WorldCat Identities

Gardner, Herb 1934-2003

Overview
Works: 85 works in 241 publications in 7 languages and 6,919 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy plays  Juvenile works  Children's films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Domestic drama  Television specials  Children's television programs  One-act plays 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Director, Author of screenplay, Librettist, Speaker, Scenarist, Recipient, fmd, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer
Classifications: PS3513.A6333, 812.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Herb Gardner
I'm not Rappaport by Herb Gardner( Book )

29 editions published between 1952 and 2003 in 7 languages and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by two elderly men Gardner met in New York City's Central Park, the play focuses on Nat Moyer, a feisty Jew, and Midge Carter, a cantankerous African-American, who spend their days sitting on a bench. They both mask the realities of aging, sharing tall tales that Nat spins. The play touches on several issues, including society's treatment of the aging, the difficulties dealing with adult children who think they know what's best for their parents, and the dangers that lurk in urban areas
A thousand clowns : a new comedy by Herb Gardner( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 1983 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play is the story of Murray Burns, who is raising his twelve-year-old nephew in New York City. Murray quits his job as head writer of a TV show. Murray that life does not only happen on the weekends. He prefers going to the movies instead of looking for a job. When social workers from the Bureau of Child Welfare come to investigate, they try to convince him to get another job. He must decide whether to accept some level of conformity in order to be approved as a fit guardian
Conversations with my father : a play by Herb Gardner( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Jewish-immigrant father teaches his sons how to survive in America
The collected plays : and the screenplay "Who is Harry Kellerman and why is he saying those terrible things about me?" by Herb Gardner( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best American plays( )

in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thousand clowns ; Thieves ; The goodbye people by Herb Gardner( Book )

6 editions published between 1962 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thousand clowns : a comedy in three acts by Herb Gardner( Book )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1993 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unconventional Murray, uncle to precocious nephew, Nick -- tired of writing cheap comedy gags for "Chuckles the Chipmunk", a children's television star, Murray finds himself unemployed with plenty of free time. Hounded by "the system", Murray is paid a visit by bickering, uptight social workers, Sandra and Albert, and finds himself solving their problems as well as most of his own"--Publisher
Fruitful and multiplying : 9 contemporary plays from the American Jewish repertoire by Ellen Schiff( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish plays in American theatre of the 1980s and 1990s which have their roots in the Jewish American works of the 1920sto the 1960s
A thousand clowns by Fred Coe( Visual )

3 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A non-conformist TV writer is investigated by a beautiful social woker who questions his ability to raise a precocious 12-year old boy. Based on the Broadway play by Herb Gardner
The goodbye people : a play by Herb Gardner( Book )

20 editions published between 1974 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free to be-- you and me( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey into the endless possibilities of life. Rich with positive, life-enhancing messages that focus on growth and change. Positive messages of self-esteem are illustrated through a series of live action and animations shorts through songs, stories and laughter. Explores children's dreams and concerns, as well as their fears and fantasies
Thieves : a comedy in two acts by Herb Gardner( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Martin Cramer lives in an expensive high rise on Manhattan's upper east side. He likes to play Debussy on his balcony at one a.m. Sally is his wife of 12 years. They have no children, but have acquired loads valuable antiques. Their marriage is sliding into the quicksand of early middle-age."--Publisher
The Best American Short Plays, 1996-1997( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I'm not Rappaport( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighty-one year old Nat Moyer is a compulsive and fanciful talker, a feisty philosopher, and a troublemaker given to assuming personalities. His daily companion on a bench in New York's Central Park is Midge Carter, a half-blind apartment house superintendent. Midge's approach to life is realistic and down-to-earth, making him the perfect foil for Nat. With vaudevillian flair, these appealing oldsters outrageously take on the world and its multiple threats--drug dealers and muggers, enlightened children, forced retirement, and the spector of the old folks' home
The goodbye people : a comedy in two acts by Herb Gardner( Book )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is Coney Island in February and old Max SIlverman, recovering from a coronary, is planning to reopen his long-closed beach bar-- with the entrapped assistance of his daughter Nancy, who has changed her name and her nose, deserted her husband and is searching for a new identity. Into their dreams and lives wanders Arthur Korman, a youngish, amiable sunrise-watcher who hates his job, but never seems able to make a decision to quit. "--Publisher
Who is Harry Kellerman and why is he saying those terrible things about me? A screenplay by Herb Gardner( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herb Gardner : the collected plays : and the screenplay Who is Harry Kellerman and why is he saying those terrible things about me? by Herb Gardner( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A piece of the action by Herb Gardner( Book )

4 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elevator : a drama in one act by Herb Gardner( Book )

3 editions published between 1952 and 1980 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A sinister figure cuts a wire in an elevator which is about to descend. On the way down the elevator stops and there is no escape. Then a voice from above taunting -- he nearly went to the chair for something he did not do, because one of the elevator occupants would not speak up."--Publisher
Miles de payasos! comedia en dos partes, cada una dividida en dos cuadros by Herb Gardner( Book )

6 editions published in 1965 in Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The collected plays : and the screenplay "Who is Harry Kellerman and why is he saying those terrible things about me?" Herb Gardner : the collected plays : and the screenplay Who is Harry Kellerman and why is he saying those terrible things about me?
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A thousand clowns : a comedy in three actsFruitful and multiplying : 9 contemporary plays from the American Jewish repertoireThe Best American Short Plays, 1996-1997I'm not RappaportHerb Gardner : the collected plays : and the screenplay Who is Harry Kellerman and why is he saying those terrible things about me?
Alternative Names
Gardner, Erb 1934-2003

Gardner, Herbert George 1934-2003

Herb Gardner Amerikaans auteur

Herb Gardner amerikansk manusforfattar

Herb Gardner amerikansk manusförfattare

Herb Gardner amerikansk manusforfatter

Herb Gardner amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

Herb Gardner commediografo statunitense

Herb Gardner US-amerikanischer Cartoonist, Dramatiker und Drehbuchautor

Херб Гарднер

هرب گاردنر فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

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Languages
English (104)

French (11)

German (8)

Spanish (6)

Swedish (2)

Hebrew (2)

Yiddish (2)