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Playwrights

Q: Who wrote the play(s) ... ? A:
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962) Click to show or hide the answer
Traveler Without Luggage (1937), Antigone (1943), Waltz of the Toreadors (1951), The Lark (L'Alouette, 1953), Ring Round the Moon (1950), The Restless Heart (1957), Becket (1959) Click to show or hide the answer
The Accused (2001 – also starred in it in London's West End) Click to show or hide the answer
Relatively Speaking (1965), How the Other Half Loves (1969), Absurd Person Singular (1972), Absent Friends (1974), Bedroom Farce (1975), Seasons Greetings (1980), Way Upstream (1981), A Chorus of Disapproval (1984), Man of the Moment (1988), Private Fears in Public Places (2004) Click to show or hide the answer
Round and Round the Garden, Living Together, Table Manners (1963, 1973, 1973: The Norman Conquests)
Quality Street (1901), The Admirable Crichton (1902), Peter Pan (1904), What Every Woman Knows (1906), Dear Brutus (1917), Mary Rose (1920) Click to show or hide the answer
The Figaro plays: The Barber of Seville (1773), The Marriage of Figaro (1778), The Guilty Mother (1791) Click to show or hide the answer
Murphy (1938), Molloy (1951), Malone Dies (1951), The Unnamable (1953), Waiting for Godot (1953), Watt (1953), Endgame (1957, Krapp's Last Tape (1958), How It Is (1961) Click to show or hide the answer
The Quare Fellow (1954), The Hostage (1958) Click to show or hide the answer
Forty Years On (1968), The Madness of George III (1991), The History Boys (2004) Click to show or hide the answer
A Man for All Seasons (1960) Click to show or hide the answer
Mother Courage and her Children (1939), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (1941), The Good Person (or Woman) of Szechwan (1943), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (1945), Life of Galileo (1947) Click to show or hide the answer
Hobson's Choice (1916 – set in a Salford boot shop, 1880s) Click to show or hide the answer
The Seagull (1896), Uncle Vanya (1897), The Three Sisters (1901), The Cherry Orchard (1904) Click to show or hide the answer
The Old Bachelor (1693), The Double Dealer (1694), Love for Love (1695), The Mourning Bride (1697), The Way of the World (1700) Click to show or hide the answer
Two Into One (1981), Run for your Wife (1983), Out of Order (1991 – a.k.a. Whose Wife Is It Anyway?), Funny Money (1994) Click to show or hide the answer
Hay Fever (1925), Private Lives (1930), Cavalcade (1931), Design for Living (1933), Present Laughter (1939), Blithe Spirit (1941) Click to show or hide the answer
Jupiter Laughs (1940 – his only play) Click to show or hide the answer
A Taste of Honey (1958 – Salford–born writer, first play, written aged 18) Click to show or hide the answer
Steaming (1981) Click to show or hide the answer
Murder in the Cathedral (1935), The Cocktail Party (1949) Click to show or hide the answer
The Recruiting Officer (1706), The Beaux' Stratagem (1707) Click to show or hide the answer
Tom Thumb (1730 – note that Tom Thumb is a character from folklore) Click to show or hide the answer
The Accidental Death of an Anarchist (1970), Can't Pay? Won't Pay! (1974) Click to show or hide the answer
Noises Off (1982), Copenhagen (2000), Democracy (2003) Click to show or hide the answer
A Sleep of Prisoners (1951), The Lady's not for Burning (1948), Venus Observed (1950) Click to show or hide the answer
The Beggar's Opera (1728 – the music came from broadsides and the folk tradition, arranged by German–born Johann Christoph Pepusch) Click to show or hide the answer
Bouncers (1977), Up 'n' Under (1984), On the Piste (1990), Happy Families (1991), The Office Party (1992): born 1956 in Upton, near Wakefiled, West Yorkshire; creative director of the Theatre Royal Wakefield from 2011 Click to show or hide the answer
