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Nelson, Richard 1950-

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Most widely held works about Richard Nelson
 
Most widely held works by Richard Nelson
Hyde Park on Hudson by Roger Michell( Visual )

39 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Great Britain faces an imminent war with Germany, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, invited the King and Queen of England for a weekend at their home in upstate New York. But during the first-ever visit of a reigning British monarch to America, international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR's domestic establishment, as wife, mother, and mistresses all conspire to make the royal trip an unforgettable one
The Apple family : scenes from life in the country by Richard Nelson( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Sharp, engrossing. a soft-spoken play of ideas."--Time, on That Hopey Changey Thing"A soul-stirring new play. Mr. Nelson has a peerless grasp of the perils of family intimacy."-The New York Times, on Sweet and Sad"Sorry-one of the best plays to emerge this fall in New York-affirms the Apple cycle as the prolific Nelson's most satisfying drama to date."-The Washington PostThis critically acclaimed, searing play cycle about loss, memory, and remembrance follows the Apple family of Rhinebeck, New York, as they grapple with events both personal and current in the immediate present: the 2010 election (That Hopey Changey Thing), the tenth anniversary of 9/11 (Sweet and Sad), Barack Obama's re-election (Sorry), and the fiftieth anniversary of JFK's assassination, (Regular Singing, which will premiere at NYC's Public Theater on the anniversary: November 22, 2013). This quartet of plays, directed by the author, has featured an ensemble of six actors who, together, have delivered a master class on acting for the stage. Richard Nelson's many plays include Rodney's Wife, Goodnight Children Everywhere, the Drama Desk-nominated Franny's Way and Some Americans Abroad, Tony Award-nominated Two Shakespearean Actors, and James Joyce's The Dead (with Shaun Davey), for which he won a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. Over the next ten years, Nelson will be collaborating with pre-eminent translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky on a major translations series of important Russian plays, beginning with Nikolai Gogol's The Inspector in 2014."--
Strictly dishonorable & other lost American plays( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audition monologs for student actors : selections from contemporary plays( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of monologues for competitive auditions and studio exercises
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a man torn between his joyless marriage to one woman and his lustful desire for another
The cherry orchard by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There have always been two versions of Chekhov's heartrending and humorous masterwork: the one with which we are all familiar, staged by Konstatine Stanislavski at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1904, and the one Chekhov had originally envisioned. Now, for the first time, both are available and published here in a single volume in translations by the renowned playwright Richard Nelson and Richard Peavar and Larissa Volokhonsky, the foremost contemporary translators of classic Russian literature. Shedding new light on this most revered play, the translators reconstructed the script Chekhov first submitted and all of the changes he made prior to rehearsal. The result is a major event in the publishing of Chekhov's canon. Richard Nelson's many plays include Rodney's Wife, Goodnight Children Everywhere, Drama Desk-nominated Franny's Way and Some Americans Abroad, Tony Award-nominated Two Shakespearean Actors and James Joyce's The Dead (with Shaun Davey), for which he won a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, and the critically acclaimed, searing play cycle, The Apple Family Plays. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have produced acclaimed translations of Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Nikolai Gogol, Anton Chekhov, and Mikhail Bulgakov. Their translations of The Brothers Karamazov and Anna Karenina won the 1991 and 2002 PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prizes. Pevvear, a native of Boston, and Volokhonsjky, of St. Petersburg, are married to each other and live in Paris."--
Some Americans abroad by Richard Nelson( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play in two acts about a group of snobbish American academics on a British theater tour
Two Shakespearean actors by Richard Nelson( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New York City in 1849, not one but two productions of the Scottish play are planned for the same night: one by English actor/manager William Charles Macready, the other by American matinee idol Edwin Forrest. This tempts the fates too much
Making plays : the writer-director relationship in the theatre today by Richard Nelson( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogen består af samtaler mellem de to forfattere
An American comedy and other plays by Richard Nelson( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New England by Richard Nelson( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Englishman and his family live far-flung across the vast American continent. Brought together by tragedy, they find comfort in attacking their adopted country, ridiculing its crude ways and lack of standards. Humour and irony as well as the sense of loss and longing permeate this story of exiles unable to address a world that is passing by
