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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

Playtext

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:...

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...

Frogs

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

Playtext

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....

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

Playtext

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...

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

Playtext

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

Playtext

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...

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...

Cuckold 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

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 26, Roles: Total (11), Female (1), Male (10), Unassigned (0)

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... by Kenneth McLeish, who in his introduction to the published text calls the play 'the darkest and most surreal of the [Ubu] plays.' It is relatively short compared to its predecessor King Ubu, and is incomplete: Jarry never produced a definitive...

Knights

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 (9), Female (2), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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... in this translation by Kenneth McLeish. Aristophanes employs bawdy caricature and hard-hitting humour to satirize the most controversial political issues of his day, showing that ultimately, the one thing needed to succeed in politics is the ability to sell sausages....

Suppliants

Written by

Euripides

and

Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

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

Methuen Drama, 1997

Classical Dramatists

Playtext

Roles: Total (11), Female (4), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...The haunting spectre of unburied corpses begins the action of Euripides' Suppliants. Aithra, mother of the king of Athens, Theseus, pleads with her son to exhort Thebes to release the bodies of the sons of Athens killed in Thebes, hired...