Dramatists and Plays

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Edward Albee, A Delicate Balance (1998)

     The Goat; or, Who is Sylvia? (2004)

Anon., Arden of Faversham, see Café la Mama (1970)

Anon., Hard Fruit (2000)

Alan Ayckbourn, A Chorus of Disaproval (1986)

     Damsels in Distress (2003)

     The Norman Conquests (1976)


Samuel Beckett, Happy Days (2004)

Lugwig von Beethoven, Fidelio (2011)

Alan Bennett, The Habit of Art (2010)

     The Old Country (2006)

Bertold Brecht, The Good Woman of Setzuan (2001)

Benjamin Britten, Albert Herring (2007)

     The Turn of the Screw (2007)

Dion Boucicault, London Assurance (2010)

Matthew Bourne, Play Without Words, music by Terry Davies (2004)

Mikhail Bulgakov, Flight (1998)


Café La Mama (1970)

Marina Carr, By the Bog of Cats (2005)

George Chapman, et al., Eastward Ho! (2003)

Anton Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard (2001), (2011)

     The Seagull (1970), (2000)

Caryl Churchill, Fen (2011)

     Top Girls (2002)

Complicite, A Minute Too Late (2005)

William Congreve, Love for Love (1986)

Ray Cooney, Out of Order (1991)

Noel Coward, Fallen Angels (2001)

     Present Laughter (2007)

     Semi-Monde (2001)

     Star Quality (2002)

     The Vortex (2003)


April De Angelis, A Laughing Matter (2003)

Vittorio de Sica, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (film) (1972)

Nick Dear, Frankenstein (2011)

Gaetano Donizetti, L’elisir d’amore (2007)


David Eldridge, Festen (2005)

     The Knot of the Heart (2011)

Nikolai Erdman, The Mandate (2005)

Euripides, Medea (2001)

     Women of Troy (2007)


John Fletcher, The Island Princess (2003)

     The Tamer Tamed (2004)

Michael Frayne, Copenhagen (2000)

     Noises Off (2002)

Brian Friel, Faith Healer (2002)

Max Frisch, The Arsonists (2007)

Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona, The Island (2000)


Pam Gems, Camille (1986)

W. S. Gilbert, Engaged (2003)

W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, H. M. S. Pinafore (2003)

     The Pirates of Penzance (2004), (2005)

Nikolai Gogol, The Government Inspector (1998)

Oliver Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer (2003)

Maxim Gorky, Summerfolk (2000)

Harley Granville Barker, The Voysey Inheritance (1989)

David Greig, Victoria (2000)


Christopher Hampton, Embers (2006)

     Les Liaisons Dangereuses (2004)

     The Talking Cure (2003)

David Hare, Amy’s View (1998)

     The Breath of Life (2003)

     The Permanent Way (2004)

     Secret Rapture (2004)

Barbara Hartridge, Like a Dancer (1998)

David Harrower, Blackbird (2006)

Ronald Harwood, Interpreters (1986)

Vaclav Havel, The Beggar’s Opera (2003)


Henrik Ibsen, An Enemy of the People (1998)

     Little Eyolf (1998)

Eugène Ionesco, The Chairs (1998)

     Rhinoceros (2007)


Marie Jones, The Man with Stones in his Pockets (2000)

Ben Jonson, John Marston, and George Chapman, Eastward Ho! (2003)


John Kani, et al., The Island (2000)

George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber, The Royal Family (2002)

George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, Once in a Lifetime (2006)

John B. Keane, Sive (1998)

Kwame Kwei-Armah, Fix Up (2005)


Eugène Labiche, Threesome (2000)

Joanna Laurens, Five Gold Rings (2004)


Patrick Marber, Closer (1998)

John Marston, et al., Eastward Ho! (2003)

     The Malcontent (2003)

Philip Massinger, The Roman Actor (2003)

Martin McDonagh, The Lieutenant of Inishmore (2002)

     Pillowman (2004)

Bohuslav Martinů, The Greek Passion (2000)

Frank McGuinness, Mutabilitie (1998)

