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Wilson, Lanford 1937-2011

Overview
Works: 261 works in 647 publications in 5 languages and 27,537 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Film adaptations  Television plays 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Librettist, Interviewee, Donor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Translator, Recipient
Classifications: PS3573.I458, 812.54
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Most widely held works about Lanford Wilson
 
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Most widely held works by Lanford Wilson
5th of July : a play by Lanford Wilson( Book )
34 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although Ken Tally shares a warm home in rural Missouri with his lover Jed, he is still very much troubled and traumatized over the loss of his leg in Vietnam
Talley's folly : a play by Lanford Wilson( Book )
32 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Talley's Folly" shows one evening in the courtship of two unlikely lovers, Sally Talley and Matt Friedman. Sally is from a conservative, small-town, wealthy family of bigoted Protestants, and Matt is a Jewish accountant twelve years older than Sally
The Hot L Baltimore : a play by Lanford Wilson( Book )
24 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The setting is the lobby of a derelict hotel marked for demolition, from whose marquee the "e" has, perhaps sypathetically dropped off. Past people, past time, past places are fondly recalled by the characters, residents about to be evicted not only from their shabby hotel but from a moment in history."--Jacket
Burn this : a play by Lanford Wilson( Book )
18 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the bohemian art world of downtown New York, this vivid and challenging drama explores the spiritual and emotional isolation of Anna and Pale, two outcasts who meet in the wake of the accidental death by drowning of a mutual friend. Their determined struggle toward emotional honesty and liberation- by no means guaranteed at the play's ambiguous end- exemplfies the strength, humor, and complexity of all of Lanford Wilsons work
Balm in Gilead, and other plays by Lanford Wilson( Book )
27 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three controversial plays reveal the moral corruption and depravity of big city life
Angels fall : a play by Lanford Wilson( Book )
14 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a nuclear accident at a nearby uranium mine, four very different confused people find themselves confined to the sanctuary of a quiet sunbaked mission in New Mexico. Here they act out what is a rehersal for the end of the world and face the problem of what manner of person each will be
The rimers of Eldritch, and other plays by Lanford Wilson( Book )
20 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A town where the only movie house closed 8 years ago. The plot revolves around the sexual assault of a teenage girl and on unrelated murder trial in the town of Eldritch, exploring a community's reaction to rape, lies and murder
Serenading Louie by Lanford Wilson( Book )
14 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Play depicts the crisis point in the lives of two young surburban couples. 2 acts, 6 scenes, 2 men, 2 women, 1 interior
Talley & Son : a play in two acts by Lanford Wilson( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lanford Wilson's third play in the Talley family cycle, Talley & Son is a powerful examination of American values at the end of World War II. Set in Lebanon, Missouri, on the night of July 4, 1944 (the same night that the events of Talley's folly are happening), it pits Eldon Talley against both Calvin, his father, and Buddy, his older son. Eldon has worked hard to turn the family garment factory into a success, but old man Talley is scornful of his efforts, and Buddy would rather work in his grandfather's bank. Eldon hopes to leave the factory to his younger son, Timmy, but when he learns Timmy has been killed in the Pacific, he makes an unexpected decision that jolts the family and defies his father's rigid authority once and for all
The mound builders : a play by Lanford Wilson( Book )
14 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two archeologists, their families and assistants dig in Southern Illinois for cultural history of Indian mound builders. Interplay of characters and contrast of Indian versus present culture is accented
Collected plays, 1965-1970 by Lanford Wilson( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lanford Wilson : 21 short plays by Lanford Wilson( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Redwood curtain : a play by Lanford Wilson( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An adolescent Eurasian girl--the child of a union between an American GI and a Vietnamese woman, adopted by a wealthy California couple and obsessive in her search for her father--is drawn to the redwood forests of northern California, where thousands of Vietnam veterans have taken refuge to escape the harsh realities of life in America. It is a story of obsession and discovery.--From publisher description
The gingham dog; a play by Lanford Wilson( Book )
13 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Washington Theatre Club, Inc. presents "The Gingham Dog," by Lanford Wilson, directed by Davey Marlin-Jones, with members of the professional resident company Robert Darnell, Micki Grant, Diane Gardner, Bob Spencer, production design by James Parker, lighting by William Eggleston, production stage manager Ralph Strait
Book of days : a play in two acts by Lanford Wilson( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Book of Days is set in a small town dominated by a cheese plant, a fundamentalist church, and a community theater. When the owner of the cheese plant dies mysteriously in a hunting accident, Ruth, his bookkeeper, suspects murder. Cast as Joan of Arc in a local production of George Bernard Shaw's St. Joan, Ruth takes on the attributes of her fictional character and launches into a one-woman campaign to see justice done. In Book of Days, Lanford Wilson uses note-perfect language to create characters who are remarkable both for their comic turns and for their enormous depth."--Jacket
Lemon sky by Lanford Wilson( Book )
10 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seventeen-year-old boy's unsuccessful attempt to establish a meaningful relationship with preoccupied father
New American dramatists, 1960-1980 by Ruby Cohn( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jarrell's translation clearly exhibits the sensitivity and poignancy of Chekhov's play which traces the intricate relationships between the sisters and the supporting characters
The Talley trilogy by Lanford Wilson( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mound builders by Lanford Wilson( )
9 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contrasts goals of a team of archaeologists with aspirations of the local residents
 
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Alternative Names
Wilson, Lanford Eugene 1937-2011
Languages
English (295)
French (4)
German (2)
Japanese (1)
Korean (1)
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