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Valency, Maurice 1903-1996

Overview
Works: 160 works in 457 publications in 5 languages and 15,019 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  History  Original cast recordings  Interviews  Comedy plays  Fiction  Comedy films  Tragicomedies  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Adapter, Commentator, Creator, Speaker, Author of introduction, Other
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The breaking string; the plays of Anton Chekhov by Maurice Valency( Book )

28 editions published between 1966 and 1983 in English and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flower and the castle : an introduction to modern drama by Maurice Valency( Book )

22 editions published between 1963 and 1975 in English and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cart and the trumpet; the plays of George Bernard Shaw by Maurice Valency( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical evaluation of Shaw's contributions to the theater that stresses the influence of historical events on his dramatic works
Four plays by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

5 editions published between 1958 and 1963 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In praise of love; an introduction to the love-poetry of the Renaissance by Maurice Valency( Book )

39 editions published between 1958 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of the world : an introduction to contemporary drama by Maurice Valency( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The visit : a tragi-comedy by Friedrich Dürrenmatt( Book )

20 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and German and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elderly millionairesse returns to her home town and turns what has been a depressed area into a boom town. Soon the townspeople realize they have become enmeshed in her vengeful plot: murder
Chekhov's great plays : a critical anthology by Jean-Pierre Barricelli( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragedy by Maurice Valency( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introduction to Greek tragedy, the origin of much of our modern drama, is the work of a remarkable scholar who is also a practical man of the theater
The madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

11 editions published between 1947 and 1974 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of promoters plot to tear up Paris in order to unearth the oil which a prospector believes he has found in the neighborhood. The madwoman of Chaillot stops them
The enchanted : a comedy in three acts by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

6 editions published between 1950 and 1978 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The madwoman of Chaillot, a comedy in two acts by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

6 editions published between 1947 and 1974 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eccentric countess upsets a plan to transform Paris into a giant oil field
Dear world : original Broadway cast by Jerry Herman( )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Metropolitan Opera version of La Périchole by Jacques Offenbach( )

4 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The palace of pleasure; an anthology of the novella by Maurice Valency( Book )

6 editions published between 1930 and 1960 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedies of Herod & Mariamne by Maurice Valency( Book )

14 editions published between 1940 and 1967 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ondine by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

16 editions published between 1954 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ONDINE is the story of Syracuse, a simple fisherman who catches a beautiful and mysterious woman in his trawler nets. The woman seems to be dead, but then she comes alive before Syracuse's eyes, and he thinks he may be seeing things. However, with the help of his irrepressible daughter, Annie, he comes to believe that the fantastical might be possible and that the woman (Ondine) might be a myth come true. Ondine and Syracuse fall passionately in love, but just as we think the fairytale might go on forever, the real world intercedes
The Apollo of Bellac : a play in one act by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

7 editions published between 1954 and 1982 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is the quintessence of Giraudoux's extraordinary imagination and style. A shy girl applying for a job at the Office of Inventions learns from a nondescript man that she can have her way with any man if she declares that he is as handsome as the nonexistent statue of the Apollo of Bellac. The play is alive with wry and trenchant observations on the comical attitudes and truths that man assumes in life."--Publisher's description
Ashby : a novel by Maurice Valency( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The madwoman of Chaillot( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life is a Sunday in the park for Aurelia, a dotty Parisian countess who looks as if she stepped out of a Georges Seurat painting. But sooner or later, Aurelia had to find out about the so-called sane world and its student unrest, the bomb, even its greedy scheme to transform the City of Light into a forest of oil derricks. If this is sanity, she'll do anything to stop it! In this spirited and timelier than ever satire from Jean Giradoux's famed play
 
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The visit : a tragi-comedyTragedyThe madwoman of ChaillotThe madwoman of Chaillot, a comedy in two actsOndineAshby : a novel
Alternative Names
Maurice Valency American writer

Maurice Valency Amerikaans vertaler (1903-1996)

Valency, Maurice

Valency, Maurice 1903-

Valency, Maurice J.

Valency, Maurice J. 1903-

Valency, Maurice J. 1903-1996

Valency, Maurice J. (Maurice Jacques), 1903-

Valency, Maurice Jacques 1903-

Valency, Maurice Jacques 1903-1996

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