WorldCat Identities

Gussow, Mel

Overview
Works: 54 works in 223 publications in 4 languages and 7,700 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Interviewer, Annotator, Commentator, Moderator
Classifications: PS3545.I5365, 812.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Mel Gussow
 
Most widely held works by Mel Gussow
Plays by Tennessee Williams( Book )

17 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains selections of Williams' most influential works including "The Glass Menagerie," "A Streetcar Named Desire," and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."
Edward Albee : a singular journey : a biography by Mel Gussow( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1960, Edward Albee electrified the theater world with the American premiere of The Zoo Story, and followed it two years later with his extraordinary first Broadway play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Proclaimed as the playwright of his generation, he went on to win three Pulitzer Prizes for his searing and innovative plays. Mel Gussow, author, critic, and cultural writer for The New York Times, has known Albee and followed his career since its inception, and in this biography he creates a firsthand portrait of a complex genius." "With frankness and critical acumen, and drawing on extensive conversations with the playwright, Gussow offers fresh insights into Albee's life. At the same time he provides vivid portraits of Albee's relationships with the people who have been closest to him, including William Flanagan (his first mentor), Thornton Wilder, Richard Barr, John Steinbeck, Alan Schneider, John Gielgud, and his leading ladies, Uta Hagen, Colleen Dewhurst, Irene Worth, Myra Carter, Elaine Stritch, Marian Seldes, and Maggie Smith. And then there are, most famously, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, who starred in Mike Nichols's acclaimed film version of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The book places Albee in context as a playwright who inspired writer's as diverse as John Guare and Sam Shepard, and as a teacher and champion of human rights."--Jacket
Conversations with Pinter by Harold Pinter( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mel Gussow's interviews med dramatikeren Harold Pinter i perioden december 1971 til september 1993
Don't say yes until I finish talking; a biography of Darryl F. Zanuck by Mel Gussow( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Stoppard by Tom Stoppard( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stoppard and Gussow first meet in 1972, when the talk is of Stoppard's early work such as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern and The Real Inspector Hound and of his new play Jumpers. Meeting regularly every three or four years after that, whether in London or New York, there is always a new play to discuss - Travesties, Night and Day, The Real Thing - and therefore a new impetus to the ongoing investigation into Stoppard's working methods and sources of inspiration. Finally, in their most recent encounters, with Arcadia running in the West End, Hapgood running in New York and Indian Ink opening in London, they not only delve into the background of each of these plays but range widely over topics such as Stoppard's chihlhood in India, his feelings about the press, his attitudes to other writers and his life outside the theatre
Conversations with and about Beckett by Mel Gussow( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rounding off the book are interviews with Beckett's chief collaborators and interpreters: among them Bert Lahr, Gogo in the first American Godot; Jack MacGowran and Billie Whitelaw, Beckett's own favorite actors; directors Mike Nichols and Deborah Warner; and Edward Beckett, his nephew and literary executor
Theatre on the edge : new visions, new voices by Mel Gussow( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Miller by Mel Gussow( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays 1937-1955 by Tennessee Williams( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the works of Tennessee Williams and provides information on his life and writing career
Plays 1957-1980 by Tennessee Williams( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mel Gussow and Kenneth Holdich selected the contents and wrote the notes for this volume
Michael Gambon : a life in acting by Mel Gussow( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the age of 23 and with no formal acting training, Gambon joined England's National Theatre under the artistic directorship of Sir Laurence Olivier. His breakthrough came in 1980 in Brecht's Galileo, followed by a daring King Lear at the Royal Shakespeare Company. More recently he has taken the leads in David Hare's Skylight, Caryl Churchill's A Number, and in a notable revival of Pinter's The Caretaker."
Gambon : a life in acting by Mel Gussow( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darryl F. Zanuck : don't say yes until I finish talking by Mel Gussow( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waiting for Beckett a portrait of Samuel Beckett( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the life and career of playwright and novelist Samuel Beckett. Includes brief excerpts from a number of his plays, such as Waiting for Godot, and readings from his prose. Also includes excerpts from interviews with Beckett's friends and colleagues, and several Beckett scholars
Zanuck - Don't say yes until I finish talking by Mel Gussow( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don't say yes until I finish talking; a biography of Darryl F. Zanuck by Mel Gussow( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tennessee Williams by Tennessee Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversazioni con (e su) Beckett by Mel Gussow( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays by Tennessee Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays by Tennessee Williams( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Mel Gussow theater critic

Гуссоу, Мел

Languages
English (172)

Italian (6)

German (3)

French (2)

Covers
Edward Albee : a singular journey : a biographyConversations with PinterConversations with StoppardConversations with and about BeckettTheatre on the edge : new visions, new voicesConversations with MillerPlays 1937-1955Plays 1957-1980