Leonard Melfi, Cinque, see Café la Mama (1970)

Arthur Miller, The Crucible (2006)

Gary Mitchell, The Force of Change (2000)

Allen Monkhouse, Mary Broome (2011)

Rona Munro, Iron (2003)

Arthur Murphy, All in the Wrong (1998)

Joanna Murray-Smith, Honour (2006)

Mysteries (1998)


Phyllis Nagy, Never Land (1998)

Peter Nichols, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (2002)

     Passion Play (2000)

     Privates on Parade (2002)

Bruce Norris, Clybourne Park (2011)

Winston Ntshona et al., The Island (2000)


Jacques Offenbach, La Belle Hélène (2006)

     Les Contes d’Hoffmann (2004)

Eugene O’Neill, Mourning Becomes Electra (2004)

Mark O’Rowe, Terminus (2011)

Joe Orton, Entertaining Mr Sloan (2001)


Oliver Parker, The Importance of Being Earnest (film, from Oscar Wilde) (2002)

Arthur Wing Pinero, The Magistrate (1998)

Harold Pinter, Betrayal (2004)

     Celebration (2000)

     No Man’s Land (1976), (2002)

     Remembrance of Things Past (2001)

     The Room (2000)

Roman  Polanski, Macbeth (film, from Shakespeare) (1972)

Stephen Poliakoff, Sweet Panic (2004)


J. B. Priestley, Dangerous Corner (2002)

Giacomo Puccini, Turandot (2005)


Terence Rattigan, Cause Célèbre (2011)

     Flight Path (2011)

Mark Ravenhill, The Cut (2006)

     Shopping and Fucking (1998)

Billy Roche, The Cavalcaders (2002)

Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac (1998)

Salmon Rushdie, Simon Reade, and Tim Supple, Midnight’s Children (2003)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin (2006)


A Season in London (2011): see Churchill, Fen; Rattigan Cause Célèbre; Rattigan, Flight Path; Norris, Clybourne Park; Eldridge,

     The Knot of the Heart; Beethoven, Fidelio; Monkhouse, Mary Broome; O’Rowe, Terminus

Peter Shaffer, The Royal Hunt of the Sun (2006)

William Shakespeare, All’s Well that Ends Well (2009)

     As You Like It (2006)

     Cymbeline (1998)

     Edward III (2003)

     Hamlet (1998), (2002)

     King Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 (2001)

     King Henry V (1976), (2001)

     King John (1989), (2002)

     King Lear (2011)

     King Richard II (2000)

     Love’s Labour’s Lost (2009)

     Macbeth (2003), (2005)

     Macbeth (film, dir. by Roman Polanski) (1972)

     Measure for Measure (2006)

     The Merchant of Venice (2000)

     The Merry Wives of Windsor (1998)

     Othello (1986)

     The Taming of the Shrew (2004)

     The Tempest (1989), (2003)

     Twelfth Night (2002)

George Bernard Shaw, Back to Methusela (2001)

     Mrs Warren’s Profession (2003)

     Too True to be Good (1976)

     You Never Can Tell (2006)

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The Critic; or, a Tragedy Rehearsed (1986)

Tom Stoppard, The Invention of Love (1998)

     Jumpers (2004)

     The Real Inspector Hound (1986)

August Strindberg, Miss Julie (2000)

John Millington Synge, In the Shadow of the Glen (2003)

     Playboy of the Western World (2001)

     The Tinker’s Wedding (2003)


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin (2006)

Sue Townsend, Terms of Abuse (1998)


Dale Wasserman, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (2005)

John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi (1986), (2003)

Frank Wedekind, Lulu (2001)

Hugh Whitemore, A Letter of  Resignation (1998)

Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest (2006)

     The Importance of Being Earnest (film, dir. by Oliver Parker) (2002)

     A Woman of No Importance (2004)

Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2002)

     Period of Adjustment (2006)

August Wilson, King Hedley II (2003)

Nicholas Wright, Cressida (2000)

William Wycherley, The Country Wife (2007)



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