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The Chrysalids

Written by

David Harrower

and

John Wyndham

From an original work by

John Wyndham

~playauthor~Written by~ David Harrower , John Wyndham ~playauthor~From an original work by~ John Wyndham

Faber and Faber, 2001

Faber Drama

Playtext

Scenes: 24, Roles: Total (25), Female (9), Male (13), Unassigned (3)

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Summary
... Harrower's adaptation of John Wyndham's novel The Chrysalids was specially commissioned by the Royal National Theatre for the BT National Connections Scheme for young people....

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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... he appears. John Donnelly's ferocious version of Molière's comic masterpiece looks at the lengths we go to find meaning - and what happens when we find chaos instead. Tartuffe, the Imposter opened at the National Theatre, London, in February 2019....

Antony and Cleopatra (Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Edited by

John Wilders

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , John Wilders ~playauthor~Edited by~ John Wilders

The Arden Shakespeare, 1995

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 42, Roles: Total (38), Female (6), Male (32), Unassigned (0)

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... those who desired a neater retelling of the famous love story. John Dryden took it upon himself to rewrite the tragedy in his play All for Love, first performed in 1677: covering only the last day of the lives of Antony and Cleopatra, the play...

The Duchess (of Malfi)

Written by

Zinnie Harris

and

John Webster

From an original work by

John Webster

~playauthor~Written by~ Zinnie Harris , John Webster ~playauthor~From an original work by~ John Webster

Faber and Faber, 2019

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 8, Roles: Total (11), Female (4), Male (6), Unassigned (1)

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...You should know: I sing at parties, I wear colourful dresses, I am headstrong, I won't wear my hair up because you say I should, or do this because you prefer it, in fact I might do the other just to be contrary, but I am utterly and always...

The Box of Delights  

Written by

Piers Torday

and

John Masefield

From an original work by

John Masefield

~playauthor~Written by~ Piers Torday , John Masefield ~playauthor~From an original work by~ John Masefield

Faber and Faber, 2017

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 31, Roles: Total (20), Female (3), Male (17), Unassigned (0)

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... mysteriously disappears, Kay faces the fight of his life. He must protect both the Box of Delights and, with it, the people he loves. Adapted for the stage for the first time by Piers Today, John Masefield's classic The Box of Delights premiered at Wilton’s Music Hall in December 2017....

Life of Galileo (Modern Classic)

Written by

Bertolt Brecht

and

John Willett

Translated by

John Willett

~playauthor~Written by~ Bertolt Brecht , John Willett ~playauthor~Translated by~ John Willett

Methuen Drama, 2001

Modern Classics

Playtext

Scenes: 31, Roles: Total (46), Female (10), Male (36), Unassigned (0)

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... spirit of free inquiry when brought into conflict with the requirements of authority, Life of Galileo has few equals. John Willett's translation is included here, along with the much shorter version translated in Brecht's lifetime by Charles Laughton as an appendix (see 'From the Book'). Also included are Brecht's own copious notes on the play....

The Elephant Calf: An interlude for the foyer

Written by

Bertolt Brecht

and

John Willett

Translated by

John Willett

~playauthor~Written by~ Bertolt Brecht , John Willett ~playauthor~Translated by~ John Willett

Methuen Drama, 1994

World Classics

Playtext

Scenes: 1, Roles: Total (6), Female (0), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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... subtitled ‘You Can Prove Anything’, this version of The Elephant Calf was translated by John Willett, and was first published in 1979....

The Merchant of Venice (Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Edited by

John Drakakis

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , John Drakakis ~playauthor~Edited by~ John Drakakis

The Arden Shakespeare, 2011

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 20, Roles: Total (23), Female (3), Male (20), Unassigned (0)

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...The Merchant of Venice, technically a comedy, has proven controversial in its portrayal of the complex figure of the money-lender Shylock. Debate continues over the presence of distressing anti-Semitism, and the extent to which Shylock can...

The Winter's Tale (Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

Edited by

John Pitcher

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , John Pitcher ~playauthor~Edited by~ John Pitcher

The Arden Shakespeare, 2010

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 15, Roles: Total (29), Female (5), Male (23), Unassigned (0)

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...Composed between 1609 and 1611, towards the end of Shakespeare’s career, The Winter’s Tale was recorded by Elizabethan playgoer and astrologer, Simon Forman, as having been performed at the Globe in 1611. The play is not seen in print...

Mother Courage and Her Children (Student Edition)

Written by

Bertolt Brecht

and

John Willett

Translated by

John Willett

~playauthor~Written by~ Bertolt Brecht , John Willett ~playauthor~Translated by~ John Willett

Methuen Drama, 1983

Student Editions

Playtext

Scenes: 12, Roles: Total (27), Female (6), Male (21), Unassigned (0)

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... of the greatest plays of the twentieth century and one of the great anti-war plays of all time. This version is translated by John Willett....