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Fry, Christopher 1907-2005

Works: 594 works in 2,346 publications in 9 languages and 40,561 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Verse drama  Historical drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Religious films  Biography  Comedy plays  Biographies  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of screenplay, Lyricist, Scenarist, Librettist, Other, Contributor, Editor, Composer, tra, Author of introduction, Adapter, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6011.R9, 822.91
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Most widely held works by Christopher Fry
The lady's not for burning : a comedy by Christopher Fry( Book )

111 editions published between 1948 and 1992 in English and German and held by 2,418 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 )

102 editions published between 1949 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

64 editions published between 1954 and 1985 in English and held by 1,624 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 )

130 editions published between 1946 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,562 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 )

77 editions published between 1951 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 1,471 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.
Curtmantle, a play by Christopher Fry( Book )

39 editions published between 1961 and 1966 in English and German and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragedy of King Henry 2nd and his Chancellor Becket
The firstborn; a play in three acts by Christopher Fry( Book )

79 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,307 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
A yard of sun; a summer comedy by Christopher Fry( Book )

18 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published between 1947 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 1,202 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 )

91 editions published between 1939 and 1979 in English and held by 1,136 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 1,000 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
Tiger at the gates = (La guerre de Troie n'aura pas lieu) by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

19 editions published between 1955 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ring round the moon, a charade with music by Jean Anouilh( Book )

48 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in English and held by 965 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 )

46 editions published between 1960 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FIRSTBORN portrays the agony of Rameses and the movement to maturity of Moses at the death of the firstborn
Plays by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

in English and held by 888 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 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
Thor, with angels ; a play by Christopher Fry( Book )

51 editions published between 1948 and 1957 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barabbas by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

28 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 752 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 )

37 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The greatest stories of the Old Testament are brought to the screen with astounding scope and power in this film which depicts the first 22 chapters of Genesis. This is the spectacular story of man's creation, his fall, his survival and his indomitable faith in the future. John Huston directs and delivers a commanding performance as Noah
An experience of critics by Christopher Fry( Book )

21 editions published between 1952 and 1953 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Cyrano de Bergerac
Alternative Names
Christopher Fry britischer Schriftsteller und Dramatiker

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

Fry, Christopher

Harris, Arthur Hammond, 1907-2005

Harris, Christopher

Harris, Christopher 1907-2005

Harris, Christopher Fry.

Harris, Christopher Fry 1907-2005

Кристофер Фрай

כריסטופר פריי סופר בריטי

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The lark : [play]Cyrano de Bergerac