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Tom Stoppard

TOM STOPPARD  (1937 - )

Nationality:    British
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Tom Stoppard was born in 1937 in CzechoslovakiA. His early years were spent in Singapore, India and, from 1946, England, after his mother married an officer in the British Army. Leaving school at seventeen, Stoppard worked as a reporter in Bristol, before moving to London to work as a Theatre critic and feature writer. During this period he began to write plays for radio and for the stage and published his only novel, Lord Malquist and Mr Moon. His first major success, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, was produced in London in 1967 at the Old Vic after critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival. Subsequent plays include Enter a Free Man, the Real Inspector Hound, Jumpers, Travesties, Night and Day, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (with Andre Previn), After Magritte, Dirty Linen, the Real Thing, Hapgood, Arcadia, Indian Ink and the Invention of Love. His radio plays include If You're Glad, I'll Be Frank, Albert's Bridge, Where Are they Now?, Artist Descending a Staircase, the Dog It Was That Died and In the Native State. Work for television includes Professional Foul and Squaring the Circle. His film credits include Empire of the Sun, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, which he also directed, Shakespeare in Love (with Marc Norman) and EnigmA. In August 2002 the Royal National Theatre in London premiered Stoppard's trilogy - Voyage, Shipwreck and Salvage - three sequential self-contained plays that comprise the Coast of Utopia

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        After Magritte         Albert's Bridge         Albert's Bridge Extended         Another Moon Called Earth         Arcadia         Artist Descending a Staircase         Boundary, The         Cahoot's Macbeth         Cherry Orchard         Coast Of Utopia, The         Dalliance         Dirty Linen         Dissolution Of Dominic Boot, The         Dog It Was That Died, The         Dogg's Hamlet         Dogg's Our Pet         Enter A Free Man         Every Good Boy Deserves Favour: A Play For Actors And Orchestra         Fifteen Minute Dogg's Troupe Hamlet, The         Gamblers, The         Hapgood         Henry IV         Heroes         House Of Bernarda Alba, The         If You're Glad I'll Be Frank         In the Native State         Indian Ink         Invention Of Love, The         Ivanov         Jumpers         Largo Desolato         Laws Of War, The         Love For Three Oranges, The         M Is For Moon Among Other Things         Neutral Ground         New-Found-Land         Night and Day         On Dover Beach         On the Razzle         Parade's End         Professional Foul         Real Inspector Hound, The         Real Thing, The         Rock 'N' Roll         Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead         Rough Crossing         Salvage         Seagull, The         Separate Peace, A         Shipwreck         Squaring the Circle: Poland 1980-81         Tango         Teeth         Travesties         Undiscovered Country         Voyage         Where Are they Now?



After Magritte

Synopsis:
farce as eccentric couple and his mother are arrested, minstrel show alibi does not exist and plot goes haywire

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
the Green Banana Restaurant, London    1970

Company:
Inter Action

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1971   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
farce One Act

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Albert's Bridge

Synopsis:
Albert is a bridge painter taking immense pride in 'his' bridge, play follows his life at home and work, until all collapse

Notes:
broadcast 1967

1st Produced:
Edinburgh Festival Fringe    1969

Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1969   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Albert's Bridge Extended

Synopsis:
Albert is a bridge painter taking immense pride in 'his' bridge, play follows his life at home and work, until all collapse

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1st Produced:
Edinburgh    1978

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Another Moon Called Earth

Synopsis:
an early version of Jumpers - nothing happens at random

Notes:
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1st Produced:
BBC TV    1967

Company:
-

1st Published:
in "the Dog It Was That Died and Other Plays", Faber and Faber, London, 1983   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
TV Play

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Arcadia

Arcadia
In 1809 at Sidley Park, the orderly classicism of Lady Croom's Capability Brown grounds is being turned into picturesque romantic chaos, as fashion dictates. In a Regency room overlooking the work is Lady Croom's brilliant adolescent daughter, Thomasina Coverly, with her tutor. they are interrupted by, among others, the amorous Lady Croom and Ezra Chater, a cuckold and minor poet, determined on satisfaction. 180 years later, in the same room, a corresponding group try to unravel the events of 1809 - with spectacularly wrong results.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Lyttelton, London    1993

Company:
National Theatre Company

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1993   978-0571169344

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy/Drama Comedy

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Artist Descending a Staircase

Synopsis:
Donner, Beauchamp and Martello three elderly avant-garde artists, have coexisted for over fifty years. the play opens with Beauchamp and Martello accusing each other of the murder of Donner. In a series of flashbacks from 1972 to 1914, the bickering trio are contrasted with their young counterparts. the pivot is Sophie, loved by each of them in different ways. In the play's final moments, the reality of Donner's death is revealed.

