Most widely held works about Neil Simon
Most widely held works by Neil Simon
The collected plays of Neil Simon by Neil Simon ( Book )
73 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,364 libraries worldwide
Contains seven plays by Neil Simon written between 1960 and 1970, and includes an introduction by the playwright.
Brighton Beach memoirs by Neil Simon ( Book )
40 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,297 libraries worldwide
Fifteen-year-old Eugene Jerome is trying to uncover life's mysteries in this play about growing up in Brooklyn during the late 1930's.
The odd couple by Neil Simon ( Book )
41 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,937 libraries worldwide
Two poker buddies, one a hyper-neurotic, the other an incurable slob, suddenly find themselves bachelors again and decide to share a New York City apartment.
Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon ( Book )
30 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,797 libraries worldwide
An insightful drama about one woman's drive and its emotional toll on her and her family. Grandma Kurnitz has endured many crises, ranging from a harsh childhood in Germany to being a young widow with six children in a foreign country. From her life she learned to be strong, hard, and cold, and this is the lesson she tries to instill in her four remaining children. While her two teenage grandsons are in her care, the three learn the importance of being loved and loving, and the difference between living and surviving. The themes of family ties and the search for love should strike a responsive chord with many young adults.
Biloxi blues by Neil Simon ( Book )
24 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,760 libraries worldwide
Eugene Jerome, a naive recruit from Brooklyn, is sent to boot camp in Biloxi, Mississippi where he encounters a tough drill sergeant and an electic group of fellow recruits.
Rewrites : a memoir by Neil Simon ( Book )
25 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,733 libraries worldwide
Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, The Sunshine Boys -- Neil Simon's plays and movies have kept many millions of people laughing for almost four decades. Today he is recognized not only as the most successful American playwright of all time, but also as one of the greatest. More than the humor, however, it is the humanity of Neil Simon's vision that has made him America's most beloved playwright and earned him such enduring success. Now, in Rewrites, he has written a funny, deeply touching memoir, filled with details and anecdotes of the writing life and rich with the personal experiences that underlie his work. What the listener of this warm, nostalgic memoir discovers, however, is that the plays, although grounded in Neil Simon's own experience, provide only a glimpse into the mind and soul of this very private man. Since Come Blow Your Horn first opened on Broadway in 1960, few seasons have passed without the appearance of another of his laughter-filled plays, and indeed on numerous occasions two or more of his works have been running simultaneously. But his success was something Neil Simon never took for granted, nor was the talent to create laughter something that he ever treated carelessly: it took too long for him to achieve the kind of acceptance -- both popular and critical -- that he craved, and the path he followed frequently was pitted with hard decisions. Some of the supporting players in the memoir include Sid Caesar, Jerry Lewis, Walter Matthau, Robert Redford, Gwen Verdon, Bob Fosse, George C. Scott, and Mike Nichols. But always at center stage is his first love, his wife Joan, whose death in the early seventies devastated him, and whose love and inspiration illuminate this remarkable and revealing self-portrait. Rewrites is rich in laughter and emotion, and filled with the memories of a sometimes sweet, sometimes bittersweet life.
Barefoot in the park; a new comedy by Neil Simon ( Book )
41 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,730 libraries worldwide
Trials and tribulations of newlyweds in their first apartment.
The comedy of Neil Simon by Neil Simon ( Book )
12 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 1,605 libraries worldwide
Broadway bound by Neil Simon ( Book )
22 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,565 libraries worldwide
Neil Simon continues the semiautobiographical trilogy begun with Brighton Beach Memoirs and Biloxi Blues. Broadway Bound begins with the efforts of Eugene Jerome and his older brother to launch a career as a comedy writing team.
Chapter two : a new comedy by Neil Simon ( Book )
8 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,325 libraries worldwide
The play goes on : a memoir by Neil Simon ( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,305 libraries worldwide
The renowned American playwright reveals how, following the death of his wife, he found creative inspiration in his career and a new relationship.
Plaza suite by Neil Simon ( Book )
19 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,304 libraries worldwide
Neil Simon's hilarious set of three brief encounters in the same suite at the famed Plaza Hotel in New York."--Container.
California suite : a new comedy by Neil Simon ( Book )
6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1,130 libraries worldwide
Visitors from New York, Philadelphia, London, and Chicago are the protagonists in four playlets set in the Beverly Hills Hotel.
I ought to be in pictures : a new comedy by Neil Simon ( Book )
4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 1,116 libraries worldwide
The good doctor; a new comedy with music by Neil Simon ( Book )
8 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 1,105 libraries worldwide
Russia at the turn of the century provides the setting for comedy sketches about life's minor tragedies.
They're playing our song : a new musical comedy by Marvin Hamlisch ( Book )
21 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,077 libraries worldwide
God's favorite : a new comedy by Neil Simon ( Book )
12 editions published between 1969 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 985 libraries worldwide
The gingerbread lady : a new play by Neil Simon ( Book )
7 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 982 libraries worldwide
The Goodbye girl ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 971 libraries worldwide
When a woman's ex-husband sublets her apartment right out from under her and she refuses to move, the new tenant, a Chicago actor, moves in, touching off a comic, hate-love relationship.
Rumors : a farce by Neil Simon ( Book )
9 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 955 libraries worldwide
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Simon, Marvin Neil
Simon, Marvin Neil 1927-....
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