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The Two of Us

The Two of Us

(1970)
A collection of stories by

 
A collection of short plays

Black and Silver

Characters: 1 male, 1 female

Interior Set

In this short, affecting and laughable scene parents are awakened in the middle of the night by the baby. They stumble about trying to pacify the infant. At one point the husband panics because he cannot hear the baby breathing in the cradle, which is only reasonable because the wife has put it on their bed.

Mr. Foot

Characters: 1 male, 1 female

Interior Set

A tour de force for an actor and actress-- and a foot. It seems the man's foot jiggles uncontrollably at various moments and the woman enjoys discussing this with a little man who isn't there.

The New Quixote

Characters: 1 male, 1 female

Interior Set

A woman on the verge of middle age spent the night in her flat with a 20 year old she met at a party. Now it's Sunday morning and time for her to get on with the business of a new day, but the boy returns with all his records and books. He announces that he has found happiness and intends to stay. He is so sincere that she is swept along in the tide of his new found love. In The Two of Us,

Chinamen

Characters: 1 male, 1 female

Interior Set

Two actors play five characters. She has asked a woman, her new hippy boyfriend and some other guests for dinner. He invited the woman's deserted husband. The object is to keep the estranged husband and wife apart. They dine in two different rooms and maneuver the guests so that these two are never in the same room.

 
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Paperback Editions

April 1974 : UK Paperback
Title: Two of Us (Acting Edition)
Author(s): Michael Frayn
ISBN: 0-573-62551-4 / 978-0-573-62551-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc
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December 1998 : UK Paperback
Title: The Two of Us - Four One-Act Plays (Black and Silver / New Quixote / Mr Foot / Chinamen)
Author(s): Michael Frayn
ISBN: 0-573-60048-1 / 978-0-573-60048-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 1970 : UK Paperback
Title: The Two of Us: Four one-act plays for two players
Author(s): Michael Frayn
ISBN: 0-00-612563-8 / 978-0-00-612563-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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