Notes:
Stage play: Old red Lion, London 03 Dec 2009

1st Produced:
BBC Radio    1972

Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1973   -

Music:
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Genre:
Radio Play

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Boundary, The

Synopsis:
Johnson is horrified to discover that his library, where he is working on his dictionary has been ransacked - even the body of his wife is buried

Notes:
written with Clive Exton

1st Produced:
BBC TV    1991

Company:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1991   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
TV Play

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  Fxtras

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Cahoot's Macbeth

Synopsis:
ingeniously abbreviates Shakespeare and combines it with linguistic jokes, political comment and farce

Notes:
written with Dogg's Hamlet

1st Produced:
Collegiate Theatre, Warwick    1979

Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1980   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Cherry Orchard

Cherry Orchard
Set at the turn of the 20th century, the Cherry Orchard follows Madame Ranevskaya, a once wealthy landowner, who returns home to Russia almost impoverished after five years abroad to find that her vast and beautiful cherry orchard is to be sold off because of her crippling debts. She ignores the insistent warnings and advice of Lopakhin, a peasant's son turned wealthy businessman, and instead seeks solace in the past.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov. the Bridge Project is A unique series of co-productions from Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), the Old Vic, And Neal Street Productions. Each year A single British/American company will perform classic works At BAM And At the Old Vic, And make several international visits. In year one, the company will travel to Auckland, Singapore, Madrid, Recklinghausen, And Epidaurus

1st Produced:
BAM Harvey Theatre, NY    2009

Company:
the Bridge Project

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 2009
Samuel French, Inc - New York (2011) >>>    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Coast Of Utopia, The

Synopsis:
Beginning in mid-19th century Russia during the repressive reign of Tsar Nicholas I, Tom Stoppard's sweeping epic spans a period of 30 years as it tells the panoramic story of a group of Russian writers, headed by the radical theorist and editor Alexander Herzen (to be played by Brian F. O'Byrne), the novelist Ivan Turgenev (Jason Butler Harner), the literary critic Vissarion Belinsky (Billy Crudup), the aristocrat-turned-anarchist Michael Bakunin (Ethan Hawke) and the poet Nicholas Ogarev (Josh Hamilton), who lead a band of like-minded countrymen in a revolutionary movement in which they strive to change and fix a political system by using their minds as their only weapon.
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Notes:
Three Plays : Voyage, Shipwreck, Salvage

1st Produced:

Company:
National Theatre Company

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 2006   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Trilogy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  Large Cast

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Dalliance

Synopsis:
the workings of Viennese society in the 1890's, setting the upper class stylised codes of behaviour against their effects in practice on human relationships

Notes:
Original Playwright - Arthur Schnitzler

1st Produced:

Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1986   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Dirty Linen

Dirty Linen
concerns the investigation of a select Committee into the moral standards of the House of Commons

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Almost Free Theatre, London    1976

Company:
Inter Action

1st Published:
Inter-Action Inprint, London, 1976   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Dissolution Of Dominic Boot, The

Synopsis:
man travels around London in Taxi trying to raise enough money to pay fare

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
BBC Radio    1964

Company:
-

1st Published:
in "the Dog It Was That Died and Other Plays", Faber and Faber, London, 1983   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
15 min radio play One Act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Dog It Was That Died, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
BBC Radio    1982

Company:
-

1st Published:
in "the Dog It Was That Died and Other Plays", Faber and Faber, London, 1983   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Radio Play

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Dogg's Hamlet

Synopsis:
Two linked plays explore variations on a theme in Shakespear6s Hamlet.

Notes:
written with Cahoot's Macbeth

1st Produced:
Collegiate Theatre, Warwick    1979

Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1980   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Dogg's Our Pet

Synopsis:
derives from an idea by Wittgenstein whereby two different languages could for a short time be happily coincident

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Almost free Theatre, London    1971

Company:
Inter Action

1st Published:
in "Ten of the Best", Inter-Action Imprint, London, 1979   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Enter A Free Man

Synopsis:
George Riley refuses unemployment on the grounds that he is inventing, unfortunately. . .

