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Author Kabatchnik, Amnon, 1929-
Title Blood on the stage, 1950-1975 : milestone plays of crime, mystery, and detection : an annotated repertoire / Amnon Kabatchnik.
Imprint Lanham : Scarecrow Press, 2011.

Subject Detective and mystery plays -- History and criticism.
Detective and mystery plays -- Stories, plots, etc.
Description 1 online resource (xix, 684 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In Blood on the Stage, 1950-1975: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection: An Annotated Repertoire, author Amnon Kabatchnik continues the focus of his previous volumes (1900-1925 and 1925-1950) and provides an overview of the most importantand memorable theatrical works of crime and detection of this period. Addressing the development of this genre in the legitimate theatre, Kabatchnik discusses more than 120 full-length plays produced between 1950 and 1975. Arranged in chronological order, the productions cited are all works of enduring importance, pioneering contributions, singular.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Guys and Dolls (1950) / Abe Burrows -- Anastasia (1951) / Marcelle Maurette -- Darkness at Noon (1951) / Sidney Kingsley -- Billy Budd (1951) / Robert Chapman -- A Pin to See the Peepshow (1951) / H.M. Harwood -- Stalag 17 (1951) / Edmond Trzcinski -- The Hollow (1951) / Agatha Christie -- Remains to Be Seen (1951) / Russel Crouse -- The Number (1951) / Arthur P. Carter -- Requiem for a Nun (1951) / William Faulkner -- The Chase (1952) / Horton Foote -- Dial "M" for Murder (1952) / Frederick Knott -- Lord Arthur Savile's Crime (1952) / Constance Cox -- Hanging Judge (1952) / Raymond Massey -- Gently Does It (1952) / Janet Green -- The Mousetrap (1952) / Agatha Christie -- The Crucible (1953) / Arthur Miller -- My 3 Angels (1953) / Bella Spewack -- Sherlock Holmes (1953) / Ouida Rathbone -- The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1953) / Herman Wouk.
Witness for the Prosecution (1953) / Agatha Christie -- Someone Waiting (1953) / Emlyn Williams -- Dead Pigeon (1953) / Lenard Kantor -- The Quare Fellow (1954) / Brendan Behan -- The Prisoner (1954) / Bridget Boland -- Meet a Body (1954) / Sidney Gilliat -- Murder Story (1954) / Ludovic Kennedy -- Bad Seed (1954) / Maxwell Anderson -- Spider's Web (1954) / Agatha Christie -- Inherit the Wind (1955) / Robert E. Lee -- The Desperate Hours (1955) / Joseph Hayes -- The Whole Truth (1955) / Philip Mackie -- The Chalk Garden (1955) / Enid Bagnold -- A Hatful of Rain (1955) / Michael V. Gazzo -- The Visit (1956) / Friedrich Duerrenmatt -- Time Limit! (1956) / Henry Denker -- The Ponder Heart (1956) / Jerome Chodorov -- Towards Zero (1956) / Agatha Christie -- Speaking of Murder (1956) / William Roos -- The Hidden River (1957) / Augustus Goetz -- The Potting Shed (1957) / Graham Greene -- West Side Story (1957) / Stephen Sondheim.
Monique (1957) / Michael Blankfort -- Compulsion (1957) / Meyer Levin -- Murder Is My Business (1958) / James Reach -- Jane Eyre (1958) / Huntington Hartford -- Verdict (1958) / Agatha Christie -- The Unexpected Guest (1958) / Agatha Christie -- The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (1958) / Bertolt Brecht -- The Hostage (1958) / Brendan Behan -- Cue for Passion (1958) / Elmer Rice -- The Gazebo (1958) / Alec Coppel -- Rashomon (1959) / Michael Kanin -- Redhead (1959) / Dorothy Fields -- Frankenstein: The Gift of Fire (1959) / David Campton -- The Aspern Papers (1959) / Michael Redgrave -- The Gang's All Here (1959) / Robert E. Lee -- Golden Fleecing (1959) / Lorenzo Semple Jr. -- A Clean Kill (1959) / Michael Gilbert -- The Blacks (1959) / Jean Genet -- The Andersonville Trial (1959) / Saul Levitt -- The Deadly Game (1960) / James Yaffe -- Go Back for Murder (1960) / Agatha Christie -- The Best Man (1960) / Gore Vidal.
