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Jailbird

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Georges Feydeau , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Methuen Drama, 2002

World Classics

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Roles: Total (6), Female (3), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Jailbird is an early farce by Georges Feydeau. Tranlsator Kenneth McLeish writes that 'it was one item in a miscellaneous programme of monologues, comic songs and daft poems . . . The piece shows occasional apprentice touches:...

Frogs

Written by

Aristophanes

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Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Aristophanes , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Methuen Drama, 2002

Classical Dramatists

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Roles: Total (18), Female (0), Male (18), Unassigned (0)

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... sets himself the task of judging their weighty words, but more often than not these tragedians make him the butt of their jokes. Described in his introduction by translator Kenneth McLeish as 'one of [Aristophanes'] most brilliant comedies', Frogs is a wonderful mix of the living and the dead, of the tragic and the comic....

A Flea in Her Ear

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Georges Feydeau , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Nick Hern Books, 2001

Drama Classics

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Acts: 3, Roles: Total (15), Female (6), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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... by Kenneth McLeish, describes A Flea in Her Ear as 'perhaps Feydeau’s best-known play, certainly to English audiences, and its intricate choreography draws together two classic farce plots – that of the suspicious wife who sets a trap to expose...

Acharnians

Written by

Aristophanes

and

Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Aristophanes , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Methuen Drama, 1993

Classical Dramatists

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Roles: Total (33), Female (7), Male (26), Unassigned (0)

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... between themselves and their hated enemies. It is up to Dikaiopolis, in increasingly farcical circumstances, to defend his anti-war stance and save his precious peace. In their introduction to the play, translator Kenneth...

King Ubu

Written by

Alfred Jarry

and

Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Alfred Jarry , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Nick Hern Books, 1997

Drama Classics

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Acts: 5, Scenes: 33, Roles: Total (18), Female (2), Male (16), Unassigned (0)

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... This translation by Kenneth McLeish was commissioned by Hilary Norrish for the BBC World Service, and was first performed in her production by a cast including Alan Armstrong, Alan Corduner, Pip Donaghy, Richard Pearce, Alison Peebles...

Don Juan

Written by

Moliere

and

Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Moliere , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Nick Hern Books, 1997

Drama Classics

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Acts: 5, Scenes: 27, Roles: Total (14), Female (4), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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...Molière’s classic play retells the myth of Don Juan, the infamous womaniser with few morals and a scorn for religion. Casanova Don Juan exasperates his sensible servant, Sganarelle, with his compromising behaviour. His...

Women in Power

Written by

Aristophanes

and

Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Aristophanes , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Methuen Drama, 2002

Classical Dramatists

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Roles: Total (15), Female (6), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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... chaste Lysistrata, Women in Power is as cynical about the status quo as it is romantic about the possibility for change. This translation is by the eminently talented Kenneth McLeish....

She's All Yours

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Georges Feydeau , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Methuen Drama, 2002

World Classics

Playtext

Acts: 4, Roles: Total (12), Female (2), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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... pursues each of his suspects manfully, intending to extract his justice as though it were a rare and juicy pleasure. In his introduction, translator Kenneth McLeish draws a parallel between this 1904 farce,...

Lysistrata

Written by

Aristophanes

and

Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Aristophanes , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Methuen Drama, 1993

Classical Dramatists

Playtext

Roles: Total (26), Female (11), Male (15), Unassigned (0)

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...What’s a woman to do when the men refuse to stop fighting a war? Withhold the only thing the men want more than war: sex. Seizing the advantage of their domestic power, Lysistrata leads her fellow Greek women in a country-wide sex-strike...

Peace

Written by

Aristophanes

and

Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Aristophanes , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Methuen Drama, 1993

Classical Dramatists

Playtext

Roles: Total (21), Female (1), Male (20), Unassigned (0)

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...Seeking peace after endless years of war, Trygaeus, a citizen of Athens, flies his giant dung-beetle to the heavens to argue with the gods. When he arrives, he discovers that the god of War has imprisoned the goddess of Peace, and he calls...