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Encyclopedia > Tom Jones (writer)

Tom Jones (born in 1928 in Texas) is lyricist of musical theatre, best known for the longest running musical in history, The Fantasticks, which has been running off-Broadway since 1960.


All of Jones' major musicals were written with Harvey Schmidt whom he met at the University of Texas.


Shows

  • Shoestring '57 (1957)
  • Demi-Dozen (1958)
  • The Fantasticks (1960)
  • 110 In The Shade (1963)
  • I Do! I Do! (1966)
  • Celebration (1969)
  • Colette (1970)
  • Philemon (1973)
  • Grovers Corners (1987)
  • Mirette (1996)
  • Harold and Maude (2004)

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SparkNotes: Tom Jones: Book XIV (1419 words)
Jones receives a letter from Sophia saying that if he cares for her at all, he should not visit her that day—she is worried that Lady Bellaston suspects something.
Jones pretends to be ill so as not to offend Lady Bellaston—he writes an explanatory letter to her ladyship, as well as a letter to Sophia.
Miller asks Tom, very courteously, to leave her house, as she does not approve of him entertaining strange women in his room from ten at night to two in the morning.
Tom Jones - ReviewFocus (2459 words)
Henry Fielding's mid-18th century novel is adapted for the screen by the genius of a playwright John Osborne, and very creatively licensed for this famous film version, although much to it's advantage in portraying the sheer fun of this rude and bawdy tale (the recent comatose BBC version fell at the first fence by comparison).
Tom's lusty desire for Sophie dispatches the young buck on a rollercoaster chase across Georgian England in search of his true love, and finally to Newgate Prison and the Tyburn gallows, where in the nick of time he is saved by Squires Allworthy and Weston, and wins the hand of Susannah York's wonderfully luscious Sophie.
In fact, Tom Jones is almost two films in one - the first part rustic, earthy and halcyon on the sprawling estates of Squires Western and Allworthy, then an abrupt change of style to the intimidating Hogarthian squalour of London where danger seemed to lurk behind every corner.
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