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McNally, Terrence

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Most widely held works by Terrence McNally
Master class by Terrence McNally( Book )

32 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria Callas is teaching a master class in front of an audience (us). She's glamorous, commanding, larger than life—and drop-dead funny. An accompanist sits at the piano. Callas' first "victim" is Sophie, a ridiculous, overly-perky soprano, dressed all in pink. Sophie chooses to sing one of the most difficult arias, the sleepwalking scene from La Sonnambula—an aria that Callas made famous. Before the girl sings a note, Callas stops her—she clearly can't stand hearing music massacred. And now what has started out as a class has become a platform for Callas. She glories in her own career, dabbles in opera dish and flat-out seduces the audience. Callas gets on her knees and acts the entire aria in dumb show, eventually reducing the poor singer to tears. But with that there are plenty of laughs going on, especially between Callas and the audience. Callas pulls back and gives Sophie a chance to use what she's learned. As soon as Sophie starts singing, though, Callas mentally leaves the room and goes into a sprawling interior monologue about her own performance of that aria and the thunderous applause she received at La Scala. Callas wakes up and sends Sophie off with a pat. The next two sessions repeat the same dynamic, only the middle session is with a tenor who moves Callas to tears. She again enters her memories, and we learn about Callas' affair with Aristotle Onassis; an abortion she was forced to have; her first elderly husband whom she left; her early days as an ugly duckling; the fierce hatred of her rivals; and the unforgiving press that savaged her at first. Finally, we meet Sharon, another soprano, who arrives in a full ball gown. With Sharon singing, Callas is genuinely moved, for the young singer has talent, but Callas tells her to stick to flimsy roles. Sharon is devastated and spits back every nasty thing you've ever heard about Callas: She's old, washed up; she ruined her voice too early in her career; she only wants people to worship her, etc. Sharon rushes out of the hall, and Callas brings the class to a close with a beautiful speech about the sacrifices we must make in the name of art.--
Lips together, teeth apart by Terrence McNally( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and Slovenian and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As two couples spend the 4th of July in a house left to one of the women by her brother, a victim of AIDS, they mask their fear with desperate wit and hide inside uncomfortable marriages--each character struggling to come to terms with a world of anxious isolation haunted by ever-present death. A powerful play Frankie and Johnny
Terrence McNally : 15 short plays by Terrence McNally( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains fifteen short plays by playwright Terrence McNally
Bad habits by Terrence McNally( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astor Place Theatre, Adela Holzer presents "Bad Habits," by Terrence McNally, with F. Murray Abraham, Emory Bass, Paul Benedict, Cynthia Harris, Michael Lombard, J. Frank Lucas, Doris Roberts, Henry Sutton, sets, costumes and lighting by Michael H. Yearngan and Lawrence King, directed by Robert Drivas
Dead man walking by Jake Heggie( Recording )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lisbon traviata : a play in two acts by Terrence McNally( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragicomedy play revolves around Stephen, a depressed literary editor and opera fanatic. Stephen especially adores Maria Callas and dishing the latest gossip with his best friend, Mendy, a wildly flamboyant and catty opera queen. They talk late into the night in an attempt to distract Stephen from his unraveling relationship with his partner. When Stephen returns home to confront his lover, a tragedy erupts on the scale of a grand opera
The Ritz and other plays by Terrence McNally( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's only a play : a comedy by Terrence McNally( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy celebrating the opening of a Broadway play. Upstairs the cast and friends anxiously await the reviews. Insults fly, tempers flare and tensions run high until the devastating review puts everyone in his place
Corpus Christi : a play by Terrence McNally( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Corpus Christi McNally gives us his own unique view of the story of Christ, and in doing so provides us with one of the most vivid and moving passion plays written. McNally's play is an affirmation of faith and a drama of such power and scope that it has been hailed by audiences and critics alike as one of his best and most poignant works to date
Ragtime : the musical by Stephen Flaherty( Recording )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class, religious, racial, and ethnic themes highlight communities in New York around the turn of the 20th century
Love! Valour! Compassion! by Terrence McNally( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and German and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight male friends, all of them gay, leave the city behind for three simple weekends of rest and relaxation. But that's the least of what they experience
Songs from Ragtime : the musical by Stephen Flaherty( Recording )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love! Valour! Compassion! ; and, A perfect Ganesh : two plays by Terrence McNally( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The setting is at a lakeside summer vacation house in Dutchess County, two hours north of New York City where eight gay friends spend the three major holiday weekends of one summer together for Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day. The house belongs to Gregory, a successful Broadway choreographer now approaching middle age, who fears he is losing his creativity; and his twenty-something lover, Bobby, a legal assistant who's blind. Each of the guests at their house is connected to Gregory's work in one way or another - Arthur and longtime partner Perry are business consultants; John Jeckyll, a sour Englishman, is a dance accompanist; die-hard musical theater fanatic Buzz Hauser is a costume designer and the most stereotypically gay man in the group. Only John's summer lover, Ramon, and John's twin brother James are outside the circle of friends. But Ramon is outgoing and eventually makes a place for himself in the group, and James is such a gentle soul that he is quickly welcomed. Infidelity, flirtations, soul-searching, AIDS, truth-telling and skinny-dipping mix monumental questions about life and death with a wacky dress rehearsal for Swan Lake performed in drag
A perfect Ganesh by Terrence McNally( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two middle-aged women embark on an oft times funny and moving journey of memory and discovery through mystical India. The Indian God Ganesha, who gently helps them reconcile personal loss and find their own spirituality and strength, accompanies the two women on their adventure
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de lune by Terrence McNally( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic comedy concerning a waitress and short-order cook from the same restaurant
Three plays by Terrence McNally( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiss of the spider woman : the musical : original cast recording by John Kander( Recording )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The full monty : the Broadway musical by David Yazbek( Recording )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet Eros; Next, and other plays by Terrence McNally( Book )

6 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiss of the spider woman : the musical : vocal selections by John Kander( )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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