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Timberlake Wertenbaker

TIMBERLAKE WERTENBAKER

  (1951 - )

Nationality:    USA
email:    n/a     Website:    n/a

Literary Agent:    Casarotto Ramsay and Associates Ltd  

Timberlake Wertenbaker, an American-born European who writes for the British stage, is an experimental Dramatist, adaptor, translator, and radio Dramatist. Central topics in her work are the efforts of individuals, particularly women: pursuing quests, seeking change, breaking boundaries, and constructing or challenging gender roles. A central technique is the revisioning of actual or imaginary lives from the past, sometimes remote in place as well as in time

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        Abel's Sister         After Darwin         Ant and the Cicada, The         Antigone         Arden City         Ash Girl, The         Break Of Day, The         Breaking Through         Britannicus         Case to Answer         Cinderella  the Ash Girl         Come Tu Mi Vuoi         Credible Witness         Diameira         Dispute, La         False Admissions         Filumena         Galileo's Daughter         Grace of Mary Traverse, The         Happy Ending         Hecuba         Hippolytus         Home Leave         Inside Out         Jefferson's Garden         Jenufa         Leocadia         Line, The         Love Of the Nightingale, The         Memory Of Gold, The         Mephisto         New Anatomies         Oedipus at Colonus         Oedipus Tyrannos         Our Ajax         Our Country's Good         Pelleas and Melisande         Second Sentence         Successful Strategies         Thebans, The         Third, The         This Is No Place For Tallulah Bankhead         Three Birds Alighting On a Field         Variations         Vigil, The         We Sell Right         What Is the Custom Of Your Grief         Wild Orchids



Abel's Sister

Synopsis:
disabled character damaged in womb whereas her twin brother was not shows the theme of families stifling their members

Notes:
based on material by Yolande Bourcier

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After Darwin

Synopsis:
It's 1831 and the naturalist Charles Darwin is to travel with Robert FitzRoy into uncharted waters off the coast of South America aboard the Beagle. So far, so factual. But for Millie, Ian and Tom, getting to grips with a 1998 stage version of events includes uncovering the polarities both in and between their own lives. the exploration of nineteenth-century philosophical tensions, with the staunch solidity of FitzRoy's Christian ideals sparring with Darwin's slowly dawning radical vision, provokes unsuspected emotions in the present-day director and actors.

Notes:
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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1998   -

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-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  5            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Ant and the Cicada, The

Synopsis:
A mysterious investor has set his sights on a prime piece of Greek real estate. Owned by two sisters whose lives and beliefs are at odds, and with debts rising all the time, the property's future is uncertain. In a Greek tragedy, everybody loses. Through the struggle between two very different sisters for control of their family home, Timberlake Wertenbaker's new play explores why we are willing to let the home of art and democracy crumble as the rest of Europe looks on.

Notes:
part of "Midsummer Mischief"

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Genre:
short play 70 min

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Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Antigone

Synopsis:
Following years of oppressive rule and violent insurgency, the Middle Eastern city-state of thebes has arrived at a crisis-point. Two brothers, both terrorist bandits, have killed each other in a bloody battle just outside the city. the new ruler, General Kreon, calls in the West to enforce law and order. As dawn breaks over thebes, Kreon and his Western allies decide enough is enough. One of the brothers will be buried with full honours. the other will be left to rot in the sand. As the streets begin to return to normal and the dust settles, the last person Kreon expects to defy him is his own niece: Antigone.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Sophocles

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Organisations:
Primavera

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Music:
-

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Genre:
translation

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  large cast

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Arden City

Synopsis:
Rosie and Sally are two cousins who escape from home after difficulties with Sallys father. they find their way to an allotment where Rosie believes she might find her aunt. To be safer, Rosie dresses as a boy. Orlando also has to flee because his brother Oliver wants him killed. He finds his way to the allotment with Adam, his younger friend. In the allotment, Rosie, Sally, Orlando and others find themselves and each other. Arden City is a modern retelling of As You Like It. It is a story about love, identity and freedom.

Notes:
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Organisations:
New Connections

1st Published:
in New Connections 2008, Faber and Faber, London, 2008   -

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-

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Genre:
Youth Audience

Parts:
Male:  12            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Ash Girl, The

Ash Girl, The
When an invitation to the Ball arrives at the Ash girl's house, from Prince Amir, she can't bring herself to believe that she, like her sisters, can go. With her mother dead and her Father away, she must learn to fight the monsters that have slithered and insinuated their way into her heart and mind. In this wondrous Drama Timberlake Wertenbaker explores the beauty and terror inherent in growing up.

