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Bajazet  

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Hollinghurst , Jean Racine

Faber and Faber, 2012

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 36, Roles: Total (7), Female (3), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Bajazet is Racine’s most violent drama; it ends, like Phèdre, with a female character’s on-stage suicide, here the culmination of a vividly described sequence of off-stage murders. The setting, in a claustrophobic space within the harem...

Phaedra

Written by

Frank McGuinness

~playauthor~Written by~ Frank McGuinness

Faber and Faber, 2006

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 5, Roles: Total (8), Female (5), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...The King is missing, presumed dead. His warrior son is braced for inheritance but is betrayed by his heart. Phaedra, the tormented Queen, has a terrifying secret that will shake Athens to its core. Based on Euripides...

All For Love

Written by

John Dryden

and

N.J. Andrew

Edited by

N.J. Andrew

~playauthor~Written by~ John Dryden , N.J. Andrew ~playauthor~Edited by~ N.J. Andrew

Methuen Drama, 2004

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 1, Roles: Total (12), Female (5), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...All for Love, or The World Well Lost is John Dryden's epic adaptation of the tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra into a neo-classical quintet with supporting voices. The play, which the 1678 quarto titlepage claims is ‘Written in Imitation...

Marriage A-La Mode

Written by

John Dryden

and

David Crane

Edited by

David Crane

~playauthor~Written by~ John Dryden , David Crane ~playauthor~Edited by~ David Crane

Methuen Drama, 2003

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 11, Roles: Total (14), Female (7), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...Half comic and half serious, Marriage A-la-Mode is a spirited study of the trials and passions of love and marriage, and generally considered John Dryden’s finest comedy. The play is set in the Sicilian court, and consists...

Berenice  

~playauthor~Written by~ Alan Hollinghurst , Jean Racine

Faber and Faber, 2012

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 29, Roles: Total (7), Female (2), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...The critical event in Berenice, the death of Titus’ father, the Emperor Vespasian, happens a week before the play opens. Thereafter Titus knows that his separation from Berenice is inevitable. The breaking off of a great love affair...

Tartuffe, the Imposter

Written by

John Donnelly

and

Moliere

Adapted by

John Donnelly

From an original work by

Moliere

~playauthor~Written by~ John Donnelly , Moliere ~playauthor~Adapted by~ John Donnelly ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Moliere

Faber and Faber, 2019

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 1, Roles: Total (11), Female (4), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...Orgon is the man who has everything. Money, power, a beautiful family. But lately he's been questioning the point of it all. When he invites Tartuffe into his perfect household, he unleashes a whirlwind of deception and seduction...