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Gibson, William 1914-2008

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Most widely held works by William Gibson
The miracle worker; a play for television by William Gibson( Book )

132 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 5,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A text of the television play, intended for reading, of Anne Sullivan Macy's attempts to teach her pupil, Helen Keller, to communicate
The miracle worker by Arthur Penn( Visual )

48 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen was a young girl everyone believed was too deaf, dumb and blind to be helped. A child with the inability to speak or comprehend the world around her. She was saved by Annie Sullivan, a persistent and outspoken teacher who came into Helen's life. Together they accomplished the impossible and taught one another the values of patience, tolerance and compassion. They embark on an amazing and triumphant journey that made the name Helen Keller synonymous with the education of the deaf and blind around the world
A cry of players; a play by William Gibson( Book )

14 editions published between 1946 and 1970 in English and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As described in Variety, a story "of Shakespeare's life as a young man in Stratford. Since only fragments of the poet's life are actually known, A CRY OF PLAYERS is Gibson's fictionalized creation, perhaps based on published conjecture. The point is, it provides superb theatre. Gibson presents young Will as the high-spirited, strong-willed, responsible husband of the eight-years-older Anne and father of the moppet Susanna and recently born twins. Despite his love for his wife, he was a dallyer with the town tarts, a carefree worker at his father's trade and an occasional companion of poachers on the local estates. But when a troupe of itinerant actors arrived and he heard the flowery poetry of the stage, it was the siren cry of players in his ears, and he determined to be himself thereafter, even though it meant life away from home, family, comfort and security. None of this is explicitly about Shakespeare or Stratford-neither name is used, although the characters are called Will and Anne, and so on. There is no real attempt to disguise the identity of the callow, impulsive flowery-languaged young man with an articulate, impudent tongue. The audience can lend itself to a rousing tale involving vivid, believable characters in a provocative, basic situation and interesting and ultimately poignant circumstances." --www.doollee.com
The seesaw log : a chronicle of the stage production, with the text of Two for the seesaw by William Gibson( Book )

9 editions published between 1956 and 1962 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Seesaw Log' is the playwrights own account of what happened as his play was conceived, written, and brought to the Broadway stage. It is fraught with the tension between everyone involved, and their determination to "make the right compromise at the right time" in order to win the audience. The dynamics of winning an audience in the working theatre--professional, amateur, or academic--demands a word which connotes much more respect for all the individuals involved than the word compromise implies. There is dignity in the dynamics of change in a group art, and for all its melancholy, as a playwright Gibson understands this completely
Dinny and the witches [and] The miracle worker; two plays by William Gibson( Book )

10 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's game by William Gibson( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is not a primer to Shakespeare: not all the plays are discussed in any detail. For the theater department, however, it should be considered indispensable
American primitive: the words of John & Abigail Adams put into a sequence for the theater, with addenda in rhyme by William Gibson( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monday after the miracle : a play in three acts by William Gibson( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The miracle worker ; and Monday after the miracle by William Gibson( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two for the seesaw, a comedy-drama in three acts / by William Gibson by William Gibson( Book )

9 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the long-run Broadway hit that gained stardom for Anne Bancroft in the role of girl from the Bronx whose love for a lonesome lawyer brings a few months of happiness into their lives. The lawyer is married to a beautiful, well-to-do girl in the midwest whose family sets the pace in local society and intends to run his marriage and his career as well. He has rebelled, come to New York, and taken up residence with this intriguing young woman. He is lonely and in need of consolation; she is one of those rare women whose only purpose seems to be making others happy. Their briefly fulfilling relationship is unhappily destined to failure: he is a cultured gentile with a wife and painful memories while she is a plain Jewish girl with little education and a horrible Bronx accent. They share happy and humorous moments together, but they both see with sadness the utter hopelessness of the affair." ~ Samuel French website
Golda's balcony : a play by William Gibson( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The rise of Golda Meir from impoverished Russian schoolgirl to prime minister of Israel is one of the most amazing stories of the 20th century. Now her life has been transformed into a play of overwhelming power and inspirational triumph by William Gibson, author of The Miracle Worker."--Jacket
The cobweb by William Gibson( Book )

23 editions published between 1954 and 1979 in 4 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in a midwest mental hospital
The butterfingers angel, Mary & Joseph, Herod the nut, & the slaughter of 12 hit carols in a pear tree : a Christmas entertainment by William Gibson( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dinny and the witches; a frolic on grave matters by William Gibson( Book )

3 editions published between 1950 and 1977 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ruby : a lyric drama in one act by Norman Dello Joio( )

4 editions published between 1953 and 1955 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golda : a play in two acts by William Gibson( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript, dated Aug. 2, 1977
American primitive (John & Abigail) : the words of John and Abigail Adams put into a sequence for the theater, with addenda in rhyme by William Gibson( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cobweb by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

8 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Step inside 'the Castle, ' a large private psychiatric facility. Here, Dr. Stewart McIver devotes night and day to his profession while neglecting his pining, voluptuous wife. A colleague with a fondness for booze and a pretty face seeks to comfort the wife
Golden boy by Charles Strouse( Recording )

6 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handy dandy : a comedy but by William Gibson( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Gibson, William 1914-2008

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The miracle workerThe seesaw log : a chronicle of the stage production, with the text of Two for the seesawTwo for the seesaw, a comedy-drama in three acts / by William GibsonGolda's balcony : a playDrama for students : presenting analysis, context and criticism on commonly studied dramasThe miracle worker; a play for television