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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 2001   978-0571209422

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-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  9            Other:  -

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Break Of Day, The

Synopsis:
Tess, Nina and April are old friends reunited one hot summer weekend to celebrate Tess's fortieth birthday. With their partners in tow, a feeling of dissatisfaction and unease seizes the group. Is it too late to have children? Were they wrong to focus so much on work'? the second act finds Tess and Robert resorting to the fertility industry to conceive, while Nina and Hugh become embroiled in the corrupt bureaucracy of an East European country as they try to adopt a baby.

Notes:
lyrics Jeremy Sams

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

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Play/Drama

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Breaking Through

Synopsis:
Two female beings from an alternative universe come to try and save the earth, in particular the London underground, from nuclear disaster.

Notes:
music by Stephanie Nunn

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Organisations:
Women's Theatre Group

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Genre:
sci fi musical TYA

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Britannicus

Britannicus
Desire. Power. Ambition. Politics. Part political thriller, part family Drama, Britannicus depicts twenty-four hours in the life of Emperor Nero that were to change the course of Roman history. Agrippina, widow of the Emperor Claudius, has paved the way for her son Nero to succeed to the throne ahead of his step-brother Britannicus. But as Nero's taste for power grows stronger, Agrippina struggles to keep control of her son as he edges Rome ever closer to catastrophe. A savage dissection of what happens when the personal and political worlds collide,

Notes:
Original Playwright - Jean Racine, in A new translation by Timberlake Wertenbaker

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Organisations:
Wilton's Music Hall and Natural Perspective Theatre Company

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Music:
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Genre:
translation

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Case to Answer

Synopsis:
An English architect puts her Greek Marxist husband through a political trial of his own devising.

Notes:
aka Happy Ending

1st Produced:
Soho Poly, London    1980

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Genre:
Comedy

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Cinderella  the Ash Girl

Synopsis:
creates a modern tale about self-belief from the traditional story

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  6            Female:  10            Other:  1g 1b

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Come Tu Mi Vuoi

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Original Playwright - Luigi Pirandello

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Credible Witness

Credible Witness
A young man flees to a distant land and vanishes. His mother follows, certain she will find him, but in this unfamiliar place all certainties seem to crumble. In this story of love and loss, Wertenbaker explores passions simmering in contemporary Britain: the longing for identity, the despair of fragmentation and the fragile hopes of lives redefined.

Notes:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 2001   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Diameira

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in Wertenbaker Plays 2, Faber and Faber, London, 2002   -

Music:
-

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Dispute, La

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Original Playwright - Marivaux

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-    -

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

Music:
-

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Genre:
One Act

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  extras

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False Admissions

Synopsis:
satire on the manners of the pre-Revolutionary French bourgeoisie

Notes:
Original Playwright - Marivaux

1st Produced:
London    1983

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Filumena

Synopsis:
after 25 years marriage Filumena is to be thrown over for a younger woman, pretence of death cures all

Notes:
Original Playwright - Eduardo de Filippo

1st Produced:
Piccadilly, London    1998

Organisations:
Peter Hall Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Translation

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  5            Other:  -

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Galileo's Daughter

Synopsis:
15/990

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Peter Hall Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  6            Female:  5            Other:  extras

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Grace of Mary Traverse, The

Grace of Mary Traverse, The
daughter of rich merchant explores rakish life of eighteenth century, male dominated London, only to return diseased with her daughter

Notes:
-

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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1985   978-0571153831

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Happy Ending

Synopsis:
An English architect puts her Greek Marxist husband through a political trial of his own devising.

Notes:
aka Case To Answer

1st Produced:
Central Casting, Ithaca, New York    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Hecuba

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Original Playwright - Euripides

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
-

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-   -

Music:
-

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Translations

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Hippolytus

Hippolytus
the goddess of love is offended by Hippolytus, who prefers hunting and horses to women; and her revenge will be terrible.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Euripides

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Temple Theatre in association with Onassis Programme

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London   978-0571250677

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  2

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Home Leave

Synopsis:
VE day for a group who have spent the war in an aircraft factory in East Anglia

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, Surrey    1982

Organisations:
Wolsey TIE

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Inside Out

Synopsis:
Based on the story of the 9th century Japanese poetess Ono Komachi.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Stoke-On-Trent    1982

Organisations:
R.A.T. Theatre Tour

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Jefferson's Garden

Jefferson's Garden
America. 1776. Christian is a Quaker. His family came to America to live in peace. But he is a young man fired up by dreams of revolution. Should he defy his community and pick up a gun? Thomas Jefferson is an idealist, with a vision of liberty for all. But America is a fractured coalition of states, in a bloody war for independence. How will he balance the ideal with the reality? Susanna was born a slave. But the British promise to liberate any slave who joins their fight against the revolution. Where does true freedom lie?

