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Anderson, Maxwell 1888-1959

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All quiet on the western front by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

56 editions published between 1929 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This story is neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it. It will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped its shells, were destroyed by the war. . ." Title screens. 1914. War has broken out in Europe. A group of German college students are convinced to enlist after their teacher, Professor Kantorek, gives an impassioned speech about the honor of dying for their Fatherland. Paul Bäumer--sent to the Western Front where the fighting is most severe--is soon stripped of illusions about war being glorious. There is nothing but fear, pain, and the randomness of death. Paul is the sole survivor of his group and when he returns home, he denounces the war and his professor. Returned to the action, Paul tries to cope with the incessant fear that eats away at a soldier's insides, turning them hollow and empty
Eleven verse plays by Maxwell Anderson( Book )

13 editions published between 1939 and 1968 in English and held by 1,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wrong man by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

30 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of Manny Balestrero, a musician unjustly accused of armed robbery. Balestrero vehemently protests his innocence but acts thoroughly guilty, leading a host of policemen and witnesses to finger him as the thief. The trial goes badly for Manny, but life is worse for his wife, Rose, who falls apart under the strain of his ordeal
Winterset; a play in three acts by Maxwell Anderson( Book )

48 editions published between 1935 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barefoot in Athens by Maxwell Anderson( Book )

19 editions published between 1951 and 2005 in English and Turkish and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bittersweet, amusing look at Socrates' last days
Joan of Lorraine, a play in two acts by Maxwell Anderson( Book )

39 editions published between 1945 and 1974 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most persons are familiar with the story of Joan of Arc, so it is necessary only to say that this is a play within a play, the outer play (as it were) showing a group of actors in rehearsal on a bare stage, preparing to produce a Joan of Arc play. The story of Joan's visions and pilgrimage to court, her restoring faith to the French and the victory she wins, are beautifully dramatized. But Anderson has woven into the Joan story a parallel action, which takes place outside the Joan play proper, in which he shows the meaning of faith today and the necessity of believing in something. The actress who plays Joan claims that the role should show her never compromising her ideals, and she is ready to leave the cast because she thinks the part and the direction of herself shows Joan doing just that. But she learns, from her director and fellow players, that life is a series of compromises, and that she herself, as an actress, like the historical Joan, can and should give in on small things in order to achieve the greatest good in a larger sense. In acting her part through to the end, she learns the lesson that Joan taught the world, of great faith and idealism, tempered by reality and the acceptance of the necessary limitations which are in all of us
Bad seed : a play in two acts by Maxwell Anderson( Book )

23 editions published between 1955 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play is based on the William March novel by the same title. It is the story of Rhoda Penmark, eight years old, and her mother (Christine). The young girl on the surface seems to be a perfect child, but is an evil and emotionless murderess. This original book is credited with starting the genre books and films about evil or psychopathic children
Four verse plays by Maxwell Anderson( Book )

12 editions published between 1959 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost in the stars : the dramatization of Alan Paton's novel Cry, the beloved country by Maxwell Anderson( Book )

47 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play based on the novel "Cry, the Beloved Country." This is the most famous novel ever produced about Apartheid South Africa. "Cry, the Beloved Country" is the moving story of two families in South Africa one black and one white who are brought into violent contact. From a remote valley in Natal, the Zula Reverend Stephen Kumalo sets off for the city of Johannesburg in search of his younger sister and his son, Absalom. Kumalo finds his son in jail for the murder of a white man, who had done much to help the Africans
Off Broadway, essays about the theater by Maxwell Anderson( Book )

20 editions published between 1947 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth the queen : a play in three acts by Maxwell Anderson( Book )

23 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this drama we see Elizabeth and Essex, a royal favorite and popular general, in love. He is barely thirty and Elizabeth is an aging woman; their love is an extraordinary paradox. Elizabeth delights in Essex the courtier and lover, but is jealous of Essex the military leader and hero. Her constant effort is to keep him quietly at Court under her control. Essex, the last of a proud family, loves the queen but longs for action, glory, and power. He longs to over throw Elizabeth's crafty, cautious statesmanship with his own heroic endeavors. Cecil and Raleigh plot to send Essex to Ireland, juggle him out of favor, and insultingly summon him home. He arrives with an army and the situation is resolved with extraordinary poignancy and power."--Publisher's description
The eve of St. Mark : a play in two acts by Maxwell Anderson( Book )

