PLAYS Magazines: 1980s
edited by Peter Roberts


Plays/Jan 1984 [Vol.1 No.1]: cover-Joan Plowright and Frank Finlay in THE CHERRY ORCHARD; Photographs of the Year, including KING LEAR (Michael Gambon, Antony Sher), THE IDIOT, INNER VOICES (Ralph Richardson), WOZA ALBERT; Six of the Best Actresses (Frances de la Tour, Juliet Stevenson, Cheryl Campbell, Judy Campbell, Nuria Espert, Mel Martin); Six of the Best Actors (Derek Jacobi, Antony Sher, Jack Shepherd, Rex Harrison, Ralph Richardson, Peter Ustinov); The Musical In London POPPY, GUYS AND DOLLS/NT; photos of THE REAL THING (Roger Rees, Felicity Kendal), HENRY VIII/RSC, PEER GYNT/RSC, Lindsay Kemp Season; The Year at the National of LORENZACCIO (Greg Hicks, Clive Arrindel, Michael Bryant), INNER VOICES (Ralph Richardson, Robert Stephens), GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (Jack Shepherd), THE FAWN (Edward de Souza, Bernard Lloyd), THE RIVALS (Michael Hordern, Edward Petherbridge), A MAP OF THE WORLD (Bill Nighy, Roshan Seth); The RSC at the Barbican of KING LEAR (Michael Gambon, Antony Sher), LEAR/Edward Bond (Bob Peck, Mark Rylance), THE TEMPEST (Derek Jacobi, Alice Krige), TARTUFFE (Antony Sher), THE ROARING GIRL (Helen Mirren, Jonathan Hyde), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Derek Jacobi, Derek Godfrey, Robert O'Mahoney), ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (Helen Mirren, Michael Gambon); The RSC in Stratford of JULIUS CAESAR (Peter McEnery, Gemma Jones), TWELFTH NIGHT (Zoe Wanamaker, Emrys James), HENRY VIII (John Thaw), THE COMEDY OF ERRORS (Zoe Wanamaker, Paul Greenwood, Peter McEnery); The RSC at the Other Place THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE (Daniel Massey), A NEW WAY TO PAY OLD DEBTS (Emrys James, Julie Peasgood, Miles Anderson), THE DILLEN (Peggy Mount); Chichester 1983 of A PATRIOT FOR ME (Alan Bates, Ronnie Stevens, George Murcell), TIME AND THE CONWAYS (Googie Withers, Julia Foster), AS YOU LIKE IT (Patricia Hodge, Lucy Fleming), THE SLEEPING PRINCE (Omar Sharif, Judy Campbell); The Royal Court and E15 of TOP GIRLS (Carole Hayman), VICTORY (Joint Stock), OTHER WORLDS (Rosemary Leach); Fringe Theatre of WOZA ALBERT, THE LUCKY ONES; Scottish Theatre MEN SHOULD WEEP, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE/Citizens; The Year on Broadway of TORCH SONG TRILOGY (Harvey Fierstein), MY ONE AND ONLY (Twiggy, Tommy Tune), WELCOME BACK JACK-O etc. [60pp, 8.25x11.7; VG] (£5) SOLD

Plays/Mch 1984 [Vol.1 No.2]: cover-Frances de la Tour in ST.JOAN; Photos of STALIN (Timothy West), PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (Cambridge Theatre Company) etc.; Interview with Frances de la Tour of AS YOU LIKE IT/RSC (w.Roy Kinnear), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM/RSC (w.Ben Kingsley), SKIRMISHES, DUET FOR ONE, A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN, rehearsing ST.JOAN; Interview with Duncan Weldon of A PATRIOT FOR ME (Alan Bates, Harry Andrews), THE SLEEPING PRINCE (Omar Sharif, Judy Campbell); John Gielgud on Annie Esmond; Interview with John Sessions, Patrick Barlow and Victoria Wood; Mike Alfreds on Shared Experience's MARRIAGE and designs; Theatre in Hammersmith of David Gothard, David Leveaux, Riverside Studios, David Porter, Diana Taylor, Simon Stokes; Michael Attenborough and the Hampstead Theatre; Reviews of LIFE'S A DREAM/RSC (Miles Anderson, Barbara Kellerman), MASTERPIECES (Shirley Dixon, Kathryn Pogson, Patti Love), SOFTCOPS/RSC, STRIDER (Michael Pennington), THE BIKO INQUEST (Albert Finney) and other reviews; Regional Guide; Television Drama AN ENGLISHMAN ABROAD (Alan Bates, Coral Browne); Theatre Overseas etc. [52pp, 8.25x11.7; VG] £5

