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Jack Richardson

(b. 1935)


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(1935–),

New York City-born dramatist, graduate of Columbia, whose plays include The Prodigal (1960), a version of the Orestes-Agamemnon tale as a tragi-comic conflict between idealism and society's demands; Gallows Humor (1961), a two-part play contrasting a condemned man's acceptance of his execution and the hangman's loathing of his life; Lorenzo (1963), set in renaissance Italy; Xmas in Las Vegas (1965); and As Happy as Kings (1968). The Prison Life of Harris Fillmore (1963) is a novel about a banker who prefers jail to freedom. Memoir of a Gambler (1980) is a memoir of the author's addiction to gaming.

Subjects: Literature.


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