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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:...

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...

Women in Power

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 (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,...

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

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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...

An Italian Straw Hat

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

~playauthor~Written by~ Eugène Labiche , Kenneth McLeish ~playauthor~Translated by~ Kenneth McLeish

Nick Hern Books, 1996

Drama Classics

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Acts: 5, Roles: Total (18), Female (6), Male (12), Unassigned (0)

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... (1812-68), an old college friend of Labiche's, who, as 'Marc-Michel', worked on more than 100 farces, 50 of them with Labiche. This version is a translation by Kenneth McLeish. The action of the play takes place...

Lysistrata

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, 1993

Classical Dramatists

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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...

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....

Peace

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, 1993

Classical Dramatists

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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...

Elektra

Written by

Euripides

and

Kenneth McLeish

Translated by

Kenneth McLeish

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

Methuen Drama, 2004

Student Editions

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Roles: Total (10), Female (4), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...Elektra is a story of revenge, of children on their mother, and the grief and fury of a woman when her filial duties are split down the middle. When the victorious King Agamemnon returns from Troy, carting his new mistress...