WorldCat Identities

Kramm, Joseph 1907-1991

Works: 9 works in 27 publications in 2 languages and 969 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: PS3521.R37, 812.5
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joseph Kramm
The shrike. [A play] by Joseph Kramm( Book )

17 editions published between 1951 and 1980 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jim Downs is brought to the psychiatric division of City hospital after a suicide attempt. With the help of his estranged wife, who is with him night and day, he recovers. But this does not mean he is free to go home. His estranged wife conspires to keep Jim in the hospital until he renounces his girlfriend and agrees to go back with her. In the process, Jim is faced with well-meaning but inept institutional psychiatrists, who themselves have become victims of deadly routine. Through one test after another he is made to prove his sanity, until he almost loses it. Realizing the power of institutional law, Jim proceeds to give the "right answers", until he is finally released in the custody of his wife. Finally free, Jim knows that by compromising his integrity he has simply chosen the lesser of two evils." -- Cover
The Shrike. Acting edition by Joseph Kramm( Book )

3 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giants, sons of giants : a new play by Joseph Kramm( )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Playwright lecture series by New Dramatists( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The New Dramatists tape archives contains sound recordings of the Playwright lecture series sponsored by the New Dramatists. The collection contains recordings from 1951 through 1960
Lecture by Joseph Kramm by Joseph Kramm( Recording )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kramm, a dramatist, actor and director, discusses various contemporary writers and their works, the quality of a character and the relation between the actor and the character, and the importance of having a dialogue advance the play and move it along. In order to write a successful play, he suggests taking a course in acting and directing that would help the dramatists understand the requirements of the theater production and thus improve the writing. Kramm and his listeners discuss and argue about the significance (or insignificance) of words, and Kramm insists that words must primarily convey emotions and feelings, and puts emphasis on writing with the view of a stage interpretation. He talks at length about the importance of reading plays aloud to oneself, seeking opinion, listening to criticism, and, if necessary, rewriting
Das Labyrinth by Joseph Kramm( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Build with one hand( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ford's Theatre, The Playwrights Company presents Elliott Nugent, Geraldine Fitgerald, in "Build With One Hand," a new play by Joseph Kramm, with Larry Gates, Russell Hicks, Paul Lipson, Arthur Jarrett, staged by the author and Warren Enters, settings and lighting by Howard Bay, incidental music composed by Douglas Townsend
American Vanguard, 1956. Edited by J.E. Wright and F. Morton. With a preface by Joseph Kramm, etc. [By various authors.] by J. Ernest WRIGHT( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Olney Theatre, Olney, Maryland, Richard Skinner, Redge Allen, Evelyn Freyman present Eugenie Leontovich, Jose Ferrer in "Twentieth Century," a play by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur (based on a play by Charles Bruce Millholland), staged by Joseph Kramm, settings by S. Syrjala
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.29 for The shrike ... to 0.92 for The Shrike ...)

Alternative Names
Joseph Kramm acteur, dramaturge et metteur en scène américain

Joseph Kramm actor estadounidense

Joseph Kramm Amerikaans acteur (1907-1992)

Joseph Kramm amerikansk manusforfattar og skodespelar

Joseph Kramm amerikansk manusförfattare och skådespelare

Joseph Kramm amerikansk manusforfatter og skuespiller

Joseph Kramm amerikansk manuskriptforfatter og skuespiller

Joseph Kramm playwright, actor, director

Joseph Kramm US-amerikanischer Dramatiker, Drehbuchautor, Schauspieler und Regisseur

Kramm, Joseph

English (26)

German (1)