Notes:
aka the Preservation of George Riley, Aka A Walk On Water (Hampstead 1964), televised by ITV1963

1st Produced:
Hamburg    1964

Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1968   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Every Good Boy Deserves Favour: A Play For Actors And Orchestra

Every Good Boy Deserves Favour: A Play For Actors And Orchestra
the relative positions of a political prisoner and mental patient in a Soviet Asylum are assessed.

Notes:
music Andre Previn

1st Produced:
Festival Hall, London    Jul 1977

Company:

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1978   0-571-11226-9

Music:
Original cast recording: RCA (BK:12855) 1978

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Genre:
Satire

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Fifteen Minute Dogg's Troupe Hamlet, The

Synopsis:
the action takes place at a shortened version of Elsinore Castle

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
London    1976

Company:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1978   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Gamblers, The

Synopsis:
This kid is sleeping in an American Flag. . ..and there's four people on stage who keep shifting their legs and talking

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Drama Department, Bristol University    1965

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Hapgood

Synopsis:
Stoppard credited John le Carre as the impetus for this espionage mystery for the stage, which combines international espionage, particle physics, and a pair famous KGB twins as the female British spymaster Hapgood untangles a web of double and triple agents in her own agency.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1988   -

Music:
-

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Male:  7            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Henry IV

Synopsis:
An Italian nobleman falls from his horse during a pageant. When he comes round, he believes he's the medieval German Emperor, King Henry IV. For twenty years he lives this illusion but today a plot is being hatched to shock him out of this 'madness' and into the twenty-first century.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Luigi Pirandello

1st Produced:

Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 2004   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Translation

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Heroes

Synopsis:
It's 1959 and Philippe, Gustave and Henri, three veterans from the first world war, dream of making their escape from the soldiers' home, if not to Indochina then at least as far as the poplar trees on the hill.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Gerald Sibleyras (Le Vent des Peupliers)

1st Produced:
Wyndhams, London    2005

Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 2005   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  -            Other:  -

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House Of Bernarda Alba, The

Synopsis:
the problems of five women whose mother keeps them under strict subjection and prevents them from marrying because there are no suitors of the right class

Notes:
Original Playwright - Federico Garcia Lorca

1st Produced:
Greenwich Theatre, London    1973

Company:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  11            Other:  extras

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If You're Glad I'll Be Frank

Synopsis:
Man realises that the voice on the speaking clock is that of his long lost wife in this satire on man's servitude to the clock

Notes:
broadcast 1966

1st Produced:
Edinburgh Festival Fringe    1969

Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1969   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  5            Other:  -

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In the Native State

Synopsis:
a young poet, travelling in India has her portrait painted by a local artist, fifty years later his son visits her in London

Notes:
Dramatised As Indian Ink

1st Produced:
BBC Radio    21 Apr 1991

Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1991   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Radio Play

Parts:
Male:  15            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Indian Ink

Synopsis:
Flora Crewe, a young poet travelling India in 1930, has her portrait painted by a local artist. More than fifty years later, the artist's son visits Flora's sister in London while her would-be biographer is following a cold trail in India. the alternation of place and period in Tom Stoppard's play (based on his radio play 'In the Native State') makes for a rich and moving exploration of intimate lives set against one of the great shifts of history, the emergence of the Indian sub-continent from the grip of Empire.

Notes:
-

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Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1995   -

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-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  15            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Invention Of Love, The

Synopsis:
it is 1936 and A E Houseman is being ferried across the Styx, glad to be dead at last. His memories, however, are Dramatically, if confusedly alive

Notes:
A E Houseman, Walter Pater, Oscar Wilde.

1st Produced:

Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1997   -

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-

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Genre:
Play Biographical. - - Gay/Lesbian, historical characters

Parts:
Male:  22            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Ivanov

Synopsis:
a landowner in the mother of all mid-life crises

Notes:
Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov

1st Produced:
Wyndhams, London    2008

Company:
Donmar Warehouse Production

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  12            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Jumpers

Jumpers
the Incredible Radical Liberal Jumpers are a team of acrobatic professors of philosophy, whose absurd gymnastic displays reflect a bewildering world where logic has confounded belief in moral absolutes. In this dark, exuberant comedy, Stoppard brilliantly parodies the philosophy lecture, the detective thriller, the comedy of manners and the Whitehall farce, to follow a philosopher's doomed flight to prove the existence of God in the face of an indifferent universe.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
National at the Old Vic, London    1972

Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1972   978-0571099771

Music:
-

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Comedy

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Male:  14            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Largo Desolato

Synopsis:
Professor lives in constant fear because of his refUSAl to denounce his work; chilling account of life in a totalitarian state

Notes:
Original Playwright - Vaclav Havel

1st Produced:
Bristol    1986

Company:
-

1st Published:
Grove Press, New York, 1987   -

Music:
-

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Adaptation

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Male:  9            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Laws Of War, The

Synopsis:
London's burning! A civil war is raging in modern England threatening to turn the land of cricket, and warm beer into a hell of displaced people, rape, child soldiers and warlord militias where violence is trumps, and the laws of war are screwed up and used to light the campfires. Human Rights Watch applies the skills it has learned in Sri Lanka, Georgia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo to this blessed plot, this realm, this England.

Notes:
Written by (in Alphabetical order) Richard Bean, Aschlin Ditta, David Grossman, Kate Hardie, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Polly Stenham, Tom Stoppard, Jack Thorne And debbie tucker green

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Company:
Cries from the Heart 2016

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-   -

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-

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Play/Drama

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Male:  13            Female:  9            Other:  -

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Love For Three Oranges, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
from opera by Prokofiev

1st Produced:
on tour    1983

Company:
-

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-   -

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-

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Adaptation

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M Is For Moon Among Other Things

Synopsis:
three people reading independently share their thoughts to little avail

Notes:
broadcast 1964

1st Produced:
Richmond, Surrey    1977

Company:
-

1st Published:
in "the Dog It Was That Died and Other Plays", Faber and Faber, London, 1983   -

Music:
-

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Neutral Ground

Synopsis:
transference of the classical myth of Phiocetes to the Iron Curtain cold war

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Granada TV    1968

Company:
-

1st Published:
in "the Dog It Was That Died and Other Plays", Faber and Faber, London, 1983   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Screenplay

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  1            Other:  extras

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New-Found-Land

New-Found-Land
dialogue between two Home Office officials with a tour-de-force speech on America by one of them

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Almost Free Theatre, London    1976

Company:
Inter Action

1st Published:
Inter-Action Inprint, London, 1976   -

Music:
-

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Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Night and Day

Synopsis:
Freedom of the press explored through revolution in Africa and a London newspaper strike.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Phoenix Theatre, London    1978

Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1978   -

Music:
-

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Play/Drama

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Male:  6            Female:  1            Other:  1b extra

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-

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On Dover Beach

On Dover Beach
-

Notes:
-

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-    -

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-

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-

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Genre:
Radio Play

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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On the Razzle

On the Razzle
Two workers in search of wine, women, mirth and laughter try to avoid their employer as they gallivant through Vienna.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Johann Nestroy (Einen Jus wer er sich machen)

1st Produced:
Edinburgh    1981

Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1981   978-0571164011

Music:
-

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Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  15            Female:  9            Other:  -

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Parade's End

Parade's End
Tom Stoppard's Dramatization for BBC TV of Parade's End by Ford Madox Ford will bring new readers to the novel as well as giving Stoppard's audience much that is original to his inventive version of a masterwork of modernist English literature. This is the story of Christopher Tietjens, the 'last Tory', his beautiful, disconcerting wife Sylvia, and the virginal young suffragette Valentine Wannop who completes this triangle of love among the English upper class before and during the Great War. Parade's End is a five-part Drama, directed by Susanna White, with Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall and Adelaide Clemens. This edition includes bonus scenes which were not broadcast, an introductory essay by Tom Stoppard, and a selection of stills from the production as well as photographs taken on location.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
BBC TV    2012

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-

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Music:
-

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TV Play

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Professional Foul

Synopsis:
travel to Prague on behalf of "persecuted professors

Notes:
televised 1977

1st Produced:
BBC TV    Sep 1977

Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1978   0-571-11226-9

Music:
-

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TV Play

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Male:  18            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Real Inspector Hound, The

Synopsis:
A play within a play as the one affects the critics who've come to review it.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Criterion, London    1968

Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1968   -

Music:
-

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One Act

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Real Thing, The

Real Thing, The
Playwright's tremulous marriage to an actress is reflected in his life and work. the opening scene shows cuckolded husband Max remorsefully deconstructing the alibi of his wife, Charlotte, as she tries to sustain the fiction of having been in Geneva. In scene two, we see Charlotte bedded in with her new paramour, playwright Peter. But when Max breezes in for Sunday brunch with wife Annie, the construct is revealed: Max and Charlotte were playing characters in a Drama written by Peter. But then Peter falls for Annie and things begin to get very Stoppardian indeed.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Strand Theatre, London    1982

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-

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-

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Rock 'N' Roll

Synopsis:
the play is, amongst many other things, a hym to pan. It starts in a Cambridge garden in 1968 with a piper playing the Syd Barrett song, Golden Hair. It ends in Prague in 1990 with the film of a Rolling Stones concert led by Mick jagger. And, although Stoppard's play deals with Marxism, materialism and Sapphic poetry, it is above all a celebration of the pagan spirit embodied by rock n' roll.
Michael Billington, Guardian

Notes:
-

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Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 2006   -

Music:
-

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Play/Drama

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Male:  6            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is a play which, as it were, takes place in the wings of Hamlet, and finds both humour and poignancy in the situation of the ill-fated attendant lords.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Cranston Street Hall, Edinburgh Festival    1966

Company:
Oxford Theatre Group

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1967   978-0571081820

Music:
-

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Existential Comedy

Parts:
Male:  35            Female:  6            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Theatre Record Volume XXXI (2011) Issue 11 Page 594

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Rough Crossing

Rough Crossing
wittily parodies thirties musicals as composers et al try to finish the writing of the play during the course of an Atlantic crossing

Notes:
Original Playwright - Ferenc Molnar (Play At the Castle)

1st Produced:
London    1984

Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1981   978-0571164011

Music:
-

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Male:  5            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Salvage

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Part 3 of the Coast of Utopia trilogy

1st Produced:

Company:
National Theatre Company

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 2002   -

Music:
-

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Seagull, The

Synopsis:
the Seagull, a spectacular failure on its first appearance, was the play which, on its second, established Anton Chekhov as an important and revolutionary Dramatist. Here, amid 'the weariness of life in the country', the famous actress Arkadina presides over a household riven with desperate love, with dreams of success and dread of failure. It is her son, Konstantin, who one day shoots a seagull; it is the novelist, Trigorin, who will one day write the story of the seagull so casually killled; but it is Nina, 'the seagull' herself, whose life to come will rewrite the story.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Anton Chekhov

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Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1997   -

Music:
-

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Male:  7            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Separate Peace, A

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
BBC TV    1966

Company:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1977   -

Music:
-

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-

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Shipwreck

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Part 2 of the Coast of Utopia trilogy

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Company:
National Theatre Company

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 200   -

Music:
-

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Squaring the Circle: Poland 1980-81

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
BBC TV    1984

Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1984   -

Music:
-

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Tango

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Original Playwright - Slawomir Mrozek, translated by Nicholas Bethell

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Company:

1st Published:
Cape, London, 1968   -

Music:
-

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Adaptation

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Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Teeth

Synopsis:
affairs with the dentist's wife are bound to lead to trouble - "All round him there are smiles like broken-down brooms"

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
BBC TV    1967

Company:
-

1st Published:
in "the Dog It Was That Died and Other Plays", Faber and Faber, London, 1983   -

Music:
-

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TV Play

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Travesties

Synopsis:
Period 1918 an extravaganza of political history, literary pastiche, and Wildean parody, introducing Dadaist Tristan Tzara and Lenin his wife

Notes:
-

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Company:

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1975   -

Music:
-

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Comedy

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Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Undiscovered Country

Synopsis:
the workings of Viennese society in the 1890's, setting the upper class stylised codes of behaviour against their effects in practice on human relationships

Notes:
Original Playwright - Arthur Schnitzler

1st Produced:

Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1980   -

Music:
-

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Adaptation

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Male:  16            Female:  11            Other:  1b 1g

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Voyage

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Part 1 of the Coast of Utopia trilogy

1st Produced:

Company:
National Theatre Company

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 2002   -

Music:
-

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Where Are they Now?

Synopsis:
two inter cut locations School Dinner 1945 and remembrances of it at Old boys Dinner 1969

Notes:
broadcast 1970

1st Produced:
BBC SchoolsRadio    1970

Company:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1973   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Radio Drama

Parts:
Male:  11            Female:  2            Other:  -

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