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Uncle Vanya

Written by

Anton Chekhov

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Michael Frayn

Translated by

Michael Frayn

~playauthor~Written by~ Anton Chekhov , Michael Frayn ~playauthor~Translated by~ Michael Frayn

Methuen Drama, 2005

Student Editions

Playtext

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

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... Laurence Olivier played the complex role of Astrov at the Old Vic in 1944 and again for the famous 1963 production at the Chichester Festival, which had Michael Redgrave in the title role and Joan Plowright as Sonya. This edition of the play was translated by Michael Frayn and features a chronology and introduction by the translator....

Here

Written by

Michael Frayn

~playauthor~Written by~ Michael Frayn

Methuen Drama, 2000

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 4, Roles: Total (3), Female (2), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...Cath and Phil walked down the street, saw a ‘To Let’ board, and rented the top floor of Pat’s house, the studio that used to be the boys’ room, where she put Eric when he had his cough, in that chair just there behind the curtain...

Now You Know

Written by

Michael Frayn

~playauthor~Written by~ Michael Frayn

Methuen Drama, 2000

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 4, Roles: Total (8), Female (4), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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... conducting an illicit liaison with Hilary in the evenings, and keeping the rest of the staff from finding out. Now You Know, Michael Frayn’s adaptation of his earlier novel of the same name, was first produced at the Hampstead Theatre in 1995....

La Belle Vivette

Written by

Michael Frayn

~playauthor~Written by~ Michael Frayn

Methuen Drama, 2000

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (14), Female (5), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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...La Belle Vivette is Michael Frayn’s reworking of Offenbach’s La Belle Hélène (1864). Frayn eschews the original’s setting in Ancient Sparta in order to give his adaptation a metatheatrical twist, creating an opera about the creation...

Alphabetical Order

Written by

Michael Frayn

~playauthor~Written by~ Michael Frayn

Methuen Drama, 2009

Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (7), Female (3), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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... wants things to change. Writing about the play, The Times said: ‘The best of Frayn’s plays. He has found a way of writing broad comedy about ordinary and sympathetic people without resorting to artificial conflict...

Copenhagen

Written by

Michael Frayn

and

Robert Butler

Edited by

Robert Butler

~playauthor~Written by~ Michael Frayn , Robert Butler ~playauthor~Edited by~ Robert Butler

Methuen Drama, 2003

Student Editions

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (3), Female (1), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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... in disaster. Why Heisenberg went to Copenhagen and what he wanted to say to Bohr are questions which have exercised historians ever since. In Michael Frayn’s profound play Heisenberg meets Bohr and his wife Margrethe once again...
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...A BBC/KCET Hollywood co-production, Copenhagen is a stylish screen adaptation of Michael Frayn’s award winning stage-play about science, friendship and the uncertainty of things. In 1941, the German physicist Werner Heisenberg made...
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... Julian Holloway, Peter A. Jacobs, Martin Jarvis, Robin Goodrin Nordli, James Warwick and Michael York. Directed by Robert Robinson. Recorded before a live audience in February, 1993. Featuring: Rosalind Ayres, Allan Corduner, David Ellenstein, Julian Holloway, Peter A. Jacobs, Martin Jarvis, Robin Goodrin Nordli, James Warwick, Michael York...
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... Bohr, one of the founders of the Manhattan Project. Michael Frayn's Tony Award-winning drama imagines their reunion. Joined by Niels' wife, Margrethe, these three brilliant minds converge for an encounter of atomic proportions. Recorded...
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...The dreary aspects of Soviet housing and one family’s attempt to “exchange” its tiny Moscow apartment for a larger one. Adapted from a novella by the respected Russian writer Yuri Trifanov, as translated by playwright Michael Frayn...