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Cell Mates

Written by

Simon Gray

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Gray

Faber and Faber, 2010

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 6, Roles: Total (8), Female (2), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...Cell Mates takes as its central characters the spy George Blake and the Irish petty criminal Sean Bourke, who sprang Blake from Wormwood Scrubs prison. It tracks their relationship from their first meeting in prison to their hide-out...

Wise Child

Written by

Simon Gray

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Gray

Faber and Faber, 2010

Faber Drama

Playtext

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

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... for allowing them to stay. In Simon Gray’s first play for the stage - which opened at Wyndham’s Theatre in October, 1967 with Sir Alec Guinness in the lead - the truth is complex and its revelation electrifying....

The Holy Terror

Written by

Simon Gray

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Gray

Faber and Faber, 2010

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (12), Female (3), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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...The Holy Terror: Melon Revised is a reworking of Simon Gray's earlier play Melon, originally performed in 1987. It was first performed on 15th February 1991 at the Temple of Arts Theatre, Tucson, Arizona....

Tartuffe

Written by

Simon Gray

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Gray

Faber and Faber, 2010

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (13), Female (5), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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... the first, entailed that the characters should speak in a language that expressed the needs and fears of their natures as I understood them… But really I make no apology for having a go—or making a stab—at Tartuffe. However much I might damage my own reputation, I’m unlikely to damage Moliere’s.' — Simon Gray...

The Rear Column

Written by

Simon Gray

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Gray

Faber and Faber, 2010

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 7, Roles: Total (8), Female (1), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...The Rear Column tells the story of five soldiers stranded in the jungle of the Congo Free State in 1887. They are awaiting the return of the explorer, Henry Morgan Stanley, who has gone to relieve Emin Pasha, General Gordon’s last surviving...

Close of Play

Written by

Simon Gray

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Gray

Faber and Faber, 2010

Faber Drama

Playtext

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

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...'Close of Play is, I suppose, the darkest of Simon's plays. It was never appreciated by the critical fraternity, which failed to understand it for what it was – a radical exploration of poetic drama. Its range of operation, its sleight...

The Common Pursuit

Written by

Simon Gray

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Gray

Faber and Faber, 2010

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 5, Roles: Total (6), Female (1), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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... Simon Gray 'A play that delivers an unexpected depth charge of emotion. Gray'’s writing is sharp, funny and clever, and, more than twenty years after the piece'’s premiere, the dramatist'’s assumption of intelligence...

Otherwise Engaged

Written by

Simon Gray

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Gray

Faber and Faber, 2010

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (7), Female (2), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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... with what I fondly assumed was the merest, if not the purest, marrow.' Simon Gray Otherwise Engaged was first presented by Michael Codron on 30 July 1975, at the Queen's Theatre, London....

Dog Days

Written by

Simon Gray

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Gray

Faber and Faber, 2010

Faber Drama

Playtext

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

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...'We’ve got a sociologist called Nuzek coming in this afternoon with his latest book. On Protestantism and Pornography.' Faced with such a prospect, Peter, the protagonist of this play, finds the idea of sitting at his desk...

The Old Masters

Written by

Simon Gray

~playauthor~Written by~ Simon Gray

Faber and Faber, 2010

Faber Drama

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (5), Female (2), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Set in the Villa of I Tatti outside Florence in 1937, under the menacing shadow of Mussolini, Simon Gray's The Old Masters explores the turbulent relationship between the famous art historian Bernard Berenson and the notorious art dealer...