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Schisgal, Murray 1926-

Overview
Works: 172 works in 532 publications in 8 languages and 13,656 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  History  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Historical films  Comedy plays  Romance films  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Contributor, Producer, Other, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3569.C5, 812.54
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Tootsie by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

57 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Dorsey is a talented actor, but his demanding nature and stubborn temperament have antagonized every producer in New York. Now his agent insists no one will hire him. But Michael needs money - eight thousand dollars to be exact - and to earn it, he's willing to play the role of a lifetime"--Container
Luv by Murray Schisgal( Book )

72 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poor Harry Berlin decides to end it all by jumping off the Manhattan Bridge. He is stopped by his old friend Milt who takes Harry home and introduces him to his wife, Ellen, with whom Harry instantly falls in love. Milt and Ellen divorce, then realize they're still in love; to get back together, they have to encourage Harry to jump off the bridge
The devil's arithmetic by Donna Deitch( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American Jewish teenager dreams that she has been transported through time to a Polish concentration camp
The typists, and the tiger; two plays by Murray Schisgal( Book )

21 editions published between 1963 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orpheum Theatre, 126 Second Avenue, Claire Nichtern presents Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson in "The Typists," and "The Tiger," by Murray Schisgal, directed by Arthur Storch, designed by Wolfgang Roth
Jimmy Shine; a play by Murray Schisgal( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Gottfried, in describing the play says: "The play is about a starving young painter living in a Greenwich Village loft... He is immediately established as mildly freaky: beer chilling on top of an ice cube, a mat of hair pasted on his chest... The play then moves into a flashback structure, which Schisgal handles with consummate skill, moving back and forth from the present to Brooklyn high school days, a quick trip to San Francisco and a painfully funny attempt at going straight working in a fish store... Shine is super-buddies with a school classmate, as boys are prone to be super-buddies in high school. A born follower, he is talked into skipping college by his pal, the idea being to become Village painters. Though he has neither an interest in nor a talent for painting, his friend-the ultimate phoney-convinces him that it is possible. So he goes off to paint while the buddy decides to go to college. As it turns out, need I say, the buddy never does become a painter. He goes into his father's real estate business and marries the girl Shine adored. So the artist holes up in his loft, painting terrible pictures and dreaming about the girls he never gets while satisfying himself with a lovely and quite real prostitute.... When the play ends, he is still nowhere-still painting though now relieved of taking himself seriously-and so at last capable of doing something. For Schisgal (and for me) the only thing that counts is what you do. Properly, the ending is neither sweet-though it may seem that way-nor sour. It is merely right and the play of course, is the story of an artist." --www.doollee.com
Luv and other plays by Murray Schisgal( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragments, Windows, and other plays by Murray Schisgal( Book )

22 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American Short Plays, 2008-2009 by Barbara Parisi( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The complex and diverse plays that make up this collection reflect both personal concerns and social issues."--Publisher's description
Five one act plays by Murray Schisgal( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American Short Plays, 1999-2000( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of ten American short plays from the 1999-2000 theater season, including selections by Pearl Cleage, Rich Orloff, Shel Silverstein, and others, each with a brief profile of the playwright
The best American short plays 2012-2013 by William W Demastes( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of the highly esteemed and long-enduring Best American Short Plays series contains fresh-voiced, cutting-edge works by twenty playwrights. Thematically exploring the balance between "hot tempers and cold decrees," each of these plays reflects the enormous diversity of contemporary American theater
The Best American Short Plays, 1991-1992( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American Short Plays, 1997-1998( )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of ten American short plays from the 1997-1998 theater season, including selections by Steve Feffer, David Ives, Jacquelyn Reingold, and others, each with a brief profile of the playwright
The Best American Short Plays, 1992-1993( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American Short Plays, 1996-1997( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American Short Plays, 2002-2003 by Glenn (EDT) Young( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All over town : a play in two acts by Murray Schisgal( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Theatre, Adela Holzer presents Cleavon Little in "All Over Town," a new comedy by Murray Schisgal, also starring Barnard Hughes, scenery designed by Oliver Smith, costumes designed by Albert Wolsky, lighting designed by John Gleason, gneral management THeatre Now, Inc., production stage manager Victor Straus, directed by Dustin Hoffman
Twice around the park by Murray Schisgal( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American Short Plays, 1994-1995( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chinese; and, Dr. Fish by Murray Schisgal( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Chinese. The scene is the Chinese laundry that is also home for the Lee family -- father, mother and son, Chester. The older Lees are quite obviously Asian while Chester (who is usually taken for Jewish) is not -- but his questions as to the possibility of his "real biological parents" are invariably turned aside the Lees. Chester asks his fiancé́e (a nice Jewish girl) to meet his family -- without telling her they are Chinese -- which results in a series of hilarious misunderstandings. The Lee's, indignant at Chester's obvious reluctance to be Chinese, have other plans -- in the form of Pu Ping Chow, a sweet little Chinese girl fresh from Hong Kong. In the end the burning question of Chester's identity is answered but with such wry inscrutability that his future will most likely be as much a dilemma as his past. (2 men, 3 women)"--P. [4] of cover
 
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The Best American Short Plays, 2008-2009
Alternative Names
Murray Schisgal Amerikaans toneelschrijver

Murray Schisgal auteur dramatique

Murray Schisgal drammaturgo statunitense

Murray Schisgal US-amerikanischer Autor, Drehbuchautor und Dramatiker

Shizgėl, Merreĭ

Shizgėl, Merreĭ 1926-

Μάρεϊ Σίσγκαλ

Мюррэй Шисгал

שיסגאל, מוריי

머리 시스걸

シスガル, マレー

マレー・シスガル

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The Best American Short Plays, 1999-2000The Best American Short Plays, 1991-1992The Best American Short Plays, 1997-1998The Best American Short Plays, 1992-1993The Best American Short Plays, 1996-1997The Best American Short Plays, 2002-2003The Best American Short Plays, 1994-1995