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Simpson, N. F. (Norman Frederick) 1919-2011

Overview
Works: 90 works in 311 publications in 3 languages and 3,471 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Periodicals  Serial publications  History 
Roles: Author, Dedicatee, Translator, Other
Classifications: PR6037.I712, 822.914
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Publications about N. F Simpson
Publications by N. F Simpson
Publications by N. F Simpson, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by N. F Simpson
One way pendulum : a farce in a new dimension by N. F Simpson( Book )
51 editions published between 1960 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 676 libraries worldwide
The Cresta Run by N. F Simpson( Book )
16 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
Was he anyone? by N. F Simpson( Book )
11 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
"Simpson's new play concerns the preoccupations of the National Help You Out Committee with the fate of a man drowning in the Mediterranean. The action of the play covers 27 1/2 months during which Albert Whitbrace's lifebelt becomes increasingly waterlogged and the Bay of Naples is put firmly on the tourist map. His death removes an object of concern from the public eye - though it does give people the chance of collecting for his widow. -- Book cover
New English dramatists ( serial )
in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
A resounding tinkle: a comedy by N. F Simpson( Book )
25 editions published between 1958 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 libraries worldwide
A NUMBER OF UNRELATED ACTIONS TAKE PLACE WHICH, AS THE CHARACTER REPRESENTING THE AUTHOR EXPLAINS, EACH MEMBER OF THE AUDIENCE IS FREE TO INTERPRET AS HE WISHES
'Most of what follows is a complete waste of time' : monologues, dialogues, sketches and other writings by N. F Simpson( file )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
'A one-off from the word go, and no history of English humour could overlook him.' Tom StoppardN. F. Simpson (1919-2011) was a leading exponent of the Theatre of the Absurd, with the Royal Court classics A Resounding Tinkle (1957) and One Way Pendulum (1959) sealing his reputation as a comic master with a subtle philosophical undertow. Emerging during a revolutionary period in British theatre, Simpson rose to prominence alongside Harold Pinter, John Osborne and Arnold Wesker. His work has been embraced and performed by comedy legends including Spike Milligan, Eric Sykes, Beryl
A resounding tinkle : a play in one act by N. F Simpson( Book )
6 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Man overboard : a testimonial to the high art of incompetence by N. F Simpson( Book )
3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
Some tall tinkles: television plays by N. F Simpson( Book )
10 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 136 libraries worldwide
The hole : a play in one act by N. F Simpson( Book )
9 editions published between 1958 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 libraries worldwide
The form : a play in one act by N. F Simpson( Book )
14 editions published between 1961 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Harry Bleachbaker : a novel by N. F Simpson( Book )
4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Sketches from One to another by John Mortimer( Book )
2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
If so, then yes by N. F Simpson( file )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
I shall shortly be eighty-eight. High time to be giving serious thought to the direction my life should be taking. In an upper-crust retirement home, Geoffrey Wythenshaw sits down to write his memoir. But he faces constant interruption from his fellow residents, attending staff and an invasion of downmarket pensioners from the Cairngorms. Some of them seek his wisdom, others only distraction. Examining with heart and humour what it means to grow old, N.F. Simpson's 'If So, Then Yes' premiered at the Jermyn Street Theatre, London, in September 2010, in a production by Presence Theatre
Inner voices by Eduardo De Filippo( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
" ... The play is about two neighbouring households in Naples and the effect on them of what they had lived through for the previous twenty years or so. There had been Fascist dictatorship, and war, and military occupation by both German 'allies' and British and American 'liberators' and the poverty which was and is a permanent feature of life in Naples, had become near-starvation"--Intro. p. [5]
A resounding tinkle by N. F Simpson( Book )
16 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 libraries worldwide
N.F. Simpson, whose work includes 'One Way Pendulum', led the twentieth century British Absurdist movement. His first play, 'A Resounding Tinkle', was one of the winners in the Observer play competition in 1957. The 'incessant ambush of non-sequiturs', as Kenneth Tynan described it, is a gloriously comic revelation of the absurdity of every day life. 'A Resounding Tinkle' was revived with the sketch 'Gladly Otherwise' at the Donmar Warehouse in July 2007
Collected plays by N. F Simpson( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
One Way Pendulum by N. F Simpson( Book )
8 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 31 libraries worldwide
The hole, and other plays and sketches by N. F Simpson( Book )
14 editions published between 1958 and 1966 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
The Hole : a play by N. F Simpson( Book )
2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
N. F. Simpson Brits toneelschrijver (1919-2011)
N. F. Simpson écrivain britannique
N. F. Simpson englischer Dramatiker
N. F. Simpson escritor británico
Norman Frederick Simpson
Norman Frederick Simpson britský dramatik
Norman Frederick Simpson drammaturgo britannico
Simpson, N. F.
Simpson, N. F. 1919-
Simpson, N. F. 1919-2011
Simpson, N. F. (Norman Frederick), 1919-
Simpson, Norman Frederick
Simpson, Norman Frederick 1919-
Simpson, Norman Frederick 1919-2011
Languages
English (199)
German (1)
Danish (1)
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