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Terrence McNally (1938–2020)

Author of Master Class

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Terrence McNally, a very popular American playwright of the 1990's, was born in 1939. His play "Love! Valour? Compassion!," a commentary on AIDS, received a Tony Award as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. show more Another play, "Master Class," also earned a Tony, as did the book he wrote for the musical adaptation of "Kiss of the Spider Woman." McNally's other plays include "Corpus Christi" and "Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone?" In addition, McNally has written several television scripts; one of them, "Andre's Mother," brought him an Emmy Award. Terrence McNally died on March 24, 2020 due to complications from the coronavirus at the age of 81. (Bowker Author Biography) Terrence McNally, a very popular American playwright of the 1990s, was born in 1939. His play Love! Valour? Compassion!, a commentary on AIDS, received a Tony Award as well as Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. Another play, Master Class, also earned a Tony, as did the book he wrote for the musical adaptation of Kiss of the Spider Woman. McNally's other plays include Corpus Christi and Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone? In addition, McNally has written several television scripts; one of them, Andre's Mother, brought him an Emmy Award. Terrence McNally died on March 24, 2020 due to complications from the coronavirus at the age of 81. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Terrence McNally

Master Class (1995) 154 copies
Corpus Christi (1998) 148 copies
Lips Together, Teeth Apart (1992) 139 copies
Love! Valour! Compassion! (1995) 107 copies
A Perfect Ganesh (1558) 68 copies
It's Only a Play (1985) 64 copies
The Lisbon Traviata. (1990) 62 copies
Bad Habits (1601) 49 copies
The Ritz (1975) 42 copies
Mothers and Sons (2014) 19 copies
The Ritz and other plays (1976) 19 copies
Morning, Noon and Night (1968) 17 copies
By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea. (1707) — Playwright — 14 copies
Anastasia: Original 2017 Broadway Cast Recording (2017) — Librettist — 11 copies
The Ritz [1976 film] (1976) — Playwright — 11 copies
Sweet Eros and Witness. (1969) 7 copies
Some Men - Acting Edition (2008) 6 copies
Faith, Hope and Charity. (1989) 6 copies
The rink : a new musical (1985) 6 copies
And Away We Go (1798) 5 copies
Whiskey (1973) 4 copies
Anastasia (2020) 3 copies
Deuce - Acting Edition (2009) 3 copies
Golden Age (2014) 2 copies
Sweet Eros 2 copies
Witness 2 copies
¡Cuba Si! 2 copies
Last Gasps 1 copy
adaptation 1 copy
Anastasia: The Musical (2020) 1 copy
Noon 1 copy
Botticelli 1 copy
Next 1 copy
Andre's Mother (2000) 1 copy
Street Talk 1 copy

Associated Works

Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contributor, some editions — 926 copies
The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to their Younger Selves (2012) — Contributor — 264 copies
Telling Tales and Other New One-Act Plays (1993) — Contributor — 114 copies
Out Front: Contemporary Gay and Lesbian Plays (1988) — Contributor — 99 copies
Man of My Dreams: Provocative Writing on Men Loving Men (1996) — Contributor — 77 copies
Moving Parts: Monologues from Contemporary Plays (1992) — Contributor — 60 copies
Love! Valour! Compassion! [1997 film] (2004) — Original play — 35 copies
Frankie and Johnny [1991 film] (1991) — Writer — 34 copies
The Obie Winners: The Best of Off-Broadway (1980) — Contributor — 29 copies
Best American Plays: 8th Series, 1974-1982 (1983) — Contributor — 19 copies
Best American Plays: Ninth Series, 1983-1992 (1993) — Contributor — 16 copies
Ragtime: Original 1998 Broadway Cast Recording (1998) — Book — 14 copies

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One of my favorite musicals. A beautiful story about love and the lengths we will go to for that love.
 
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caseybp | Mar 6, 2020 |
This was a solid, dark, and mysteriously revealing play set within the throes of degeneracy and different classes all thrown in together. The plot-line weaves and expands until it throttles the reader with its final developments in the last sections of the play. This is a setting study as much as a character one, and both move dependent with each other.

Much liked- 3.5 star.
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DanielSTJ | Jul 25, 2019 |
BRILLIANT! A fascinating look at the story of Jesus. Finally, one that my people can relate to.
 
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caseybp | Dec 18, 2016 |
A wonderful play about how intransitory and fragile life is and how much we need each other.
 
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