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Worrall, Non

Works: 11 works in 62 publications in 1 language and 1,037 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Librettos  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Readers (Publications)  Domestic drama  Theatrical adaptations  Audio adaptations  Political plays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PT8861, 839.8226
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Non Worrall
A doll's house by Henrik Ibsen( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ibsen's best-known play displays his genius for realistic prose drama. An expression of women's rights, the play climaxes when the central character, Nora, rejects a smothering marriage and life in "a doll's house."
The resistible rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brecht's brilliant parable recasts Hitler's rise to pwower in terms of a small-time takeover of Chicago's greengrocery trade. Bertolt Brecht referred to The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui as his "gangster play." Written in a matter of three weeks in 1941 during Brecht's exile in Finland, it takes place in his favorite U.S. setting, Chicago, and satirizes Hitler's rise to power in terms of a small-time takeover of the greengrocery trade in that mythic city. A brilliant parable, it is at once a trenchant retelling of the past and a serious warning - that fascism did not pass with the defeat of Hitler - for the future. Commissioned and authorized by the Brecht estate, Arcade's definitive edition of The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui contains a translation by John Willett and an introduction by the joint editors of Brecht's collected works in English, John Willett and Ralph Manheim. The appendix provides Brecht's own notes and relevant texts as well as extensive editorial commentary on the genesis of the play."--Website of Arcade Publishing (Nov. 1, 2010)
Strife by John Galsworthy( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Strife' charts the progress of an industrial strike at the Trenartha Tin Plate Works, dealing with the fanatical antagonism between industrial workers and those who are determined to remain their masters. The play's structure is intended to present an impartial balance between the forces of revolt and conservatism, describing the fierce stalemate from both the workers' and the directors' points of view. The vehement ideologies of each side are eventually defeated by the negative, reductive force of compromise, but the power of Galsworthy's characters is designed to resonate beyond their circumstances as portraits of absolute extremism. The play was first produced in 1909 at the Duke of York's Theatre, London
The threepenny opera by Kurt Weill( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First staged in Berlin in 1928, 'The Threepenny Opera' remains one of Brecht's most performed plays. Based on John Gay's 18th century satire, 'The Beggar's Opera', the play is a satire on the bourgeois capitalist society of the Weimar Republic
Ghosts; An enemy of the people; The wild duck by Henrik Ibsen( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ibsen's classic psychological drama is accompanied by full commentary, notes, and questions for further study
The playboy of the Western World by J. M Synge( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In een dorp aan de westkust van Ierland arriveert de jonge Christopher Mahon, die zich in de plaatselijke kroeg laat ontvallen, dat hij zijn agressieve vader heeft vermoord
Uncle Vanya; scenes from country life in four acts by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 81 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
Playboy of the western world by J. M Synge( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synge's masterpiece about a father, a son, a woman in love and a tragedy
Strife by Non Worrall( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inspector general : a satiric farce in three acts by Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this classic satire on human vanity, the corrupt, self-seeking officials of a small town in Tsarist Russia mistake a penniless clerk from Moscow for a government inspector. Through the wild inventiveness of Gogol's comic fantasy the play becomes a celebration of the grotesque and absurd elements in human nature and remains one of the great comedies of all time." "As well as the complete text of the play itself, the volume contains a chronology of the playwright's life and work, an introduction giving the background to the play, a discussion of the various interpretations, and notes on individual words and phrases in the text."--BOOK JACKET
A doll's house by Henrik Ibsen( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nora, Helmer's pampered and petted wife, forges a signature to obtain money for her ailing husband. The results lead to her growth and resentment of being treated like a doll in her home. Narrated by Flo Gibson
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The resistible rise of Arturo UiStrifeThe threepenny operaGhosts; An enemy of the people; The wild duckThe playboy of the Western WorldUncle Vanya; scenes from country life in four actsPlayboy of the western worldThe inspector general : a satiric farce in three acts
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