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Munro, Neil 1947-2009

Overview
Works: 103 works in 226 publications in 1 language and 1,057 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  History  Children's films  Juvenile works  Motion pictures  Satire  Biographical films  Short films  Drames à clef 
Roles: Author, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PR5363, 822
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Neil Munro
Beethoven lives upstairs by Richard Moser ( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arrival of an eccentric boarder turns a young boy's home upside-down. Ludwig van Beethoven has moved in upstairs! At first, the boy resents their new tenant, but slowly ten-year-old Christoph comes to understand the genius of the man, the torment of his deafness and the beauty of his music. Beethoven Lives Upstairs is pure family entertainment that captures a special friendship between a great composer and a young boy. Based in part on historical fact and featuring more than twenty-five beautifully-performed excerpts of Beethoven's best-loved works. - Container
Fugitive pieces by Anne Michaels( Recording )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of Holocaust survival whose protagonist is Jakob Beer, a Jewish boy in Poland. He is saved from death by a Greek scientist who takes him home to his island, where Beer develops an interest in archeology. He describes the way the Nazis manipulated archeology to prove the superiority of the Aryan race
Daughters of the country( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the historic encounter between Indian and European in the Canadian northwest emerged a mixed-blood nation, the Metis. Here, in a four-part dramatic series that spans two centuries, is their proud story, told from the point of view of courageous Métis women
Dancing in the dark( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After twenty years of marriage, Edna Cormick has crafted a life of earnest dedication to her husband. Her simple life is completely undone by one phone call
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court by Mark Twain( Recording )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain's classic masterpiece, adapted for radio and full of the stuff of grand myth, comedy, heroes and villans. Journey back to King Arthur's kingdom with Hank Morgan, a 20th century American mechanic, and discover with him that there is more to culture than technology
Mistress Madeleine( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 1850s, Mistress Madeleine unfolds againast the backdrop of the Hudson's Bay Company's monopoly of the fur trade. In protest, some Métis are trading with the Americans. Madeleine, the Métis common-law wife of a Hudson's Bay Company clerk, is torn between loyalty to her husband and loyalty to her brother, a freetrader. Even more shattering, a change in company policy destroys Madeleine's happy and secure life, forcing her to re-evaluate her identity
Incompletions by Marian Waldman( Recording )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the Chicago abyss( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the twilight after A.D. (Annihilation Day), that is and one old man can't help remembering what came before. The "gospel" he recalls are the details of our consumer society, the smell of coffee beans, the feel of a packet of cigarettes, the gleam of a car dashboard. The "prophet of memory" is a danger to the State which now possesses none of the storehouse of a man's history that he treasures in is memory. They want him dead. But first they have to catch him and the small band of rebels who are helping him flee to a place where he can share his memories of the past with others
The front page by Ben Hecht( )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Shady Grove Music Fair], Lee Guber and Shelly Gross for Music Fair Enterprises, Inc. present Robert Alda, Bert Convy, Paul Ford, Dody Goodman, Butterfly McQueen in "The Front Page," by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, also starring James Flavin, Charles White, Harold J. Kennedy with Andy Gerado, Ed Riley, Will Gregory, Patrick Desmond, Bob Larkin, Walter Flanagan, Helen Noyes, Ramon Burgin, Kay Tornborgh, Art Vasil and Arnold Stang, directed by Harold J. Kennedy
Berkeley square : a play in three acts by John L Balderston( )

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

The play tells the story of a young American who is transported back to London in the time of the American Revolution and meets his ancestors. The plot is loosely based on Henry James' posthumous 1917 novel "The Sense of the Past." --Wikipedia.com
Rue Morgue redux original story by Edgar Allan Poe ; adaptation, Neil Munro by Neil Munro( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of The murders in the Rue Morgue, relocating the story to Toronto
Laura by Vera Caspary( )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Laura Hunt was the ideal modern woman: beautiful, elegant, highly ambitious, and utterly mysterious. No man could resist her charms--not even the hard-boiled NYPD detective sent to find out who turned her into a faceless corpse. As this tough cop probes the mystery of Laura's death, he becomes obsessed with her strange power. Soon he realizes he's been seduced by a dead woman--or has he?"--Publisher's Website
The Marrying of Ann Leete by Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph)( )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective story, a play in three acts by Sidney Kingsley( )

