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Wertenbaker, Timberlake

Overview
Works: 122 works in 377 publications in 4 languages and 7,101 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical drama  History  Comedy plays 
Roles: Author, Translator, Adapter, Librettist
Classifications: PS3573.E74, 812.54
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Our country's good : based on the The playmaker, a novel by Thomas Keneally by Timberlake Wertenbaker( Book )

79 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our Country's Good is a 1990 play written by British playwright, Timberlake Wertenbaker, adapted from the Thomas Keneally novel The Playmaker. The story concerns a group of Royal Marines and convicts in a penal colony in New South Wales, in the 1780s, who put on a production of The Recruiting Officer. First staged at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on 10 September 1988, directed by Max Stafford-Clark. It ran on Broadway in 1991
False admissions, Successful strategies, La dispute by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dorante, who is poor, gets a job as a steward with his adored Araminte. On his behalf, Dubois, his former servant, wages psychological warfare. All good fun; the pain comes in with Marton, Araminte's paid companion, who is led to believe Dorante loves her and who then finds out her mistake."-Publisher's website
Plays one by Timberlake Wertenbaker( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Darwin by Timberlake Wertenbaker( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1831. Charles Darwin is invited aboard the Beagle for a voyage into uncharted waters. For Millie, Ian and Tom, getting to grips with a 1998 stage version of events has effects on their own lives
The grace of Mary Traverse by Timberlake Wertenbaker( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Danish and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tired of confinement to her father's house, Mary Traverse, a young eighteenth-century woman, decides to see more of the world. 'The Grace of Mary Traverse' premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in October 1985
Three birds alighting on a field by Timberlake Wertenbaker( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these days few individual works of art can be as expensive as paintings. Auction houses and galleries vie with each other to make them so, sometimes discreetly helping purchasers to match their bids with cash. Some paintings are valuable as well as expensive - but which? This question weighs heavily on the central characters of this play, an artist who, after years of success, is inescapably confronted with it. 'Three Birds Alighting on a Field' was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September 1991
The break of day by Timberlake Wertenbaker( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Break of Day Timberlake Wertenbaker turns a sharp and beady eye on three women and their partners. The century is coming to an end and a feeling of dissatisfaction and unease seizes the group. Is it too late to have children? Were they wrong to focus so much on work? These questions force each of them to recast their future. Timberlake Wertenbaker's new play was commissioned by Max Stafford-Clark's Out of Joint Theatre Company. The play toured in 1995 and opened at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in November
The Thebans by Sophocles( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles' plays stand at the fountain head of world drama, and are brought together here under a collective title; they tell the story of Oedipus, Jocasta and Antigone, and the ancient Greek theme of power, both mortal and godlike, is brought to the fore with stunning vitality
The love of the nightingale ; and, the grace of Mary Traverse by Timberlake Wertenbaker( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays two by Timberlake Wertenbaker( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second collection of Timberlake Wertenbaker's plays contains her work from 1995 to 2001. Diameira is published here for the first time. The collection also includes The Break of Day, After Darwin, Credible Witness and The Ash Girl, and is introduced by the author
The ash girl by Timberlake Wertenbaker( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her mother dead and her father away, the Ash Girl lives huddled deep in the protection of the ashes with her stepmother and two stepsisters. When an invitation to the Ball, addressed to all the daughters of the house, arrives from Prince Amir, Ashie can't believe that she can go too
Credible witness by Timberlake Wertenbaker( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man flees to a distant land and vanishes. His mother follows, certain she will find him, but in this unfamiliar place all certainties crumble. This play of love and loss explores passions simmering in contemporary Britain: the longing for identity and the despair of fragmentation
The love of the nightingale by Timberlake Wertenbaker( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In return for aid in war, King Pandion of Athens gives his daughter in marriage to Tereus, King of Thrace. But once in Thrace, Procne misses her sister Philomele and sets out to fetch her from Athens. On the way back Tereus deceives and seduces Philomele, silencing her by tearing out her tongue. Wertenbaker combines elements from Greek myth and the history and drama of classical Greece to make a play that is as original as it is modern. 'The Love of the Nightingale' was premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Other Place, Stratford upon Avon, in October 1988
Filumena by Eduardo De Filippo( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timberlake Wertenbaker's translation of De Filippo's comedy was first performed at the Piccadilly Theatre, London, in 1998. In late 1940s Naples, Filumena Maraturano lies on her deathbed awaiting marriage to the man who has kept her as his mistress for 27 years. But no sooner has the priest completed the ceremony than Filumena makes a miraculous recovery. As he reels in shock, Domenico discovers that this iron-willed woman has a few more surprises for him. Exploring themes of family, age and love, 'Filumena' exemplifies De Filippo's trademark moral optimism and warmth, coupled with unflinchingly astute and humorous observation of his characters
New anatomies by Timberlake Wertenbaker( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'New Anatomies' is the portrayal of eccentric woman explorer Isabelle Eberhardt at the turn of the twentieth century, who visits Algeria but is hounded by the French Authorities both there and in Paris. It was first performed at the ICA, London, in 1982
Jenufa by Gabriela Sekerová Preissová( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extraordinary tale of betrayal, murder, love and forgiveness, Gabriela Preissova's 'Její Pastorkyňa' (Her Stepdaughter) caused a scandal in Prague where it was first performed in the 1890s. Adapted by Timberlake Wertenbaker, 'Jenufa' premiered at the Arcola Theatre, London, in the Natural Perspective Theatre Company's debut production, in October 2007
The line by Timberlake Wertenbaker( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From unexpected quarters in nineteenth century France, a bright new talent emerges: confident, penniless, and a woman. But circumstance is no obstacle to Suzanne Valadon. For the great Edgar Degas, his ambitious protégée proves the biggest challenge of his life. Timberlake Wertenbaker's 'The Line' premiered at the Arcola Theatre, London, in November 2009
Euripides' Hippolytus : a new version by Timberlake Wertenbaker( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This version of 'Hippolytus' was first performed at Riverside Studios, London, in February 2009 in a production by Temple Theatre in association with The Onassis Programme
Plays by Timberlake Wertenbaker( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jefferson's garden by Timberlake Wertenbaker( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ford's Theatre Society under the direction of Paul R. Tetreault presents Jefferson's Garden by Timberlake Wertenbaker with Christopher Block, Felicia Curry, Michael Kevin Darnall, Christopher Dinolfo, Kimberly Gilbert, Michael Halling, Thomas Keegan, Kathryn Tkel, Maggie Wilder, scenic design Milagros Ponce de Leon, costume design Ivania Stack, lighting design Laura Mroczkowski, original music and sound design John Gromada, hair and make-up design Anne Nesmith, dramaturg Jennifer L. Nelson, dialects and vocal director Rachel Hirshorn-Johnston, casting Stephanie Klapper Casting, CSA Patrick Pearson, production stage manager Brandon Pendergast, assistant stage monager Julia Singer, deputy director and director of programming Kristin Fox-Siegmund, directed by Nataki Garrett
 
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Alternative Names
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Тимберлэйк Уэртенбейкер

ティンバーレイク・ウェルテンベイカー

ワーテンベイカー, ティンバーレイク

Languages
English (235)

Japanese (3)

French (3)

Danish (2)