Plays/Apr 1984 [Vol.1 No.3]: cover-THE MIKADO/Old Vic; Article on STRANGE INTERLUDE (Glenda Jackson); Interview with Michael Blakemore of NOISES OFF (Amanda Barrie, Robert Flemying) and MAKE OR BREAK (Prunella Scales, Leonard Rossiter); Interview with David Thacker; Theatre in Islington: interviews with Pierre Audi, Dan Crawford and Mike Gilmore; Irish Theatre in the 1980s ( of Michael Colgan, Joe Dowling, Dr.Brendan Smith, Gerry Sinnott, Stephen Brennan, Tom Hickey and Godfrey Guigley); Interview with Simon Callow; Interview with Peter Saunders of THE MOUSETRAP; Reviews and photos of ST.JOAN/NT (Frances de la Tour, Cyril Cusack, Mark Wing-Davey, Timothy Spall), TOM AND VIV (Tom Wilkinson, Julie Covington), A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Sheila Gish, Clare Higgins, Paul Herzberg) and THE MIKADO (Stratford Festival); Reports from the Regions and Overseas; Commentary by Alan Plater; photos of PASSION PLAY (Barry Foster, Judy Parfitt), TOM AND VIV (Tom Wilkinson, Julie Covington), THE WHITE DEVIL, THE TEMPEST (John Gielgud), THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN (Peggy Ashcroft) etc. [52pp, 8.25x11.7; VG] £5

Plays/May 1984 [Vol.1 No.4]: cover-Kenneth Branagh in HENRY V/RSC; Photos from GUYS AND DOLLS/NT, UNITY (Sylvestra le Touzel), ON THE SPOT (Simon Callow); Adrian Noble at the RSC of HENRY V (Kenneth Branagh), MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Juliet Stevenson, Daniel Massey, David Schofield), THE COMEDY OF ERRORS (Zoe Wanamaker, Jane Booker, Paul Greenwood, Richard O'Callaghan), KING LEAR (Michael Gambon, Antony Sher), A DOLL'S HOUSE (Cheryl Campbell, Stephen Moore), THE FOREST (Alan Howard, Richard Pasco); Interview with Cameron Mackintosh of BLONDEL, CATS, SONG AND DANCE, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Barry James, Ellen Greene, Harry Towb); Interview with Louise Page; Interview with Robert David Macdonald of THE SEAGULL (Maria Aitken, Ciaran Hinds, Stephen MacDonald), SEMI MONDE and ROSENKAVALIER (Robert David Macdonald); Theatre in Battersea of Jude Kelly, Lou Stein, Terry Adams; Reviews and photos of STARLIGHT EXPRESS (Jeffrey Daniel, Lon Satton, P.P.Arnold), THE ASPERN PAPERS (Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Reeve, Wendy Hiller), LOOT (Leonard Rossiter, Neil Pearson, Gemma Craven, Paul McGann), HENRY V (Kenneth Branagh, Brian Blessed), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Roger Allam, Katharine Rogers, Amanda Root), BENEFACTORS (Tim Pigott-Smith, Patricia Hodge, Brenda Blethyn, Oliver Cotton), STRANGE INTERLUDE (Glenda Jackson, Brian Cox); Regional Guide; Opera Report of DER ROSENKAVALIER (Josephine Barstow, Dennis Wicks, Sally Burgess) and WAR AND PEACE (Eilene Hannan, Kenneth Woollam, Malcolm Donnelly); Commentary by Sheridan Morley; TV Drama; Interview with David Aukin of the Leicester Haymarket; Overseas Reports etc. [52pp, 8.25x11.7; VG] (£5) SOLD

Plays/Jun 1984 [Vol.1 No.5]: cover-Peter O'Toole in PYGMALION [52pp, 8.25x11.7; VG] £5

