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Linney, Romulus 1930-2011

Overview
Works: 225 works in 381 publications in 2 languages and 12,095 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Christian fiction  Radio plays  Psychological fiction  Diary fiction 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Librettist, Author of introduction, Director, Other, Recipient
Classifications: PS3562.I55, 812.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Romulus Linney
Publications by Romulus Linney
Publications by Romulus Linney, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Romulus Linney
Romulus Linney, seventeen short plays by Romulus Linney( Book )
7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 711 libraries worldwide
An introduction to A lesson before dying by Ernest J. Gaines audio guide by Dan Stone( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 libraries worldwide
Discusses the theme and characters in Gaines's novel and includes excerpts from the book and background information on the author
Heathen valley by Romulus Linney( Book )
13 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in English and held by 507 libraries worldwide
A tramp is able to help a bishop establish a mission in an isolated Carolina valley in the 1850's
Six plays by Romulus Linney( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 479 libraries worldwide
Uniquely adept at capturing the idiomatic poetry of his native South, Linney maneuvers with equal grace through the vernacular of New York's contemporary intelligentsia and the voices of a wide range of historical figures." ... one of our most perceptive chroniclers of the folkways of rural America, finding humanity and nobility in the most remote of places."--Mel Gussow, The New York Times
The love suicide at Schofield Barracks. Democracy and Esther by Romulus Linney( Book )
11 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and German and held by 469 libraries worldwide
The sorrows of Frederick; a play by Romulus Linney( Book )
12 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in English and German and held by 426 libraries worldwide
The sorrows of Frederick and Holy ghosts by Romulus Linney( Book )
5 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
Sorrows of Frederick is a psychological drama that portrays Frederick the Great as a man of immense intellectual gifts who succombs to the perversion of power. Holy ghosts is a comic southern folk drama focusing on an anguished husband, his runaway wife and a snake-handling religious cult
A lesson before dying by Romulus Linney( file )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
Based on Ernest J. Gaines' National Book Critics Circle Award-winning novel, A lesson before dying is set in a small Louisiana Cajun community in the late 1940's. Jefferson, a young illiterate black man, is falsely convicted of murder and is sentenced to death. Grant Wiggins, the plantation schoolteacher, agrees to talk with the condemned man. The disheartened Wiggins had once harbored dreams of escaping from his impoverished youth, yet he returned to his home town after university, to teach children whose lives seemed as unpromising as Jefferson's. The two men forge a bond as they come to understand what it means to resist and defy one's own fate
Slowly, by thy hand unfurled by Romulus Linney( Book )
7 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
Takes the form of a diary out of the American past, written by a nameless woman who records her dark journey towards self-understanding
Jesus tales : a novel by Romulus Linney( Book )
3 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
August Wilson Century cycle by August Wilson( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
A lesson before dying by Romulus Linney( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
The Best American short plays 1990 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
A collection of twelve short plays
Childe Byron : a play in two acts by Romulus Linney( Book )
2 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
Nine adaptations for the American stage by Romulus Linney( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Tennessee by Romulus Linney( Book )
6 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Ambrosio by Romulus Linney( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Why the Lord come to Sand Mountain by Romulus Linney( Book )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
A Christmas carol by Romulus Linney( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
"An adaptation of the story of Ebenezer Scrooge's journey from an embittered, ungenerous creature into a giving, caring human being at the hands of three spirits, who, one Christmas Eve, show him what life means. Of his new stage version of the story Linney writes, 'When the Milwaukee Repertory asked me about adapting its new 'A Christmas Carol' for them, I did not remember actually reading the book, nor had I seen any of its numerous stage versions. I was only acquainted with the film starring Alastair Sim, done in England years ago, which I had liked, but only dimly remembered. So when I read 'A Christmas Carol, ' I was able to pretend I had never heard of the great story before. I was of course amazed not only at its beauty and durability, but at its blazing theatricality. It is part Hamelt - part Everyman - and part Charlie Chaplin. I vowed to stick to the bones of the story as closely as I could to take the evolution of Scrooge seriously, and to try and find, as he goes, the child within him that slowly emerges from his ordeal to such bountiful happiness.' This richly textured play brings the full spirit of the book, as well as those of Christmases Past, Present and Yet To Come, to life on the stage. Directions are included for a simplified version of the play."--
2 by Romulus Linney( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Linney, Romulus Zachariah
Romulus Linney American playwright
Romulus Linney Amerikaans toneelschrijver (1930-2011)
Romulus Linney US-amerikanischer Dramatiker
Romulus Zachariah Linney IV 1930-2011
Languages
English (127)
German (3)
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