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by William Saroyan
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Dramas & Plays
  • Author:
    William Saroyan
  • ISBN:
    0573616736
  • ISBN13:
    978-0573616730
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    Samuel French Inc Plays; Acting Edition edition (August 1996)
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    Dramas & Plays
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Have no shame in being kindly and gentle but if the time comes in the time of your life to kill, kill and have no regret.

In the time of your life, live-so that in that good time there shall be no ugliness or death for yourself or for any life your life touches. Seek goodness everywhere, and when it is found, bring it out of its hiding place and let it be free and unashamed. Place in matter and in flesh the least of the values, for these are the things that hold death and must pass away. Have no shame in being kindly and gentle but if the time comes in the time of your life to kill, kill and have no regret.

William Saroyan might have been a wonderful person. How he comes across in the introduction of The Time of Your Life, however, is how I describe him above. I’m not actually sure I’ve ever before felt like I got someone’s personality from just a few pages. Despite having such a high opinion of himself, he identifies as an underdog and his advice comes from the heart.

William Saroyan (August 31, 1908 – May 18, 1981) was an Armenian-American novelist, playwright, and short story writer. The time of your life: a comedy in three acts. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1940, and in 1943 won the Academy Award for Best Story for the film adaptation of his novel The Human Comedy. An Armenian American, Saroyan wrote extensively about the Armenian immigrant life in California. Many of his stories and plays are set in his native Fresno.

In 1939, Saroyan was the first American writer to win both the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for his play The Time of Your Life

In 1939, Saroyan was the first American writer to win both the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for his play The Time of Your Life. He famously refused to accept the Pulitzer Prize on the grounds that "Commerce should not patronize ar. He died near his hometown of Fresno at the age of seventy-two. The Time of Your Life was originally published in 1983 by Methuen.

The Time of Your Life is a 1939 five-act play by American playwright William Saroyan. The play is the first drama to win both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. The play opened on Broadway in 1939. Joe, a loafer with money and a good heart. Tom, his admirer, disciple, errand boy, stooge and friend. Kitty Duval, a young streetwalker who longs for a better life. Nick, owner of Nick's Pacific Street Saloon, Restaurant and Entertainment Palace.

Discover William Saroyan famous and rare quotes. Life, Sorrow, Add. William Saroyan (2009). The Time of Your Life, ., A&C Black. It is simply in the nature of Armenian to study, to learn, to question, to speculate, to discover, to invent, to revise, to restore, to preserve, to make, and to give. Giving, Study, Armenians. First Visit to Armenia". Book by William Saroyan, 1935. Unless a man has pity he is not truly a man.

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Llallayue
I love Willliam Saroyan, love the play, HATE this printing. I thought I was buying a used book. This looks like it was printed on somebody's "home publishing machine" after I ordered it. I, like William Saroyan am a Fresno Armenian (he and my dad were contemporaries) and have been reading him since about 7th grade. Even though it was a cheap price, I still feel cheated because I wanted something authentic. SELLER NEEDS TO STATE THAT THESE ARE REPRODUCTIONS and all will be good.
Matty
This is a great play. Very sharp. Witty. I see why James Cagney wanted to make a movie out of it. The book/play is easy to follow, includes stage direction, and arrived to me very promptly and in great shape.
Use_Death
I first became involved with this Pulitzer Prize play in college. I was a bright-eyed theatre major in deep East Texas. We were blessed with a throw-back of a man that lived his directorial adventures. Our season consisted of the classics......Glass Menajerie, Our Town, Dark of the Moon, and a great play by Truman Capote, The Grass Harp.(his only play)
In the late sixties we were taken on a trip with The Time of our Life that rivaled the Timothy Leary escapades that filled the air with this soulfull story of lives crossing paths with each other. The author's preface to the play tells of the destiny we carry as we impact the people we meet and see throughout the time of our life. You create the plot from vinnettes that pass before your eyes like the music videos and sound bites we have come to expect in this decade of speed.
Slow down, take your time, and escape to a world long gone by. You are the voyuer and casual observer at Nick's, on the Embarcadero, in the sepiatone fog of San Francisco at the turn of the century. You relate to these characters as they 'strut and fret' their common lives in three acts. It is a play you will place on your bookshelf and cherish as a family album.
By the way, our production of the show was selected one of ten in the nation to be honored in Washington, DC at Ford's Theatre, and be recognized by the American College Theatre Festival/Kennedy Center. We were living large with an old story in a very 'new' time.