WorldCat Identities

Kerr, Walter 1913-1996

Works: 207 works in 539 publications in 2 languages and 14,393 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reviews  Comedy plays  Drama  Original cast recordings  Filmed interviews  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Editor, Lyricist, Interviewee, Host, Film editor, Originator, Author of introduction, Composer
Classifications: PN2266, 809.2
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Most widely held works by Walter Kerr
Tragedy and comedy by Walter Kerr( Book )

32 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in English and held by 1,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former drama critic discusses the development and meaning of two dramatic forces
The silent clowns by Walter Kerr( Book )

25 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retrospective analysis of the work of such stars as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Harry Langdon, and Laurel and Hardy
The decline of pleasure by Walter Kerr( Book )

28 editions published between 1962 and 1994 in English and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty plays hath November; pain and pleasure in the contemporary theater by Walter Kerr( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How not to write a play by Walter Kerr( Book )

30 editions published between 1955 and 1998 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God on the gymnasium floor, and other theatrical adventures by Walter Kerr( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey to the center of the theater by Walter Kerr( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold Pinter by Walter Kerr( Book )

12 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theater in spite of itself by Walter Kerr( Book )

9 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pieces at eight by Walter Kerr( Book )

23 editions published between 1952 and 1968 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticism and censorship by Walter Kerr( Book )

7 editions published between 1954 and 1957 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchestral music by Leroy Anderson( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goldilocks original Broadway cast by Leroy Anderson( Recording )

6 editions published between 1958 and 1992 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original Broadway cast Don Ameche
Franz Werfel's The song of Bernadette; a play in three acts by Jean Kerr( Book )

3 editions published between 1944 and 1972 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sing out, sweet land, a musical biography of American song by Walter Kerr( Book )

6 editions published between 1944 and 1949 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Theatre Guild presents "Sing out, sweet land!", a salute to American folk and popular music by Walter Kerr, with Alfred Drake, Burl Ives, Bibi Osterwald, Alma Kaye, Philip Coolidge, Jack McCauley, Robert Penn, James Westerfield, Peter Hamilton, Irene Hawthorne, Ethel Mann; production staged by Leon Leonidoff, music arranged and conducted, and special music written by Elie Siegmeister; book directed by Walter Kerr; dances and numbers directed by Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman; settings by Albert Johnson; costumes by Lucinda Ballard; verse chorus directed by Arthur Lessac; production under the supervision of Lawrence Langner and Theresa Helburn
Five world plays by V. Louise Higgins( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stardust by Walter Kerr( Book )

3 editions published between 1946 and 1974 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luv by Murray Schisgal( Book )

10 editions published between 1965 and 1994 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the play begins there is Harry Berlin, looking like a shaved, mustachioed beatnik who has sunk so low that honest beatniks would disown him. He has no future except to jump off the bridge and is about to do so when Milt Manville comes along and intervenes. Milt and Harry turn out to be college classmates. As Harry, in his rags, slowly drops hints of his tale of woe, Milt, a picture of prosperity, is all sympathy. but LUV has ample place in its bosom for more than one miserable fellow. Milt is also full of frustration, for his wife won't release him and let him marry the girl he loves. Presently Milt's wife, Ellen, appears. As she stands under the lamppost, her expression congealed and fur-coated body rigid, it is clear that she too is torn by anguish. Now we have a trianglematched in misery. Milt has had an inspiration. Why not bring Ellen and Harry together and thus win the freedom to marry the other girl? But Ellen looks despairing; she needs sprucing up. Milt tidies her dress and slip, combs her hair, rouges her lips, powders her cheeks, delicately touches up her eyelashes and sprays her with perfume. Could a husband be more tender with a wife he hopes to palm off? The events that follow need not be detailed. All you will wish to kow is that whatever marriages are mand and unmade, Milt, Ellen and Harry end up in sorrow and agony, and the greater their misunderstandings and problems, the more you laugh"--P. [4] of cover
Walter Kerr( Visual )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elliot Norton interviews Walter Kerr, Drama Critic of the New York Times. Mr. Kerr's new book, Tragedy and Comedy, will be included in a general discussion of the theater from the critic's point of view
Walter Kerr on theater by Walter Kerr( Visual )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama critic Walter Kerr comments on excerpts of five plays performed by top professionals. Mr. Kerr clarified characteristics unique to the live dramatic form by comparing these scenes with film segments. Includes scenes from No place to be somebody, Prometheus, Richard III, The importance of being ernest, and the serpent
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Audience level: 0.29 (from 0.19 for Five world ... to 1.00 for Papers, 19 ...)

The silent clowns
Alternative Names
Kerr, Walter F.

Kerr, Walter F. 1913-1996

Kerr, Walter Francis 1913-1996

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