WorldCat Identities

Inge, William

Overview
Works: 288 works in 773 publications in 10 languages and 18,886 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Romance films  Domestic drama  Monologues (Drama)  Biography  Biographies  Comedy plays  One-act plays 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Producer, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Conceptor, Other
Classifications: PS3517.N265, 812.54
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4 plays by William Inge( Book )

44 editions published between 1958 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of four plays by one of the most important American playwrights of the mid-century era
4 plays : Come back, Little Sheba; Picnic; Bus stop; The dark at the top of the stairs by William Inge( Book )

23 editions published between 1958 and 1994 in English and German and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bus stop by William Inge( Book )

41 editions published between 1954 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brash young man meets the girl of his dreams and decides to make her his wife, but she has no interest in his proposal. When their bus is stalled by a blocked road in a bad storm, they must spend the night in a diner where their plight is revealed to all
Scenes for student actors; dramatic selections from new plays by Frances Cosgrove( Book )

in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark at the top of the stairs; a new play by William Inge( Book )

9 editions published between 1945 and 1972 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The setting is a small Oklahoma town in the early 1920s and the home of the Flood family: Rubin, a traveling salesman for a harness firm; Cora his sensitive and lovely wife; Sonny, their little boy; and Reenie their teen-age daughter. The plot consists of a series of short stories -- the fight between husband and wife; the fear of an overly shy young girl on going to a dance; the problems of an introverted little boy who feels that the whole world is against him; the corroding marriage of Cora's rowdy sister; and the tragedy of a military school cadet who suffers from the stigma of being a Jew in an alien community. The play's message is that there is dark at the top of everyone's stairs, but that it can be dissipated by understanding, tolerance, and compassion."
Picnic : a summer romance in three acts by William Inge( Book )

13 editions published between 1953 and 1958 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Splendor in the grass by Elia Kazan( Visual )

24 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the sexual awakening of two midwestern American teens, in an environment which didn't allow them to express their needs
Summer brave, and eleven short plays by William Inge( Book )

5 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three-act play, "Summer brave", and eleven one-act plays. Some of the plays are early versions which the author later developed into full-length plays
Good luck, Miss Wyckoff : a novel by William Inge( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My son is a splendid driver by William Inge( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural affection by William Inge( Book )

11 editions published between 1963 and 1991 in English and Swedish and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Play in two acts about a young reform school escapee who seeks refuge in the Chicago apartment of his mother and her lover
Where's daddy? by William Inge( Book )

7 editions published between 1964 and 1994 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolves around the crisis of adulthood which impending fatherhood precipitates in a young man
The dark at the top of the stairs by William Inge( Book )

28 editions published between 1945 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The setting is a small Oklahoma town in the early 1920s and the home of the Flood family: Rubin, a traveling salesman for a harness firm; Cora his sensitive and lovely wife; Sonny, their little boy; and Reenie their teen-age daughter. The plot consists of a series of short stories -- the fight between husband and wife; the fear of an overly shy young girl on going to a dance; the problems of an introverted little boy who feels that the whole world is against him; the corroding marriage of Cora's rowdy sister; and the tragedy of a military school cadet who suffers from the stigma of being a Jew in an alien community. The play's message is that there is dark at the top of everyone's stairs, but that it can be dissipated by understanding, tolerance, and compassion."
Eleven short plays by William Inge( Book )

5 editions published between 1962 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picnic, a summer romance by William Ralph Inge( Book )

5 editions published between 1953 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three-act play, set in two adjoining backyards in a small Kansas town, about the emotional reactions elicited in the neighborhood widows, spinsters, and teenagers by the handsome but maladjusted stranger who attends their annual Labor Day picnic
A loss of roses by William Inge( Book )

10 editions published between 1960 and 1991 in English and Danish and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a modest bungalow in a small town near Kansas City in 1933, this play centers on the relationships between Helen (a widow in her 40s), Kenny (her 21-year-old son), and Lila (a troubled traveling-show actress who returns to town)
Come back, little Sheba by William Inge( Book )

7 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Inge's famous story of marital frustration which erupts in violence. Doc and Lola had an indiscreet affair, she became pregnant and, compelled to marry her, he gave up his medical studies, forfeited his future and settled down to a life of quiet desperation with the simple, homey Lola, who lost the child but has remained Doc's steadfast if slatternly wife. Now a chiropractor and recovering alcoholic, Doc's sobriety is tested when Marie, a young college student becomes their boarder bringing new life and long-dormant hostilities to the surface of Doc and Lola's troubled marriage
Splendor in the grass by F. Andrew Leslie( Book )

22 editions published between 1959 and 1994 in English and German and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of an ill-fated high school romance, set in small-town eastern Kansas in the late 1920s
Bus stop by William Inge( )

14 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1955, a blustery storm has hit the midwest, and a busload of travelers from Kansas City must stop and spend the night at a small diner outside Topeka, Kansas. It's the classic situation of setting strangers behind closed doors, and letting them go at each other
Summer brave by William Inge( Book )

5 editions published between 1962 and 1983 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It wouldn't be fair to say that 'Summer Brave' is the original version of 'Picnic'. I have written before that I never completely fulfilled my original intentions in writing 'Picnic' before we went into production in 1953, and that I wrote what some considered a fortuitous ending in order to have a finished play to go into rehearsal. A couple of years after 'Picnic' had closed on Broadway, after the film version had made its success, I got the early version out of my files and began to rework it, just for my own satisfaction. 'Summer Brave' is the result. I admit that I prefer it to the version of the play that was produced, but I don't necessarily expect others to agree. 'Summer Brave' might not have enjoyed any success on Broadway whatever, nor won any of the prizes that were bestowed upon 'Picnic'. But I feel that it is more humorously true than 'Picnic', and it does fulfill my original intentions."--Page 4
 
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4 plays 4 plays : Come back, Little Sheba; Picnic; Bus stop; The dark at the top of the stairs
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4 plays : Come back, Little Sheba; Picnic; Bus stop; The dark at the top of the stairsBus stopSplendor in the grassThe dark at the top of the stairsPicnic, a summer romanceA loss of rosesCome back, little ShebaSplendor in the grassBus stop
Alternative Names

controlled identityGage, Walter

Gage, Walter, 1913-1973

Inge, W.

Inge, W. R.

Inge William

Inge, William Motter.

Inge William Motter 1913-1973

William Inge American author

William Inge Amerikaans acteur

William Inge dramaturge américain

William Inge drammaturgo statunitense

William Inge lautan Lamerikänik

William Inge pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

William Inge US Amerikanischer Autor

William Inge Usana autoro

William Motter Inge usona aŭtoro

Γουίλιαμ Ινγκ

Вільям Інг

Уильям Индж

Уилям Индж

ויליאם אינג' שחקן אמריקאי

ویلیام اینگ

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ウィリアム・インジ

威廉·英奇

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