Eurydice and Medee - TEXT IN FRENCH
Bristol Classical Press
Bristol Classical Press
Edmond Rostand trans Thom Christoph intro Sue Lloyd
This short play - a three-hander in verse with one other minor part and two non-speaking roles - was long a favourite with amateur players It already displays many of the qualities that were to make Cyran...
In Black Battles with Dogs the battles take place not only between individuals but also between societies, cultures, ideologies Return to the Desert enacts a conflict that is to do with ownership - Adri...
Jean-Baptiste Moliere adapt/trans Nick Dear
Molière's ferociously funny interchanges between the gullible hero and a succession of dancing masters, philosophy tutors, dubious tailors and penniless aristocrats make this a hugely enjoyable play which...
Faber & Faber
A violent, dark, amusing play by the author of "Art" "A skillful portrayal of the intangible, of unease, of secret wounds . . . [and a] comedy of almost Checkovian sensibility" ~ Pierre Marcabru, Le Figaro
Alain-Rene Lesage adapt/trans John Norman
6 Male 6 Female
Fraud, theft, extortion and sexual corruption are the themes in this eighteenth-century masterpiece of French comedy "A real discovery ... the play is sharp and brisk, and might have been written by Mol...
Jean Racine trans Julie Rose
Nick Hern Books
4 Male 4 Female
Racine's drama is one of passion overpowering reason. Phedre lusts for her stepson Hippolytus, misogynist Hippolytus yearns for the royal captive Aricia, Oenone will do anything to protect her mistress Ph...
Hill & Wang
Pierre Marivaux trans Neil Bartlett
5 Male 5 Female
What if four children had been kept locked away in darkness and complete isolation since birth? What if, tonight, they were to be released? How would bodies and minds reared in darkness respond to the f...
These three plays, diverse in subject but thematically coherent, illuminate one of Sartre's major philosophical concerns: the struggle to live and act freely in a complex and constricting world Lucifer and...
John Calder Publications
In the 53 years since his death in Paris, Artaud's reputation has continued to grow and his influence on contemporary theatre can be seen in the plays of Adamov, Audiberti, Camus and Genet and in the product...
Freyda Thomas from Moliere
Samuel French Inc
5 Male 6 Female
Philamente, a most unliterary lady is intent on having a high toned literary salon. She has neither literary nor common sense, which makes her easy prey for sycophantic con artist Trissotin He passes himsel...
Eugene Ionesco trans Donald Watson
These three great plays by one of the founding fathers of the theatre of the absurd, are alive and kicking with tragedy and humour, bleakness and farce. In Rhinoceros we are shown the innate brutality of peo...
Jean Racine trans Eric Korn
"Love? What does love mean in this fearsome drama? Not much that is affirmative. Not much to heat the heart of a sentimental spectator. It signifies a passion that amounts to illness, an alternately aching a...
Crime Passionnel reflects Sartre's fascination with the mentality and morality of Communism in its story of a young Party member assigned to shoot a "deviationist". It was first staged in 1948 "A highly ent...
John Calder Publications
Martin Esslin is one of the most respected and knowledgeable writers on serious drama and literature of the 20th century. His "Theatre of the Absurd" is a modern classic among his many other influential book...
In this book Professor Knight reviews all twenty of Corneille's heroic and tragic plays and in the process challenges some received interpretations. But he also distances himself from the new critical tenden...
David Ives from Georges Feydeau
Dramatists Play Service
9 Male 5 Female
Raymonde Chandebise suspects that her husband, Victor, a placid and successful insurance executive, is secretly having an affair To find out, she and her friend Lucienne write him an anonymous love letter s...
Henri Meilhac & Ludovic Halevy trans Norman R Shapiro
Two amorous actresses are out to capture the affections of a wealthy Paris producer The wily Micheline spreads the rumor that Rafaella is being courted by a murderously jealous Brazilian But her plot backf...
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