Biography: William Gibson (1914- )


Biography: William Gibson (1914- )
Born in New York City on November 13, 1914, William Gibson studied at the
College of the City of New York. His work was produced only by regional
theatres until Two For the Seesaw opened on Broadway in 1958. The highly
successful play was later made into a film and a musical called simply
Seesaw (1973).

Early works include I Lay in Zion (1943) and A Cry of Players (1968), a
play about Shakespeare which he rewrote in 1968.

Gibson collaborated on the book of the musical Golden Boy (1964) He also
wrote a book of Shakespeare criticism called Shakespeare's Game (1978).

He returned to the Helen Keller story with his play Monday After the
Miracle ...

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leader Golda Meir.
Monday After the Miracle (1982): play examining the later
relationship between Annie
Sullivan and Helen Keller.

Film and television

Two for the Seesaw (1962): film based on his play.
The Miracle Worker: film (1962) and TV films (1957, 1979).
The Cobweb (1955: film based on his novel.
Spiel zu zweit (1975): TV film.

Books

Winter Crook (1947): book of poems.
The Cobweb (1954): novel
The Seesaw Log (1959): chronicle of the production of Two for the
...

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