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Neil Simon (1927–2018)

Teoksen Brighton Beach Memoirs tekijä

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Marvin Neil Simon was born in the Bronx, New York on July 4, 1927. He attended New York University as an enlistee in the Army Air Forces Air Reserve training program. He continued his studies at the University of Denver while assigned to a base nearby. After his discharge from the Air Force, he näytä lisää worked as a clerk in publicity at Warner Bros. in New York with his brother Danny. Together they began writing television and radio scripts for comics. They also wrote weekly revues for Camp Tamiment, the summer resort in the Poconos. Simon went on to become a playwright. His first play, Come Blow Your Horn, was written in 1961. His other plays included Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Sunshine Boys, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Blues, Broadway Bound, and The Dinner Party. In 1991, he won a Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Lost in Yonkers. He adapted several of his plays for film. He also wrote original movies including The Out-of-Towners, The Goodbye Girl, and The Heartbreak Kid. He wrote the book for several Broadway musicals including Little Me; Sweet Charity; Promises, Promises; and They're Playing Our Song. He wrote a two-volume autobiography. He died from complications of pneumonia on August 26, 2018 at the age of 91. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Sisältää nimet: Neil Simon, Neal Simon, Neil Simom

Image credit: World Telegram & Sun photo by Al Ravenna, 1966 (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-121470)

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Tekijän teokset

Brighton Beach Memoirs (1983) 391 kappaletta
The Odd Couple (1966) 321 kappaletta
Lost in Yonkers (1991) 279 kappaletta
Rumors (1988) 201 kappaletta
Rewrites: A Memoir (1996) 186 kappaletta
Biloxi Blues (1985) 162 kappaletta
The Good Doctor (1973) 148 kappaletta
Broadway Bound (1986) 138 kappaletta
The Odd Couple (Female Version) (1985) 127 kappaletta
The Comedy of Neil Simon (1971) 121 kappaletta
Murder by Death [1976 film] (1976) — Screenwriter — 121 kappaletta
Chapter Two (1977) 110 kappaletta
Fools (1981) 107 kappaletta
The Odd Couple [1968 film] (1968) — Screenwriter — 99 kappaletta
The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1971) 93 kappaletta
California Suite (1976) 90 kappaletta
God's Favorite (1974) 84 kappaletta
Last of the Red Hot Lovers (1969) 83 kappaletta
Laughter on the 23rd Floor (1993) 82 kappaletta
The Play Goes On: A Memoir (1999) 81 kappaletta
I Ought to be in Pictures (1980) 78 kappaletta
The Sunshine Boys (1972) 74 kappaletta
They're Playing Our Song (1979) 73 kappaletta
Barefoot in the Park [1967 film] (1967) — Screenplay — 71 kappaletta
Come Blow Your Horn (1961) 64 kappaletta
The Star-Spangled Girl (1966) 63 kappaletta
Jake's Women (1992) 61 kappaletta
The Goodbye Girl [1977 film] (1977) — Screenwriter — 56 kappaletta
The Gingerbread Lady (1970) 55 kappaletta
The Out-of-Towners [1970 film] (1970) — Screenwriter / Original play — 42 kappaletta
Sweet Charity: A Musical (1965) — Libretto — 35 kappaletta
The Cheap Detective [1978 film] (1990) — Screenwriter — 32 kappaletta
Biloxi Blues [1988 film] (2004) — Screenwriter — 31 kappaletta
Proposals (1997) 27 kappaletta
The Dinner Party (2000) 25 kappaletta
The Odd Couple II [1998 film] (1999) — Writer — 25 kappaletta
London Suite (1995) 19 kappaletta
Sweet Charity: Original 1966 Broadway Cast Recording (1965) — Librettist — 16 kappaletta
California Suite [1978 film] (1990) — Screenwriter — 15 kappaletta
Promises, Promises (Piano/Vocal/Songbook) (1968) — Lyrics — 13 kappaletta
Brighton Beach Memoirs [1986 film] (1986) — Screenwriter — 13 kappaletta
The Sunshine Boys [1975 film] (1975) — Screenwriter — 12 kappaletta
The Prisoner of Second Avenue [1975 film] (1975) — Screenwriter — 10 kappaletta
Max Dugan Returns [1983 film] (1983) — Screenwriter — 10 kappaletta
Neil Simon's Memoirs (2016) 5 kappaletta
The Neil Simon Collection (2010) 5 kappaletta
Last of the Red Hot Lovers [1972 film] — Screenwriter — 5 kappaletta
Plaza Suite [1971 film] (2003) — Screenwriter — 5 kappaletta
The Sunshine Boys [1996 TV movie] (1999) — Screenwriter — 5 kappaletta
Little Me (1962) 4 kappaletta
Rose's Dilemma (2004) 4 kappaletta
Sweet Charity (score) — Librettist — 3 kappaletta
Questa volta è la mia storia (2007) 3 kappaletta
La chica del adiós (1979) 1 kappale
Komödien (1988) 1 kappale
Oscar and Felix 1 kappale

Associated Works

Sweet Charity [1969 film] (1969) — Libretto — 68 kappaletta
Moving Parts: Monologues from Contemporary Plays (1992) — Avustaja — 57 kappaletta
Comedy tonight!: Broadway picks its favorite plays (1977) — Avustaja — 38 kappaletta
50 Best Plays of the American Theatre [4-volume set] (1969) — Avustaja — 33 kappaletta
Seems Like Old Times [1980 film] (1980) — Original play — 27 kappaletta
Best American Plays: 7th Series, 1967-1973 (1975) — Avustaja — 25 kappaletta
Best Plays of the Sixties (1970) — Avustaja — 23 kappaletta
Neil Simon's The Cheap Detective (1978) — Original screenplay — 20 kappaletta
Best American Plays: 8th Series, 1974-1982 (1983) — Avustaja — 19 kappaletta
Best American Plays: 6th Series, 1963-1967 (1971) — Avustaja — 19 kappaletta
Best American Plays: Ninth Series, 1983-1992 (1993) — Avustaja — 16 kappaletta
Most Popular Plays of the American Theatre (1979) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta
Best Plays of the Seventies (1980) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Reader's Digest Today's Best Nonfiction 41 1996 (1996) — Tekijä — 10 kappaletta
Lost In Yonkers [1993 film] — Original play — 7 kappaletta
Come Blow Your Horn [1963 film] (1992) — Original play — 3 kappaletta

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I've never seen this play and only read the script because Darrell foisted it on me. It's hard to believe he's going to do it with his high school kids because there's a lot of swearing and it's a little dated. Reading it, I thought it was ridiculous, but I only laughed out loud once. I'm pretty sure if I saw it, though, I'd think it was funny.
 
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LibrarianDest | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 3, 2024 |
Superb: on the one hand, gregarious and gossipy, on the other, a peek inside the workshop of a master.
 
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Mark_Feltskog | 1 muu arvostelu | Dec 23, 2023 |
Maybe it's one of those pieces where you really have to see it performed live; as an audiobook performance it felt stilted and emotionless.
 
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blueskygreentrees | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 30, 2023 |
Funny but not my favorite Simon.
 
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Kiramke | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 27, 2023 |

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