WorldCat Identities

Goldby, Derek

Works: 49 works in 112 publications in 3 languages and 120 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  History  Ghost stories  Comedy plays  Detective and mystery plays  Acting editions  Thrillers (Fiction)  Verse drama  Historical drama 
Roles: Director
Classifications: PQ2635.O7, 842.8
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Derek Goldby
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand( )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poet and soldier, brawler and charmer, Cyrano de Bergerac is desperately in love with Roxane, the most beautiful girl in Paris. But there is one very large problem - he has a nose of stupendous size and believes she will never see past it to return his feelings. So when he discovers that the handsome but tongue-tied and dim-witted Christian is also pining for Roxane, generous Cyrano offers to help by writing exquisite declarations of love for the young man to woo her with. Will she ever recognize who she is really falling in love with? Set during the reign of Louis XIII, Edmond Rostand's "Cyrano de Bergerac" (1897) was one of the great theatrical successes of its time and remains as popular today for its dramatic power and, above all, for its good-natured, passionate and swashbuckling hero."--Jacket
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead( Book )

4 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvin Theatre, David Merrick, by arrangement with The National Theatre of Great Britain, presents "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead," by Tom Stoppard, directed by Derek Goldby, associate director Claude Chagrin, scenery and costumes by Desmond Heeley, lighting by Richard Pilbrow, music by Marc Wilkinson, associate producer Samuel Liff, with Brian Murray, John Wood, Paul Hecht, Alexander Courtney, Noel Craig, B.J. DeSimone, Ralph Drischell, Roger Hamilton, Michael Holmes, Carl Jocobs, Roger Kemp, Dino Laudicina, Roy Lozano, Patricia McAneny, Anne Meacham, Douglas Norwick
Delicatessen by Toronto Free Theatre Archives( )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Camisole by Jeffrey Dallas Collection( )

