Plays Index

This is a simple index of all the different stage plays, ballets and operas featured in articles on this site. Some articles also have supplementary updates, which may be reached from links at the foot of the original page.

Accord Parfait (A Perfect Match) by Maurice Horgues (1970)

Act Your Age by William Davidson (1943)

Affair of Honor by Bill Hoffman (1956)

Afternoon at the Seaside by Agatha Christie (1962 production only)

The Age of Androgyny (2017)

Alcina by G. F. Handel (1735; 2015 production only)

All American Family (a.k.a. Family Affair and There’s One in Every Family) by Robert St Clair (1940)

Amadeus by Ralf Rossa (2006)

The American Dame by Philip C. Lewis (1963; 1971 production only)

Amerika by Jan Klata and Olaf Kröck (2011)

Angels Don’t Marry by Florence Ryerson and Colin Clements (1938)

Another Love Story by Frederick Lonsdale (1943)

Another Way to Love by Chip Durgom and Barry Farber (1975)

Antigone by Jean Anouilh (1944)

L’Avare (The Miser) by Moliere (1668; 2012 German production and 2019 Czech production)

Bad Girls by Joyce Carol Oates (1995)

A Bad Year for Tomatoes by John Patrick (1974); also productions from 1974-83, 1984-93, 1994-2003, 2004-2013, 2014 to date (links will go live as each successive part of the series is published)

The Barber of Seville (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) by Gioachino Rossini (1816)

The Beggar’s Opera by John Gay (1728)

Behind the Blinds by Vivian Tidmarsh (1938)

Beirut by Alan Bowne (1987)

The Bereaved by Thomas Bradshaw (2009)

Billy’s Goat by James Floyd Stone (1937)

The Bloomers (Die Hose) by Carl Sternheim (1910)

Bluebeard’s Secret (Blaubarts Geheimnis) by Stephan Thoss (2011)

Bouche en Coeur (Mouth in Heart) by Jacques Darrieux and Georges Léglise (1936)

Britannia of Billingsgate by Christine Jope-Slade and Sewell Stokes (1931)

Calm Down Mother by Megan Terry (1965)

The Carefree Heart by Robert Wright and George Forrest (1957)

Child Wonder (a.k.a. World’s Little Bit of Gladness) by Pete Williams (1940)

The Courting of Marie Jenvrin by Gwen Pharis Ringwood (1941)

Cuff Me! by Bradford McMurran, Jeremiah Albers and Sean Michael Devereux (2013)

Claudia by Rose Franken (1942 British publicity still only)

The Cure by Bruce Hoogendoorn (2010)

Daddy by Rachel Helms (2011)

Dance of the Vampires (Tanz der Vampire) by Michael Kunze and Jim Steinman (1997)

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley (1984)

Day of Reckoning by Pam Valentine (1999)

The Day War Broke Out by Peter Tinniswood (1981)

Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical by Erica Schmidt and Susan L. Schwartz (2001)

La Délaissée (The Abandoned) by Max Maurey (1910)

Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief by Paula Vogel (1987)

Devices of Torture by Caroline Bennett (2018)

Devilish Times (Verteufelte Zeiten; a.k.a. Auf Teufels Schubkarren and Up Düvels Schuvkar) by Karl Bunje (1947)

Dialogue Entre un Noble et sa Femme (Dialogue between a Nobleman and his Wife; 1789)

Dinner with George by Guy Hemphil and Bryan Hands (2000)

Dirty Story by John Patrick Shanley (2003)

Doctor, Doctor! by John Jakes, adapted from Moliere (1973)

A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen (1879; 2010 production only)

Don Caesar de Bazan by Philippe Dumanoir and Adolphe d’Ennery (1844; 1901 production only)

Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1787)

Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti (1843; 2009 production only)

Dotty and Daffy by Jay Tobias (1934)

The Egg and I by Anna Coulter Martens (1958)

Electra Gumbo (1983)

Elephant’s Child (1979)

L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love) by Gaetano Donizetti (1832; smacked bottom in 2012 production)

Esposa Muta (1645)

Euphoric Tendencies by Tanya Marten (2008)

Fake Baroness but Genuine B… (Fausse Baronne mais Vraie G…) by Paule Merle (2009)

The Family Council Election by Jan Lazorik (2011)

Family Crackers by Marion Baines (1960)

The Family Ford by W. C. Fields (1920)

Fear of Fighting (La Peur des Coups) by Georges Courteline (1894)

