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Playfair, Nigel 1874-1934

Overview
Works: 68 works in 141 publications in 2 languages and 1,385 library holdings
Genres: Librettos  Picaresque drama  Ballad operas  Drama  Vocal scores  Scores  Biography  History  Operas  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Author, Actor, Translator, Editor, Performer
Classifications: PR3473, 822.5
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Most widely held works about Nigel Playfair
 
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Most widely held works by Nigel Playfair
R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) : a fantastic melodrama by Karel Čapek( Book )

13 editions published between 1923 and 2002 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R.U.R.-- written in 1920 -- garnered worldwide acclaim for its author and popularized the word "robot." Mass produced, efficient, and servile labor, Capek's robots remember everything, but lack creative thought, and the Utopian life they provide ultimately lacks meaning. When the robots revolt, killing all but one of their masters, they must atttempt to learn the secret of self-duplication
The story of the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith by Nigel Playfair( Book )

11 editions published between 1925 and 1969 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design in the theatre by George Sheringham( Book )

9 editions published in 1927 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riverside nights : an entertainment by A. P Herbert( Book )

11 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The duenna : a comic opera in three acts by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Book )

2 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ʻAnd so ad infinitum' (The life of the insects) : an entomological review in three acts, a prologue and an epilogue by Karel Čapek( Book )

14 editions published between 1923 and 1951 in English and Czech and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perfect Understanding( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy of manners in which Gloria Swanson and Laurence Olivier marry on the condition that each will retain his or her individual sexual freedom. But when each subsequently flaunts extra-marital escapades in the face of the other, an amusing battle of the sexes ensues
R.U.R. and the insect play by Karel Čapek( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josef and Karel Capek were the best known literary figures of liberated Czechoslovakia after 1918. This volume contains Rossums' Universal Robots and The Insect Play, depicting the horrors of a regimented technical world
Tantivy Towers : a light opera in three acts by Thomas F Dunhill( )

1 edition published in 1930 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riverside nights by A. P Herbert( Book )

1 edition published in 1926 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derby day : a comic opera in three acts by Alfred Reynolds( )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tantivy towers, a light opera in three acts by Thomas F Dunhill( Book )

1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The policeman's serenade. : a grand little opera by Alfred Reynolds( )

1 edition published in 1926 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shock-headed Peter = (Struwwelpeter) : a children's farce with songs in two acts by Walter Rubens( )

2 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hammersmith hoy; a book of minor revelations by Nigel Playfair( Book )

4 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amelia by Nigel Playfair( Book )

2 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fountain of youth : a comic opera in two acts by Alfred Reynolds( )

1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beggar's opera by John Gay( Book )

4 editions published between 1920 and 1928 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Programme. "The Beggar's Opera" by Mr. Gay, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, W. 6. Lessee: Nigel Playfair. Revised version of "The Beggar's Opera" by Mr. Gay, the music re-written and supplemented by Frederic Austin, produced by Nigel Playfair, conductor: Frederic Austin, scenery, costumes and act-drop designed by C. Lovat Fraser, scenery made by Edgar Brickell and painted by Victor Hembrow, costumes executed by Charles Wilson & Co., dances arranged by Marian Wilson
Personalities of the eighteenth century by Grace A Murray( Book )

1 edition published in 1927 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beggar's opera : excerpts by John Christopher Pepusch( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) : a fantastic melodrama
Alternative Names
Nigel Playfair acteur britannique

Nigel Playfair actor britànic

Nigel Playfair actor británico

Nigel Playfair British actor

Playfair, Nigel 1874-1934 Sir

Playfair, Nigel Ross.

Playfair, Nigel Ross 1874-1934

Playfair, Nigel Ross 1874-1934 Sir

Playfair, Nigel Ross, Sir, 1874-1934

Playfair, Nigel Sir 1874-1934

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Languages
English (93)

Czech (1)

Covers
R.U.R. and the insect play