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Nichols, Peter 1927-

Overview
Works: 148 works in 678 publications in 7 languages and 11,701 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Acting editions  Film adaptations  History  Historical drama  Comedy plays  Television programs  Biography  Autobiographies  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Librettist, Scenarist, Performer, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6064.I2, 822.914
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Most widely held works by Peter Nichols
Joe Egg; [play] by Peter Nichols( Book )

95 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic work depicting the problems and struggles of a young couple in adjusting to their spastic daughter
Passion play by Peter Nichols( Book )

41 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 759 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
The national health, or, Nurse Norton's affair : a play in two acts by Peter Nichols( Book )

36 editions published between 1970 and 1983 in English and held by 686 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 )

24 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and held by 608 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 )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story concerns adultery in all its permutations and masterfully reveals the sad and devastating effects it has on an otherwise solid relationship. As James and Eleanor pass through the various stages of infidelity they are each played by two actors; one reveals the private side of the character and the other the public face. --From publisher's description
Georgy girl by Mary Quant( Visual )

8 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 578 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
Privates on parade : a play with songs in two acts by Peter Nichols( Book )

28 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marlene Dietrich and the British military seem an unlikely marriage, but Peter Nichols achieves their seamless union in 'Privates on Parade'. In post-war Malaysia, Terri Dennis presides over the Song and Dance Unit South East Asia, a unit tasked with entertaining their fellow troops. The vaudevillian tone of this play facilitates its raucous story about soldiers, drag-artistry, and post-war colonial politics. 'Privates on Parade' was first produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1977, when it won the Olivier award for Best New Play
Poppy by Peter Nichols( Book )

25 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poppy, a pantomime parody which explores British imperialism and the nineteenth-century opium wars, was first staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1982. It won the SWET award for Musical of the Year and was later re-mounted at the Adelphi. In 1988 the show was revived in a new version at the Half Moon Theatre and that is the text available here. Poppy is a celebration of Victorian values and exposes the hypocrisy, racism, drug dealing, money worship and sexual repression of the time through its favourite entertainment form. Dick Whittington, his man Jack, Sally the Principal Girl, the Dame, two pantomime horses, a flying ballet, a transformation scene and even the traditional song-sheet are all brought on to tell the serious and finally devasting story of the single most profitable crop of the British East India Company
A day in the death of Joe Egg: a play by Peter Nichols( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A piece of my mind by Peter Nichols( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 360 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
The freeway : a play in two acts by Peter Nichols( Book )

28 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Nichols's commentary on the modern attachment to the automobile, the traffic on the freeway has come to a complete standstill. May, Les, Wally and Evelyn - elderly travellers doing the sights and on their way to Hadrian's Wall - step out of their mobile home to stretch their legs. Next door, James and his dowager mother Nancy were on their way to the opera, but now they're getting out of their estate car and picnicking on the verge. Grant returns to his wife, children and sports car from his reconnaissance of the traffic jam: nothing's moving. But what begins as an inconvenience - easily taken in the stride of the resourceful British motorist - becomes rather more desperate as the days wear on and there's no way of going anywhere. Three very different sets of people try to keep their spirits up as the picnics run out, and wonder if this is the fair price of modern mobility.The Freeway was first presented at the Old Vic in 1974." https://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com/plays/the-freeway-iid-17913
Forget-me-not lane: humorous, serious and dramatic selections by Peter Nichols( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chez nous ; a domestic comedy in two acts by Peter Nichols( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and French and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays--one by Peter Nichols( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Morse, dead on time collection set( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Morse and his partner solve mysteries and bring murderers to justice
Blue murder : a play or two by Peter Nichols( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 199 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
Forget-me-not Lane by Peter Nichols( Visual )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and held by 165 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
So long life by Peter Nichols( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 152 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 )

6 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays by Peter Nichols( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A day in the death of Joe Egg: a play
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Passion playBorn in the gardens : a play in two actsPrivates on parade : a play with songs in two actsPoppyA day in the death of Joe Egg: a playA piece of my mindThe freeway : a play in two actsPlays--one
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Peter Nichols auteur dramatique

Peter Nichols guionista británicu

Питер Николс

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