Goodnight Children Everywhere and Other Plays

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Theatre Communications Grou, 2004 - 419 pages

Goodnight Children Everywhere
"Richard Nelson's new play announces itself almost as if it were Chekhovian . . . the play, like all plays of discovery and purgation, has a translucency and a density that nag, hurt and heal."--London Sunday Times

New England
"Smart, sharp, acridly funny . . . in the sweetest of all ironies, it's an American writer at the peak of his form who has given London's RSC the major new play that has eluded them all year."--Variety

Some Americans Abroad
"A sequel to The Innocents Abroad, Mark Twain's caustic view of pretentious Americans abroad: both works indict the well-educated American middle-class for its supine and superficial relationship to Old World culture."--New York Times

Two Shakespearean Actors
"Nelson's provocative account of the deadly rivalry between two great 18th-century actors."--Variety

Franny's Way
"Boundaries warp and melt in the dense urban heat that pervades Franny's Way, Richard Nelson's sensitively drawn portrait of love in the age of J.D. Salinger."--New York Times

A prolific and varied writer, Richard Nelson is also the author of a screenplay, a television play, the books for musicals and plays for young audiences, as well as a string of radio plays and powerful adaptations from the classic European repertory of Beaumarchais, Brecht, Chekhov, Goldoni, Molière and Strindberg, all of which have influenced the development of his own craft. Among his many awards include the London Time Out Award, two OBIEs, two Giles Cooper awards and numerous grants and fellowships. He is an honorary associate of the Royal Shakespeare Company.


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About the author (2004)

Richard Nelson won Britain's Olivier Award for Best Play for Goodnight Children Everywhere, and the Tony Award for Best Book for his musical James Joyce's The Dead. His plays have been widely produced in the U.S. and Great Britain. He is an Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Chair of the Playwriting Department at the Yale School of Drama.

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