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Neilson, Anthony

Overview
Works: 34 works in 146 publications in 5 languages and 2,402 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Author, Director, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6064.E4565, 822.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Anthony Neilson
 
Most widely held works by Anthony Neilson
Plays 1 by Anthony Neilson( )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected into one volume, this collection includes five plays by Anthony Neilson
The Methuen Drama book of twenty-first century British plays( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title showcases five of the best new plays from the first decade of the 21st century. It presents some of the most exciting plays to emerge in recent years covering topics as diverse as the 7/7 terrorist attacks, gun crime in London and life in a mental hospital
The wonderful world of Dissocia : and Realism by Anthony Neilson( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lisa Jones is on a journey. It's a colourful and exciting off-kilter trip in search of one lost hour that has tipped the balance of her life. The inhabitants of the wonderful world she finds herself in - Dissocia - are a curious blend of the funny, the friendly and the brutal. As Neilson himself puts it, 'If you like Alice in Wonderland but there's not enough sex and violence in it, then Dissocia is the show for you'. Produced originally for the 2004 Edinburgh International Festival."--BOOK JACKET
The censor by Anthony Neilson( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Censor', first performed at London's Finborough Theatre Red Room in 1997, tells a tender tale in graphic scenes, challenging the audience to see beyond the images themselves, to a deeper truth, about interaction, honesty and affection. Shirley Fontaine, director, visionary, pornographer, meets with Frank, a censor whose job it is to decide what cuts would make her latest work acceptable for general release. On the face of it, her film is comprised solely of a litany of sex scenes: but she gradually attempts to make the timid and tentative Frank see the arc of a relationship in her movie, one she believes to be an important record of sex as communication, and, more importantly, a work of art
Royal Court Theatre presents The lying kind by Anthony Neilson( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constables Blunt and Gobbel have one last duty to fulfill before they can finish their Christmas eve shift; telling the old couple at No. 58 some terrible news. But what if the shock is too much for them? Blunt and Gobbel didn't join up in order to ruin people's lives. Maybe they'd be happier not knowing. And maybe it would all be much easier if the two constables weren't also stuck in the middle of a full-scale village lynch-mob
Stitching by Anthony Neilson( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Swedish and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First staged at Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre in 2002, Neilson's dark and intimate play is a kind of love story set at the extremes of brutality, banality and tenderness. A faithless couple pick apart their relationship, stitch by painful stitch. Discovering that Abby is pregnant, she and Stu wonder whether they should have the baby when they can barely have a conversation. In alternating scenes, we see the brutal heart of their relationship as they discuss and act out their sexual fantasies, from the cliché to the violent and shocking
Plays by Anthony Neilson( Book )

in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Gant's amazing feats of loneliness by Anthony Neilson( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ladies and gentlemen, as some of you may know, my name is Edward Gant: prodigy, soldier, traveller, poet - but always and ever a showman.' In 1881, the famed and enigmatic impresario Mr Edward Gant presented his renowned travelling show for the final time. The opiate-addicted actor manager showcased his troupe creating a spectacle of grotesquery, black comedy, mystery and magic realism. Over a century later, playwright Anthony Neilson has reconstructed this intriguing and fantastic historical event in a theatrical piece that combines the melodrama and extravagance with the painful loneliness t
Realism by Anthony Neilson( )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Realism' follows the life of one man during an ordinary day but veers off from the commonplace to become a deliriously surreal trip inside his wayward imagination. The play's shifting, baffling scenes dive inside the mind of Stuart, as the banalities of a wasted Saturday - telly, laundry, toast, cup of tea - spin out into a series of surreal conversations with politicians, a telephone salesman and a foul-mouthed child from the seventies. His real interactions, with his friend and ex-girlfriend and parents, slide down into strange expressions of his darker subconscious and secret thoughts
Penetrator : a play for the stage by Anthony Neilson( )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Penetrator' is Neilson's earliest version of 'in yer face theatre'. Obscenely violent but disturbingly watchable, the story centres around a childhood friend of two room mates: the childhood friend suffers from multiple personality and has discovered the existence of an under the covers militant group called the pentrators whose one and only pleasure is sexual terror and complete panic. The two room mates struggle with the friend's personality and struggle to believe his ramblings. 'Penetrator' was first performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh in 1993
Plays: 2 by Anthony Neilson( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Normal by Anthony Neilson( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Neilson's 'Normal' is a gripping semi-fictional account of the real-life German serial killer Peter Kurten who, in Germany in 1931, was convicted of the murders of eight people, including several children. His defence counsel believes Kurten is insane - himself a victim of brutality. The young lawyer attempts to get to the heart of his client's psyche, to illuminate his insanity so it can be highlighted to the jury, but becomes enthralled to the charisma and warped logic of the self-confessed murderer. Wehner, an expert before the law, finds himself at a loss before life itself. 'Normal' was first performed at the Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh in 1991
Year of the family by Anthony Neilson( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fliss's real father has been dead, presumed missing, since she was two. Now she believes she has found him, living rough. She takes him in, shaves and bathes him, and puts in place of his total amnesia the identity she hopes he will live up to. Her half-sister, Claire, has her own troubles, juggling ageing and younger boyfriends. She does not know what she sees in both of them - but see it in both of them she must. Claire and Fliss may be sisters, but are separated not just by paternity, but by shady goings-on in the childhood home, a separation they seem pathologically driven to compound with every action they take and choice they make. 'Year of the Family' was first performed in 1994 at the Finborough Theatre, London
The debt collector Plačanec by Anthony Neilson( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nickie Dryden has finished his 18-year prison sentence and is married and in a new life, but the policeman responsible for his conviction is determined that his violent crimes will not be forgotten
Night before christmas by Anthony Neilson( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas Eve and an elf lands in a warehouse full of cheap and stolen toys. Gary, not fully convinced it is an elf, calls Simon, not fully convinced Gary is sane anymore. The intruder who pleads with them to release him. Kept away from his job and the steady supply of the almost-narcotic 'Christmas spirit' magical powder, he might just die, ruining his own Christmas, surely, and perhaps everyone else's. 'The Night Before Christmas' is a hilarious anti-pantomime, a funny but ultimately warm-hearted cri de coeur against the Christmas industry, first performed at The Red Room, London, in December 1995
The wonderful world of dissocia ; Realism by Anthony Neilson( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Neilson : plays 2 by Anthony Neilson( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains Normal, first performed at the Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh on 7 August 1991; Penetrator, first performed at the Traverse Theatre Edinburgh on 12 August 1993; Year of the family, first performed at the Finborough Theatre, London on 28 March 1994; The night before Christmas, first performed at the Red Room, London on 5th December 1995; The Censor, first performed at the Finborough Theatre, London on 1 April 1997
Neilson Plays, 1 by Anthony Neilson( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Neilson's plays collected in one volume. Includes the plays: Normal ""a tight, powerful, three-hander ... achieved with a sense of discipline and thematic energy"" (Guardian), Penetrator ""This is one of the blackest, funniest and most shocking comedy dramas you will ever see"" (Sunday Times), Year of the Family ""His writing is as tight and courageous as ever ... highly recommended for those who like to think"" (What's On), The Night Before Christmas ""is a smutty, dangerously funny but ultimately warm-hearted cri de coeur against the Christmas Industry"" (Stage); The Censor ""is a profou
The Methuen Drama book of 21st century British plays by Simon Stephens( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays 3 by Anthony Neilson( Book )

2 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Anthony Neilson auteur dramatique

Anthony Neilson Brits toneelregisseur (1967-)

Энтони Нилсон

Languages
English (124)

Swedish (3)

German (2)

French (1)

Polish (1)