Plays/Jul 1984 [Vol.1 No.6]: cover-Rex Harrison and Claudette Colbert in AREN'T WE ALL [52pp, 8.25x11.7; VG] (£5) SOLD

Plays/Aug 1984 [Vol.1 No.7]: cover-Ian McKellen in WILD HONEY [52pp, 8.25x11.7; VG] £5

Plays/Sep 1984 [Vol.1 No.8]: cover-Joan Plowright in THE WAY OF THE WORLD [52pp, 8.25x11.7; VG] (£5) SOLD

Plays/Oct 1984 [Vol.1 No.9]: cover-Roger Rees in HAMLET [52pp, 8.25x11.7; VG] (£5) SOLD

Plays/Nov 1984 [Vol.1 No.10]: cover-Donald Sinden and Michael Williams in TWO INTO ONE [52pp, 8.25x11.7; VG] £5

Plays/Dec 1984 and Jan 1985 [Vol.1 No.11+12]: cover-Maggie Smith in THE WAY OF THE WORLD
Theatre Annual 1984 edition. Photographs of the Year (by Nobby Clark, Donald Cooper and John Haynes): Judi Dench (in MOTHER COURAGE/RSC), STARLIGHT EXPRESS, Roger Rees (in LOVE'S LABOURS LOST/RSC), Ian McKellen (in CORIOLANUS/National Theatre), Ian McKellen (in WILD HONEY/National Theatre), Jack Shepherd and Tony Haygarth (in GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS/National Theatre); Sheridan Morley's Favourite Male Performances of 1984: photos of Ian McKellen (in WILD HONEY/National Theatre), Richard Griffiths (in HENRY VIII/RSC), Michael Williams (in TWO INTO ONE/Shaftesbury), Roger Rees (in LOVE'S LABOURS LOST/RSC), Daniel Massey (in MEASURE FOR MEASURE/RSC), Robert Eddison (in PHEDRA/Old Vic); B.A.Young's Favourite Female Performances of 1984: photos of Maggie Smith (in THE WAY OF THE WORLD/Chichester), Claudette Colbert (in AREN'T WE ALL?/Haymarket), Gemma Jones (in HENRY VIII/RSC), Sheila Gish (in A STREETCAR NAMES DESIRE/Mermaid), and Juliet Stevenson (in MEASURE FOR MEASURE/RSC); The Musical in London in 1984 (survey by Robert Cushman): photos of Michael Kitchen (in ROUGH CROSSING/National Theatre), Jeffrey Daniel (in STARLIGHT EXPRESS/Apollo Victoria), and Steven Pacey and Jan Hartley (in WEST SIDE STORY/Her Majesty's); The West End (survey by Peter Roberts): photos of Rex Harrison and Claudette Colbert (in AREN'T WE ALL?/Haymarket), Al Pacino and Bruce MacVittie (in AMERICAN BUFFALO/Duke of York's), and Oliver Cotton and Brenda Blethyn (in BENEFACTORS/Vaudeville); Theatre other than the RSC and the National (survey by Michael Coveney): photo of Glenda Jackson and Brian Cox (in STRANGE INTERLUDE/Duke of York's); The National Theatre (survey by Michael Billington): photos of Ian McKellen and Abigail McKern (in WILD HONEY), Graeme Garden and Dinah Stabb (in A LITTLE HOTEL ON THE SIDE), Julie Walters (in FOOL FOR LOVE), Frances de la Tour (in SAINT JOAN), Michael Pennington and Ian McKellen (in VENICE PRESERV'D), and John Bailey and Timothy Stark (in ANTIGONE); The RSC at the Barbican (survey by Ned Chaillet): photos of Peggy Mount (in THE HAPPIEST DAYS OF YOUR LIFE), Judi Dench (in MOTHER COURAGE), Estelle Kohler (in THE DEVILS), Miles Anderson and Barbara Kellerman (in LIFE'S A DREAM); The RSC at Stratford (survey by Richard Findlater and David Roper): photos of Roger Rees (as HAMLET/RSC), Antony Sher (as RICHARD III/RSC), and Kenneth Branagh and Brian Blessed (in HENRY V/RSC); Chichester Festival Theatre (survey by Felix Barker): photos of Alec Guinness (in THE MERCHANT OF VENICE), Paul Eddington and Annette Crosbie (in FORTY YEARS ON), and Joan Plowright and Sara Kestelman (in THE WAY OF THE WORLD); Fringe Productions (survey by Steve Grant): photos of Sheila Reid (in WHEN I WAS A GIRL I USED TO SCREAM AND SHOUT/Bush), John Sessions and Mark Lambert (in CANDY KISSES/Bush), and David Cardy and Sharon Maiden (in PROGRESS/Bush); The Year in Scotland (survey by Cordelia Oliver): photos of Glasgow Citizens' Company (in A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE), and Anne Lambton and Jill Spurrier (in JUDITH/Glasgow Citizens'); The Year in the West Country (survey by David Harrison); How the Arts Council Kills Reps (by Robin Thornber): photo of Bill Morrison, Richard Brandon and David Fishel (Administrative Team at the Liverpool Playhouse); TV Drama (survey by Frank Marcus): photo of Peggy Ashcroft and Geraldine James (in THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN/Granada); reviews of MOTHER COURAGE/RSC (Judi Dench, Stephen Moore, Trevor Peacock - 1 photo), PHEDRA/Old Vic (Glenda Jackson - 1 photo), BORIS GODUNOV/Royal Opera House; photos of John McAndrew, Roy Dotrice, Maria Aitken, Robert Stephens, Rik Mayall, Gemma Jones and Daniel Massey (in BREAKING THE SILENCE/RSC - 2 photos); What's On In London Guide, Regional Guide, Opera Listing etc. [60pp, 8.25x11.7; VG] (£5) SOLD


