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Nichols, Peter 1927-

Overview
Works: 154 works in 606 publications in 6 languages and 11,441 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television programs  Biography  Diaries  Detective and mystery television programs  Internet videos  Educational films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Librettist, Other, Scenarist, Performer, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6064.I2, 822.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Nichols
Joe Egg; [play] by Peter Nichols( Book )

99 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy about an English couple struggling to raise a severely disabled child. Faced with the imminent collapse of their marriage, they eventually agree that euthanasia may be the answer to their troubles
Passion play by Peter Nichols( Book )

34 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Comfortably married for twenty-five years, James and Eleanor's world is turned upside down when James agrees to a secret rendezvous with their recently widowed friend Kate. As the lies mount up, the marriage is stripped bare, revealing the illicit desires and hidden passions that lie beneath the everyday facade. A potent mix of desire, intimacy and deception, this modern classic by Peter Nichols premiered in 1981 and won the Evening Standard Award for Best Play."--Back cover
Georgy girl( Visual )

7 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warm, winning and fun-loving Georgy rooms with a sultry, moody Meredith. Meredith gets a baby with Jos but Georgy winds up taking care of the baby. Georgy becomes the object of desire of a wealthy widower and Jos
The national health, or, Nurse Norton's affair : a play in two acts by Peter Nichols( Book )

40 editions published between 1970 and 1983 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a men's hospital ward the patients come and go. Some linger, some die, some face illness with fortitude, others with boredom. The documentary background is juxtaposed with satirical scenes in which the staff become the romanticized characters of a TV series of hospital life
Born in the gardens : a play in two acts by Peter Nichols( Book )

14 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maud, a decidedly eccentric woman, lives in a dilapidated mock-Tudor Victorian house with her son Mo. The other children, Hedley, an ineffectual Labour MP, and Queenie, an expatriate in America, arrive and try to persuade Maud to go to a modem 'duplex' in London, and Mo to join Queenie in California, but both prefer to remain as they are. Not all of us, Mo says, 'want freedom. Captivity has its points as well.' --www.doollee.com
Passion by Peter Nichols( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Privates on parade : a play with songs in two acts by Peter Nichols( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poppy by Peter Nichols( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'Poppy', Peter Nichols subverts the pantomime, an archetypal piece of Victoriana, to explore a particularly dark moment in the history of Victorian colonialism - the Opium Wars. Classic panto hero Dick Whittington sets sail for India to seek his fortune in the opium trade, encountering such luminaries as the emperor of China and Queen Victoria along the way. Although the British characters ultimately live happily ever after, the implications for the defeated Chinese are much darker. 'Poppy' won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical when it was first staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1982
Plays by Peter Nichols( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forget-me-not lane: humorous, serious and dramatic selections by Peter Nichols( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The freeway : a play in two acts by Peter Nichols( Book )

22 editions published between 1955 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A piece of my mind by Peter Nichols( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'A Piece of My Mind', Nichols wittily transforms writer's block into a meta-farce, the story of a frustrated playwright that is written and lived and performed at the same time. Ted Forrest is the playwright within the play, who has retired to the countryside to write a novel. He can't get past rewriting the first page, and is tormented by the astronomical success of his former protege Miles Whittier, whose plays have taken the world completely by storm while Ted's languish unnoticed in small theatres and close early. But as he goes along he turns his frustrations into a playful and hilariously self-aware drama about creativity and family, woven of flashbacks and theatre reviews and inevitable farce. Actors step out of their parts, complain they haven't had enough time for a costume change, or refuse to be killed off as Ted is driven to despair by the failure of his creation. 'A Piece of My Mind' is a masterful feat of theatrical irony and knowingness as well as a heartfelt portrait of jealousy and disappointment. It was first performed in 1987 at the Apollo Theatre, London
Chez nous ; a domestic comedy in two acts by Peter Nichols( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and French and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Morse, dead on time collection set( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Morse and his partner solve mysteries and bring murderers to justice
Forget-Me-Not Lane by Peter Nichols( Visual )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A somewhat successful professor at a technology school, listens to old songs on his tape machine and wanders back to scenes of his youth in WWII England
Blue murder : a play or two by Peter Nichols( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Blue Murder', first presented at the Quakers Friars, Bristol, in 1995, is a two-part farce in which conservative suburbia and Whitehall collide with murders, porn stars and blackmailers, and a playwright trying to keep up with them all. Subtitled 'a play or two', it opens with 'Foreign Bodies', where swinging London meets bourgeois Shrewsbury and the drinks are laced with cyanide. As the son of the household struggles to write his first play, a murder story is offered to him on a plate. The second half, 'A Game of Soldiers', is a Whitehall farce taking place in St James's Palace. The same dramatist has brought his complete play to be censored but the Lord Chamberlain's Men have a few shameful secrets of their own to hide, including a priapic guardsman. Once the actors start to have tantrums about the size of their parts, the whole ridiculous structure begins to tumble
The national health : a play in two acts by Peter Nichols( Book )

3 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So long life by Peter Nichols( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bristol, 1995. It is Alice's 85th birthday. An occasion for celebration. But like many family gatherings, it is also an occasion for parading long-held resentments, as her children attempt to persuade her to relinquish her independence and move to a home. However, Alice has no such plans. As the battles rage over her head, Alice's consciousness drifts, time shifts, and past and present merge
Forget-me-not lane : a play by Peter Nichols( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays by Peter Nichols( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Peter Nichols auteur dramatique

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