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James Saunders  -  English bibliography

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Moonshine 1955   (first stage play)
Dog Accident 1958   Playforms Cambridge University Press 1997
Alas, Poor Fred 1958 Studio Theatre 1960
Neighbours & other plays Deutsch 1968
Neighbours & other plays Heinemann 1968
Playforms Cambridge University Press 1997
Who Was Hilary Maconochie 1959 Savoury Meringue & other plays Amber Lane 1980
Barnstable 1959 New Directions Hutchinson 1961
Samuel French 1985
Return To A City 1959 Neighbours & other plays Deutsch 1968
Neighbours & other plays Heinemann 1968
Committal 1959  
The Ark 1959  
A Slight Accident 1961 Neighbours & other plays Deutsch 1968
Neighbours & other plays Heinemann 1968
Double, Double 1962 Blackie 1964
Samuel French 1964
Next Time I'll Sing To You 1962 Deutsch 1963
Heinemann 1965
Dramatist's Play Service 1966
Four Plays Penguin 1971
Gimlet 1963 (radio play)
The Pedagogue 1963 Neighbours & other plays Deutsch 1968
Neighbours & other plays Heinemann 1968
new performance available for  download (1)
Watch Me I'm A Bird 1964 (television play)
A Scent Of Flowers 1964 Deutsch 1966
Heinemann 1966
Dramatist's Play Service 1970
Four Plays Penguin 1971
Neighbours 1964 Neighbours & other plays Deutsch 1968
Neighbours & other plays Heinemann 1968
Four Plays Penguin 1971
Trio 1964 Neighbours & other plays Deutsch 1968
Neighbours & other plays Heinemann 1968
Pay As You Go 1965 (radio play)
Monkey Nuts 1965 (television play)
Triangle 1965 Neighbours & other plays Deutsch 1968
Heinemann 1968
Blue Moccasins (2) 1966 (television play)
Tickets Please (2) 1966 (television play)
The Italian Girl (3) 1967 Samuel French 1969
Parking Meter 1967 (television play)
The Unconquered (4) 1968 (television play)
A Man's Best Friend 1969 Mixed Doubles Methuen 1970
The Borage Pigeon Affair 1969 Deutsch 1970
Four Plays Penguin 1971
The Travails Of Sancho Panza 1969 Heinemann 1970
Plastic People 1970 (television play)
Savoury Meringue 1971 Savoury Meringue & other plays Amber Lane 1980
Games 1971 Samuel French 1973
After Liverpool 1971 Samuel French 1973
Grass God 1972 (television play, Granada 1973)
Craven Arms (5) 1972 (tv mini-series, Granada - "Country Matters" s01e01)
The Mill (6) 1972 (tv mini-series, Granada - "Country Matters" s01e02)
Black Dog (5) 1973 (tv mini-series, Granada - "Country Matters" s02e02)
Act 1972 Fun Art Bus Eyre Methuen 1973
Hans Kohlhaas 1972  
Bye Bye Blues 1973 Fringescripts 1973
Bye Bye Blues and other plays Amber Lane 1980
Poor Old Simon 1973 Savoury Meringue & other plays Amber Lane 1980
Samuel French
Random Moments In A May Garden  1973 Bye Bye Blues and other plays Amber Lane 1980
The Girl In Melanie Klein (7) 1973 (radio play, staged in 1980)
Play For Yesterday 1974 Savoury Meringue & other plays Amber Lane 1980
The Island 1975 Bye Bye Blues and other plays Amber Lane 1980
A Journey To London (8) 1975  
Squat 1976 complete text online (previously unpublished)
"I... yesterday came upon... the copy of 'Squat'...
I found it re-read well, & I look on it as one of
the most successful stage-things I did." [JS, Oct 96]
Horizon 1977 (television play)
The Healing Nightmare 1977 (television play)
Bodies 1977 Samuel French 1978
Amber Lane 1979
Dramatist's Play Service 1979
Over The Wall 1977 Play Ten Edward Arnold 1977
What Theatre Really Is 1977 Play Ten Edward Arnold 1977
People Like Us (9) 1978 (television series, LWT)
The Sailors Return (10) 1978 (film, directed by Jack Gold)
Birdsong 1979 Savoury Meringue & other plays Amber Lane 1980
Bloomers 1979 (BBC2 television comedy series) (11)
Fall 1980 Samuel French 1984
Nothing To Declare 1981 (radio play)
The Flower Case 1982 (radio play)
The Captain's Doll (2) 1983 (television play)
Suspension Of Mercy 1983 (radio play)
Menocchio 1984 Best Radio Plays 1985 Menthuen/BBC 1986
The Magic Bathroom 1987 (radio play)
A Day At The Dentist's (12) 1987 (radio play, BBC R4 "Fear On Four", 13th Mar 1988)
The Confidential Agent 1987 (radio play)
A Child Crying 1988 (radio play, BBC R4 "Fear On Four", 2nd April 1989)
Redevelopment or Slum Clearance (13) 1990 Faber and Faber, London, 1990
Making It Better 1991 Samuel French 1992
Retreat 1995 First Writes 1995
The Old Man Who Liked Cats ? Playforms Cambridge University Press 1997
Hello, I Love You ?  
Slight Exit ?  
The Emperor's Waltz ?  
also various essays and articles;
also adaptations & dramatisations of stories and works by -
    D.H. Lawrence (six adaptations of stories for Granada, 1965)
    Alexander Dumas, David Garnett, Graham Greene, Patricia Highsmith,
    Henry James, Olivia Manning, V.S. Pritchett, Thomas Love Peacock
 (1)  produced by Nigel Deacon (7 July 2010)
 (2)  by D.H. Lawrence - adaptation
 (3)  co-author Iris Murdoch - adaptation
 (4)  by Somerset Maugham - adaptation
 (5)  by A E Coppard - adaptation
 (6)  by H E Bates - adaptation
 (7)  by Ronald Harwood - adaptation
 (8)  completing John Vanbrugh's four-act fragment
 (9)  adaptation of "The Avenue" by R M Delderfield (4 of 120 episodes)
 (10)  by David Garnett - adaptation (film script)
 (11)  rehearsal script available for episode 6 (not filmed because of the death of Richard Beckinsale)
 (12)  based on an idea by Arch Oboler
 (13)  by Václav Havel - English version by James Saunders from a literal translation by Marie Winn



16 of these plays are available from Samuel French - London
literary agent:  Rachel Taylor  of  Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Limited
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