La Fessée by Jean de Létraz (1936)

Figaro by Carrie Fewins (2007)

La Fille Mal Gardée by Sir Frederick Ashton (1960): Nadia Nerina; Lesley Collier; Fiona Tonkin; Nina Kaptsova; Roberta Marquez; 2005 Italian ballet school production; 2009 Filipino adaptation; Alina Cojocaru2012 Wroclaw production (choreography by Giorgio Madia); Natalia Osipova (initial reviews); Natalia Osipova (full overview); Maria Yakovleva; rehearsals; productions of 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Other Fille Mal Gardée topics: smacking and spanking; the smacking; Buildup to spanking – Lise’s friends and her escape attempts; the spankingover-decorous spanking; alternative choreography – pre-1960 and post-1960

First Family Calamity by Charlotte Henley and Kay Jones (1963)

Fools Rush In by Kenneth Horne (1946)

Forever Young by Franz Wittenbrink (2013; publicity only)

Four Cheers for Joan by Philip Dunning and L. G. Lighton (1941)

Frankie by Peter Bark (1997)

Fresh Fields by Ivor Novello (1933)

Friendly Relations by James Liggat (1952)

The Frog Prince by Lewis Mahlmann (1966)

Full House by Ivor Novello (1935)

The Game by Amy Powers and David Topchik (2003)

The Game of Love and Chance (Le Jeu de L’Amour et du Hasard) by Pierre de Marivaux (1730)

Gather No Moss by Max Catto (1944)

Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini (1918)

A Girl Called Jo by Peter Myers, Alec Grahame and David Climie (1955)

The Girl from Albany by Frank Graham (1909)

Girls Are Like That by James Floyd Stone (1946)

Gloria by James Bernard Fagan (1907)

The Glorified Brat by Charles Emery (1949)

Grab Me a Gondola by Julian More and James Gilbert (1956)

Happy Days by Wilfred Massey (1935)

Highly Seasoned by Bettye Knapp (1953)

A History of the American Film by Christopher Durang (1976)

Hochzeitsnacht im Paradies by Heinz Hentschke Friedrich Schröder and Günther Schwenn (1942)

The Honeymooners by Thompson Buchanan (1915)

The Honor of the Brossarbourgs (L’Honneur des Brossarbourg) by Georges Courteline (1894)

Honza Malem Kralem by Oldřich Kautský (Honza Almost a King; 1980s)

Hope Springs Eternal by Elizabeth Gregory (1964)

How to Handle a Woman by Irving Shambaugh (1961)

I Have Had Enough by Jack Symonds and Johann Sebastian Bach (2011)

I Won’t Dance by Oliver Hailey (1980)

In Search of the Lost Paradise (Hledani Ztraceneho Raje) by Vlastimil Venkcik (2014)

Introducin’ Susan by Jay Tobias (1933)

Iphigenia Rising by Mark Frank (2009)

It’s Never Too Late by Felicity Douglas (1952)

It’s Showdown Time by Don Evans (1975; a.k.a. Change of Mind)

Jack and Jill (1958)

Janie by Josephine Bentham and Herschel Williams (1942)

Janika by Istvan Bekeffi (1946)

Jealousy by James Cousins (2012)

Jest in Fun by Joe Hayman (1936)

Jewels of the Baroque (2015)

Jules by Pierre-Aristide Breal (1956)

Kiss Me Kate by Sam and Bella Spewack (1948): the original Broadway production and its recasting; the National production of 1949; revivals of 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958 (plus the Hallmark TV production), 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 (plus the revised Broadway version and its travels away from Broadway), 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004*, 2005*, 2006, 2007*, 2008*, 2009, 2010*, 2011, 2012*, 2013* (and the Clackamas production in particular), 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 (links will go live as and when the year in question is covered; NB asterisked years are in two parts with the link to the second part at the foot of the first)

Other Kiss Me Kate topics: sexual politicsskirt lifting; productions with two spankings; spanking with implements; modern dress and rehearsals; Lois Lane/Bianca; the movie poster; Olive MoorefieldJane Morgan and Earl Wrightson

Lady of Fatima by Urban Nagle (1948)

The Lady Psychiatrist by Gerri Farrar Teasley (1952)

The Land of the Teddy Bears by Harriet V. Ketchum (1973)

Laura and the Jacques (Laure et Les Jacques) by Gabriel Arout (1963)

The Learned Ladies (Les Femmes Savantes) by Moliere (1672; 2005 production only)

