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Ken Ludwig

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KEN LUDWIG is an internationally-acclaimed playwright whose work has been performed in more than 30 countries in over 20 languages. He has had 6 shows on Broadway and 6 in the West End. He has won two Laurence Olivier Awards, two Helen Hayes Awards, the Edgar Award, the SETC Distinguished Career Award, the Edwin Forrest Award for Services to the Theatre and he is a McCarter/Sallie B. Goodman Fellow. His plays have been commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Bristol Old Vic. His first play on Broadway, Lend Me A Tenor, won three Tony Awards and the New York Times called it "one of the two great farces by a living writer." His other best-known Broadway and West End shows include Crazy For You (5 years on Broadway, Tony Award Wi ...more


mary%20stuart.jpgI recently went to opening night of Mary Stuart by Friedrich Schiller at the Folger Thetare directed by Richard Clifford in a wonderful translation by Peter Oswald. The Schiller play is particular interesting because he imagines a meeting between Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I, making it the centerpiece of the second half of the play, but such a meeting never took place. Schiller created i... Read more of this blog post »
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How to Teach Your Children ...
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 334 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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Lend Me a Tenor
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 246 ratings — published 1986 — 2 editions
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Moon Over Buffalo
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 134 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
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Leading Ladies
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2010
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The Game's Afoot; Or Holmes...
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2012
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The Fox on the Fairway
3.22 of 5 stars 3.22 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2011
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Shakespeare in Hollywood
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2005
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The Three Musketeers
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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Ken Ludwig's Midsummer/Jersey
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2012
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3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1999
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“A certain critic -- for such men, I regret to say, do exist -- made the nasty remark about my last novel that it contained 'all the old Wodehouse characters under different names.' He has probably by now been eaten by bears, like the children who made mock of the prophet Elisha: but if he still survives he will not be able to make a similar charge against Summer Lightning. With my superior intelligence, I have out-generalled the man this time by putting in all the old Wodehouse characters under the same names. Pretty silly it will make him feel, I rather fancy.”
P.G. Wodehouse, Summer Moonshine




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