The Nobel Lord
Other Plays by Percival Wilde
Wilde, Percival (aka O, American playwright, dramatist, novelist, 1887-1953), “The Nobel Lord,”
a __-minute comedy in English, set in ______, 1931,
© 1931 by Percival Wilde
• in Dawn, with The Noble Lord, The Traitor, A House of Cards, Playing with Fire, The Finger of God: One-Act Plays of Life To-day (Great Neck, New York, U.S.A.: Core Collection Books, 1979), 168 pp., ISBN 0848620593, LCCN 79050035
• in Short Plays, edited by Edwin Van B. Knickerbocker (1881-____) (New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1931), LCCN 31011085, 532 pp.;
• also, in Percival Wilde’s Dawn, with the Noble Lord, the Traitor, a House of Cards, Playing with Fire, the Finger of God: One-Act Plays of Today, One-Act Plays in Reprint series (Great Neck, New York, U.S.A.: Roth Publishing, Incorporated, 1979), ISBN 0848620593, 168 pp.;
• script/rights formerly available from Roth Publishing, P.O. Box 220406, 175 Great Neck Road, Great Neck, New York 11022, U.S.A., telephone 800-899-ROTH, fax 516-829-7746; e-mail email@example.com, with music for the plays, pp. 509-519;
• also, in Short Plays, edited by Edwin Van B. Knickerbocker (1881-____) (New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1949), LCCN 49004051, 506 pp.;
• rights available from source listed in Knickerbocker anthology.
• 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), English nobleman; _____ (m), _____; _____ (f), designing American girl.
“English nobleman vs designing American girl.”—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.
ambition, culture clash, English nobility.