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Kerr, Walter 1913-1996

Works: 217 works in 553 publications in 2 languages and 14,126 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Reviews  Comedy plays  Original cast recordings  Excerpts  Interviews  Filmed interviews  Juvenile works  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Lyricist, Editor, Interviewee, Host, Film editor, Originator, Author of introduction, Composer
Classifications: PA3877, 792.0973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Walter Kerr
Tragedy and comedy by Walter Kerr( Book )

40 editions published between 1967 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and held by 1,621 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 )

29 editions published between 1962 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

30 editions published between 1955 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most young playwrights nowadays want to learn 'how to' write a play. This seems to me to be a mistake." Thus begins the first chapter of Walter Kerr's fascinating book on the art of playwriting. Taking an about-face look at the creative process, with chapters such as "How to Spoil a Good Story," Mr. Kerr leads us through the exciting and daring adventure of successfully bringing a play to fulfillment. "There is no point in pretending that this is not going to be an argumentative book or that overemphasis isn't going to crop up pretty frequently in the chapters that follow. The face of our theater is so familiar to us that we shall never see its features without blowing them up a bit, one by one. And it does seem to me that we had better do some arguing - quick." Walter Kerr, drama critic, playwright, teacher, director, and winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Drama Criticism, served as drama critic for the New York Herald Tribune and was chief critic for the Sunday New York Times until his retirement. -- from back cover
God on the gymnasium floor, and other theatrical adventures by Walter Kerr( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harold Pinter by Walter Kerr( Book )

13 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical essay on the Nobel Prize-winning English playwright, screenwriter, director and actor
Journey to the center of the theater by Walter Kerr( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of seventy-four of Walter Kerr's theater reviews and essays, originally published in "The New York Times."
The theater in spite of itself by Walter Kerr( Book )

11 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pieces at eight by Walter Kerr( Book )

22 editions published between 1952 and 1968 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goldilocks : original Broadway cast by Leroy Anderson( )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticism and censorship by Walter Kerr( Book )

10 editions published between 1954 and 1957 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchestral music by Leroy Anderson( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birds by Aristophanes( Book )

5 editions published between 1952 and 1968 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pez and Eck are on the hunt for the perfect society in "a city where free men might live like birds". But when they start building the bird city for real, Pez starts to have ambitions - which seem not a million miles away from dictatorship. As the fantasy utopia threatens to turn into a tyranny the birds start to rebel. Sean O'Brien's new verse brings Aristophanes' devastatingly ironic comment on human ambition bang up-to-date and is brimful of jokes ancient and modern."--BOOK JACKET
Franz Werfel's The song of Bernadette; a play in three acts by Jean Kerr( Book )

2 editions published in 1944 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1944 and 1949 in English and held by 116 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 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Kerr( Visual )

3 editions published between 1968 and 1990 in English and held by 105 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
Luv by Murray Schisgal( Book )

10 editions published between 1965 and 1994 in English and held by 104 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
Stardust by Walter Kerr( Book )

3 editions published between 1946 and 1974 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For seven men and eleven women."
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