23 editions published between 1942 and 1944 in English and Undetermined and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne of the thousand days by Maxwell Anderson( Book )

22 editions published between 1948 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Field book of American trees and shrubs : a concise description of the character and color of species common throughout the United States, together with maps showing their general distribution by F. Schuyler Mathews( Book )

2 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pocket size guide to trees and shrubs in the United States with illustrations, pictures, and maps
Mary of Scotland, a play in three acts by Maxwell Anderson( Book )

22 editions published between 1933 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The masque of kings; a play in three acts by Maxwell Anderson( Book )

24 editions published between 1936 and 1939 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High Tor, a play in three acts by Maxwell Anderson( Book )

14 editions published between 1937 and 1939 in 3 languages and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towering above the Hudson River stands a magnificent headland, High Tor, which has been known to river folk ever since Hudson first sailed up the river. Some years ago a company mined High Tor, leaving only a false front. Now High Tor may meet with the same fate. Van Dorn, young heir to High Tor, is about to lose his rights to a double-dealing firm of real estate men. Van Dorn meets Judith, who wants him to leave High Tor and live in New York, but this he does not wish to do. Complications arise from a bank robbery in a neighboring town and the appearance of the robbers on High Tor. This is further complicated by the introduction of the ghosts of the Dutch crew of Hudson's lost ship "Onrust," with a resulting duel of wits between the conflicting groups. --www.doollee.com
Lost in the stars by Kurt Weill( Recording )

34 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both your houses, a play in three acts by Maxwell Anderson( Book )

11 editions published between 1933 and 1937 in English and Undetermined and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play takes place during the Great Depression and concerns an idealistic young congressman who takes the surprising position of opposing a bill that provides money for a huge construction project in his district. Alan McClean has found out since his election that the price being charged to the taxpayers for construction of the dam in his state is much more than it needs to be; in addition, there are hundreds of other, unrelated expenditures that have been added to the dam project to buy the support of congressmen from other states. Though his fight will probably cost him future support from his peers, from his constituents, and from the woman in whom he is interested (the daughter of the Appropriations Committee chairman), McClean struggles to gather opposition to a bill he knows is wrong. Throughout the play, Anderson keeps audiences balanced between the young man{u2019}s idealism and the accepted way of doing business. He questions the assumption that bribes and compromise are the only way to get anything achieved in the political arena. --www.enotes.com
The star-wagon; a play in three acts by Maxwell Anderson( Book )

15 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityMichaelson, John Nairne, 1888-1959

Anderson, James Maxwell 1888-1959

Maxwell Anderson Amerikaans auteur

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Maxwell Anderson amerikansk manusförfattare

Maxwell Anderson amerikansk manusforfatter

Maxwell Anderson amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

Maxwell Anderson dramaturgo

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Maxwell Anderson écrivain américain

Maxwell Anderson scrittore statunitense

Maxwell Anderson US-amerikanischer Dramatiker

Μάξγουελ Άντερσον

Μάξγουελ Άντερσον 1888-1959

Андерсон, Максвелл 1888-1959

Максвел Андерсон

Максвелл Андерсон

Максуел Андерсън

אנדרסון, מקסוול 1888-1959

אנדרסון, מקסול 1888-1959

اندرسن، ماكسويل، 1888-1959 م.

ماكسويل اندرسن، 1888-1959 م.

ماكسويل اندرسون، 1888-1959 م.

مکسول اندرسون فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

맥스웰 앤더슨

マクスウェル・アンダーソン

Languages
English (582)

French (13)

German (11)

Danish (2)

Italian (2)

Hebrew (2)

Japanese (1)

Turkish (1)

Covers
Winterset; a play in three actsJoan of Lorraine, a play in two actsBad seed : a play in two actsElizabeth the queen : a play in three actsVersions of heroism in modern American drama : redefinitions by Miller, O'Neill, and AndersonSouth Mountain Road : a daughter's journey of discovery