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Barbara Vann

BARBARA VANN  

Nationality:    USA
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below is a list of Barbara Vann's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Balcony, The         Finnegan's Wake         Glowworm         Invitation To the Chateau, An         Mr Shakespeare & Mr Porter         Mummers' Play, A: Prince George and the Dragon



Balcony, The

Synopsis:
controversial portrait of power and intimacy, the Balcony is set in an unnamed monarchy on the brink of a bloody revolution. But life is sweet at the Grand Balcony, a brothel and 'palace of illusions' where men come to indulge their secret fantasies. Inside, the Madame and her girls assist customers in play-acting a variety of roles: a judge inflicting punishment on a beautiful thief, a bishop dealing with a sinner, a general meditating on his relationship with his horse (played by a bridled actress). Fantasy and reality become intertwined when the exploding revolution claims the lives of the country's leaders and the Police Chief replaces them with their counterparts from the brothel
nytheatre.com

Notes:
Original Playwright - Jean Genet

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  6            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Finnegan's Wake

Synopsis:
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Notes:
adaptation of James Joyce's novel, scripted by Barbara Vann; Music by Chris McGlumphy

1st Produced:
Medicine Show theatre
549 West 52nd Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10019    2003

Organisations:
Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Glowworm

Synopsis:
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Notes:
A synthesis of Lorenzaccio by Alfred du Musset And Suzanne et la Pacifique by Jean Giraudoux

1st Produced:
Medicine Show theatre
549 West 52nd Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10019    1975

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Translation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Invitation To the Chateau, An

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Original Playwright - Jean Anouilh

1st Produced:
Medicine Show theatre
549 West 52nd Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10019    1989

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Translation

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Mr Shakespeare & Mr Porter

Synopsis:
revival of Mr. Shakespeare & Mr. Porter, the critically-acclaimed melding of the timeless plays of William Shakespeare with the music and lyrics of Broadway great Cole Porter. the production features two different evenings of mini-musicals: Volume 1 ("Hamlet," "Macbeth" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream") runs November 13 - 23; Volume 2 ("Measure for Measure," "Richard III" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream")
- press release

Notes:
adapted by Barbara Vann, music And lyrics by Cole Porter

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  large cast

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Mummers' Play, A: Prince George and the Dragon

Synopsis:
the show harkens back to the medieval English tradition of mumming, where a band of players would bring laughter and merriment to the crowds as dark nights grew colder and longer. For Spring to bloom, a ritual battle and death would occur, followed by a resurrection and a riotous marriage ceremony.
- nytheatre.com

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Medicine Show theatre
549 West 52nd Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10019    20 Dec 2012

Organisations:
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1st Published:
the show harkens back to the medieval English tradition of mumming, where a band of players would bring laughter and merriment to the crowds as dark nights grew colder and longer. For Spring to bloom, a ritual battle and death would occur, followed by a resurrection and a riotous marriage ceremony.   -

Music:
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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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