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William M Hoffman

WILLIAM M HOFFMAN  (1939 - )

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    ICM Partners  

Playwright William M. Hoffman is the author of As Is, which earned him a Drama Desk Award in 1986, an Obie, as well as Tony and Pulitzer nominations for best play.

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        As Is         Bang         Book Of Etiquette, A         Cherry Orchard, The, Part Ii         Children's CrUSAde         Cornbury         From Fool To Hanged Man         Gilles De Rais         Good Night, I Love You         Gullivers Travels         Incantation         Luna         Quick Nut Bread To Make Your Mouth Water, A         Saturday Night At the Movies         Shoe Palace Murray         Spring Play         Thank You, Miss Victoria         Three Masked Dances         Uptight!         Whistler: Five Portraits         Xxxxx



As Is

As Is
Gay poet Rich leaves his long time partner, Saul for younger Chet. Rich is diagnosed HIV+. Chet abandons Rich. Saul returns to look after Rich

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1st Produced:
New York    1985

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1st Published:
Random House, New York, 1985   978-0394742861

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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - AIDS, full length

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Male:  6            Female:  2            Other:  doubling

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Bang

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BaNG was A production in which 29 plawrights each wrote A three minute sketch. It was A benefit because the Buildings Department made us do extensive electrical repair. It was organized by Robert (O'Connor) Patrick. the following is A list of the plawrights involved: Joyce Aaron, Anthony Bastiano, Jean Claude Van Itallie, Walter Brown, Daniel Clark, Tom eyen, Ted Harris, Robert Heide, William Hoffman, Douglas Kahn, Donald Kavares, Bruce Kessler, H.M. Koutoukas, Leonard Melfi, Mary Mitchell, Harvey Perr, Jean Reavey, Phill Bill Niblock, Lanford Wilson, Ruth Yorck.
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3 min

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Book Of Etiquette, A

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aka etiquette, music by John Braden

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CeTa Festival

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Cherry Orchard, The, Part Ii

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written with Anthony Holland

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New York    1983

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Children's CrUSAde

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1st Produced:
New York    1972

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Cornbury

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Edward Hyde, Lord Cornbury, was the english governor of New York and New Jersey, from 1702-1708. a controversial figure, he is now remembered primarily for his rumored habit of dressing as his first cousin, Queen anne. In other words, an early english governor of New York was quite possibly a drag queen-and not a very pretty one, if the portrait reportedly of him in women's clothing that hangs in the New York Historical Society is an accurate portrayal. Through its fictional accounting of events around Lord Cornbury's governorship, Cornbury: the Queen's Governor celebrates the ongoing cultural diversity and vitality of the Big apple. a satirical romp in the tradition of the Ridiculous theatre, the play also raises important questions about American culture: are we inclusive or intolerant? How do we integrate individual differences of ethnicity, religion, and sexuality into what it means to be an American?
- press release

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written with Anthony Holland

1st Produced:
New Haven, Connecticut    1977

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1st Published:
in "Gay Plays", avon, New York, 1979   -

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Genre:
Gay, full length

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Male:  6            Female:  6            Other:  -

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From Fool To Hanged Man

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1st Produced:
New York    1972

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in "Scenarios", New York, 1982   -

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Gilles De Rais

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1st Produced:
New York    1975

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Good Night, I Love You

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1st Produced:
Caffe Cino,New York    1965

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Gullivers Travels

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music by John Braden And William Hoffman, novel by Swift

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Incantation

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1st Produced:
New York    1967

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Luna

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aka An excerpt from Buddha

1st Produced:
New York    1970

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1st Published:
in "Now: theater der erfahrung", Schauberg, Cologne, 1971   -

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Quick Nut Bread To Make Your Mouth Water, A

Synopsis:
alternative life styles include improvising a play about breaking bread.

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1st Produced:
New York    1970

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1st Published:
in "Spontaneous Combustion", Winter House, New York, 1972   -

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Genre:
experimental Play

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Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Saturday Night At the Movies

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1st Produced:
New York    1966

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1st Published:
in "the Off-Off-Broadway Book", Bobbs Merrill, Indianapolis, 1972   -

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Shoe Palace Murray

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written with Anthony Holland

1st Produced:
San Francisco    1978

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1st Published:
in "Gay Plays", avon, New York, 1979   -

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Spring Play

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Composer: John Corigliano

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Thank You, Miss Victoria

Synopsis:
Various telephone conversations of executive's son.

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1st Produced:
New York    1965

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1st Published:
in "New American Plays 3", Hill and Wang, New York, 1970   -

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Genre:
One act

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Male:  1            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Three Masked Dances

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1st Produced:
New York    1967

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Uptight!

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1st Produced:
New York    1968

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Whistler: Five Portraits

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1st Published:
Dramatist Play Service, 1979   -

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Xxxxx

Synopsis:
about Holy Family and Trinity with power and sexual implications.

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aka Nativity Play

1st Produced:
New York    1969

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1st Published:
in "More Plays from Off-Off-Broadway", Bobbs Merrill, Indianapolis, 1972   -

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Genre:
avant-garde

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Male:  4            Female:  1            Other:  -

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