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Original Playwright - Luigi Pirandello (Enrico IV)

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Heritage And Its History, A

Heritage And Its History, A
Simon Challoner covets the estate of his elderly uncle, but his adultery with the uncle's new young wife results in his own displacement as his uncle's heir, and near-incest in the next generation.

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from novel by Ivy Compton-Burnett

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Oxford    1965

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in "Plays Of the Year Vol.30", Elek, London, 1966   -

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Welsh Boy, The

Welsh Boy, The
the Welsh Boy is a scintillating rediscovery of one of the hidden gems of eighteenth century literature and brings back to life a true story of passionate love and outrageous sexual scandal in the sleepy provincial town of Ross-on -Wye. Jem Parry is blessed with a wonderful singing voice that has allowed him to escape his humble origins in South Wales. Mary Powell is the richest heiress in the district - also its loveliest, and its most daring. When Mary engages Jem as her music master their lessons at the spinet turn into tutorials in the most heavenly pleasures. But love is one thing, sex another and marriage yet a third.

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Adapted from the True Anti-Pamela by James Parry (1741)

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Oberon Books (2012) >>>    978-1849434553

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  doubling

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