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A. R. Gurney (1930–2017)

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Albert Ramsdell Gurney was born in Buffalo, New York on November 1, 1930. He graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts, served for several years as an officer in the Navy, and then enrolled in the playwriting program at the Yale School of Drama. After graduation, he taught English at a vis mere private school and then joined the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he taught American literature and the humanities until the early 1980s. He was a prolific playwright and an author. His plays included The Dining Room, The Middle Ages, The Cocktail Hour, The Perfect Party, Another Antigone, Love Letters, The Old Boy, Later Life, Labor Day, Far East, Sylvia, The Fourth Wall, O Jerusalem, Mrs. Farnsworth, Screen Play, and Post Mortem. His novels included The Gospel According to Joe, Entertaining Strangers, and The Snow Ball. He died on June 13, 2017 at the age of 86. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af A. R. Gurney

The Dining Room (1982) 186 eksemplarer
Love Letters (1989) 125 eksemplarer
Sylvia (1636) 94 eksemplarer
The Cocktail Hour. (1988) 61 eksemplarer
Another Antigone (1752) 58 eksemplarer
The Perfect Party. (1986) 39 eksemplarer
Later Life (1994) 39 eksemplarer
The Snow Ball (1985) 36 eksemplarer
Sweet Sue (1966) 32 eksemplarer
The Old Boy (1992) 29 eksemplarer
Scenes From American Life (1970) 24 eksemplarer
What I Did Last Summer. (1983) 22 eksemplarer
The Fourth Wall - Acting Edition (1996) 21 eksemplarer
The Problem - A Play in One Act (1968) 15 eksemplarer
Children (1975) 14 eksemplarer
The Golden Age. (1984) 12 eksemplarer
The Middle Ages (1978) 11 eksemplarer
The Wayside Motor Inn. (1978) 10 eksemplarer
Far East (1999) 10 eksemplarer
Entertaining strangers (1977) 9 eksemplarer
the love Course (1969) 9 eksemplarer
Human Events (2001) 9 eksemplarer
Black Tie - Acting Edition (2011) 7 eksemplarer
The Golden Fleece (2002) 7 eksemplarer
Mrs Farnsworth (2004) 6 eksemplarer
Family Furniture (2014) 6 eksemplarer
Darlene and the Guest Lecturer (1999) 5 eksemplarer
The Comeback (1965) 5 eksemplarer
O Jerusalem (2003) 5 eksemplarer
Crazy Mary (2007) 4 eksemplarer
The Grand Manner - Acting Edition (2011) 4 eksemplarer
Love Letters [1999 TV movie] (2004) — Screenwriter — 4 eksemplarer
Overtime (1996) 4 eksemplarer
The Old One-Two 3 eksemplarer
Office Hours (2011) 3 eksemplarer
The David Show 3 eksemplarer
Heresy (2013) 3 eksemplarer
Buffalo Gal (2002) 3 eksemplarer
Big Bill (2005) 3 eksemplarer
Two Class Acts: Squash, Ajax (2017) 2 eksemplarer
The Rape Of Bunny Stuntz (2010) 2 eksemplarer
Ancestral Voices (2000) 2 eksemplarer
The Gospel According to Joe (1974) 2 eksemplarer
Another Antigone 2 eksemplarer
Indian Blood (2006) 2 eksemplarer
Strictly Academic (2008) 2 eksemplarer
Screen Play (2005) 2 eksemplarer
Public affairs (1992) 2 eksemplarer
Post Mortem (2006) 1 eksemplar
De eetkamer 1 eksemplar
The Dining Room [1984 film] — Screenwriter — 1 eksemplar
Children 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Moving Parts: Monologues from Contemporary Plays (1992) — Bidragyder — 59 eksemplarer
Best American Plays: Ninth Series, 1983-1992 (1993) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer

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This is a beautifully written play. Written and performed so simply and yet carries a ton of heart.
caseybp | 2 andre anmeldelser | Feb 7, 2024 |
A comedy of manners billed as a sequel to "Merchant of Venice." Portia’s marriage to Bassanio, portrayed here as an Irish-Catholic jock, hasn’t gotten off the ground, so to speak. The union hasn’t been consummated yet. Bassanio has been too busy, shooting hoops and drinking a few brews with the boys.
And Antonio, the merchant himself, is played as a mournful, opera-loving homosexual who pines hopelessly for Bassanio.
gaytheater | Mar 24, 2021 |
The love story between Andrew and Melissa is heartbreaking in that it spanned for decades, with timing troubles plaguing the couple (when one was ready, the other was in a relationship or not ready to settle down), and that it evades the happy endings that I hold so dear. Their love seems painstakingly real, captured in correspondence, leaving the reader to assume what happens in between (a very nice touch).
JCLHeatherM | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jan 27, 2018 |
An interesting idea poorly executed. The dialogue and the set up comes off like the high school play done by the Young Democrats. It spells everything out, explains its own jokes, and just basically gets by on a clever concept. The metaphors, however, are twisted way too far, and eventually the entire thing falls apart. This could have used several more revisions before it went public.
Devil_llama | 1 anden anmeldelse | Aug 10, 2015 |


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