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Gussow, Mel

Overview
Works: 66 works in 246 publications in 4 languages and 7,790 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Interviewer, Annotator, Commentator, Moderator
Classifications: PS3545.I5365, 812.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Mel Gussow
 
Most widely held works by Mel Gussow
Plays by Tennessee Williams( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 2,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains selections of Williams' most influential works including "The Glass Menagerie," "A Streetcar Named Desire," and "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."
Edward Albee : a singular journey : a biography by Mel Gussow( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1960, Edward Albee electrified the theater world with the American premiere of The Zoo Story, and followed it two years later with his extraordinary first Broadway play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Proclaimed as the playwright of his generation, he went on to win three Pulitzer Prizes for his searing and innovative plays. Mel Gussow, author, critic, and cultural writer for The New York Times, has known Albee and followed his career since its inception, and in this biography he creates a firsthand portrait of a complex genius." "With frankness and critical acumen, and drawing on extensive conversations with the playwright, Gussow offers fresh insights into Albee's life. At the same time he provides vivid portraits of Albee's relationships with the people who have been closest to him, including William Flanagan (his first mentor), Thornton Wilder, Richard Barr, John Steinbeck, Alan Schneider, John Gielgud, and his leading ladies, Uta Hagen, Colleen Dewhurst, Irene Worth, Myra Carter, Elaine Stritch, Marian Seldes, and Maggie Smith. And then there are, most famously, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, who starred in Mike Nichols's acclaimed film version of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The book places Albee in context as a playwright who inspired writer's as diverse as John Guare and Sam Shepard, and as a teacher and champion of human rights."--Jacket
Conversations with Pinter by Harold Pinter( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mel Gussow's interviews med dramatikeren Harold Pinter i perioden december 1971 til september 1993
Don't say yes until I finish talking; a biography of Darryl F. Zanuck by Mel Gussow( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Stoppard by Tom Stoppard( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stoppard and Gussow first meet in 1972, when the talk is of Stoppard's early work such as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern and The Real Inspector Hound and of his new play Jumpers. Meeting regularly every three or four years after that, whether in London or New York, there is always a new play to discuss - Travesties, Night and Day, The Real Thing - and therefore a new impetus to the ongoing investigation into Stoppard's working methods and sources of inspiration. Finally, in their most recent encounters, with Arcadia running in the West End, Hapgood running in New York and Indian Ink opening in London, they not only delve into the background of each of these plays but range widely over topics such as Stoppard's chihlhood in India, his feelings about the press, his attitudes to other writers and his life outside the theatre
Conversations with and about Beckett by Mel Gussow( Book )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rounding off the book are interviews with Beckett's chief collaborators and interpreters: among them Bert Lahr, Gogo in the first American Godot; Jack MacGowran and Billie Whitelaw, Beckett's own favorite actors; directors Mike Nichols and Deborah Warner; and Edward Beckett, his nephew and literary executor
Theatre on the edge : new visions, new voices by Mel Gussow( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Miller by Mel Gussow( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York Times drama critic Mel Gussow first met Arthur Miller in 1963 during rehearsals of After the Fall, the play inspired by Miller's marriage to Marilyn Monroe. They then met regularly over the following forty years. Conversations with Miller records what was discussed at more than a dozen of these meetings. In the book, the author of Death of a Salesman, A View from the Bridge and The Crucible is astonishingly candid about everything from the personal to the political: his successes and disappointments in theatre, his role as an advocate of human rights, his staunch resistance to the United States Congressional witch hunts of the 1950s. He also speaks forthrightly about his relationship with Monroe. Personal, wise and often very funny, the result is a revealing self-portrait of one of the giants of twentieth-century literature, who was both a 'regular guy' and a fiercely original writer and thinker.Published to mark the centenary of Arthur Miller's birth, this new edition of Conversations of Miller features a new Foreword by Richard Eyre, former Artistic Director of the National Theatre, and an Afterword by publisher Nick Hern, in which both reflect on their own conversations with America's greatest playwright
Plays 1957-1980 by Tennessee Williams( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mel Gussow and Kenneth Holdich selected the contents and wrote the notes for this volume
Michael Gambon : a life in acting by Mel Gussow( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first book devoted to the actor who has created a judicious blend of high-definition performances on the British stage and a wide range of award-winning television and film roles. New York Times writer Mel Gussow interviewed Michael Gambon on many occasions, and those conversations comprise the majority of this book. Gussow also draws insights from some of the people who have worked with Gambon including the playwrights Dennis Potter, Alan Ayckbourn and Harold Pinter, directors Peter Hall and Deborah Warner, and the highly acclaimed actor Simon Russell Beale."
Gambon : a life in acting by Mel Gussow( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Still celebrated for The Singing Detective on television, Michael Gambon has created a judicious blend of high-definition performances in theatre with a wide range of award-winning television roles and cameos on film. This book, the first to be devoted to him, offers a revealing account of his own words of his life in acting."--Book jacket
Darryl F. Zanuck : don't say yes until I finish talking by Mel Gussow( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waiting for Beckett : a portrait of Samuel Beckett( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the life and career of playwright and novelist Samuel Beckett. Includes brief excerpts from a number of his plays, such as Waiting for Godot, and readings from his prose. Also includes excerpts from interviews with Beckett's friends and colleagues, and several Beckett scholars
Zanuck - Don't say yes until I finish talking by Mel Gussow( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tennessee Williams by Tennessee Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays by Tennessee Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversazioni con (e su) Beckett by Mel Gussow( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Albee: a singular journey : a biography by Mel Gussow( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Amerikaanse schrijver (1928- )
Plays by Tennessee Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays by Tennessee Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Gussow, Melvyn

Mel Gussow Amerikaans journalist (1933-2005)

Mel Gussow critique de théâtre et critique littéraire

Mel Gussow theater critic

Гуссоу, Мел

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Languages
English (179)

Italian (6)

German (4)

French (2)

Covers
Edward Albee : a singular journey : a biographyConversations with PinterConversations with StoppardConversations with and about BeckettTheatre on the edge : new visions, new voicesConversations with MillerPlays 1957-1980Michael Gambon : a life in acting