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Van Itallie, Jean Claude 1936-

Overview
Works: 199 works in 382 publications in 6 languages and 8,043 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Comedy plays  Fiction  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Religious drama  Biography  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Librettist, Translator, Other, Adapter, Writer of accompanying material
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Most widely held works about Jean Claude Van Itallie
 
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Most widely held works by Jean Claude Van Itallie
America hurrah; [plays] by Jean Claude Van Itallie( Book )

36 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pocket Theater, "America Hurrah," by Jean-Claude van Itallie, produced by Stephanie Sills Production Inc., directors: Jacques Levy and Joseph Chaikin. Incidental music Marianne du Pury and Fred Cantor, lighting Ken Glickfeld and James Dwyer, costumes Tania Leontov, assisted by Beckie Cunningham "Drivin" sung by the Mushrooms, slides and poster design Francisca Duran-Reynals
America hurrah and other plays by Jean Claude Van Itallie( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New American dramatists, 1960-1980 by Ruby Cohn( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cherry orchard by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1995 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The action takes place at the country estate of Madame Ranevskaya, an estate famed for its beautiful cherry orchard?and soon to be sold at auction unless the delinquent taxes are paid. As the play begins Madame Ranevskaya has returned from Paris, where she has frittered away the last of her fortune on a cynical young lover, and it is soon apparent that neither she, nor her family and friends, can come to grips with the crushing reality which they must face, or truly fathom the loss which threatens them. Instead they continue to go on as if nothing had changed, and only the rich merchant Lopakhin, the nouveau riche son of a peasant, seems to realize the gravity of the situation. Ironically it is he who bids successfully for the estate and who sets his men to felling the trees as, in the bittersweet finale, Madame Ranevskaya departs again for Paris and the fragile promise of a new and perhaps better life. -- cover
The serpent; a ceremony by Jean Claude Van Itallie( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1997 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories from the Transatlantic review by Joseph F McCrindle( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nightwalk( Visual )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last performance of The Open Theater. Nightwalk is a collection of situations about the human condition
Chekhov : the major plays by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ivanov - The sea gull - Uncle Vanya - The three sisters - The cherry orchard
The playwright's workbook by Jean Claude Van Itallie( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of 13 written workshops covering: conflict and character: the dominant image: Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller; Overheard voices: Ibsen and Shakespeare; The solo performance piece: listening for stories; Terror and vulnerability: Ionesco; The point of absurdity: creating without possessing: Pinter and Beckett; and much more
War, and four other plays / by Jean-Claude van Itallie by Jean Claude Van Itallie( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost like being. A delightfully acerbic spoof of the unreal world of show business and the fraudulent sentiment from which it is contrived
The Best American Short Plays, 1991-1992( Book )

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

The serpent : a ceremony by Jean Claude Van Itallie( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play focuses on the lives of three sisters, Olga, Masha, Irina, young women of the Russian gentry who try to fill their days in order to construct a life that feels meaningful while surrounded by an array of military men, servants, husbands, suitors, andd lovers, all of whom constitute a distraction from the passage of time and from the sister's desire to return to their beloved Moscow
Playwrights for tomorrow : a collection of plays, volume 1 by Arthur H Ballet( )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the ninth volume in the continuing series Playwrights for Tomorrow, which makes available collections of plays by dramatists who have participated in the program of the Office for Advanced Drama Research at the University of Minnesota
Seven short and very short plays by Jean Claude Van Itallie( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bag lady by Jean Claude Van Itallie( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystery play : a farce by Jean Claude Van Itallie( Book )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1973 in English and German and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The action is set in the chic living room of a U.S. Senator, during a cocktail party. Present are the Senator, his wife, his schizophrenic bisexual son (played by two actors), a beautiful young woman who may be the son's fiancee, a rather pompous Harvard professor, a quietly efficient butler and a lady mystery writer from next door. It is the mystery writer who holds the key to the bizarre events that follow, as she explains to the actors and the audience what will happen next and what part each character will play in the action about to follow. At the snap of her fingers each sequence begins, as this one is stabbed, that one drinks poisoned coffee, another is blown up-until only the mystery writer and the true culprit remain. But, as the "corpses" keep popping up to add to the conversation, the plot continues to thicken-providing both a delightful metaphysical spoof and a scathing assessment of the social and political hypocrisy of our disjointed times.-- from publisher's website
"La Mama : a theatrical tapestry"( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the guidance of founder Ellen Stewart, La Mama has played a seminal part in fostering Off-Off-Broadway theatre, nurturing and encouraging such important theatre artists as Tom O'Horgan, Lanford Wilson, Sam Shepard, Philip Glass, Joseph Chaiken, Andrei Serban and Liz Swados. The documentary features excerpts of some of the 18 plays which were revived at the theatre for its anniversary season. These distinguished works include Paul Foster's Hurrah for the Bridge and Leonard Melfi's Birdbath both directed by Tom O'Horgan; Lanford Wilson's production of his own play Rimers of Eldritch; Tom Eyen's production of his own play Why Hannah's Skirts Won't Stay Down; Jean Claude Van Italie's Motel (American Hurrah) directed by Michael Kahn; Yutaka Higashi's production of his own musical Shiro; The Winter Project's Tresspassing directed by Joseph Chaiken; Tadeusz Kantor's production of his play Wielpole, Wielpole; Amiri Baraka's Money, A Jazz Opera; and Elizabeth Swados's The Three Travels of Aladin with the Magic Lamp directed by Francoise Grund. The interviews in the program include recollections by Ellen Stewart and La Mama alumni Paul Foster, Tom O'Horgan, Leonard Melfi, Lanford Wilson, Philip Glass, Joseph Chaiken, Harvey Fierstein and many others
A fable : a collaborative piece by Jean Claude Van Itallie( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The serpent : a ceremony by Jean Claude Van Itallie( Visual )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Open Theater, which was originated by the director / actor Joseph Chaikin performs this distinctive production of the creation and fall of man in six episodes by Jean-Claude Van Itallie. "The Serpent" is the only cinematic record available of the work of the now-disbanded Open Theatre and its director. The film concludes with scenes from rehearsals and the production of the Open Theatre's production of "Terminal" (1970). Introduced by discussion of the goals of the Open Theater, led by Chaikin and Sklar
 
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America hurrah and other plays
Alternative Names
Itallie, Jean-Claude van.

Itallie, Jean-Claude Van 1935-

Itallie, Jean-Claude van 1936-

Jean-Claude van Itallie Amerikaans auteur

Jean-Claude van Itallie Belgian-born American playwright

Jean-Claude van Itallie écrivain américain

Jean-Claude van Itallie US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Van Itallie, Jean Claude 1935-

Van Itallie, Jean-Claude 1936-

VanItallie, Jean-Claude 1936-

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Languages
English (150)

German (6)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (2)

French (1)

Swedish (1)

Covers
Chekhov : the major playsThe playwright's workbookThe Best American Short Plays, 1991-1992The three sisters