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May, Elaine 1932-

Overview
Works: 152 works in 417 publications in 6 languages and 8,658 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Films à clef  Political films  Romance films  Fantasy comedies (Motion pictures)  Film remakes  Dark comedy films  Gangster films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Actor, Director, Performer, Adapter, Contributor, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, fmd, Film editor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Elaine May
The birdcage by Mike Nichols( visu )
49 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,068 libraries worldwide
The story of a middle-aged gay couple's comic encounter with a self-righteously straight and conservative family: Armand and Albert reluctantly accept young Val's intention to marry the daughter of a conservative Senator, but when the fiancee's family comes to visit, the whole household is turned upside down
Primary colors by Mike Nichols( visu )
25 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,412 libraries worldwide
Follows a virtually unknown Southern governor on a quest for the White House with his strong, savvy and equally ambitious wife
Heaven Can Wait by Warren Beatty( visu )
19 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 764 libraries worldwide
Joe Pendleton, a Los Angeles Rams quarterback, accidentally goes to heaven after a car accident, and returns to earth in the body of another man who was a corporate giant. After deciding to resume his place with the Rams (by purchasing the team), Pendleton must also deal with the consequences of the former businessman's actions
Small time crooks by Woody Allen( visu )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 735 libraries worldwide
Ray is an ex-convict who is married to Frenchy, a former stripper. Ray concocts a scheme to rob a bank by digging a tunnel from a defunct pizza place next door. As a cover, Frenchy opens a cookie shop in the storefront while Ray digs in the back. Ray's burglary is a failure, but Frenchy's cookies are a rousing success, and within a year the store has spawned a nationwide franchise that makes both rich. However, while Ray wants to move to Miami and bask in the sun, nouveau riche Frenchy now aspires to join high society, with posh art dealer David as her guide
California suite by Herbert Ross( visu )
10 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and German and held by 517 libraries worldwide
Five couples have come to the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles for diverse reasons, and they must all confront some rather amusing personal dilemmas
A New leaf by Elaine May( visu )
16 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
Henry Graham is a man with a problem: he has run through his entire inheritance and is completely unequipped to provide for himself. His childhood guardian, Uncle Harry, refuses to give him a dime, so Henry devises a plan with the help of his imaginative butler to make his money the old-fashioned way, he can marry it
Adaptation by Elaine May( Book )
5 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
This is a contest, played like Parcheesi, in which the contestant advances or is sent back through the seven ages of man. The Author has written a parody of life with such incisiveness that it becomes life Swift in its barbs. The play creates a picture of man from birth until death, with all its madness, with all its familiarity and with all its nonsense. What's more, a quartet consisting of the games master, the male players and the female players assist the incomparable contestant from "mewling infant" to "second childishness and mere oblivion." Incident after incident makes you laugh and suddenly makes you stop and think that maybe you're laughing at yourself
Mikey and Nicky by Elaine May( visu )
14 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 libraries worldwide
Nicky has embezzled a fortune from his Mafia bosses and is on the run. Nicky's only friend, Mikey tries to help him escape; or will he lead him into a trap?
Power plays by Elaine May( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
The Best American Short Plays, 1994-1995 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
The birdcage : the shooting script by Elaine May( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Not enough rope, a drama in one act by Elaine May( Book )
2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Power plays : three one-act plays by Elaine May( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
In retrospect : some of the things you've always wanted to know about a lot of stuff-- but never bothered to ask by Mike Nichols( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
A collection of comedy skits completely improvised at the recording session
The heartbreak kid ( visu )
2 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
On his honeymoon in Florida, Lenny falls head over heels in love with a college student vacationing with her wealthy parents
Such good friends ( visu )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Julie Messinger is an intense woman who hides her wild emotions and desires under her conventional facade. Her husband Richard checks into the hospital for a simple mole removal that goes seriously wrong
Neil Simon's the heartbreak kid by Elaine May( visu )
9 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Lenny Cantrow, an ambitious 27-year-old sporting goods salesman, meets a girl named Lila in a Manhattan singles bar. Following a brief courtship, Lenny proposes marriage. On their honeymoon in Florida, Lenny decides that he's made a mistake. Lenny falls head over heels in love with a college student vacationing with her wealthy parents but there is one small complication -- he is a newlywed
Adult entertainment : a play by Elaine May( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Taller than a dwarf : a play by Elaine May( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
The Birdcage : a novel by Robert Rodi( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and Chinese and held by 72 libraries worldwide
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Berlin, Elaine.
Berlin, Elaine 1932-
Dale, Esther
Dale, Esther 1932-
Elaine May actrice américaine
Elaine May Amerikaans actrice
Elaine May regista, sceneggiatrice e attrice statunitense
Elaine May US-amerikanische Schauspielerin
Ιλέιν Μέι
Илейн Мей
Илэйн Мэй киноактриса, кинорежиссёр, киносценарист США
איליין מאי שחקנית אמריקאית
الین می فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، نویسنده، و کارگردان آمریکایی
إيلين مي
ایلین مئے
일레인 메이
エレイン・メイ
伊萊恩·梅
伊蓮·梅
Languages
English (182)
German (4)
Spanish (3)
French (2)
Chinese (2)
Italian (2)
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