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Kaufman, George S. (George Simon) 1889-1961

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A night at the opera by Sam Wood( Visual )

42 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York scandal, a riot on a ship, and an evening of insanity in a concert hall are some of the problems resulting from Groucho's outrageous business schemes. The goal, to bring Milan's finest opera stars to Manhattan
Kaufman & Co. : Broadway comedies by George S Kaufman( Book )

15 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If Eugene O'Neill represents the tragic mask of American drama, then George S. Kaufman can easily lay claim to its stimiling counterpart. No other comic dramatist in America has enjoyed more popular success and perennial influence - or been more fortunate in his choice of collaborators, including George and Ira Gershwin, Moss Hart, Edna Ferber, and the Marx Brothers. Here, in the most comprehensive collection of his plays ever assembled, are nine classics: his uproarious "backstage" play The Royal Family (1927, written with Edna Ferber); the Marx Brothers-inspired mayhem of Animal Crackers (1928, with Morrie Ryskind), in a version discovered in Groucho Marx's papers and published here for the first time; June Moon (1929, with Ring Lardner), a hilarious look at a young composer trying to make it big on Tin Pan Alley; Once in a LIfetime (1930, with Moss Hart), one of the first and best satires of Hollywood; Pulitzer Prize winners Of Thee I sing (1931, with Morrie Ryskind and Ira Gershwin) and You Can't Take It With You (1936, with Moss Hart); Dinner at Eight (1932, with Edna Ferber), a tart ensemble piece that mixes comedy and melodrama: Stage Door (1936, with Edna Ferber), his much-loved story about young actresses trying to make it big in New York City; and The Man Who Came to Dinner (1939, with Moss Hart), an unforgettable burlesque of America's cult of celebrity. Bursting with vernacular wit, farcical ingenuity, and theatrical panache, these plays have remained perennial favorites and exuberant reminders of Broadway in its glory days. -- From dust jacket
Six plays by George S Kaufman( Book )

32 editions published between 1930 and 1968 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six plays by Kaufman and Hart by George S Kaufman( Book )

8 editions published between 1930 and 1990 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The royal family : a comedy in three acts by George S Kaufman( Book )

24 editions published between 1927 and 2009 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thinly-veiled portrait of the Barrymore acting family, this 1956 comedy presents the Cavendish clan, known as "The Royal Family of Broadway." Dowager Fanny Cavendish presides over three generations of legendary American actors: "brother Herbert, a histrionic player now in his decline; Fanny's daughter Julie, at the height of her Broadway fame, and son Tony who has forsaken the stage for Hollywood. Heralding the third generation of players, Julie's daughter Gwen is just beginning a promising ingenue career. When Tony rushes home only to flee to Europe, escaping the attentions of a Polish movie star and Gwen shocks the family by marrying a "non-professional", it seems the Cavendish name and reputation is threatened. Through it all, Fanny rules with a combination of strength, wit, courage, and a sharp tongue, proving that the "show" indeed, "must (and will) go on."--Adapted from publisher's description
Scenes for student actors : dramatic selections from new plays by Frances Cosgrove( Book )

in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth century plays : British, American, continental : eleven representative selections by Richard A Cordell( Book )

2 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three plays by George S Kaufman( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the scripts of three plays, including "Once in a Lifetime," a satire about how three vaudevillians achieve success in Hollywood; "You Can't Take It With You," telling what happens when Alice, a member of an eccentric family brings home a Wall Street boyfriend; and "The Man Who Came to Dinner," the story of a lecturer who disrupts the lives of a family when he slips on the ice outside their home and outstays his welcome
You can't take it with you; a play by George S Kaufman( Book )

15 editions published between 1937 and 1967 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 1937
The solid gold Cadillac; a comedy by Howard Teichmann( Book )

7 editions published between 1953 and 1954 in English and Undetermined and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An out-of-work actress asks questions about corporate officers' salaries at a stockholders' meeting. The directors, to silence her, offer her a do-nothing job
George Washington slept here; a comedy in three acts by Moss Hart( Book )

18 editions published between 1940 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story chronicles the trials and tribulations of Newton Fuller who craves -- and gets -- "a little place in the country to call his own." Newton and his wife, Annabell, and their daughter, Madge, are hypnotized into taking over one of those windowless, waterless, almost roofless houses that dot the countryside. The ensuing troubles may be summed up by a search for water, a quarrel with a neighbor who owns not only the brook but the very road that leads from the highway to the house, the attempted elopement of the daughter with a summer-theatre actor, and the usual invasion of the weekend guests, including a prodigal uncle who is assumed to be rich but turns out to be just another bankrupt."--Publisher's website
I'd rather be right by George S Kaufman( Book )