Lela & Co by Cordelia Lynn (2015)

The Little Hut (a.k.a. The Bamboo Bed) by Nancy Mitford (1950; adaptation of the 1947 farce La Petite Hutte by André Roussin)

Little Iodine (1950)

A Little Treatise About Sexy Education (Petit traité d’éducation lubrique) by Lydie Salvayre (2014)

Lolita by Rodion Shchedrin (1994)

Love and a Bottle by George Farquhar (1698)

Love Can Dance (Die Liebe Kann Tanzen) by Stephan Thoss (2014); scroll to end of article

Love on Leave by A. B. Shiffrin (1944)

Lullaby by Don Appell (1954; 1960 production only)

Lulu by Alban Berg (1937; 2002 production only); scroll to end of article

Lunt and Fontanne: The Celestials of Broadway by Mark E. Lang (2015)

Le Malade Imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid) by Moliere (1673): general overview; Europe; Brazil; school productions; non-standard spanking scenes

Man of Seventeen by Robert St Clair (1955)

The Marchioness (La Margrave) by Alfred Savoir (1932)

Maria Fohadnagy (Corporal Maria) by Jeno Huszka and Laszlo Szilagyi (1942; 2011 production only)

Marinka by George Marion, jr., and Karl Farkas (1945)

The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1786)

Martha by Friedrich von Flotow (1847; 2015 production only)

Me and My Girl by L. Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber (1937)

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare (1604; 2013 production only)

Le Médecin Malgré Lui (The Doctor in Spite of Himself) by Moliere (1666): Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Latin America; North America; France; Compagnie Présence production (2010-17); for updates, see at the foot of the ‘France’ page

The Medicine Man by David Grote (1980)

Meet Me in St Louis by Christopher Sergel (1947)

Meet the Duchess by James Reach (1936)

Melody Jones by Ruth and Nathan Hale (1949)

Memmie le Blanc by Hilary Bell (2007)

Men are Like Streetcars by Christopher Sergel (1951; a.k.a. It Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Girl); also collected productions of the school years 1950-51, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1953-54, 1954-55, 1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59, 1959-60, 1960-61, 1961-62, 1962-63, 1963-64, 1964-69, 1970-77

Merry Madness by Sheridan Gibney (1929/31)

A Mind of Her Own by Anne Ferring Weatherly (1943)

Miska the Toff (Mágnás Miska) by Albert Szirmai (1916)

Mr Crane of Sleepy Hollow by Al Simmons (1961)

Mister Punch by Colin Clements (1929)

Molly by Simon Gray (1977)

Monsieur Bobby by Pierre-Paul Fournier and Henry Turpin (1939)

The More the Merrier by Ronald Millar (1960)

Mosquitoes by Lucy Kirkwood (2017)

Mother Hicks by Susan Zeder (1982)

My Dear Children by Catherine Turney and Jerry Horwin (1939); also its afterlife

My Fair Lady (Sayidati al-Gamila) by Samir Khafagy (1961)

O neposedné pomlázce (The Restless Switch; 2009)

The Nerd by Larry Shue (1981)

No Pansies for Mr Standish by John Sayes and Ireland Cutter (1942)

No Room for Love by Anthony Marriott and Bob Grant (1975)

Noises Off by Michael Frayn (1982; 2012 production only)

Nothing Between Friends by Lee Todd Lacks (2018)

Oh! Calcutta! by Kenneth Tynan and others (1969)

On with the Shrew! by Bill van Horn (1983)

Ostre Sledovane Vlaky (Closely Watched Trains), adapted by Sasa Lichy (1966), Vaclav Nyvlt (1980) and Ivo Krobot (1996)

Paper Cranes by Kari Bentley-Quinn (2011)

Pas de Dieux by Gene Kelly (1960)

Payment for Pleasure by Olga Terskikh (2016)

Peace at Home (La Paix Chez Soi) by Georges Courteline (1903)

Perchance to Dream by Ivor Novello (1945)

Percy and Rose by Rob George (1982)

Permission by Robert Askins (2015)

Peter and the Wolf by Capri Aspé (2011)

Philosophy in the Bedroom (La Philosophie dans le Boudoir) by Christine Letailleur (2007)

Pippin by Stephen Schwarz and Roger O. Hirson (1972)

The Poacher (Der Wildschütz) by Alfred Lortzing (1842)

Postriziny (Cutting it Short) by Miloslav Frydl (2000s)

