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Collected Plays, 1991-1995

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A. R. GURNEY was born in Buffalo, New York in 1930 and attended St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Williams College, and, after serving as an Officer in the United States Navy, he graduated from the Yale School of Drama in 1958. He was a Professor of Literature at M.I.T. for over twenty years. Mr. Gurney also has received honorary degrees from both Williams College and the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has written several novels: The ...
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A. R. GURNEY was born in Buffalo, New York in 1930 and attended St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Williams College, and, after serving as an Officer in the United States Navy, he graduated from the Yale School of Drama in 1958. He was a Professor of Literature at M.I.T. for over twenty years. Mr. Gurney also has received honorary degrees from both Williams College and the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has written several novels: The Gospel According to Joe, Entertaining Strangers, and The Snow Ball, later adapted to a play of the same name. For the opera he wrote libretto for "Strawberry Fields" with music by Micael Torke, part of the Central Park Opera Trilogy presented by the New York City Opera in the Fall of 1999. Mr. Gurney has been the recipient of numerous awards, including: a Drama Desk Award; a National Endowment for the Arts Playwriting Award; the Rockefeller Playwriting Award; the Lucille Lortel Playwriting Award; a New England Theatre Conference Award; and an Award of Merit from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Mr. Gurney currently resides in Roxbury, Connecticut with his wife, Mary; they have four children and six grandchildren.
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