Plays/Feb 1985 [Vol.2 No.1]: cover-Ian McKellen as CORIOLANUS [52pp, 8.25x11.7; VG] £5

Plays/Mch 1985 [Vol.2 No.2]: cover-Anthony Hopkins in THE LONELY ROAD [52pp, 8.25x11.7; VG] £5

Plays/Apr 1985 [Vol.2 No.3]: cover-Richard Briers in WHY ME? [60pp, 8.25x11.7; VG] £5

Plays/May 1985 [Vol.2 No.4]: cover-Liv Ullmann in OLD TIMES; Photos of OLD TIMES (Liv Ullmann, Nicola Pagett, Michael Gambon), RICHARD III (Antony Sher, Penny Downie), HENRY V (Kenneth Branagh), JUMPERS (Felicity Kendal), TOM AND VIV (David Haig, Margaret Tyzack), THE PARTY (Joe Shawcross, Ian McDiarmid), MARY STUART (Ann Mitchell, Philip Bretherton); Interview with Liv Ullmann with photos of OLD TIMES, CRIES AND WHISPERS (w.Erland Josephson), LOST HORIZON, THE EMIGRANTS (w.Max von Sydow); Interview with John Gale on Chichester; Article on the late Sir Michael Redgrave of THE ASPERN PAPERS, HAMLET; Article on Rose Bruford School and Guildford School of Acting; The 1985 L.I.F.T. Festival; Interview with Robert Lindsay of ME AND MY GIRL and HAMLET; Reviews and photos of JUMPERS (Felicity Kendal, Paul Eddington, Simon Cadell, Andrew Sachs), THE CAINE MUTINY COURT MARSHALL (Charlton Heston), AFTER THE BALL IS OVER (Anthony Quayle), TWO INTO ONE (Tom Conti, Martin Connors, Eric Sykes) and INTERMEZZO (Sheila Gish, Jonathan Kent); Tom Fleming on the Scottish Theatre Company; The Regions; Overseas Report; Commentary by Sheridan Morley; Edward Harper's opera HEDDA GABLER; Opera Report: THE BARBER OF SEVILLE (Frank Egerton, Andrew Shore, Eirian James), IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (Thomas Allen, Samuel Ramey), NORMA (Suzanne Murphy); Interview with Hal Prince of GRIND, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, END OF THE WORLD; TV Report of A BETTER CLASS OF PERSON (Alan Howard, Neil McPherson, Eileen Atkins) etc. [60pp, 8.25x11.7; VG] £5

Plays/Jun 1985 [Vol.2 No.5]: cover-Deborah Kerr in THE CORN IS GREEN [40pp, 8.25x11.7; VG] (£5) SOLD

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