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Gurney, A. R. (Albert Ramsdell) 1930-

Overview
Works: 203 works in 460 publications in 8 languages and 16,876 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Romantic comedy films  Film adaptations  Short films  Sources  History  Humor 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Librettist, Interviewee, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Speaker, Creator, Recipient, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3557.U82, 812.54
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Publications about A. R Gurney
Publications by A. R Gurney
Most widely held works by A. R Gurney
Love letters, and two other plays, the golden age and What I did last summer by A. R Gurney( Book )
45 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,387 libraries worldwide
Love Letters traces the lifelong correspondence of the staid, dutiful lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and the lively, unstable artist Melissa Gardner. The story of their bittersweet relationship gradually unfolds from what is written--and what is left unsaid--in their letters. Two other thematically related plays by Gurney, The Golden Age and What I Did Last Summer, are also included
The dining room : a play by A. R Gurney( Book )
23 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,032 libraries worldwide
The play is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions. The action is comprised of a mosaic of interrelated scenes - some funny, some touching, some rueful - which, taken together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle class WASP
The Snow Ball by A. R Gurney( Book )
12 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 785 libraries worldwide
The cocktail hour : a comedy by A. R Gurney( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and German and held by 685 libraries worldwide
Set in 1970s upstate New York. Playwright comes in conflict with elderly father when he writes play about his family. 2 acts, 2 men, 2 women, 1 interior
Another Antigone by A. R Gurney( Book )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 622 libraries worldwide
Sylvia by A. R Gurney( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Slovenian and held by 590 libraries worldwide
A stray mutt named Sylvia has a strong impact on a young couple at a critical turning point in their lives
Sweet Sue : a play in two acts by A. R Gurney( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 585 libraries worldwide
A divorced, middle-aged paragon of common sense sees her home as "an oasis of decency in a world gone absolutely haywire on the subject of sex." However, that's only one side of the woman. She becomes infatuated with her son's college roommate, who becomes a houseguest for the summer
Collected plays by A. R Gurney( Book )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 579 libraries worldwide
The perfect party : a comedy in two acts by A. R Gurney( Book )
6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 577 libraries worldwide
A stuffy, rather rich, 50ish university professor of American studies attempts to assemble nearly everyone he's ever known for an ideal party
Later life by A. R Gurney( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 397 libraries worldwide
The cocktail hour, and two other plays : Another Antigone, and the perfect party by A. R Gurney( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
Nine early plays, 1961-1973 by A. R Gurney( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
Entertaining strangers by A. R Gurney( Book )
7 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
A humanities professor hires a young professor from oxford to try to improve the intellectual tone of his university. The new man turns out to be a genteel monster who masterminds the ruin of the man who hired him
Later life : and two other plays, the Snow ball and the Old boy by A. R Gurney( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 340 libraries worldwide
"Playwright A.R. Gurney has become a national treasure with his portrayals of that quintessential American type, the New England WASP, and with his witty, unexpectedly heart-hitting dialogue. This collection of three recent plays, all produced in the 1990s, brings us incomparable Gurney - mature, masterful, and hilarious. In the hugely successful Later Life, a Boston banker and a woman he had a romantic interlude with thirty years earlier reunite at a cocktail party. In The Snow Ball, a play with music and dancing, another couple tried to recapture their youth with poignant results. And in The Old Boy, an Under Secretary of State returns to his prep school alma mater for a graduation day speech - and a stunning confession. All three works skillfully juxtapose conflicting emotions to blend wit with sadness, self-realization with self-delusion, and barren interior lives with the facade of prosperous middle-class existences. The result in each case is first-rate theater - comedic drama that works its magic on the stage and inside the audience's hearts."--Jacket
Love letters by A. R Gurney( visu )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
Andy is a serious down-to-earth attorney. Melissa is a lively, free-spirited artist. These two opposites have a definite attraction. They are childhood friends who share a lifetime of experiences through a voluminous series of letters and notes. Their correspondence follows a bittersweet path of boarding schools, marriage, children, divorce and missed opportunities. It's the life journey of two soul mates - enacted through words both written and unsaid - who share the greatest gift of all: the gift of love
Four plays by A. R Gurney( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
The old boy by A. R Gurney( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
Drama. A politician's return to his prep-school to dedicate a building to a friend dead of AIDS forces a crisis of conscience. 2 acts, 3 men, 3 women, 1 setting
Collected plays by A. R Gurney( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
A Cheever evening : a new play based on stories of John Cheever by A. R Gurney( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
O youth and beauty by A. R Gurney( visu )
11 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and held by 259 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of the John Cheever story whose protagonist is one of the well-to-do commuters in the Shady Hill stories, Cash Bentley. At the age of 40, Cash is a slightly inebriated suburbanite, confronting his mid-life crisis by hurdling over his host's furniture, hoping to recapture the athletic prowess that made him a track star in his college days. His embarrassed wife is unable to halt her husband's obsessive ritual, as he tries to hang on to his fading youth and vigor, and prove he's still a man and an athelete
 
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Alternative Names
A. R. Gurney Amerikaans auteur
Albert Ramsdell Gurney écrivain américain
Albert Ramsdell Gurney US-amerikanischer Autor
Gurney, A. R.
Gurney, A. R. 1930-
Gurney, Albert Ramsdell.
Gurney, Albert Ramsdell 1930-
Gurney, Peter.
Gurney Peter 1930-....
거니, A. R. 1930-
거니, 앨버트 R. 1930-
ガーニー, A. R.
Languages
English (152)
German (16)
French (7)
Danish (5)
Japanese (4)
Catalan (3)
Slovenian (1)
Dutch (1)
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