WorldCat Identities

Simpson, N. F. (Norman Frederick) 1919-2011

Overview
Works: 64 works in 250 publications in 1 language and 3,007 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical drama 
Roles: Dedicatee, Translator
Classifications: PR6037.I712, 822.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by N. F Simpson
One way pendulum : a farce in a new dimension by N. F Simpson ( Book )
52 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A resounding tinkle: a comedy by N. F Simpson ( Book )
43 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
N.F. Simpson, whose work includes 'One Way Pendulum', led the twentieth century British Absurdist movement. His first play, 'A Resounding Tinkle', was one of the winners in the Observer play competition in 1957. The 'incessant ambush of non-sequiturs', as Kenneth Tynan described it, is a gloriously comic revelation of the absurdity of every day life. 'A Resounding Tinkle' was revived with the sketch 'Gladly Otherwise' at the Donmar Warehouse in July 2007
The Cresta Run by N. F Simpson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Was he anyone? by N. F Simpson ( Book )
11 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Man overboard : a testimonial to the high art of incompetence by N. F Simpson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in Undetermined and English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The hole : a play in one act by N. F Simpson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some tall tinkles: television plays by N. F Simpson ( Book )
9 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The form : a play in one act by N. F Simpson ( Book )
9 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harry Bleachbaker : a novel by N. F Simpson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inner voices by Eduardo De Filippo ( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... The play is about two neighbouring households in Naples and the effect on them of what they had lived through for the previous twenty years or so. There had been Fascist dictatorship, and war, and military occupation by both German 'allies' and British and American 'liberators' and the poverty which was and is a permanent feature of life in Naples, had become near-starvation"--Intro. p. [5]
Sketches from One to another by John Mortimer ( Book )
2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'Most of what follows is a complete waste of time' : monologues, dialogues, sketches and other writings by N. F Simpson ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'A one-off from the word go, and no history of English humour could overlook him.' Tom StoppardN. F. Simpson (1919-2011) was a leading exponent of the Theatre of the Absurd, with the Royal Court classics A Resounding Tinkle (1957) and One Way Pendulum (1959) sealing his reputation as a comic master with a subtle philosophical undertow. Emerging during a revolutionary period in British theatre, Simpson rose to prominence alongside Harold Pinter, John Osborne and Arnold Wesker. His work has been embraced and performed by comedy legends including Spike Milligan, Eric Sykes, Beryl
If so, then yes by N. F Simpson ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I shall shortly be eighty-eight. High time to be giving serious thought to the direction my life should be taking. In an upper-crust retirement home, Geoffrey Wythenshaw sits down to write his memoir. But he faces constant interruption from his fellow residents, attending staff and an invasion of downmarket pensioners from the Cairngorms. Some of them seek his wisdom, others only distraction. Examining with heart and humour what it means to grow old, N. F. Simpson's 'If So, Then Yes' premiered at the Jermyn Street Theatre, London, in September 2010, in a production by Presence Theatre
The hole, and other plays and sketches by N. F Simpson ( Book )
12 editions published between 1958 and 1966 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collected plays by N. F Simpson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The long and the short and the tall : a play in two acts by Willis Hall ( Book )
7 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduction
Three plays : the kitchen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Television plays by N. F Simpson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A farce in a new dimension by N. F Simpson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three plays by Arnold Wesker ( Book )
3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Simpson, N. F.
Simpson, N. F. 1919-
Simpson, N. F. 1919-2011
Simpson, N. F. (Norman Frederick), 1919-
Simpson, Norman Frederick
Simpson, Norman Frederick 1919-
Simpson, Norman Frederick 1919-2011
Languages
English (191)
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