Oliver! (1960) / Lionel Bart -- Settled out of Court (1960) / Henry Cecil -- Advise and Consent (1960) / Loring Mandel -- The Devil's Advocate (1961) / Dore Schary -- A Shot in the Dark (1961) / Marcel Achard -- Write Me a Murder (1961) / Frederick Knott -- Daughter of Silence (1961) / Morris L. West -- The Spiral Staircase (1962) / F. Andrew Leslie -- Sequel to a Verdict (1962) / Philip Dunning -- Prescription: Murder (1962) / Richard Levinson -- The Physicists (1962) / Friedrich Duerrenmatt -- Calculated Risk (1962) / Joseph Hayes -- Rule of Three (1962) / Agatha Christie -- A Case of Libel (1963) / Henry Denker -- The Murder of Maria Marten, or The Red Barn (1963) / Brian J. Burton -- Hostile Witness (1964) / Jack Roffey -- Blues for Mr. Charlie (1964) / James Baldwin -- In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer (1964) / Heinar Kipphardt -- Home Is the Hunter (1964) / Helen MacInnes -- East Lynne, or Lady Isabel's Shame (1965) / Brian J. Burton.
Baker Street (1965) / Raymond Jessel -- Catch Me If You Can (1965) / Willie Gilbert -- Frankenstein (1965) / The Living Theatre Ensemble -- The Playroom (1965) / Mary Drayton -- Wait until Dark (1966) / Frederick Knott -- It's a Bird ... It's a Plane ... It's Superman (1966) / Robert Benton -- We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1966) / Hugh Wheeler -- Loot (1966) / Joe Orton -- Don't Drink the Water (1966) / Woody Allen -- Seven Days in May (1966) / Kristin Sergel -- A Case for Mason (1967) / William McCleery -- Fortune and Men's Eyes (1967) / John Herbert -- The Man in the Glass Booth (1967) / Robert Shaw -- The Real Inspector Hound (1968) / Tom Stoppard -- Conduct Unbecoming (1969) / Barry England -- Dracula, Baby (1970) / Clare Strauch -- Sleuth (1970) / Anthony Shaffer -- Child's Play (1970) / Robert Marasco -- The White House Murder Case (1970) / Jules Feiffer -- Inquest (1970) / Donald Freed -- Count Dracula (1971) / Ted Tiller -- The Trial of the Catonsville Nine (1971) / Saul Levitt.
Suddenly at Home (1971) / Francis Durbridge -- Something's Afoot (1972) / Robert Gerlach -- Night Watch (1972) / Lucille Fletcher -- Fiddlers Three (1972) / Agatha Christie -- Lady Audley's Secret (1972) / Douglas Seale -- Dracula (1973) / Crane Johnson -- Equus (1973) / Peter Shaffer -- Short Eyes (1974) / Miguel Pinero -- Sherlock's Last Case (1974) / Charles Marowitz -- Frankenstein (1974) / Tim Kelly -- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1975) / John Osborne -- Murderer (1975) / Anthony Shaffer -- Sherlock Holmes and the Curse of the Sign of the Four (1975) / Dennis Rosa -- Murder among Friends (1975) / Bob Barry -- The Return of A.J. Raffles (1975) / Graham Greene -- Appendix A Deadly Poison -- Appendix B Twentieth-Century Courtroom Dramas -- Appendix C Twentieth-Century Death-Row Plays -- Appendix D Children in Peril.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780810877849 (electronic bk.)
0810877848 (electronic bk.)
9780810877832
081087783X
OCLC # 715421383
Additional Format Print version: Kabatchnik, Amnon, 1929- Blood on the stage, 1950-1975. Lanham : Scarecrow Press, 2011 9780810877832 (DLC) 2010047558 (OCoLC)682920839