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

"The scene is the squad room and office in a New York police station. The playwright presents a fascinatingly realistic picture of routine cases brought into a metropolitan police station in the course of a day. Out of the welter of human misery, vice and stupidity there emerges the tragic and moving case of a decent young fellow who has stolen money from his employer. Though a woman who is in love with him comes to his help and the employer is offered everything that has been taken from him, the case has fallen into the hands of McLeod, a hardworking detective whose experience in police work has developed in him a mania for punishing all law breakers, whom he regards as incorrigibles. Nothing will satisfy him but brutal punishment. He is at work at the same time on a case involving an abortionist whose attorney, failing to move him by other means, forces McLeod's wife to confess to her husband that she had herself some years before made use of the services of the abortionist in question. Since McLeod worships his wife and finds in her the only happiness of his existence, his world collapses about him. The climax comes when McLeod gets involved with another prisoner who attempts to escape from the squad room with the aid of a revolver taken from one of the detectives. McLeod is shot and killed. This climax is a fitting end to McLeod's career. To the last, he had been bent upon doing what he considered his duty--in seeing that criminals obeyed the letter of the law at no matter what cost." -- Publisher's description
The man who came to dinner by George S Kaufman( )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ford's Theatre, Sam H. Harris presents "The Man Who Came to Dinner," a new comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, with Alexander Woollcott, setting by Donald Oenslager
The petrified forest by Robert E Sherwood( )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gabby Maple is a young girl who wants to see the world, but necessity compels her to work as a waitress in the middle of the Arizona desert. Out of the desert comes Alan Squier, a disillusioned sophisticate on his way to the Petrified Forest, which to him symbolizes self-destruction, the only answer he can find to living in a pointless world. He pauses at the restaurant to sympathize with Gabby's dreams, then decides to help her realize them by leaving her his life insurance. When the restaurant empties, gangsters, looking for a hideout, enter and take possession. Alan amuses himself by philosophizing with the criminals, who in the end oblige the suicidal Alan by shooting him. The desperadoes make their escape as Gabby contemplates the death of Alan ant the fact that she'll have to bury him, where he wanted to die, in the Petrified Forest
The constant wife : a comedy in three acts by W. Somerset Maugham( )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Gayety Theatre, Katharine Cornell, Brian Aherne, Grace George, in "The Constant Wife," by W. Somerset Maugham, with John Emery, Gertrude Musgrove, Eva Leonard-Boyne, Claude Horton, Nan Martin, Liam Sullivan, staged by Guthrie McClintic, setting by Donald Oenslager, a Katharine Cornell production
The Secret Life by Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph)( )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint Joan : a chronicle play in six scenes and an epilogue by Bernard Shaw( )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play depicts the trial, burning at the stake, and canonization of Joan of Arc
The Voysey inheritance: a play, in five acts by Harley Granville-Barker( )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edward's highly principled world is turned upside down when his father reveals that he has been illegally speculating with clients' money. To make matters worse, he soon discovers that his large, scandal-fearing family would perpetuate the crime rather than risk public dishonour." "This portrait of an upper-middle-class family was first staged in this version at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, in 1934. It was revived at the Royal National Theatre on 18 April 2006"--Jacket
 
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Alternative Names
Munroe Neil 1947-2009

Neil Munro Canadees acteur (-2009)

Neil Munro Canadian actor

Нил Манро

Languages
English (86)

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Fugitive piecesA Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's courtRue Morgue redux original story by Edgar Allan Poe ; adaptation, Neil Munro