Other drama

The website contains many articles on other dramatic genres, as follows. These are organised by period.

Medieval

The True Mistery of the Passion in Bristol Cathedral (BBC, 1960)

18th century

Oliver Goldsmith
Played Upon a Stage: She Stoops to Conquer (A-R for ITV, 1960)

Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Play of the week: The School for Scandal (BBC, 1959)
The Sunday Night Play: The Rivals (BBC, 1962)
The School for Scandal (1937?): Television (drama) is here again

19th century

Georg Büchner
A307 Drama: Woyzeck (BBC / The Open University, 1977)

Anton Chekhov
Small-screen Chekhov
Back for the future: NT Live’s The Cherry Orchard [for cinema]

Henrik Ibsen
The Master Builder, partially discussed in ”Tis in my memory locked’
Ibsen on Independent Television
International Theatre: The Wild Duck (John Clements / Saville Theatre / A-R for ITV, 1957)
Sunday Night Theatre: The Lady from the Sea (BBC, 1953)
World Theatre: Brand (BBC, 1959) [by Billy Smart]
Theatre Night: Ghosts (BBC, 1987)

August Strindberg
Armchair Theatre: The Creditors (Thames, 1972)

Brandon Thomas
Summer Comedy Hour: Charley’s Aunt (BBC, 1965)

Ivan Turgenev
International Theatre: A Month in the Country (John Clements / A-R for ITV, 1955)

& 19th-century melodrama
‘An outside broadcast from the last century’: the Gaslight Theatre melodramas (BBC, 1965)

1910s

Bertolt Brecht
David Bowie in Baal (BBC, 1982)

1920s

L. Allen Harker and F. R. Pryor
In the beginning: Marigold (BBC, 1936)

Karel and Josef Capek
Twentieth Century Theatre: The Insect Play (BBC, 1960)

Luigi Pirandello
The Man with a Flower in his Mouth (1930): British television’s first play, 81 years ago today
The Man with the Flower in His Mouth (The Television Company/BBC, 1930)
A307 Drama: Six Characters in Search of an Author (BBC / The Open University, 1977)

Jules Romains
Theatre 625: Doctor Knock (BBC, 1966)
Featured in:
From the ’50s: plays from France

1930s

Reginald Berkeley [play dated to 1930s, too?]
In the beginning: The Tiger (BBC, 1936)

Cyril Campion
Joy Harington and Ladies in Waiting (BBC, 1949) [draft]

André Obey
‘A television experiment’: the Teddington Theatre Club’s Noah (BBC, 1966)

J. B. Priestley
partial discussion in Pre-war theatre from BBC Television, 2.
When We are Married (1938): On the boards: television from the theatre
In the beginning: When We Are Married (BBC, 1938) 1.
In the beginning: When We Are Married (BBC, 1938) 2.

Frank Vosper
‘Love from a Stranger’ (BBC, 1938)

1940s

Jean Anouilh
Twentieth Century Theatre: Colombe (BBC, 1960)
Featured in: From the ’50s: plays from France

Jerome Chodorov and Joseph Fields
Junior Miss: Live from The Intimate Theatre, 1946-1949, part 2

Jean Cocteau
The Typewriter (A-R for ITV, 1962)
Featured in: From the ’50s: plays from France

Terence Rattigan [very roughly placed in the 1940s]
Terence Rattigan on television — and DVD
Rattigan on DVD: Sunday Night Theatre: Adventure Story (BBC, 1961)
Rattigan on DVD: Performance: The Deep Blue Sea (BBC, 1994)
French Without Tears: Live from The Intimate Theatre, 1946-1949, part 2
The Winslow Boy: Live from the Intimate Theatre, 1946-1949, part 3

Gerald Savory
George and Margaret: Live from The Intimate Theatre, 1946-1949, part 1

William Templeton, Peter Powell and Alec Clunes
Exercise Bowler by T. Atkinson (BBC, 1946)

Jean-Paul Sartre
Featured in: From the ’50s: plays from France
Ad. of Huis Clos: The Wednesday Play: In Camera (BBC, 1964)

1950s

John Arden
Serjeant Musgrave’s Dance (Granada for ITV, 1961)

Gilbert Cesbron [play first perf. in 1950s?]
‘It Is Midnight, Dr Schweitzer’ (BBC, 1953)

Jean Genet
A307 Drama: The Balcony (BBC / The Open University, 1977) … banned!

Kenneth Horne
Brian Rix presents: Wolf’s Clothing (BBC, 1961)

Philip King
Brian Rix presents: Postman’s Knock (BBC, 1952)

Louis MacNeice
Another Part of the Sea (BBC, 1960) [perf. as Traitors in Our Way in 1957]

Alan Melville
Theatre 625: Simon and Laura (BBC, 1964)

Colin Morris
Brian Rix presents: Reluctant Heroes (BBC, 1952)

John Osborne
From the ’50s: Look Back in Anger (BBC and ITV, 1956)

Dylan Thomas
Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood (BBC, 1957)

1960s on

Andrea Dunbar [play begun in 1977]
The Arbor: Beyond the boundaries: intermedial ideas in Paris

debbie tucker green
Random (Hillbilly Films for C4, 2011)


Other plays and playwrights referenced on the blog:

Alex Atkinson
Design for Murder adapted to a theatre setting (BBC, 1958 and 1961)

Jean Giraudoux
Featured in: From the ’50s: plays from France

Noël Coward
partially discussed in Pre-war theatre from BBC Television, 3.

James Bridie
partially discussed in Pre-war theatre from BBC Television, 3.

Sean O’Casey
partially discussed in Pre-war theatre from BBC Television, 3.

W. B. Yeats
partially discussed in Pre-war theatre from BBC Television, 3.

Pantomime and Christmas
A pantomime of errors: Jack and the Beanstalk (BBC, 1947)
A tale of six Cinders, part 1: Cinderella (BBC, 1946, 1947)
A tale of six Cinders, part 2: Cinderella (BBC, 1938, 1948, 1950)
Christmas past at the BBC: the second half of the 1950s. Part 1
Christmas past at the BBC: the second half of the 1950s. Part 2

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