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Inge, William

Overview
Works: 305 works in 840 publications in 8 languages and 27,492 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Romance films  Domestic drama  Biography  Biographies  Comedy plays  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  One-act plays 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Producer, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Conceptor, Other
Classifications: PS3517.N265, 812.54
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Most widely held works about William Inge
 
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4 plays by William Inge( Book )

54 editions published between 1958 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of four plays by one of the most important American playwrights of the mid-century era
Bus stop by William Inge( Book )

40 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a street-corner diner in a small Kansas town about 30 miles west of Kansas City during an early March snowstorm from which bus passengers must take shelter
Come back, little Sheba by William Inge( Book )

30 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Inge's famous story of marital frustration which erupts in violence. Doc and Lola had an indiscreet affair, she became pregnant and, compelled to marry her, he gave up his medical studies, forfeited his future and settled down to a life of quiet desperation with the simple, homey Lola, who lost the child but has remained Doc's steadfast if slatternly wife. Now a chiropractor and recovering alcoholic, Doc's sobriety is tested when Marie, a young college student becomes their boarder bringing new life and long-dormant hostilities to the surface of Doc and Lola's troubled marriage."--Publisher's description
Scenes for student actors; dramatic selections from new plays by Frances Cosgrove( Book )

in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark at the top of the stairs; a new play by William Inge( Book )

16 editions published between 1945 and 1960 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The setting is a small Oklahoma town in the early 1920s and the home of the Flood family: Rubin, a traveling salesman for a harness firm; Cora his sensitive and lovely wife; Sonny, their little boy; and Reenie their teen-age daughter. The plot consists of a series of short stories -- the fight between husband and wife; the fear of an overly shy young girl on going to a dance; the problems of an introverted little boy who feels that the whole world is against him; the corroding marriage of Cora's rowdy sister; and the tragedy of a military school cadet who suffers from the stigma of being a Jew in an alien community. The play's message is that there is dark at the top of everyone's stairs, but that it can be dissipated by understanding, tolerance, and compassion
Picnic : a summer romance in three acts by William Inge( Book )

14 editions published between 1953 and 1958 in English and Undetermined and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer romance in three acts
Splendor in the grass by Elia Kazan( Visual )

32 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deanie is a beautiful and sensitive teenager who would do whatever her mother and her 1928 Kansas hometown find proper. Her boyfriend, Bud, has intense desires for Deanie and the two are very much in love. But, sexual pressures in society creates a rift in their relationship. She restrains herself while Bud acts on them, but with another girl. Bud's actions drive Deanie to madness. She is committed into an institution while Bud reluctantly obeys his father and enrolls in Yale. The stock market crash of '29 hits and changes the lives of both their families. Together they learn the harsh lesson of love and life
Summer brave, and eleven short plays by William Inge( Book )

5 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three-act play, "Summer brave", and eleven one-act plays. Some of the plays are early versions which the author later developed into full-length plays
Good luck, Miss Wyckoff : a novel by William Inge( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My son is a splendid driver by William Inge( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural affection by William Inge( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 1991 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Play in two acts about a young reform school escapee who seeks refuge in the Chicago apartment of his mother and her lover
Where's daddy? by William Inge( Book )

7 editions published between 1964 and 1994 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolves around the crisis of adulthood which impending fatherhood precipitates in a young man
Eleven short plays by William Inge( Book )

6 editions published between 1962 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A loss of roses; a new play, with a foreword by the author by William Inge( Book )

7 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A loss of roses by William Inge( Book )

7 editions published between 1960 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a modest bungalow in a small town near Kansas City in 1933, this play centers on the relationships between Helen (a widow in her 40s), Kenny (her 21-year-old son), and Lila (a troubled traveling-show actress who returns to town)
The dark at the top of the stairs by William Inge( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1988 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The setting is a small Oklahoma town in the early 1920s and the home of the Flood family: Rubin, a traveling salesman for a harness firm; Cora his sensitive and lovely wife; Sonny, their little boy; and Reenie their teen-age daughter. The plot consists of a series of short stories -- the fight between husband and wife; the fear of an overly shy young girl on going to a dance; the problems of an introverted little boy who feels that the whole world is against him; the corroding marriage of Cora's rowdy sister; and the tragedy of a military school cadet who suffers from the stigma of being a Jew in an alien community. The play's message is that there is dark at the top of everyone's stairs, but that it can be dissipated by understanding, tolerance, and compassion."
Come back, little Sheba by Burt Lancaster( Visual )

8 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stirring tale of a life-weary couple who rescue hope from the ruins of the past
Splendor in the grass by F. Andrew Leslie( Book )

22 editions published between 1959 and 1994 in English and German and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of an ill-fated high school romance, set in small-town eastern Kansas in the late 1920s
Picnic by Joshua Logan( Visual )

22 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about the impact of a virile, egotistical drifter on the lives of five women in a small midwestern town
A life of William Inge : the strains of triumph by Ralph F Voss( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of William Inge, the American playwright who committed suicide in 1973. By 1962 he had written an unprecedented string of Broadway hits Picnic, Bus Stop, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs and Come Back, Little Sheba. All four plays had become successful films featuring top Hollywood stars. Inge had received a Pulitzer Prize for Picnic and an Academy Award for his screenplay, Splendour in the Grass. Even his long-time friend and mentor, Tennesse Williams, was envious of his success. Privately, Inge was miserable. His long struggle with alcoholism and profound shame over his homosexuality plagued him before, during and after his decade of great success
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityGage, Walter

Gage, Walter, 1913-1973

Inge, W.

Inge, W. R.

Inge, William

Inge, William Motter.

Inge William Motter 1913-1973

William Inge American author

William Inge Amerikaans acteur

William Inge dramaturge américain

William Inge drammaturgo statunitense

William Inge pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

William Inge US Amerikanischer Autor

William Motter Inge

Γουίλιαμ Ινγκ

Вільям Інг

Уильям Индж

Уилям Индж

ויליאם אינג' שחקן אמריקאי

ویلیام اینگ

윌리엄 인즈

ウィリアム・インジ

威廉·英奇

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Bus stopCome back, little ShebaSplendor in the grassA loss of rosesThe dark at the top of the stairsSplendor in the grassA life of William Inge : the strains of triumph