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Fry, Christopher 1907-2005

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Most widely held works by Christopher Fry
The lady's not for burning; a comedy by Christopher Fry( Book )

97 editions published between 1948 and 1992 in English and German and held by 2,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Gayety Theatre, Bernie Ferber, manager, Scott Kirkpatrick, press representative, Atlantis Productions (The Theatre Guild-Tennent Productions-John C. Wilson) presents "The Lady's Not for Burning," a romantic comedy by Christopher Fry, directed by John Gielgud, decor by Oliver Messel, costumes by B.J. Simmons and Co., Ltd., stage manager Alison Covil
Plays by Christopher Fry( Book )

216 editions published between 1946 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 2,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speelse, vaak ironische, dialogen over leven en dood, die een Ephesische weduwe bij het graf van haar echtgenoot houdt met haar slavin en een schildwacht
Venus observed, a play by Christopher Fry( Book )

111 editions published between 1949 and 1993 in 6 languages and held by 1,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In verse
The dark is light enough : a winter comedy by Christopher Fry( Book )

79 editions published between 1954 and 1985 in 6 languages and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taft Theatre, Katharine Cornell and Roger L. Stevens (by arrangement with H.M. Tennent, Ltd.) present Christopher Fry's new play "The Dark is Light Enough," starring Katharine Cornell, Tyrone Power, with Arnold Moss, John Williams, Marian Winters, Eva Condon, William Podmore, Chrisopher Plummer, Donald Harron, Paul Roebling, directed by Guthrie McClintic, decor by Oliver Messel
A sleep of prisoners, a play by Christopher Fry( Book )

83 editions published between 1950 and 1981 in 4 languages and held by 1,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "A Sleep of Prisoners" Mr. Fry investigates dramatically the problems of four prisoners of war. Locked up in a church in enemy territory, the men find that both personal and general conflicts become more explosive in confinement. One soldier loses his temper and half strangles bis friend. In succeeding dreams each prisoner demonstrates his inner response to the events, extending himself, his companions and the problems they face on to a spiritual plane. The immediate surroundings suggest Biblical protagonists to the dreamers, and the attempted murder is seen successively in the stories of Cain and Abel, David and Absalom, and Abraham and Isaac. The general situation is seen by the fourth dreamer reflected in the story of Shadrac, Meshac, and Abednego.
The firstborn; a play in three acts by Christopher Fry( Book )

99 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oringinally performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 1948, this play is essentially a study of the personality of Moses who rises and fights for the cause of oppressed Israel against the Pharoahs. Two of the plagues- the Darkness and the Death of the Firstborn form part of the action
Curtmantle, a play by Christopher Fry( Book )

44 editions published between 1961 and 1973 in 5 languages and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of King Henry 2d and his Chancellor Becket
A yard of sun; a summer comedy by Christopher Fry( Book )

23 editions published between 1970 and 1999 in English and German and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boy with a cart; Cuthman, Saint of Sussex; a play by Christopher Fry( Book )

90 editions published between 1939 and 1979 in English and German and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tell the story of Cuthman, Saint of Sussex
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rostand's hero has become a figure of theatrical legend: Cyrano, with the nose of a clown and the soul of a poet, is by turns comic and sad, as reckless in love as in war, and never at a loss for words. Audiences immediately took him to their hearts, and since the triumphant opening night in December 1897 - at the height of the Dreyfus Affair - the play has never lost its appeal. Christopher Fry's acclaimed translation into 'chiming couplets' represents the homage of one versedramatist to another. - Tonight when I make my sweeping bow at heaven's gate, one thing I shall still possess, at any
Thor, with angels ; a play by Christopher Fry( Book )

51 editions published between 1948 and 1965 in 4 languages and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three plays: The firstborn, Thor, with angels [and] A sleep of prisoners by Christopher Fry( Book )

41 editions published between 1960 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FIRSTBORN portrays the agony of Rameses and the movement to maturity of Moses at the death of the firstborn
Barabbas by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

18 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pardoned instead of Christ, Barabbas is haunted for the rest of his life. After watching his former lover, Rachel, being stoned to death for her belief in Jesus, Barabbas returns to his life of thievery. Arrested again, he is sent to the sulphur mines and then to gladiator school where he witnesses yet another friend give his life in the name of the Nazarene. It is only at the end, when Barabbas himself faces crucifixion, that he discovers his faith
The Bible : in the beginning( Visual )

25 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and Portuguese and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the first 22 chapters of Genesis on an epic scale, including the story of man's creation, his fall, his survival, and his indomitable faith in the future
An experience of critics by Christopher Fry( Book )

20 editions published between 1952 and 1953 in English and Undetermined and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Brontës of Haworth by Christopher Fry( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siblings Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, and Anne Bronte experienced soaring artistic achievements and personal tragedies. Follow England's most accomplished literary family from their sheltered childhoods to their complex lives as adults
Ring round the moon, a charade with music by Jean Anouilh( Book )

41 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"According to Atkinson (Times), a play 'of many moods...wistfully romantic, satirical, fantastic...To make his points about love (the author) has invented a fable about twin brothers--Frederic, who is shy and sensitive, and Hugo, who is heartless and aggressive. Frederic is in love with a hussy who is in love with Hugo. To save Frederic from an unhappy marriage, Hugo tries to distract him by bringing to a ball a beautiful dancer who masquerades as a mysterious personage and becomes the triumph of the occasion. She is a susceptible maiden in her own right. She not only breaks up all the cynical romances that have been going on before she arrived, but loses her own heart as well.'" -- Publisher's description
Selected plays by Christopher Fry( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiger at the gates (La guerre de Troie n'aura pas lieu) [Play] by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

29 editions published between 1955 and 1985 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Plymouth Theatre, Select Operating Corp., The Playwrights' Company (in association with Henry M. Margolis), presents Michael Redgrave in the Robert L. Joseph production "Tiger at the Gates," by Jean Giraudoux, translated by Christopher Fry, production directed by Harold Clurman, with Walter Fitzgerald, Leueen MacGrath, Barbara Jefford, John Laurie, Catherine Lacey, Morris Carnovsky, Leo Ciceri, Wyndham Goldie, Nehemiah Persoff, Howard Caine, and Diane Cilento, settings and costumes designed by Loudon Sainthill, New York production supervising designer Paul Morrison, incidental music by Lennox Berkeley
Peer Gynt : a dramatic poem by Henrik Ibsen( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ibsen's philosophical play concerns a young man who turns outlaw after running away with another man's bride. Peer Gynt wanders the world and experiences many adventures, while always looking for a home--and redemption
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Audience level: 0.35 (from 0.18 for The Bible ... to 0.93 for Untersuchu ...)

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Alternative Names
Christopher Fry britischer Schriftsteller und Dramatiker

Christopher Fry Brits auteur

Christopher Fry dramaturg angielski

Christopher Fry drammaturgo britannico

Fry, Christopher

Fry, Christopher, 1907-

Harris, Arthur Hammond, 1907-2005

Harris, Christopher 1907-2005

Harris, Christopher Fry.

Harris, Christopher Fry 1907-2005

Кристофер Фрай

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PlaysCyrano de BergeracSelected playsPeer Gynt : a dramatic poem