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Susskind, David 1920-1987

Overview
Works: 210 works in 319 publications in 2 languages and 12,758 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Parodies, imitations, etc  Television adaptations  Television plays  Television plays, American  Interviews  History  Film and video adaptations  Fiction 
Roles: Producer, Host, Author, Actor, fmp, Interviewer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about David Susskind
 
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Most widely held works by David Susskind
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Visual )
16 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 3,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Film of the award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations
Death of a salesman by Arthur Miller( Visual )
13 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An abbreviated television adaptation of Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a middle-aged man's emotional turmoil
Tennessee Williams' The glass menagerie by Tennessee Williams( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A strong willed woman attempts to impose her shattered dreams into the life and personality of her shy, reclusive daughter
Alice doesn't live here anymore by Martin Scorsese( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eight year old Alice Graham dreams of becoming a singer. Twenty seven years later she spends most of her life mediating between her sullen husband and their son Tom. When her husband is killed she decides to sell up and pursue a singing career. She finds herself forced to reassess her life, her relationship with Tom, and most of all her dependence on men
A moon for the misbegotten by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )
10 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a towering performance, the late, great Jason Robards portrays a cynical, self-hating alcoholic actor based on O'Neill's elder brother, Jamie. The majestic Colleen Dewhurst plays the earthy, gruff daughter of his scheming Irish tenant farmer with whom the failed actor spends a soul-baring night of guilt-ridden confessions, tenderness, and absolution"--Container
Hal Holbrook in the CBS Television network special Mark Twain tonight! by Mark Twain( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Holbrook presents Mark Twain's writings on politics, the art of lying, religion, patriotism and slavery, showing that Twain's opinions are timeless
Fort Apache, the Bronx by Daniel Petrie( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Policemen of the 41st Precinct in the Bronx face murders, riots, and drugs on the outside, and corruption and indifference on the inside
Requiem for a heavyweight ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama about a heavyweight fighter who, as a broken man at the end of his fighting career, is coerced by his manager into participating in staged wrestling matches
Medea by Euripides( Visual )
8 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A modern-language production of the classic tragedy of a proud woman betrayed by the man she loves
Acting Shakespeare ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Actor Ian McKellen performs scenes from Shakespeare's plays and reads selections from the sonnets, with supporting lecture material on the linguistic and cultural background of Shakespeare's work and on dramatic technique
Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hedda has just come back from her honeymoon, married to boring but reliable academic George Tesman. Refusing to tie herself down in life and name, Hedda is banking on George being appointed a professorship to secure a better life for the young couple. However, the arrival of cleaned up ex-lover Eilert threatens to destroy everything
The Norman conquests by Alan Ayckbourn( Visual )
7 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Passions flare and tempers rise when three couples cross paths at a country house one weekend. It all begins with the arrival of Reg and his wife, Sarah. They've come to give Reg's younger sister, Annie, a few days' break from caring for their bedridden mother. However, Annie confides that she's seeing someone, not Tom, the single young vet who's pursuing her, but her brother-in-law, Norman. Appalled, Sarah informs Norman's wife, Ruth, and all hell breaks loose. Ayckbourn's trilogy tells the same weekend story from three different vantage points in the house and garden, and can be watched in any order
The Henrik Ibsen collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection includes adaptations of Henrik Ibsen's work and features performances from lauded actors such as Anthony Hopkins and Charles Dance
Back to back two new comedies ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two one-act plays by John Mortimer. In The Dock brief an inept lawyer defends a man who is guilty of murder. In What shall we tell Caroline? a foul-tempered, but loving, husband seeks to shelter his wife and daughter from the realities of life
The human voice by Jean Cocteau( Visual )
10 editions published between 1966 and 2003 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ingrid Bergman plays a middle-aged woman going through a psychological crisis as a love affair ends. French playwright Jean Cocteau's pioneering one-character drama unfolds in the form of an extended monologue - a one-sided telephone conversation in which the woman tries to win back her lover despite her growing suspicion that he is calling from his young fiancée's home."--Conteneur
Edge of the city ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If you need a job Charlie Malik can find a spot for you in the dockside railyards. All he needs in return is that you show up on time, work hard, and kick back part of your pay. Two New York City longshoremen, Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter, and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader, join forces against a corrupt New York waterfront union official. The two share a bond that cuts across society's black/white divide
Lovers and other strangers ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Susan Henderson and Mike Vecchio have been secretly cohabiting for over a year. Despite Mike's fears that marriage will spoil their romance, they decide to wed. What they do not expect are the multitude of side effects their blissful decision will have on their family and friends
Ages of man ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Performing Shakespeare's legendary monologues and sonnets, one of the most accomplished actors of all time presents his acclaimed one-man tour de force in this unforgettable live broadcast
Give 'em hell Harry ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1961 David Susskind had an edgy, one-on-one conversation with retired 33rd president of the United States, Harry S. Truman. They covered controversial subjects, including conversations with Sir Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin. Most of Susskind's questioning centered around presidential history and how media tried to influence politics, including its commander and chief's. Truman recalls how "these shenanigans" had been going on since George Washington took office. Truman never let it influence him, and remarked that television was helpful as there was no editor between himself and his audience. Truman's great leadership skills are summed up in his response to Susskind's question, "Are there any decisions you made that you now regret?" Truman's reply: "No. The worst thing you can do is make no decision. If a decision is wrong, then just make another one to fix it."
 
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English (118)
French (2)
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