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Schisgal, Murray 1926-

Overview
Works: 211 works in 592 publications in 9 languages and 14,517 library holdings
Genres: Drama  One-act plays  Comedy films  Periodicals  Romantic comedy films  History  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Historical films  Comedy plays 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Contributor, Producer, Other, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3569.C5, 812.54
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Tootsie by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

67 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the increasingly elaborate deception of a down-on-his-luck New York actor who disguises himself as a woman to get a coveted soap opera gig; while his female persona skyrockets to fame, he finds himself learning to be a better man
Luv by Murray Schisgal( Book )

59 editions published between 1900 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poor Harry Berlin decides to end it all by jumping off the Manhattan Bridge. He is stopped by his old friend Milt who takes Harry home and introduces him to his wife, Ellen, with whom Harry instantly falls in love. Milt and Ellen divorce, then realize they're still in love; to get back together, they have to encourage Harry to jump off the bridge
The devil's arithmetic by Donna Deitch( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American Jewish teenager is transported back in time to German-occupied Poland and experiences firsthand the horrors of the Holocaust and discovers the meaning of her family's heritage
Jimmy Shine; a play by Murray Schisgal( Book )

4 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Gottfried, in describing the play says: "The play is about a starving young painter living in a Greenwich Village loft... He is immediately established as mildly freaky: beer chilling on top of an ice cube, a mat of hair pasted on his chest... The play then moves into a flashback structure, which Schisgal handles with consummate skill, moving back and forth from the present to Brooklyn high school days, a quick trip to San Francisco and a painfully funny attempt at going straight working in a fish store... Shine is super-buddies with a school classmate, as boys are prone to be super-buddies in high school. A born follower, he is talked into skipping college by his pal, the idea being to become Village painters. Though he has neither an interest in nor a talent for painting, his friend-the ultimate phoney-convinces him that it is possible. So he goes off to paint while the buddy decides to go to college. As it turns out, need I say, the buddy never does become a painter. He goes into his father's real estate business and marries the girl Shine adored. So the artist holes up in his loft, painting terrible pictures and dreaming about the girls he never gets while satisfying himself with a lovely and quite real prostitute.... When the play ends, he is still nowhere-still painting though now relieved of taking himself seriously-and so at last capable of doing something. For Schisgal (and for me) the only thing that counts is what you do. Properly, the ending is neither sweet-though it may seem that way-nor sour. It is merely right and the play of course, is the story of an artist." --www.doollee.com
The typists, and the tiger; two plays by Murray Schisgal( Book )

5 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best short plays( )

in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luv and other plays by Murray Schisgal( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragments, Windows, and other plays by Murray Schisgal( Book )

9 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a boy's mother buys him a hat, she buys him a mouse, shoes, boots, skis, mask, cello, and an elephant--none of which he is ever without
The Best American Short Plays, 2008-2009 by Barbara Parisi( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The complex and diverse plays that make up this collection reflect both personal concerns and social issues."--Publisher's description
The best American short plays 2012-2013 by William W Demastes( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of the highly esteemed and long-enduring Best American Short Plays series contains fresh-voiced, cutting-edge works by twenty playwrights. Thematically exploring the balance between "hot tempers and cold decrees," each of these plays reflects the enormous diversity of contemporary American theater
Five one act plays by Murray Schisgal( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 1985 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The typist and the tiger by Murray Schisgal( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orpheum Theatre, 126 Second Avenue, Claire Nichtern presents Eli Wallach, Anne Jackson in "The Typists," and "The Tiger," by Murray Schisgal, directed by Arthur Storch, designed by Wolfgang Roth
The Best American Short Plays, 1999-2000( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of ten American short plays from the 1999-2000 theater season, including selections by Pearl Cleage, Rich Orloff, Shel Silverstein, and others, each with a brief profile of the playwright
The Best American Short Plays, 1991-1992( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American Short Plays, 1992-1993( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American Short Plays, 1997-1998( )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of ten American short plays from the 1997-1998 theater season, including selections by Steve Feffer, David Ives, Jacquelyn Reingold, and others, each with a brief profile of the playwright
All over town : a play in two acts by Murray Schisgal( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Increasingly disenchanted by the myriad disasters in the world around him, Dr. Lionel Morris, an eminent psychiatrist, is on the verge of withdrawing to a life of Buddhist contemplation. However, egged on by his intense daughter and her social worker fiancé, he is drawn into dealing with a very special welfare department case: a young man named Louie who has fathered nine children by five different women, all out of wedlock and all now on public assistance. The doctor's plan is to have Louie move into the family's luxurious apartment while he analyzes him, but, as luck would have it, a young black deliveryman, Lewis, strays by and is mistaken for Louie--a misconception with which he readily goes along. When the real Louie shows up Lewis conceals him in a guest room and gives him reams of the doctor's questionnaires to fill out, while he pursues his own scheme of hustling the good doctor into putting up the money for a tap-dancing school in Harlem. Adding to the general confusion are, among others, the doctor's vapid wife, who is carrying on an affair with a military man friend of the family; a lascivious Swedish maid who can't keep her hands off Lewis; a bogus "French" cook and maid; a near-sighted burglar; and the military man's opera-loving wife--all of whom make their individual, and very funny contributions both to the increasing merriment of the play and to the trenchant, underlying observations which liven and illuminate it."--Publisher's description
The Best American Short Plays, 2002-2003 by Glenn Young( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American Short Plays, 1996-1997( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy Shine by Murray Schisgal( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in English and Swedish and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jimmy Shine is super-buddies with a school classmate, as boys are prone to be super-buddies in high school. A born follower, he is talked into skipping college by his pal, the idea being to become Village painters. Though he has neither an interest in nor a talent for painting, his friend--the ultimate phoney--convinces him that it is possible. So he goes off to paint while the buddy decides to go to college. As it turns out, the buddy never does become a painter. He goes into his father's real-estate business and marries the girl Shine adored. So the artist holes up in his loft, painting terrible pictures and dreaming about the girls he never gets while satisfying himself with a lovely and quite real prostitute. When the play ends he is still nowhere--still painting though now relieved of taking himself seriously--and so at last capable of doing something."--As described by The New York Post on the publisher's website
 
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The Best American Short Plays, 2008-2009
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The Best American Short Plays, 1999-2000The Best American Short Plays, 1991-1992The Best American Short Plays, 1992-1993The Best American Short Plays, 1997-1998The Best American Short Plays, 2002-2003The Best American Short Plays, 1996-1997
Alternative Names
Murray Schisgal Amerikaans toneelschrijver

Murray Schisgal auteur dramatique

Murray Schisgal drammaturgo statunitense

Murray Schisgal pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Murray Schisgal US-amerikanischer Autor, Drehbuchautor und Dramatiker

Schisgal, Murray Joseph

Shizgėl, Merreĭ

Shizgėl, Merreĭ 1926-

Μάρεϊ Σίσγκαλ

Мърей Шийзгал

Мюррэй Шисгал

מארי שיסגאל שחקן אמריקאי

שיסגאל, מוריי

머리 시스걸

シスガル, マレー

マレー・シスガル

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