5 editions published in 1988 in French and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inspector calls by J. B Priestley( )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A three-act drama, which takes place on a single night in April 1912, focusing on the prosperous upper middle-class Birling family, who live in a comfortable home in the fictional town of Brumley, "an industrial city in the north Midlands". The family is visited by a man calling himself Inspector Goole, who questions the family about the suicide of a young working-class woman, Eva Smith (also known as Daisy Renton)"
The woman in black by Susan Hill( )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set on the obligatory English moor, on an isolated causeway, the story has as its hero one Arthur Kipps, an up-and-coming young solicitor who has come north to attend the funeral and settle the estate of Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. The routine formalities he anticipates give way to a tumble of events and secrets more sinister and terrifying than any nightmare: the rocking chair in the nursery of the deserted Eel Marsh House, the eerie sound of pony and trap, a child's scream in the fog, and, most dreadfully, and for Kipps most tragically, the woman in black."--Jacket
Emerald city by David Williamson( )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fast-moving, wisecracking commentary on contemporary urban mores and morals, and the rivalries and passions to be encountered on the road to success. Colin, a screenwriter, and his wife Kate, a publisher, move to the 'Emerald City', where fame and fortune are there for the taking, but surprises are in store for them both. Sharp-edged, satirical and accusatory, Emerald City lays into the materialism of the 1980s with a razor wit. Within four months of its premiere, five separate productions had opened around Australia
You can't take it with you by Moss Hart( )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arena Stage, Thomas C. Fichandler, executive director, Zelda Fichandler, producing director presents "You Can't Take It With You," by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, directed by Alfred Ryder, setting designed by Leo Kerz, costumes by Marjorie Slaiman, lighting by Rev. William Eggleston, production manager Hugh Lester
Rookery Nook by Ben Travers( )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daylight saving by Nicholas Enright( )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Felicity and Tom both have busy lives and demanding careers. Tom is travelling with his petulant protege Jason, the international tennis star, when Felicity receives a surprise call from an American boyfriend from her past. As she plans a candle-lit reunion dinner her highly-stressed neighbour drops in and so does her mother. The confusion becomes complete as each of them become involved in Felicity's evening"--Back cover
Dial "M" for murder by Frederick Knott( )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately…the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. But this doesn't baffle the husband: He sees his hireling's death as an opportunity to have his wife convicted for the murder of the man who tried to murder her, and that is what almost happens. Luckily, the police inspector from Scotland Yard and a young man who is in love with the wife discover the truth, and in a scene of almost unbearable suspense they trap the husband into revealing his guilt, thus freeing Margot."--Publisher's description
What the butler saw : [a play] by Joe Orton( )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Woodward and Michael Kasdan, by arrangement with Lewenstein-Delfont Prods. Ltd. and H.M. Tennent Ltd. present Joe Orton's, "What the Butler Saw," directed by Joseph Hardy, with Laurence Luckinbill, Jan Farrand, and Diana Davilla, Charles Murphy, Tom Rosqui, Lucian Scott, production designed by William Ritman, costumes by Ann Roth
The importance of being earnest by Oscar Wilde( )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published 1899 in the United Kingdom. Drawing room comedy exposing quirks and foibles of Victorian society with plot revolving around amorous pursuits of two men who face social obstacles when they woo young ladies of quality. This play 'is noted for its witty lines, its clever situations, and its satire on the British nobility and clergy.'" Reader's Ency 4th ed
Uncle Vanya; scenes from country life in four acts by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So, what happens in Uncle Vanya? Not much; just life, played out over four acts. There are rich people, and there are people who work for the rich people, whom the rich people don't really care about. There is a gun fired in anger and desperation, but there aren't any bodies to carry off stage. There are men making fools of themselves over women. There are those who accept their fates and wait for their rewards in heaven, and there are others who don't care one way or another. Chekhov's play moves so languidly that, without a vibrant cast, an understanding director, and a lively translation, it stands the chance of passing under the radar of the average audience. The reworking of the script aims at accessibility, replacing the "outdated colloquialisms" and "brittle prose" of earlier translations
A flea in her ear; a farce by Georges Feydeau( )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A farce concerning love in turn-of-the-century Paris
Ring Round the Moon by Jean Anouilh( )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabelle, a poor ballet dancer, is hired by Hugo to appear at a great ball in an aristocratic country house to end his twin brother Frederic's infatuation with another woman
Rough crossing by Tom Stoppard( )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Around a slender central device, Stoppard weaves an increasingly amazing pattern of verbal misunderstandings, eccentric character development, showbiz spectacle and sea-going hazards
The magistrate : a farce in three acts by Arthur Wing Pinero( )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his louche air and a developed taste for smoking, gambling, port and women, it's hard to believe Cis Farringdon is only fourteen. And that's because he isn't. Agatha, his mother, lopped five years from her true age and his when she married the amiable Posket.Well, when I heard the new dad was a police magistrate, I was scared. Said I to myself, 'If I don't mind my Ps and Qs, the Guv'nor - from force of habit - will fi ne me all my pocket-money.'The imminent arrival of Cis' godfather sends Agatha incognito to the Hôtel des Princes to warn him of her deception. But it's also where her son has cajoled his otherwise staid stepfather into joining him for a binge. High-spirited carousing leads to a police raid and a night of outrageous mishap as the trapped guests make desperate attempts to conceal themselves from the law and from each other. Indignities escalate at court the next day where Posket, the police magistrate, must preside
Noises off by Michael Frayn( )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State Theatre Company Programs
De vrolijke vrouwtjes van Windsor : komedie in vijf bedrijven by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in Dutch and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In opdracht van koningin Elisabeth geschreven stuk waarin ridder Falstaff nu eens als minnaar optreedt. Gespeeld door Toneelgroep Theater onder regie van Derek Goldby in januari 1972. "The merry wives of Windsor". 1600-1601
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Alternative Names
Derek Goldby Australian theatre director

Derek Goldby toneelregisseur uit Australië

English (74)

French (4)

Dutch (1)