Notes:
staged reading St James Theatre, London (06 mar 2013)

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Jenufa

Synopsis:
Gabriela Preissov„ was just 28 when her Drama of love, jealousy and possession thrilled and scandalised Prague audiences in 1890. Despite becoming familiar as the basis of Janacek's opera Jenufa, Preissova's play Her Stepdaughter has not been performed in Britain until no~ in this new adaptation by Timberlake Wertenbaker, directed by Irma Brown. It's a stark, cruel tale that ought to seethe with frustration and desire; so how have Wertenbaker and Brown contrived to make it so slow and sludgy? Inspired by real-life events, the story is set in a claustrophobic Moravian village. Two halfbrothers, Steva and Latsa, are at loggerheads over the ownership of their dead mother's mill, left to the feckless, drunken Steva by his equally irresponsible father. their need for possession extends also to Jenufa, their beautiful cousin, who is the stepdaughter of the socially respected widow Kostelnichka. Between them, the three people who claim to love Jenufa destroy her. Latsa slashes her face with a knife and permanently mars her beauty; Steva and Kostelnichka attack her even more horribly, the former by impregnating and abandoning her and the latter by murdering her baby.
- Sam Marlowe, the Times

Notes:
Adaptation by Timberlake Wertenbaker from "Her Stepdaughter' by Gabriela Preissova. Literal translation by David Short

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Natural Perspective

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 2007   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Leocadia

Synopsis:
opera singer dies after three blissful days of love with Prince Albert who has mourned her ever since

Notes:
Original Playwright - Jean Anouilh, broadcast 1985

1st Produced:
-    -

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Five Plays, Anouilh", Methuen, London, 1987   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  3            Other:  extras

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Line, The

Line, The
This double portrait features the tempestuous relationship between Impressionists Edgar Degas and Suzanne Valadon, "the best woman painter of the century". the Drama combines a fascinating, impressionistic view of a man who gave up all for his art and a woman who was anointed with a genius that she neither nurtured nor understood. their first meeting, under the disdainful eyes of Degas' faithful helpmeet, Selina Cadell's Zoe, does much to explain the natures of both. While the vain old master, played with great feeling by Henry Goodman, is uninterested by yet another very beautiful wannabe, he is entranced by her work. However, this means little to a feisty woman who was crippled at 15 while a circus acrobat, modelled for Renoir (and the well-cast Sarah Smart looks as if she has walked straight out of one of his finest) and slept with battalions of men, including Toulouse Lautrec and Erik Satie. there may be no meeting of minds, as a bombast tries to school the unteachable and inconstant well of talent, but slowly an intimacy develops that is entirely based on a fellow feeling for art and never becomes physical. Along the way, issues of the time such as Zola's J'Accuse and the emergence of both Wagner and the camera are raised, if not fully debated. However, art is more important than anything and keeps bringing the pair together even after absences that sometimes last for several years, for example when former starving street girl Suzanne married a rich banker to try out the good life.
- Philip Fisher, British theatere Guide

Notes:
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Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 2009   -

Music:
-

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Love Of the Nightingale, The

Love Of the Nightingale, The
treatment of the Philomele myth where the sisters wreak their revenge in true tragic style

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1989   978-0571153831

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  12            Female:  8            Other:  -

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Memory Of Gold, The

Synopsis:
The Octagon Theatre, Bolton, present an extract in development for the first ever stage performance of this radio. A morality tale. Three friends reunite. They remember the feeling of invincibility from past days. A time when they were surrounded by friends and awake all night. It is very different now; their encounter shows they stand quite tragically, having realised the harsh realities of modern life and society.

