Anyone for Tennis?
Clark, Gwyn (English playwright_____, 19__-____), “Anyone for Tennis?”
a __-minute farce in English, set in _____, 1981,
© 1981 by Gwyn Clark;
• in Gwyn Clark’s Anyone for Tennis? (London: Samuel French, Ltd., 1981), 28 pp., ISBN 0573120080;
• script/rights available from Samuel French, Inc., 25 West 45th Street, New York, New York 10010-2751, U.S.A., telephone 212-206-8990, fax 212-206-1429, http://www.samuelfrench.com; or 7623 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90046-2795, U.S.A., telephone 213-876-0570, fax 213-876-6822; or 80 Richmond Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1P1, Canada, telephone 416-363-3536, fax 416-363-1108; or Samuel French, Ltd, 52 Fitzroy Street, London W1P 6JR, England, SF 3643.
George (m), __, _____; Henry (m), __, _____; Amanda (f), __, _____; Jane (f), __, _____.
“Amanda and George have an arrangement by which on alternative Wednesdays each leaves the other to indulge in his or her private dalliance. All goes well until an unfortunate circumstance upsets the timetable. As a result the Wednesdays clash. Henry and Jane, the other partners, arrive on the same day. Keeping them apart causes complications. When Henry is concussed in the bathroom and finds himself on the bed clad only in a towel and attended to by both ladies, a convenient lapse of memory seems providential in saving a situation rendered even more tricky by the revelation that Jane and Henry are married. Just how genuine the lapse is may be questioned, but everything is carried off with perfect aplomb.”—Play Bureau Catalogue, http://www.playbureau.com/, accessed January 22, 2006.
Research could include several short plays by Gwyn Clark: Going Out Is It?: A Play in One Act (London: Samuel French, Ltd., 1961), 25 pp.; Job’s Comforter: A Comedy in One Act (London: Samuel French, Ltd., 1961), 20 pp.; When the Bough Breaks: A Comedy in One Act (London: Samuel French, Ltd., 1963), 20 pp. None of these is in the Samuel French catalog, London, as of November 20, 2006.
concussion, dalliance, infidelity, marriage, memory.