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‘I’ll Leave it to you’

Written by

Noël Coward

~playauthor~Written by~ Noël Coward

Methuen Drama, 2000

World Classics

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Acts: 3, Roles: Total (10), Female (6), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Described by Coward as an ‘amiable, innocuous and deeply unpretentious little comedy’, ’I’ll Leave It To You’ was the first of Coward’s plays to be produced, in 1920. It is the neat and energetic story of an uncle who privately promises...

‘This Was A Man’

Written by

Noël Coward

~playauthor~Written by~ Noël Coward

Methuen Drama, 2000

World Classics

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Acts: 3, Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (9), Female (5), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...A light-heartedly satirical comedy of seduction and infidelity, ’This Was A Man’ follows a love triangle in which no-one loves really loves anyone at all. Edward is married to Carol, though as a marriage it has little integrity any more...

To Damascus (Part I)

Translated by

Michael Meyer

~playauthor~Written by~ August Strindberg , Michael Meyer ~playauthor~Translated by~ Michael Meyer

Methuen Drama, 1991

World Classics

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Acts: 5, Scenes: 17, Roles: Total (17), Female (5), Male (12), Unassigned (0)

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... by the stranger. They remain penniless though, and he is forced into the humiliation of asking her relatives for money to support them. An accident leaves him convalescent in an asylum where he suffers a series...

Look After Lulu!

Written by

Noël Coward

~playauthor~Written by~ Noël Coward

Methuen Drama, 1983

World Classics

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Acts: 3, Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (18), Female (5), Male (13), Unassigned (0)

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...Lulu is an attractive young mademoiselle whose lover, Philippe de Croze, is to join the army for active service. Fearing to leave his mistress, and her flighty nature, without chaperone for so long, de Croze asks his friend Marcel to look...

John Gabriel Borkman

Written by

Henrik Ibsen

and

Michael Meyer

Translated by

Michael Meyer

~playauthor~Written by~ Henrik Ibsen , Michael Meyer ~playauthor~Translated by~ Michael Meyer

Methuen Drama, 1980

World Classics

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Acts: 4, Roles: Total (8), Female (5), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...A scorching indictment of nineteenth century capitalism, Ibsen’s penultimate play paints a devastating picture of selfish ambition. John Gabriel Borkman paces alone in an upstairs room. Downstairs, his wife Gunhild waits...

The Master Builder

Written by

Henrik Ibsen

and

Michael Meyer

Translated by

Michael Meyer

~playauthor~Written by~ Henrik Ibsen , Michael Meyer ~playauthor~Translated by~ Michael Meyer

Methuen Drama, 1980

World Classics

Playtext

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

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...Elusive and hypnotic, Ibsen’s semi-autobiographical The Master Builder shows the relationship between an ageing genius and a singular young woman. Halvard Solness is the eponymous master builder, now approaching old age...

The Elephant Calf: An interlude for the foyer

Written by

Bertolt Brecht

and

John Willett

Translated by

John Willett

~playauthor~Written by~ Bertolt Brecht , John Willett ~playauthor~Translated by~ John Willett

Methuen Drama, 1994

World Classics

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

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...Originally written as part of Mann ist Mann (Man Equals Man), The Elephant Calf was later removed and redrawn as a play in its own right, to be performed as an interlude in the foyer during performances of the former play...

The Makropulos Case

Translated by

Cathy Porter

and

Peter Majer

~playauthor~Written by~ Karel Capek , Cathy Porter , Peter Majer ~playauthor~Translated by~ Cathy Porter , Peter Majer

Methuen Drama, 1999

World Classics

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Acts: 4, Roles: Total (12), Female (3), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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...‘The Makropulos Case (1922) [is] a tragic-comic fantasy about ageing and human mortality. There are many inspirations for this marvellous play: the Russian zoologist Professor Mechnikov’s tehories about the ageing process...

The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Translated by

W. H. Auden

and

Chester Kallman

~playauthor~Written by~ Bertolt Brecht , W. H. Auden , Chester Kallman ~playauthor~Translated by~ W. H. Auden , Chester Kallman

Methuen Drama, 1994

World Classics

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Scenes: 20, Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny is an opera chronicling the development and demise of the ‘paradise city’ of Mahagonny in a series of tableaux capturing the baser aspects of human nature. Three criminals create...

The Workhouse Donkey

Written by

John Arden

~playauthor~Written by~ John Arden

Methuen Drama, 2002

World Classics

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Acts: 3, Scenes: 20, Roles: Total (37), Female (11), Male (19), Unassigned (7)

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...Of The Workhouse Donkey Steve Nicholson writes: "Arden's text [is] a sprawling, Rabelaisian comedy about local town-hall corruption, [that] focuses on the downfall of 'the Napoleon of the North', Alderman Charlie Butterthwaite . . ....