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Fry, Christopher 1907-2005

Works: 617 works in 2,371 publications in 9 languages and 40,511 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Verse drama  Historical drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Religious films  Biography  Biographies  Film adaptations  Bible films 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of screenplay, Lyricist, Scenarist, Librettist, Other, Contributor, Composer, Editor, Author of introduction, tra, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter
Classifications: PR6011.R9, 822.91
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The lady's not for burning : a comedy by Christopher Fry( Book )

112 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in English and German and held by 2,413 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
Venus observed, a play by Christopher Fry( Book )

99 editions published between 1949 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

65 editions published between 1954 and 1985 in English and held by 1,622 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 )

121 editions published between 1946 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 1,542 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
A sleep of prisoners, a play by Christopher Fry( Book )

71 editions published between 1951 and 1970 in English and German and held by 1,467 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 )

81 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,428 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 )

40 editions published between 1961 and 1966 in English and German and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of King Henry 2nd and his Chancellor Becket
Tiger at the gates = (La guerre de Troie n'aura pas lieu) by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

35 editions published between 1955 and 1985 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,345 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
A yard of sun; a summer comedy by Christopher Fry( Book )

19 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lark : [play] by Jean Anouilh( Book )

31 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,204 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
The boy with a cart; Cuthman, Saint of Sussex; a play by Christopher Fry( Book )

88 editions published between 1939 and 1979 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

in English and held by 1,004 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 1,002 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 )

42 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in English and held by 953 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
Three plays: The firstborn, Thor, with angels [and] A sleep of prisoners by Christopher Fry( Book )

45 editions published between 1960 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FIRSTBORN portrays the agony of Rameses and the movement to maturity of Moses at the death of the firstborn
Contemporary drama : eleven plays, American, English, European by Ernest Bradlee Watson( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A class's new teacher, who leads the children in a number of very popular activities, turns out to be a gorilla
Thor, with angels ; a play by Christopher Fry( Book )

49 editions published between 1948 and 1957 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barabbas by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

24 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 731 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 by John Huston( Visual )

36 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the stories in the book of Genesis--Adam and Eve, Noah and the flood, and Abraham and Isaac
An experience of critics by Christopher Fry( Book )

21 editions published between 1952 and 1953 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.35 (from 0.18 for Barabbas / ... to 0.92 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 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 escriptor britànic

Christopher Fry escritor británico

Christopher Fry scriitor britanic

Christopher Fry Suurbritannia kirjanik

Fry, Christopher

Fry, Christopher, 1907-

Harris, Arthur Hammond, 1907-2005

Harris, Christopher

Harris, Christopher 1907-2005

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Harris, Christopher Fry, 1907-2005

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