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McGrath, John 1935-2002

Overview
Works: 84 works in 319 publications in 3 languages and 4,762 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Biographical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Made-for-TV movies  Romance films  Action and adventure films  Spy films 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Producer, Director, Other, Translator
Classifications: PR6063.A22, 822.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John McGrath
Carrington by Christopher Hampton( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Dora Carrington, the Victorian Era painter whose passionate life created one of England's greatest scandals. Unable to possess the one man she loves, Lytton Strachey, Carrington embarks on a long string of loveless sexual encounters
A good night out : popular theatre : audience, class, and form by John McGrath( Book )

29 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cheviot, the stag and the black, black oil by John McGrath( Book )

64 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Peter McGrath, (1935-2002), was a Liverpudlian playwright of Irish descent, best known for his work with the 7:84 theatre company. His most successful play, The Cheviot, the Stage and the Black, Black Oil (1973) tells the story of the clearance of the Scottish highlands, first for grazing, then shooting and finally for oil. Indeed, McGrath took up the cause of Scottish independence as a focus of his writing, placing the issue hand in hand with his efforts at a popular, radical theatre"--Publisher's description
Robin Hood by Kevin Costner( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The swashbuckling legend of Robin Hood unfolds in the 12th century when the mighty Normans ruled England with an iron fist
Naked thoughts that roam about : reflections on theatre, 1958-2001 by John McGrath( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This deliberately polemical collection of writings by John McGrath, socialist playwright, director & producer, is intended to stir minds and adjust perspectives. He ranges widely over the performing media and 40 years of writing, directing & producing
The bone won't break : on theatre and hope in hard times by John McGrath( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billion dollar brain by Ken Russell( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanatical billionaire General Midwinter devises a plan to destroy Russia. For many years he channels his resources into the construction of a fantastic computer complex which, when complete, will be used to trigger a Third World War. Then, in the ensuing madness, Midwinter's army will tip the balance in favour of the West. But then Colonel Ross of MI-5 stumbles across the plan. He knows that only one man can save the world from certain doom - Harry Palmer. But Palmer doesn't want to know. Ross blackmails him, using the gorgeous Signe and dull-witted Newbegin as his pawns. Palmer finally finds himself matching wits with the devilish Colonel Stok, not to mention the insane General, in a confrontation where the stake is the future of the human race
Events while guarding the Bofors gun by John McGrath( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of seven soldiers, trapped in a futile situation which drives the wildest of them to extreme insubordination
John McGrath : plays for England by John McGrath( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new collection makes available for the first time a selection of McGrath's groundbreaking plays spanning four decades from the early 1960s through to the 1990s, including work for the 7:84 England Theatre Company."--Jacket
Yobbo nowt by John McGrath( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little red hen by John McGrath( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six-pack : plays for Scotland by John McGrath( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fish in the sea by John McGrath( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe's drum by John McGrath( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two plays for the eighties : Blood red roses ; and Swings and roundabouts by John McGrath( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Random happenings in the Hebrides; or, The social democrat and the stormy sea by John McGrath( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hyperlynx by John McGrath( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The woman is accustomed to taking on difficult assignments, to suppressing her feelings in the line of duty, to being responsible disposing of or silencing those the system wants out of the way. However, when her task is to infiltrate the anti-capitalist movement - young, diverse and full of hope for change - the MI5 agent begins to question her role. Are these people valid targets? And aren't they right to protest at the devastation caused by the greed of the multi-nationals, whose power has been allowed to grow unchecked?
Bakke's night of fame : a play by John McGrath( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behold the sun : an opera in three acts = Die Wiedertäufer : (Sehet die Sonne) : eine Oper in drei Akten by Alexander Goehr( )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tricycle : collected Tribunal Plays 1994-2012 by Victoria Brittain( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1994-2012 Kilburn’s Tricycle Theatre produced an extraordinary body of work that sought to engage, inform,and critique British and International Politics using verbatim testimony to respond to contemporary issues. Collected here for the first time are the complete ‘Tribunal Plays’. Contains the plays Half the Picture, Nuremberg, Srebrenica, The Colour of Justice, Justifying War, Guantanamo, Bloody Sunday, Called to Account, Tactical Questioning and The Riots. Also included is a brand-new round table discussion with Nicolas Kent, Richard Norton-Taylor, Gillian Slovo and the playwright David Edgar, charting the history and development of each show and the contribution the Tribunal Plays have made to political theatre in the last two decades, and a foreword by Guardian journalist and chief theatre critic Michael Billington
 
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The cheviot, the stag and the black, black oil
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The cheviot, the stag and the black, black oilNaked thoughts that roam about : reflections on theatre, 1958-2001Events while guarding the Bofors gunJohn McGrath : plays for EnglandYobbo nowtLittle red henSix-pack : plays for Scotland
Alternative Names
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Languages
English (209)

German (1)

Italian (1)