Notes:
part of Works in Progress: Parents and Politics / Women Centre Stage

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Sphinx Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
extract

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Mephisto

Synopsis:
In pre-war Germany a group of theatre workers face the National Socialists rise to power. Some resist, some are caught unawares and some pay with their lives. But one of them, a provincial actor and professed communist, sells his soul to Nazi patronage for popularity, fame and power.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Ariane Mnouchkine, based on novel by Klaus Mann

1st Produced:
London    1986

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Adaptation

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New Anatomies

Synopsis:
Set in the late 19th century - one of the most claustrophobic eras for women - the play is about women who were determined to live more interesting and creative lives. In order to achieve this they sometimes had to go to the extent of ridding themselves of the clothes, restrictive gestures and habits of women. But although they donned men's personalities, they did not "become men", but rather switched sex according to need, or hovered somewhere in between. Once freed from convention, they could earn their living as male impersonators on the music hall stage, write, or become adventurers like Isabelle Eberhardt. This extraordinary woman was able, between bouts of sexual rampage and drink, to get herself accepted as a young devout in a Moslem male sect.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
ICA, London >>>    30 Sep 1981

Organisations:
Women's Theatre Group

1st Published:
in "Plays Introduction", Faber and Faber, London, 1984   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  5            Other:  1 musician

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Oedipus at Colonus

Synopsis:
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Notes:
From Sophocles

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Organisations:
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1st Published:
in Oedipus Plays, Faber and Faber, London, 1998   -

Music:
-

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Translation

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Oedipus Tyrannos

Synopsis:
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Notes:
From Sophocles

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Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in Oedipus Plays, Faber and Faber, London, 1999   -

Music:
-

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Our Ajax

Our Ajax
Our Ajax moves Sophocles into the era of Desert Storm, converting an ambiguous classical protagonist into a British Lieutenant-Colonel suffering from manic depression. Torn between army politics and the love of his soldiers on the front line of war, the legendary Ajax begins to spiral out of control. Developed from interviews with current and former servicemen and women.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Sophocles

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Natural Perspective and Supporting Wall

1st Published:
Faber & Faber, 2013   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
adatation

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Male:  73            Female:  1c            Other:  -

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Our Country's Good

Synopsis:
Based on true story of convicts rehearsing a play.

Notes:
from the Playmaker by Thomas Keneally

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Adaptation

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Pelleas and Melisande

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Original Playwright - Maurice Maeterlinck

1st Produced:
London    1989

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Second Sentence

Synopsis:
When a young woman comes out of prison, she finds herself sentenced again by her family.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Brighton Actor's Workshop    1980

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Successful Strategies

Synopsis:
Period 1733, a rich, rose-decked Comtesse, turning infidelity into a style, whimsically abandons her lover, he seeks revenge

Notes:
Original Playwright - Marivaux

1st Produced:
London    1983

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London,    -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Adaptation

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Thebans, The

Synopsis:
thrillers of ideas, moral and political battlefields

Notes:
Original Playwright - Sophocles (from Antigone, Oedipus At Kolonus And Oedipus Tyrannos)

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1992   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Translation

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  15            Other:  -

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Third, The

Synopsis:
A relationship : the central character is the relationship

Notes:
Wandsworth All-London Playwrights Award

1st Produced:
Spetse Festival    1977

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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One Act

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This Is No Place For Tallulah Bankhead

Synopsis:
A woman is called back through a medium to reconstruct the motives of her suicide.

Notes:
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-   -

Music:
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Genre:
Lunchtime One Act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Three Birds Alighting On a Field

Synopsis:
takes a witty, perceptive look at he art world in the boom period of the late eighties in London

Notes:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Faber and Faber, London, 1992   -

Music:
-

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Variations

Synopsis:
the life of George Sand

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-    1981

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Vigil, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Spetse Festival    1977

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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We Sell Right

Synopsis:
In 1215, when the King of England abuses his extraordinary power, the barons take action. In 2015, when the kings of global business and finance abuse their extraordinary power, who will take action and what will confrontation look like? In the decades that follow, what will remain of the values we hold most dear? A gripping drama about the consequences of confronting power on a global scale.

Notes:
part of The Magna Carta Plays

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Music:
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Genre:
short play

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What Is the Custom Of Your Grief

Synopsis:
Ignited by losing their brothers in Helmand- two strangers from very different cultures share their grief over the internet but it transpires that they, and theirgrief, are bound more intricately than they first expected. Presented by the Octagon Theatre, Bolton.

Notes:
part of Works in Progress: Conflict and Courtrooms / Women Centre Stage

1st Produced:

Organisations:
Sphinx Theatre

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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play

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Wild Orchids

Synopsis:
steeped in the glamour of the 1930s, Wild Orchids is the story of a prince who continues to mourn for Leocadia, a beautiful Parisian singer who died tragically after only three blissful days of love. Written in 1940, this stylish romantic comedy was first performed in London in the 1950s, where it ran successfully for two years under the title Time Remembered.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Jean Anouilh

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Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
translation

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  5            Other:  -

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