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    Neil Simon

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    As one of North America’s leading playwrights, Neil Simon has definitely been instrumental to the world of theater. He has experienced a somewhat shaky personal life, but he has found that this only adds to the texture of his work. He began his career working on radio and television, and found that writing for stage was significantly different than his previous experiences writing. His first attempts at theater were rough, but it didn’t take him long to achieve excellence. He has also achieved great

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    Neil Simon is arguably one of the greatest American playwrights of the twentieth century. He has brought his unique personality and views to his works. His plays have not only graced Broadway, but many have made it to the screen. Simon uses personal ties in portraying characters familiar to the audience. Simon said once in an interview with Glenn Loney, “Certain types of critics will always look down on comedy. For them, it seems to easy- or it doesn’t have enough substance” (Konas 212). Neil Simon

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    Neil Simon, the Most Successful Playwright in The History of Theatre "It can be argued that Neil Simon is not only America's most successful playwright, but also the most successful playwright in the history of theatre."1 Despite being criticized for lack of substance, his hugely successful comedies are consistently revived, whether on Broadway or in other community or dinner theatres. Last week the University of Notre Dame's Mainstage season opened with the departmental premiere of Barefoot in

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    Resilience in Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers

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    Literature Resource Center. < http://go.galegroup.com.vlib interchange. at> Web. 29 Jan. 2013. Lahr, Joan. “Master of Revels: Neil Simon’s Comic Empire”. Web. 10 Dec. 2012 Scott, Andrew. Comedy. New York and London: Routledge, 2007. Print Rod, Martin. Psychology of Humour: An Integrative Approach. New York: Elsevier Academic Press, 2007. Print Koprince, Susan. Understanding Neil Simon < http://www. books.google.co.in> Web. 21 Dec. 2012.

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    Authors of the 70s

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    Litature is a major contributory factor in a decade. In the 70s there were several break-out authors who we still read and look up to today. Among them are John Updike, Joyce Carol Oates, Kurt Vonnegut, Toni Morrison, Neil Simon, Sam Sheperd, Agatha Christie, Robert C. Atkins, Christina Crawford, Richard Nixon, Carl Sagan, and Stephen King. Robert C. Atkins is responsible for the Atkins Diet which has taken America by storm. Christina Crawford is responsible for the book Mommie Dearest, which gave

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    Rumors

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    Neil Simon's farce, Rumors, gives readers an in-depth look at the lives of ten wealthy individuals attending a dinner party. In an attempt to stay within the social crown, the characters start unsubstantiated rumors about their friends in an attempt to make themselves look better. The hosts of the party, Ken Gorman, and his wife Chris must cover up the fact that a friend of theirs, Charley Brock, has been shot in the ear lobe. They do not know how he got shot, but they decide that he must have tried

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    Odd Couple

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    influence a writer's work. Most of the time the author has no control over this influence. This is clearly shown in Neil Simon's play, The Odd Couple. Not only is Simon's own life depicted in his play, but also the lives of those close to him, can be parallel to his work. Neil Simon's life is depicted in his characters and themes of his play, The Odd Couple. Marvin Neil Simon was born in the Bronx on July 4, 1927. His father, Irving, was a salesman in Manhattan's garment district; his

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    Lost in Yonkers, is a play written by Neil Simon. This play won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. First, let me acknowledge the handwork that was manifested in this marvelous play. This Germans-Jewish American family resided in Yonkers, New York during WWII. I love the fact that this play is multicultural, so there is a significance for it in a literacy lesson. I can see myself as a teacher using this book as a form of role play, where the students can have fun while bringing the characters

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    The play “Lost in Yonkers” by Neil Simon is an extraordinary book to read. The play takes place in the 1940’s during World War 2 where men were being sent off to war but with this particular family, the father did not exactly go to war to fight but rather left for a job opportunity to pay off some debts he owned. In the result of this, he left behind his two young boys Jay and Arty to stay with their grandmother and Aunt Bella. At first, the grandmother did not like that idea and still didn’t after

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    The Lord Of The Flies

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    crew. There's Piggy and a quiet Simon who do not possess the scrappiness that Ralph and Jack do. These strengths are what help Ralph and Jack survive. Piggy is always talking about how his Auntie would not let him do this or that and Simon was just a quiet, reserved kid who is regarded as weird just due to the fact that he is calm. The first two kids are considered leaders but only to the littluns who really do not matter in the big picture. To the bigguns, Simon is just a silent and, 'batty'; kid

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