Faust (in two parts – 1808 and 1810) Click to show or hide the answer
The Government Inspector (1836) Click to show or hide the answer
Butley (1971), Otherwise Engaged (1975), Quartermaine's Terms (1982), Cell Mates (1995) Click to show or hide the answer
The Living Room (1953), The Potting Shed (1956), The Complaisant Lover (1959), Carving a Statue (1964), The Return of A. J. Raffles (1975), Yes and No (1980), For Whom the Bell Chimes (1980) Click to show or hide the answer
The Good–Natur'd Man (1768), She Stoops to Conquer (1771) Click to show or hide the answer
Plenty (1978), Pravda (1985), The Blue Room (1998 – a reworking of Schnitzler's Der Reigen) Click to show or hide the answer
Outside Edge (1979 – adapted for television 1982, and into a sitcom 1994–6) Click to show or hide the answer
The Children's Hour (1934), The Little Foxes (1939), Toys in the Attic (1960) Click to show or hide the answer
Peer Gynt (1867), A Doll's House (1879), Ghosts (1881), An Enemy of the People (1882), Hedda Gabler (1890), The Master Builder (1892) Click to show or hide the answer
Rhinoceros (1959), Exit the King (1962) Click to show or hide the answer
Volpone (1605), Epicoene, or the Silent Woman (1609), The Alchemist (1610), Bartholomew Fair (1614) Click to show or hide the answer
Abigail's Party (1977 stage play, recorded for BBC's Play for Today in the same year), Ecstasy (1979), Greek Tragedy (1989) Click to show or hide the answer
The Rural Trilogy: Blood Wedding (1932), Yerma (1934), The House of Bernardo Alba (1936) Click to show or hide the answer
Glengarry Glen Ross (1984) Click to show or hide the answer
Dido, Queen of Carthage (c. 1586), Tamburlaine (two parts – c. 1587–8), The Jew of Malta (c. 1589), Dr. Faustus (c. 1589, or c. 1593), Edward II (c. 1592), The Massacre of Paris (c. 1593) Click to show or hide the answer
A Man of Honour (1903), Lady Frederick (1907), The Land of Promise (1913), Our Betters (1917), The Circle (1921), The Constant Wife (1926) Click to show or hide the answer
Children of a Lesser God (1979) Click to show or hide the answer
All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View from the Bridge (1955) Click to show or hide the answer
Toad of Toad Hall (1929 – based on The Wind in the Willows) Click to show or hide the answer
The School for Wives (1662), Tartuffe (1664), The Misanthrope (1666), The Miser (1668), The Bourgeois Gentleman (1670), The Imaginary Invalid (1673) Click to show or hide the answer
A Voyage Around My Father (autobiographical play, originally written for radio 1963, TV 1969, later a stage play) Click to show or hide the answer
Alfie (1963) Click to show or hide the answer
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1967), Privates on Parade (1977) Click to show or hide the answer
The Shadow of a Gunman (1923), Juno and the Paycock (1924), The Plough and the Stars (1926), The Silver Tassie (1927), The End of the Beginning (1937), Red Roses for Me (1942), Cock–a–Doodle Dandy (1949) Click to show or hide the answer
Anna Christie (1920), All God's Chillun Got Wings (1924), Mourning Becomes Electra (1931), The Iceman Cometh (1939), Long Day's Journey into Night (1941) Click to show or hide the answer
Entertaining Mr. Sloane (1964), Loot (1965), What the Butler Saw (1969) Click to show or hide the answer
Look Back in Anger (1956), The Entertainer (1957), Luther (1961), Inadmissible Evidence (1964) Click to show or hide the answer
The Magistrate (1885), The Second Mrs. Tanqueray (1893), Trelawney of the Wells (1898) Click to show or hide the answer
The Room (his first – first produced 1957), The Birthday Party (1957), The Caretaker (1957), The Dumb Waiter (1959), The Lover (1962), The Homecoming (1964), Betrayal (1978), One for the Road (1984), Mountain Language (1988), Moonlight (1993), Ashes to Ashes (1996), Celebration (2000) Click to show or hide the answer
Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921), Henry IV (1922 – translated into English by Tom Stoppard, 2004) Click to show or hide the answer
Dangerous Corner (1932 – first), Laburnum Grove (1933), Eden End (1934), Time and the Conways (1937), I Have Been Here Before (1937), When We are Married (1938), Johnson Over Jordan (1939), An Inspector Calls (1946), The Linden Tree (1947) Click to show or hide the answer
Boris Godunov (1825), The Stone Guest (1830), Mozart and Salieri (1830) Click to show or hide the answer
French Without Tears (1936), The Winslow Boy (1946), The Browning Version (1948), The Deep Blue Sea (1952), Separate Tables (1954), Ross (1960 – a biography of T. E. Lawrence) Click to show or hide the answer
Our Day Out (1977 – updated musical version 2009), John, Paul, George, Ringo ... and Bert (1974), One for the Road (1976), Stags & Hens (1978), Educating Rita (1980), Blood Brothers (1983 – musical), Shirley Valentine (1986) Click to show or hide the answer
Sleuth (1970) Click to show or hide the answer
Five Finger Exercise (1958), Equus (1973), Amadeus (1979) Click to show or hide the answer
Mrs. Warren's Profession (1893), Arms and the Man (1894), Caesar and Cleopatra (1898), Man and Superman (1903), John Bull's Other Island (1904), Major Barbara (1905), Androcles and the Lion (1912), Pygmalion (1913), Saint Joan (1923), The Millionairess (1936), Click to show or hide the answer
Prometheus Unbound (1820) – inspired by the original by Aeschylus, a 'lyrical drama' not intended for performance Click to show or hide the answer
The Rivals (1775), A Trip to Scarborough (1777), The School for Scandal (1777), The Critic (1779) Click to show or hide the answer
Come Blow Your Horn (1961), Barefoot in the Park (1963), The Odd Couple (1965), The Last of the Red–Hot Lovers (1969), The Sunshine Boys (1972), California Suite (1976); Brighton Beach Memoirs (1983), Biloxi Blues (1985), Broadway Bound (1986) – the semi–autobiographical Eugene Trilogy Click to show or hide the answer
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1966), The Real Inspector Hound (1968), After Magritte (1970), Jumpers (1972), Every Good Boy Deserves Favour (1977), Night and Day (1978), The Real Thing (1982), Arcadia (1993), The Coast of Utopia (2002 trilogy: Voyage, Shipwreck, Salvage) Click to show or hide the answer
The Playboy of the Western World (1907) Click to show or hide the answer
Wrote all but three of the Aldwych farces, first performed 1923–33 (including Rookery Nook) Click to show or hide the answer
Romanoff and Juliet (1956) Click to show or hide the answer
The Man Who Changed His Name (1928), The Squeaker (1928) Click to show or hide the answer
The White Devil (1612), The Duchess of Malfi (1623) Click to show or hide the answer
You'll Have Had Your Hole (first produced in 1998, to largely negative reviews, by the West Yorkshire Playhouse) Click to show or hide the answer
Chicken Soup with Barley (1958), Roots (1958), Chips with Everything (1962), The Friends (1970) Click to show or hide the answer
Lady Windermere's Fan (1892), A Woman of No Importance (1893), The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), An Ideal Husband (1895) Click to show or hide the answer
The Angel that Troubled the Waters (1928), The Long Christmas Dinner (1931), The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden (1931), Our Town (1938), The Merchant of Yonkers (1938 – revised in 1954 as The Matchmaker), The Skin of Our Teeth (1942) Click to show or hide the answer
The Glass Menagerie (1944), A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), The Rose Tattoo (1951), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), Sweet Bird of Youth (1959), Night of the Iguana (1961) Click to show or hide the answer
The Jeweller's Shop (1960 – subtitle A Meditation on the Sacrament of Matrimony, Passing on Occasion into a Drama) Click to show or hide the answer

© Haydn Thompson 2016