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Worrall, Nick

Overview
Works: 20 works in 105 publications in 3 languages and 3,547 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Librettos  Comedy plays  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Satire  Fiction  Readers (Publications) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Nick Worrall
The Moscow Art Theatre by Nick Worrall( )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unprecedented in its comprehensiveness, The Moscow Art Theatre fills a large gap in our knowledge of Stanislavsky and his theatre. Worrall focuses in particular detail on four of The Moscow Art Theatre's best-known productions
Modernism to realism on the Soviet stage : Tairov-Vakhtangov-Okhlopkov by Nick Worrall( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first book to deal with the work of three important Soivet theatre directors - Alexander Tairov, Evgeni Vakhtangov and Nikolai OkHlopkov - who, although familiar names in the West, are not often the subjects of full-length studies. The present one therefore sets out to introduce their work to theatre specialists and non-specialists alike, analyzing individual productions and placing them within the context of their time. The active working life of the three directors spans, in varying stages, the period of revolution and civil war with its accompanying radical artistic innovations; the conservative phase of socialist realism in the 1930s and 1940s; and the more flexible and creative artistic years of the late 1950s and 1960s. The book contains a number of photographs of the original productions as well as a chronology of theatrical and historical events. Worrall's study will be of interest to students and scholars of Russian studies and theatre history
Nikolai Gogol and Ivan Turgenev by Nick Worrall( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

File on Chekhov by Nick Worrall( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top girls by Caryl Churchill( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play which looks at the political costs of women rising to the top. This volume is published in the 'Student Editions' series and as well as the text of the play there is a chronology of the playwright's life and work, an introduction giving the theatrical and social content of the play and questions for study
A doll's house by Henrik Ibsen( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The slamming of the front door at the end of Ibsen's electrifying play shatters the romantic masquerade of Nora and Torvald's marriage. In their stultifying and infantilised relationship, they have deceived themselves and each other into thinking they are happy. But Nora's concealment of a loan she had to take out for her husband's sake forces their frivolous conversation to an irrevocable crisis, until Nora claims her right to individual freedom. Ibsen's 1879 play shocked its first audiences with its radical insights into the social roles of husband and wife. His portrayal of his flawed heroine, Nora, remains one of the most striking dramatic depictions of late-nineteenth century woman. This version is translated by Michael Meyer, and was first performed in 1964 at the Playhouse, Oxford
The threepenny opera by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First staged in Berlin in 1928, 'The Threepenny Opera' remains one of Brecht's most performed plays. Based on John Gay's 18th century satire, 'The Beggar's Opera', the play is a satire on the bourgeois capitalist society of the Weimar Republic
Sudan by Nick Worrall( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sea gull = Chaika : a comedy in four acts by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic comedy-drama depicting man's propensity for destroying those he is close to. The main protagonists are Trepleff, the youthful aspiring writer who dreams of bringing new forms to the theatre and Irina Arkadina, Trepleff's self-centered mother, an accomplished actress, who derides her son's ambitions
The three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play focuses on the lives of three sisters, Olga, Masha, and Irina, young women of the Russian gentry who try to fill their days in order to construct a life that feels meaningful while surrounded by an array of military men, servants, husbands, suitors, and lovers, all of whom constitute a distractions from the passage of time and from the sisters' desire to return to their beloved Moscow
Uncle Vanya by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So, what happens in Uncle Vanya? Not much; just life, played out over four acts. There are rich people, and there are people who work for the rich people, whom the rich people don't really care about. There is a gun fired in anger and desperation, but there aren't any bodies to carry off stage. There are men making fools of themselves over women. There are those who accept their fates and wait for their rewards in heaven, and there are others who don't care one way or another. Chekhov's play moves so languidly that, without a vibrant cast, an understanding director, and a lively translation, it stands the chance of passing under the radar of the average audience. The reworking of the script aims at accessibility, replacing the "outdated colloquialisms" and "brittle prose" of earlier translations
The cherry orchard by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gayev family estate is hopelessly in debt: urged to cut down their beautiful cherry orchard and sell the land for holiday cottages, they struggle to act decisively
Vladimir Mayakovsky by Nick Worrall( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playboy of the Western World by Nick Worrall( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chekhov on file( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inspector general : a satiric farce in three acts by Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is poet and playwright Adrian Mitchell's version of Gogol's classic satire on human vanity. It is the story of a penniless nobody from Moscow who is mistaken for a government inspector by the corrupt and self-seeking officials of a small town in Tsarist Russia"--Back page
Moscow Art Theatre (Theatre production studies) by Nick Worrall( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mejerchol' d e la regia di "Le Cocu Magnifique" by Nick Worrall( )

in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A doll's house by Henrik Ibsen( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nora, Helmer's pampered and petted wife, forges a signature to obtain money for her ailing husband. The results lead to her growth and resentment of being treated like a doll in her home
The playboy of the Western World by J. M Synge( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A Student Edition of Synge's classic play, complete with full introduction, commentary and questions for study
 
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The Moscow Art Theatre
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Modernism to realism on the Soviet stage : Tairov-Vakhtangov-OkhlopkovTop girlsA doll's houseThe threepenny operaThe Sea gull = Chaika : a comedy in four actsThe three sistersUncle VanyaThe cherry orchardThe inspector general : a satiric farce in three acts
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Worrall, James Nicholas.

Worrall, Nicholas.

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