Nichols Plays 2

Author: Peter Nichols
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408161931
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A rich selection from the best of Nichols' work up to and including his award-winning Privates on Parade This volume continues the stage plays of Peter Nichols, newly revised and introduced by the author.

New York Magazine

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WHAT A MARVELOUS PLAY — MUSICAL — show Peter Nichols's Privates on
Parade is, and how nearly impossible to get across to a standard American
audience. It is so full of English history, theatrical history, and social commentary,
of army slang and other Britishisms, that it would tax even the most sophisticated
New York theatergoers, let alone the good folks who subscribe to the
Roundabout. No wonder a number of them walked out during the second act (if
not sooner), yet ...

Ladies Or Gentlemen

Author: Jean-Louis Ginibre
Publisher: Filipacchi Publishing
ISBN: 1933231041
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PRIVATES ON PARADE (1984, Orion) Breezy but insubstantial song and dance
farce directed by Michael Blakemore • Under the supervision of Map Giles Flack (
John Cleesel, a song-and-dance unit based in war-torn Singapore in the late '40s
is on tour entertaining British troops. The group's artistic director, Captain Tern
Dennis (Denis Quilley, center), loves to stage cross-dressing performances that
his audiences- puzzled natives and sex-deprived soldiers-find incomprehensible.

The Changing Room

Author: Laurence Senelick
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415159869
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The wartime experiences themselves contributed to Peter Nichols' play Privates
on Parade, which opened at the Aldwych Theatre in February 1977. Based on
Nichols' experience with the Army Concert Party in Burma under Barri Chat, it
was voted comedy of the year, and Dennis Quilley, who played the Chat
character, Terri Dennis, won an award for the best comedy performance. Set in
postwar Malaya, the British Song and Dance Unit South-East Asia travels through
the jungle ...

New York Magazine

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IN Privates on Parade, A NOSTALGIC YET bitterly satirical farce, English-theater
stalwart Denis Quilley is the essence of florid queenliness. The movie is set in
1948, in Singapore and Malaysia, and Quilley plays Acting Captain Terri Dennis,
a British drag-show entertainer who has signed up for a tour of military outposts
in the Far East. Displaying enough temperament and drive to open a revue in the
West End, he organizes a variety show employing one woman — an Anglo-
Indian ...

Theater Week

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City of Angels won the NYDC Circle Best New Musical with 10 votes; Privates on
Parade won Best Foreign Play with 9 votes. The Piano Lesson won Best New
Play on the second ballot. Jack Kroll of Newsweek did not attend the meeting and
did not send a proxy ballot. William Henry III of Time, Julius Novick of The New
York Observer, and Douglas Watt of the New York Daily News did not attend but
sent proxy ballots that were good only in first-round voting. Their first-round
choices ...


Author: Olivia Kent
ISBN: 1291740279
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PRIVATES ON PARADE Standing respectful. A line of souls in memorial status.
Having passed life on. Someone's brother, father, son. Sometimes sisters,
mothers too. Have served their time, by choice of late. In world wars past. Choice
was collected. Disputed. Refuted. Rejected. Almost tarred and feathered.
Labelled, conscientious objector. In days of old, dragons formed a tank in
command. Ancient. Guard of honour. Strong. Proud. On battlefields grovel.
Nothing much has changed.

The Edinburgh Companion To Twentieth Century British And American War Literature

Author: Adam Piette
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748653937
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... feels used as cannon fodder for a 'weary' empire against the 'up~and~coming'
Communists in Malaya, and Leslie Thomas's Virgin Soldiers (1966), with its stock
~issue 'terrorists' and 'bandits', seems to accede to official discourse on the
conflict, neither novel hesitates about the terminology of war, suggesting that the
requirements of the novel of masculine initiation make their own demands on
language. The drag performance troupe of Peter Nichols's Privates on Parade (
1977), ...