The father by Richard Nelson( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The general from America by Richard Nelson( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goodnight children everywhere, and other plays by Richard Nelson( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Joyce's The dead : a musical by Richard Nelson( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rodney's wife by Richard Nelson( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this poignant memory play, Nelson plunks his characters down at the crossroads of erotic tension and family guilt. The setting is Rome in 1962, at the villa of Rodney, a mid-level actor jobbing in a spaghetti western and soothing his ego with equal parts booze and bluster. The early scenes proceed with the closely observed simplicity of Chekhov, whereas the later, more wrenching moments evoke the eloquent bitterness of Albee"--Jacket
Frank's home by Richard Nelson( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the summer of 1923 when Frank Lloyd Wright relocated to California hoping to reignite a faltering career and mend relations with his adult children."--Back cover
The inspector general : a satiric farce in three acts by Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pevear and Volokhonsky are at once scrupulous translators and vivid stylists of English."--The New Yorker. Called "the greatest play written in Russian" by Vladimir Nabokov, Nikolai Gogol's comedy now has a revelatory new translation by renowned American playwright Richard Nelson and Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky, the foremost contemporary translators of classic Russian literature including the best-selling Oprah's Book Club selection, Anna Karenina. The Inspector marks the first in a series of translations of major works of Russian drama. Subsequent volumes already scheduled include A Month in the Country by Ivan Turgenev and The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov. This edition also includes an introduction and text notes by Richard Pevear. Richard Nelson's many plays include Rodney's Wife, Goodnight Children Everywhere, Drama Desk-nominated Franny's Way and Some Americans Abroad, Tony Award-nominated Two Shakespearean Actors, and James Joyce's The Dead (with Shaun Davey), for which he won a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have produced acclaimed translations of Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Nikolai Gogol, Anton Chekhov and Mikhail Bulgakov. Their translations of The Brothers Karamazov and Anna Karenina won the 1991 and 2002 PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prizes. Pevear, a native of Boston, and Volokhonsky, of St. Petersburg, are married to each other and live in Paris"--
A month in the country : a comedy in five acts by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Pevear and Volokhonsky are at once scrupulous translators and vivid stylists of English."--The New YorkerOne week before her thirtieth birthday, the simple life of dutiful wife and mother Natalya is upended when the arrival of her son's charming new tutor unleashes a whirlwind of love, lust, and jealousy. This revelatory new translation by renowned playwright Richard Nelson along with Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky-the foremost contemporary translators of classic Russian literature, including the best-selling Oprah's Book Club selection, Anna Karenina-marks the second of a series of translations of important Russian plays to be published over the next ten years. Richard Nelson's many plays include Rodney's Wife, Goodnight Children Everywhere, Drama Desk-nominated Franny's Way and Some Americans Abroad, Tony Award-nominated Two Shakespearean Actors, and James Joyce's The Dead (with Shaun Davey), for which he won a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. His The Apple Family: Scenes from Life in the Country will be published by Theatre Communications Group in early 2014. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have produced acclaimed translations of Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Nikolai Gogol, Anton Chekhov, and Mikhail Bulgakov. Their translations of The Brothers Karamazov and Anna Karenina won the 1991 and 2002 PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prizes. Pevear, a native of Boston, and Volokhonsky, of St. Petersburg, are married to each other and live in Paris."--
Goodnight children everywhere by Richard Nelson( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the chaotic aftermath of the Second World War, Richard Nelson's play intimately explores the emotional and sexual fragility of family relationships. Spring 1945. Evacuated five years earlier to Canada, seventeen-year-old Peter returns to London. His parents are now dead and his three sisters eagerly await his arrival
 
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Audition monologs for student actors : selections from contemporary plays
Alternative Names
Nelson, R.

Nelson, Richard John 1950-

Richard Nelson Amerikaans toneelschrijver

Richard Nelson auteur dramatique

Ричард Нельсон

ريتشارد نيلسون

リチャード・ネルソン

Languages
English (127)

German (2)

French (2)

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Audition monologs for student actors : selections from contemporary playsSome Americans abroadTwo Shakespearean actorsMaking plays : the writer-director relationship in the theatre todayAn American comedy and other playsNew EnglandThe fatherThe general from America