5 editions published between 1937 and 1938 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Theatre, Direction Rapley Theatre Company, Edmund Plohn, manager, Sam H. Harris presents George M. Cohan in "I'd Rather be Right," a musical revue by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart, choreography by Charles Weidman, modern dances staged by Ned McGurn, modern clothes by John Hambleton, settings by Donald Oenslager, costumes by Irene Sharaff, orchestra under the direction of Richard Baravalle, book staged by Mr. Kaufman
The man who came to dinner by George S Kaufman( Book )

47 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An irascible individualist, Sheridan Whiteside, falls on the ice and breaks his hip as he is leaving after dinner and is marooned for six weeks with the Stanleys, a conventional middle-class family. From his wheel chair he plots wondrous events for all who come. He doesn't want to lose his secretary, Maggie, who wants to marry the local editor Bert Jefferson, so he brings glamorous Lorraine into the picture to lure Bert away from Maggie. He receives marvelous gifts, penguins and such. His plots culminate in shipping off Lorraine in a mummy case. As he finally takes his leave, he slips on the ice and breaks his hip again
Of thee I sing, a musical play by George S Kaufman( Book )

11 editions published between 1932 and 1950 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silk stockings by Cole Porter( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stern lady communist comes to Paris to retrieve three wayward comrades and a Russian composer, but instead warms up to capitalist attractions
You can't take it with you : a comedy in three acts by George S Kaufman( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. The Sycamores, however, though sympathetic to Alice, find it hard to realize her point of view. Meantime, Tony, who knows the Sycamores are right and his own people wrong, will not give her up, and in the end Mr. Kirby is converted to the happy madness of the Sycamores, particularly since he happens in during a visit by an ex-Grand Duchess, earning her living as a waitress. No mention has as yet been made of the strange activities of certain members of the household engaged in the manufacture of fireworks; nor of the printing press set up in the parlor; nor of Rheba the maid and her friend Donald; nor of Grandpa's interview with the tax collector when he tells him he doesn't believe in the income tax. -- from publisher
The man who came to dinner : comedy in three acts by George S Kaufman( Book )

20 editions published between 1941 and 1968 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A radio celebrity and his secretary have dinner with a Midwestern family, and end up staying as a disruptive force when he breaks his hip and has to stay to recuperate
Once in a lifetime : a comedy by Moss Hart( Book )

15 editions published between 1930 and 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a knockabout satiric tale of three on-the-skids vaudeville troupers -- Jerry, Mae, and George -- who decide to head for Hollywood and try their luck at the newest craze: "talkies." After a hilarious series of consistent blunders, the unassuming George is carried to fame and fortune becoming (for a short time, at least) a captain of The Industry. This fast-paced, wild romp offers marvelous character opportunities, while spoofing the absurdities of Tinsel Town. "--Publisher's website
Beggar on horseback, a play in two parts by George S Kaufman( Book )

18 editions published between 1921 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best American plays( )

in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A night at the opera
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Kaufman & Co. : Broadway comediesThree playsThe man who came to dinnerYou can't take it with you : a comedy in three actsThe man who came to dinner : comedy in three actsOnce in a lifetime : a comedyDinner at eight
Alternative Names
George S. Kaufman Ameerika Ühendriikide kirjanik

George S. Kaufman Amerikaans dramaturg (1889-1961)

George S. Kaufman commediografo e regista teatrale statunitense

George S. Kaufman écrivain américain

George S. Kaufman escriptor estatunidenc

George S. Kaufman escritor estadounidense

George S. Kaufman scriitor american

George S. Kaufman usona verkisto

George S. Kaufman yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

George Simon Kaufman americký dramatik, producent a divadelní kritik

George Simon Kaufman US-amerikanischer Autor

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Kaufman, George 1889∼1961

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Kaufman, George S. 1889-1961

Kaufman, George S. (George Simon), 1889-1961

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Kaufman, George Simon 1889-1961

Джордж С. Кауфман

ג'ורג' קאופמן

ג'ורג' קאופמן סופר אמריקאי

קאופמאן, גאורג סימון

קאופמאן, ג'ורג' ס.

קאופמן, גאורג סימון

קאופמן, ג'ורג' ס 1889-1961

جرج اس. کافمن

جورج كوفمان، 1889-1961

جورج كوفمن كاتب أمريكي

كوفمن، جورج، 1889-1961

코프먼, 조지 1889∼1961

ジョージ・S・カウフマン

乔治·S·考夫曼

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