WorldCat Identities

Arden, John

Overview
Works: 363 works in 1,395 publications in 4 languages and 18,832 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Reviews  Juvenile works  Fiction  Historical drama  Melodrama  Christmas plays 
Roles: Author, Performer, Other, Adapter, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Creator
Classifications: PR6051.R3, 822.914
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Most widely held works about John Arden
 
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Serjeant Musgrave's dance, an unhistorical parable by John Arden( Book )

151 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set between 1860 and 1880, four deserters bring the body of a dead soldier back to his home town, a mining community in the grip of a coal strike and cut off by snow. Their leader, Serjeant Musgrave, plans to hold the town at gunpoint and confront its people with the realities of warfare. Arden's play questions the military principle of 'Obey or suffer' and the cruelty and futility of war. It was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre in 1959
Three plays: The waters of Babylon, Live like pigs [and] The happy haven by John Arden( Book )

79 editions published between 1961 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left-handed liberty : a play about Magna carta by John Arden( Book )

33 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In dramatising the creation of the Magna Carta, John Arden inhabits the minds of 13th century England with great skill and ingenuity, presenting the establishment of the founding of the charter - on which modern Britain's constitutional law stands - as a time of great confusion and insecurity. 'Left-Handed Liberty' was commissioned by the Corporation of the City of London to commemorate the 750th Anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta, with the first public performance given in June 1965
The business of good government : a Christmas play by John Arden( Book )

42 editions published between 1963 and 1983 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armstrong's last goodnight; an exercise in diplomacy by John Arden( Book )

51 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Declaring how John Armstrong and his eightscore men fought a bloody battle with the Scotch king at Edenborough
Plays by John Arden( Book )

49 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To present the pretence : essays on the theatre and its public ... by John Arden( Book )

23 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and French and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays by John Arden( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The royal pardon, or, The soldier who became an actor by John Arden( Book )

29 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After years of war, peace is to be reached between England and France, sealed by the marriage of the English prince and the French princesse. A company of actors is to be sent from England to Paris, to perform at a theatrical gala in celebration of the union. Croke's band of performers is carrying with them an ex-soldier Luke, on the run from the law. Circumstances twist, turn and contrive to place the soldier on the stage, with his new found beloved, where he must ad lib a play of great ingenuity to appease royalty, and the law's claim upon him. 'The Royal Pardon' was first performed at the Bedford Arts Centre, Devon, in 1966
The workhouse donkey, a vulgar melo-drama by John Arden( Book )

46 editions published between 1964 and 1978 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The island of the mighty : a play on a traditional British theme in three parts by John Arden( Book )

23 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in English and French and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soldier, soldier : and other plays by John Arden( Book )

15 editions published in 1967 in English and French and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two autobiographical plays : True history of Squire Jonathan and his unfortunate treasure : The Bagman, or, The impromptu of Muswell Hill by John Arden( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Bagman, or, The Impromptu of Muswell Hill' is a radio play first broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 1970. John Arden has a dream in which he meets an old woman who sells him a canvas bag, 'A pig in a poke'; he then finds himself transported to a dystopian land where the people are starving while the rich live in idleness and squalor. 'The True History of Squire Jonathan and His Unfortunate Treasure' was first performed by the Ambiance Lunch-Hour Theatre Club in June 1968
The hero rises up: a romantic melodrama by John Arden( Book )

12 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The non-stop Connolly show : a dramatic cycle of continuous struggle in six parts by Margaretta D'Arcy( Book )

35 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The workhouse donkey : [a play] by John Arden( Book )

15 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arden's melodrama - i.e. a play with a musical accompaniment - is a sprawling, Rabelaisian comedy about local town-hall corruption that focuses on the downfall of 'the Napoleon of the North', Alderman Charlie Butterthwaite, the workhouse donkey of the title, who has risen from extreme poverty to dominate his local Labour Party and the town. A swaggering, charismatic, manipulative scoundrel, he has a gambling addiction, which is bankrolled by the Machiavellian, but self-aware Doctor Wellington Blomax. It is this relationship which has maintained Butterthwaite's power, and which will undermine it. The play was first performed at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 1963
Brain based therapy for OCD : a workbook for clinicians and clients by John Arden( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whatever the level of OCD, mild to severe, the step-by-step activities in the Brain Based Therapy for OCD: A Workbook for Clinicians and Clients will guide you or your client in developing skills to better cope with the disorder
Pearl : a play about a play within the play : written for radio by John Arden( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ironhand by John Arden( Book )

11 editions published between 1965 and 1973 in 4 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silence among the weapons : some events at the time of the failure of a republic by John Arden( Book )

24 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I det 1. århundrede efter vor tidsregning ser en omrejsende græsk skuespiller på romerne og de folk, de undertrykker
 
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Alternative Names
Arden, John 1930-

Arnten, Tzōn

Arnten, Tzōn 1930-

John Arden anglický dramatik

John Arden angol drámaíró

John Arden auteur de poèmes, de romans, de pièces de théâtre et d'essais

John Arden britischer Schriftsteller und Dramatiker

John Arden Brits toneelschrijver (1930-2012)

John Arden drammaturgo inglese

ארדן, ג'ון

ארדן, ג'ון 1930-2012

جان آردن

جون أردن

جون أردن، 1930-

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Languages
English (731)

French (16)

German (6)

Swedish (1)