Powder Her Face by Thomas Adès and Philip Hensher (1995; 1998 production only)

Price of Fame by Wilfred Massey (1955)

Princess Anka by Ivana Becvarova (2013)

The Princess with a Load on Her Mind by Wilfred Westlake, a.k.a. Wilfred Harvey (1938)

The Rainy Afternoon by William Inge (1962)

Realism by Anthony Neilson (2006)

Red, Hot and Blue by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse (1936)

The Ride Across Lake Constance (Der Ritt über den Bodensee) by Peter Handke (1971)

Roberta by Otto Harbach and Jerome Kern (1933)

Rock a Bye Sailor by Philip King and Falkland Cary (1962)

Roger the Sixth by Joseph Carole (1940/1954)

Rowdy Kate by Claire Boiko (1972)

Rubberneck by Donald R. Stieper (1970)

Runar and Kyllikki by Jussi Kylätasku (1971)

The School for Wives (L’Ecole des Femmes) by Moliere (1662; 2011 production only)

Servant and Master by Roman Theodori (2010)

Sexes and Sevens by Con West and Herbert Sargent (1938)

Shakespeare (general survey and more)

Skroderdienas Silmacos (The Tailor’s Days at Silmacos) by Rudolfs Blaumanis (1902)

Smoking with Lulu by Janet Munsil (1997)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1955)

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (1941)

Spring Awakening (Frühlings Erwachen) by Frank Wedekind (1891/1906)

Spring Journey by Mona Graham and John Ware (1950)

Springtime for Patsy by Harold J. Gregory (1948)

Storm Still (Immer Noch Sturm) by Peter Handke (2010)

Strach ma velke oci by Jaroslav Pacovsky (1980s)

Such Things Happen by Wilfred Massey (1944 version)

The Swineherd (Der Schweinehirt) by Anke Hartmann (2011)

Take Your Medicine by Felicia Metcalfe (1945)

The Talking Cure by Christopher Hampton (2003, revised 2014)

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare (1590s): general historical survey; detailed historical survey of the early years, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 21st-century productions; high school productions up to 1964, 1965-74, 1977-85, 1986-99, since 2000; 1922 Berlin production; 1968 Birmingham school production; 1971 protest in Tampa; 2014 Los Angeles production; 2014-15 Brazilian productions50 Shades of Shrew (Los Angeles 2015); 2017 Glasgow production; 2017 Olomouc ballet; non-standard spanking scenes

Other Taming of the Shrew topics: Bianca spanking; interracial spanking scenes; modern-dress productions; ballets; 2009 comic-book parody

The Taming of Tillie by Burt Liebert (1959)

Ten Green Bottles by Rosemary West (1958)

The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow (2005)

This is the Life by Jackie Richards (1952)

Three Fairy Godmothers  (a.k.a. The Ballad of Barabella) by Jerry L. Twedt (1967)

The Three Spinners by Tomas Kraucher (2016)

Three Suitors and a Spanking (Einmal Hiebe, Dreimal Liebe) by Hans Lellis (1950s)

Till Further Orders by Wilfred Massey (1937)

Tinderbox by Lucy Kirkwood (2008)

To Dorothy, a Son by Roger MacDougall and Otis Bigelow (1950/1)

Tomorrow’s Child by John Coates (1945)

Tomorrow’s Eden by Moie Charles and Donald Sutherland (1944)

Touch by Vicky Jones (2017)

True Love by Charles L. Mee (2001)

The Two Bells (Les Deux Cloches) by Bernadette (2013)

Two for the Seesaw by William Gibson (1958; 1960 production only)

Velikonocní ctyrlístek plný pohádek (An Easter Four-Leaf Clover of Fairytales; 2016)

A Vörös Bestia (The Red Beast) by Janos Vaszary (1934)

The Ways of Love by Elizabeth Berryhill (1949)

We ‘Dude’ It by John Henderson (1957)

Weird by Ben Alexander (2008)

Widow’s Walk by Howard Richardson and Frances Goforth (1948)

Wiener Blut (Vienna Blood) by Victor Leon and Leo Stein (2014 production only)

The Wooden Spoon by James Barry (1998)

Yes, Dear by Warren Graves (1966)

Youth and Mrs Meredith by Margerie Scott and Betty Burton (1938)

Youth’s the Season…? by Mary Manning (1931/2)

Z by Peter Bark (1992)

Zarubka (2011)

Zla Zena (Nasty Woman) by Jovan Sterija Popovic (1838)

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