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Name: A.R. Gurney  
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Date of Birth: 1st November 1930
Place of Birth: Buffalo, New York, USA
Profession: Writer
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A.R. Gurney (November 1, 1930 - ) is an American playwright and novelist. Born in Buffalo, New York, Gurney attended Williams College and the Yale School of Drama, after which he began teaching Humanities at MIT. He began writing plays such as Scenes from American Life, Children, and The Middle Ages while at MIT, but it was his great success with The Dining Room that allowed him to write full-time. The Dining room is a complicated play with six actors playing a multitude of characters in overlapping scenes set in the singular title location.

Since The Dining Room, Gurney has written a number of plays, most of them concerning WASPs of the American northeast, particularly New England. They include:

  • What I Did Last Summer
  • The Cocktail Hour
  • The Perfect Party
  • Another Antigone
  • Sweet Sue
  • Love Letters
  • The Old Boy
  • The Snow Ball (based on his novel) ISBN 0881842141
  • A Cheever Evening (based on stories by John Cheever)
  • Later Life
  • Sylvia
  • The Fourth Wall
  • Far East
  • Ancestral Voices
  • Buffalo Gal
  • Jerusalem
  • Big Bill

Gurney has also written several novels; in addition to the abovementioned The Snow Ball, they include:

  • The Gospel According to Joe
  • Entertaining Strangers ISBN 0385125518

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