WorldCat Identities

Harrison, Tony 1937-

Overview
Works: 264 works in 705 publications in 3 languages and 12,334 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Televised plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Translations  Filmed plays  Film adaptations  Satire 
Roles: Author, Translator, Librettist, Adapter, Other, Director
Classifications: PR6058.A6943, 842.4
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Selected poems by Tony Harrison( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agamemnon by Aeschylus( Visual )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play opens as the Watchman at King Agamemnon's palace sees the beacon that announces the fall of Troy. The chorus of Old Men tell the background to the story of the Trojan War. When Agamemnon returns home after a 10-year absence his queen, Clytemnestra welcomes him, but Cassandra foretells his murder
The misanthrope, and other plays by Molière( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique volume brings together four of Moliere's greatest verse comedies covering the best years of his prolific writing career. Actor, director, and playwright, Moliere (1622-73) was one of the finest and most influential French dramatists, adept at portraying human foibles and puncturing pomposity. The School for Wives was his first great success; Tartuffe, condemned and banned for five years, his most controversial play. The Misanthrope is his acknowledged masterpiece, and The Clever Women his last, and perhaps best-constructed, verse piece. In addition this collection includes a spirited attack on his enemies and a defense of his theater, in the form of two sparkling short plays, The School for Wives Criticized and The Impromptu at Versailles
The mysteries by Tony Harrison( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libation bearers by Aeschylus( Visual )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orestes, Agamemnon's son, returns from exile with his friend Pylades and dedicates a lock of his hair on his father's grave. His sister Electra and the Chorus of Trojan Women come to offer libations at the tomb and in a deeply moving scene brother and sister recognize one another. They swear to avenge their father's death as directed by Apollo
The Oresteia the trilogy by Aeschylus( Visual )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a modern staging of the oldest surviving Greek classical triology
V. and other poems by Tony Harrison( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Furies by Aeschylus( Visual )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this drama which concludes the Oresteia, the goddess Athena is called upon to decide whether orestes is to be punished for his murder of Clytomnestra, or whether his life should be spared, thus ending the cycle of bloody retribution
The trackers of Oxyrhynchus : the Delphi text 1988 by Tony Harrison( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the fragmentary text of a Satyr play by Sophocles. Includes the text of the Delphi version and the National Theatre version
The Passion : selected from the 15th century cycle of York mystery plays in a version( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shadow of Hiroshima and other film/poems by Tony Harrison( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phaedra Britannica by Tony Harrison( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his adaptation of Racine, Harrison ingeniously transposes the action of the old Greek tragedy of Phaedra to the steamy landscape of an India seen through the narrow eye slits of Victorian society. The story seen through this arresting perspective with the ancient and vengeful Gods of India taking over from the Greek furies takes on a special vibrancy. 'Phaedra Britannica' was first performed by the National Theatre Company at the Old Vic in September 1975
The Oresteia by Aeschylus( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gaze of the Gorgon by Tony Harrison( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Palladas : poems by Palladas( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic verse, 1973-1985 by Tony Harrison( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and German and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Square rounds by Tony Harrison( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 'theatre piece' rather than a play, 'Square Rounds' is a meditation on armaments pioneers in the Great War. Written in verse and played by a large cast of women (some of whom have to get in drag to play the male boffins), the piece is a theatrical exploration of the double-edged nature of 'scientific progress'. 'Square Rounds' premiered at the Olivier Theatre, National Theatre, London, in October 1992
V. by Tony Harrison( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. es la inicial de la preposición inglesa "versus", "contra". Pero también "v" es la inicial de "versos". Un juego de palabras que comienza por el título y continúa en el poema. Un poema que es un descenso a uno de los círculos del infierno de la sociedad contemporánea actual: el círculo de la alienación, el paro, la violencia, donde tan fácilmente surgen esos "hooligans", esos "skinheads" o cabezas rapadas neonazis que tanto inquitan desde hace años
The common chorus : a version of Aristophanes' Lysistrata by Tony Harrison( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuous : 50 sonnets from the school of eloquence by Tony Harrison( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The shadow of Hiroshima and other film/poems
Alternative Names
Harrison, T. W. 1937-

Harrison, T. W. (Tony W.), 1937-

Harrison, Tony W. 1937-

Harrison, Tony William 1937-

Tony Harrison britisk poet

Tony Harrison Brits dichter

Tony Harrison brittisk poet

Tony Harrison englischer Dichter, Bühnenautor und Übersetzer

Tony Harrison poeta inglese

تونی هریسون شاعر بریتانیایی

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The mysteriesV. and other poemsThe trackers of Oxyrhynchus : the Delphi text 1988The shadow of Hiroshima and other film/poemsThe gaze of the GorgonPalladas : poemsSquare roundsV.The common chorus : a version of Aristophanes' Lysistrata