Other Plays by Percival Wilde
Wilde, Percival (aka O, American playwright, dramatist, novelist, 1887-1953), “Among Friends,”
a __-minute comedy of manners in English adapted from the French of Gabriel Timmory and Jean Manoussi, set in France,
© 1950 by Percival Wilde;
• in Percival Wilde’s Among Friends (New York: Samuel French, Inc., 1950), 22 pp.;
• script/rights formerly available from Samuel French, Inc.; probably in public domain.
• Cited in Play Index, 1949-1952: An Index to 2616 Plays in 1138 Volumes, compiled by Dorothy Herbert West (1901-____) and Dorothy Margaret Peake (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1953), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 53-8990, LCCN 64001054, 239 pp.
_____ (m), _____; _____ (m), _____; _____ (f), _____.
• "Comedy of manners of the affairs of a French marquise.”—West and Peake, 191.
• "The prolific dramatist and author was born in New York and educated at Columbia. Although few of his works were produced on Broadway and none was a commercial success, he is reputed to have had more plays performed regularly by amateur theatres than any other contemporary dramatist. Among his popular titles were The Aftermath, The Lady of Dreams, and The Reckoning. Of his many textbooks, the best known was probably The Craftsmanship of the One-Act Play."—Percival Wilde: Information and Much More from Answers.com, http://www.answers.com/topic/percival-wilde?cat=entertainment, accessed June 26, 2008.
• Research could include Percival Wilde’s Eight Comedies for Little Theatres, One-Act Plays in Reprint series (Great Neck, New York, U.S.A.: Core Collection Books, 1977), ISBN 0848620259, LCCN 77070365, 178 pp., reprint of the 1922 ed. published by Little, Brown, Boston. containing “The Sequel,” “The Previous Engagement,” “The Dyspeptic Ogre,” “In the Net,” “A Wonderful Woman,” “Catesby,” “His Return,” “Embryo,” Notes on the Plays.
• Also, research could include Percival Wilde’s Ten Plays for Little Theatres (New York: Little, Brown [AOL Time Warner Book Group], 1932, 1975), ISBN 0827440618.
affair, French nobility.