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Fry, Christopher 1907-2005

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The lady's not for burning : a comedy by Christopher Fry( Book )

123 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a romantic comedy in three acts, set in verse. It is set in the medieval period. It is about a war-weary soldier who wants to die and a woman accused of witchcraft who wants to live
The dark is light enough : a winter comedy by Christopher Fry( Book )

63 editions published between 1954 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The play revolves around a dramatic incident in the Hungarian revolution against the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1848-9 ..."--Dust cover
A phoenix too frequent, a comedy by Christopher Fry( Book )

126 editions published between 1946 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dynamene is ready to die from grief over the death of her husband and has immured herself, fasting, in his tomb. After a "brilliant parade of poetry, paradox, wit, humour and intellectual discourse" she is diverted from her death-wish by the handsome soldier, Tegeus, and even offers her husband's body to save Tegeus' life"--Publisher's description
Venus observed, a play by Christopher Fry( Book )

36 editions published between 1949 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The firstborn : a play in three acts by Christopher Fry( Book )

75 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,408 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 )

37 editions published between 1961 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of King Henry 2nd and his Chancellor Becket
A sleep of prisoners, a play by Christopher Fry( Book )

71 editions published between 1951 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 1,375 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 lark : [play] by Jean Anouilh( Book )

28 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the play "The Lark" written by Jean Anouilh, which chronicles the experiences of Joan of Arc through her own eyes and through the eyes of historians
A yard of sun; a summer comedy by Christopher Fry( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1955 and 1985 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,060 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
The boy with a cart; Cuthman, Saint of Sussex; a play by Christopher Fry( Book )

78 editions published between 1939 and 1979 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tell the story of Cuthman, Saint of Sussex
Plays by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyrano de Bergerac : a heroic comedy in five acts by Edmond Rostand( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the Paris of Louis XIII‚ Edmond Rostand's immortal play is a swashbuckling tale of a master swordsman‚ gallant soldier‚ peerless wit‚ and poet who is cursed with an enormous nose. Despite his gifts‚ Cyrano despairs of winning the beautiful Roxane and agrees to help his less talented rival‚ Christian‚ woo her with eloquent words
Ring round the moon, a charade with music by Jean Anouilh( Book )

38 editions published between 1950 and 1980 in English and held by 956 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
Thor, with angels ; a play by Christopher Fry( Book )

47 editions published between 1948 and 1957 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary drama : eleven plays, American, English, European by Ernest Bradlee Watson( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barabbas by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

22 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miao shu ba la ba yu ye su tong ding shi zi jia que huo zhong sheng, jing duo ci shi lian yu mi wang zhong yu gui zhu
The Bible : in the beginning by John Huston( Visual )

25 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and Portuguese and held by 712 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 )

22 editions published between 1952 and 1953 in English and Undetermined and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What place does the dramatic critic have in the theatre today? For whom does he write? Whom does he influence and why? Is he, in fact, necessary? These questions are posed and answered in this book by a brilliant modern playwright, a famous contemporary actor, and eight distinguished dramatic critics. Christopher Fry writes, at length, about his own and other people's experience of critics. What he expects of them and how they have helped or failed him. The critics explain, as succinctly as they are obliged to criticize in their columns, what their own approach is to their work, and Alec Guinness provides a provoking introduction. Presiding over the discussion is the cartoonist Ronald Searle, who contributes eighteen pen caricatures in his most successful manner."
Duel of angels : (Pour Lucrèce) by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

11 editions published between 1958 and 1961 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen Hayes Theatre, Roger L. Stevens and S. Hurok present Vivien Leigh, Mary Ure in "Duel of Angels," a play by Jean Giraudoux, translated and adapted by Christopher Fry, with Peter Wyngarde, John Merivale, Alan MacNaughtan, Ludi Claire, Margaret Braidwood, Donald Moffat, settings by Roger Furse, lighting by Paul Morrison, women's costumes designed by Christian Dior, directed by Robert Helpmann
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.36 (from 0.19 for Barabbas / ... to 0.91 for Untersuchu ...)

Cyrano de Bergerac : a heroic comedy in five acts
The lark : [play]Cyrano de Bergerac : a heroic comedy in five actsChristopher Fry : a dramatic reassessment of the Fry/Eliot era of British verse drama
Alternative Names
Christopher Fry

Christopher Fry britischer Schriftsteller und Dramatiker

Christopher Fry British writer

Christopher Fry Brits auteur

Christopher Fry dramaturg angielski

Christopher Fry drammaturgo britannico

Christopher Fry écrivain britannique

Christopher Fry engelsk dramatiker, 1907-

Christopher Fry escriptor britànic

Christopher Fry escritor británico

Christopher Fry scriitor britanic

Christopher Fry Suurbritannia kirjanik

Fry, Christopher

Fry, Christopher, 1907-

Fry, Christopher, 1907-2005

Fry Christopher Harris

Harris, Arthur Hammond, 1907-2005

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Harris, Christopher 1907-2005

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Harris, Christopher Fry, 1907-2005

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