And Then There Were None

A Mystery Play in Three Acts

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573616396

Category: Fiction

Page: 94

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Ten people find themselves stranded in the lonely house on Indian Island when their supposed hosts send word that they have been detained. A mysterious voice, afterwards discovered to come from a gramophone record, indicts each on of them -- the eight guests and the two servants -- of murder. It transpires that no-one has met their hosts and that they have evidently been decoyed to the island. First one and then another dies; each death according to the rhyme of "Ten little Indians," and with each death one of the little china figurines on the mantelpiece is found broken. The tension grows as they realize that the killer is, in fact, one of themselves. Eventually only two little Indians are left; the real killer appears (his death having been feigned) and the remaining two are able to outwit him--Publisher's description.
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Afternoon at the Seaside

A Play in One Act

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Samuel French Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 35

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A whimsical day by the sea in a British resort. An emerald necklace has been stolen and the Inspector has to investigate an extraordinary mix of characters. Part of the triple bill The Rule of Three which also features The Rats and The Patient.5 women, 7
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The Patient

A Play

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Samuel French , Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 36

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The Patient, known as Mrs. Wingfield, has been horribly injured in a fall from her balcony. Unable to communicate, it could have been an accident, attempted suicide or worse still a coldblooded killer bent on murder. While relatives gather around her hospital bed the tension builds as an ingenious device helps Mrs. Wingfield convey a message that could solve the mystery.
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Peter Pan on Stage and Screen, 1904-2010, 2d ed.

Author: Bruce K. Hanson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786486198

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 417

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Recounting the more than century-long stage and screen history of J.M. Barrie’s play Peter Pan, Bruce K. Hanson updates and expands his 1993 volume on “The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up.” Hanson traces the origin of Barrie’s tale through the first London production in 1904, to various British and American theatrical and film productions up to and including the stage versions of 2010. Included are excerpts of interviews with actresses Dinah Sheridan, Mary Martin and Sandy Duncan, all of whom portrayed Peter Pan on stage, and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, lyricists for the 1954 Broadway musical. The book features a wealth of rare photos, posters, programs and costume designs. An appendix lists virtually every actor who has performed a featured role in a London, Broadway or Hollywood production of Peter Pan from 1904 to the present.
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The Rats

A Play in One Act

Author: Agatha Christie

Publisher: Samuel French , Limited

ISBN: 9780573022234

Category: Drama

Page: 26

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Adulterous lovers, Sandra and David are called to the Torrances' flat for evening drinks. However, no one is home. What first appears to be a simple mix up of dates turns to something far more sinister when the pair are locked in and, all at once, framed for murder.
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Renaissance Acting Editions: The Comedie of Errors [The Comedy of Errors]

Author: William Shakespeare,Demitra Papadinis

Publisher: Demitra Papadinis

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

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Shakespeare's actors did not receive a copy of the entire script but instead worked from "cue-scripts" or "part scripts" which contained only the lines and cues for a single character. The Renaissance Acting Editions provide cue-scripts for those who wish to experiment with the early modern acting process. Each play in the series consists of a set of cue-scripts and an unabridged prompt-script in modern font edited and prepared from William Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623. A "platt" (a.k.a. a "plot," a running list of entrances, exits, and major stage business) and instructions for assembling a cue-script roll are also included. These editions are not direct transcriptions of the First Folio texts. Original spelling, punctuation, and verse lineation have been retained throughout, but minimal revision has been done (e.g., correction of missing entrances and exits, restoration of simultaneous dialogue, etc.) to make the scripts more user-friendly.
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Plays by H. J. Byron

The Babes in the Wood, The Lancashire Lass, Our Boys, The Gaiety Gulliver

Author: Henry James Byron

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521284950

Category: Drama

Page: 222

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This volume introduces the works of an important but neglected dramatist, one of the most prolific and popular of the mid-Victorian period. H. J. Byron wrote an enormous number of comedies, burlesques and pantomimes. He invented the characters of Widow Twankay and Buttons, still beloved by modern pantomime audiences. His burlesques of melodrama helped to bring an end to the more outlandish examples of the genre; inveterate punning became his trademark. Byron was also a competent editor, theatre manager and actor specializing in the eccentric roles of his own plays. As playwright he was second only to W. S. Gilbert and Tom Robertson, whose careers he helped to further. Jim Davis has edited four of the plays, illustrating them with contemporary drawings and providing an extensive introduction.
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