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Swados, Elizabeth

Works: 208 works in 393 publications in 5 languages and 11,793 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Short films  Film adaptations  Fiction  Poetry  Juvenile works  Spoken word poetry  Internet videos  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Composer, Author of screenplay, Performer, Director, Lyricist, Musician, Conductor, Interviewee, Speaker, Adapter, Arranger, Commentator
Classifications: PS3569.W17, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Elizabeth Swados
Walking the dog : a novel by Elizabeth Swados( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A former child prodigy and kleptomaniac, Ester--who rechristens herself as a gentile, Carleen--lands in prison for decades after a botched heist. Let loose onto the streets of New York, Carleen begins a halted process of self-discovery, wrestling spoiled uptown canines as a dog walker and attempting to connect with her estranged, ferociously orthodox daughter"--
At play : teaching teenagers theater by Elizabeth Swados( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being the director -- Voice -- Movement -- Characters -- Improvisation -- Discussion -- Writing -- Space -- Time -- Music and choreography -- Putting a show together -- Mentoring
Hey you! C'mere! : a poetry slam by Elizabeth Swados( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of free-verse, rap-style poems
William Faulkner's Barn burning by William Faulkner( Visual )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abe Snopes is a Southern tenant farmer whose unrelenting and violent nature proves to be his undoing. Snopes sets his employer's barn on fire when he thinks he's been treated unfairly. His son, Sarty, is horrified. Snopes escapes justice for lack of proof, but he and his family are told to move on. No sooner do they move than Snopes is offended by his new rich employer. Torn between trying to win his father's acceptance and his aversion to what his father will do, Sarty must make a decision and act quickly
Doonesbury : a musical comedy by Elizabeth Swados( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth man by Elizabeth Swados( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of the New York theater world, narrated by an abandoned nine-year-old girl. She describes the careers of her guardians, two brothers who are actors. One of the brothers she considers her father, the other her mother. By the author of Leah and Lazar
Nathaniel Hawthorne's Rappaccini's daughter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 18th Century Italy, this is the tale of a young scholar named Giovanni who falls in love with a beautiful, yet forbidden, girl. Beatrice 's strange and unearthly beauty masks a terrifying curse which Giovanni tragically discovers. Her father, the mysterious Dr. Rappaccini, has made her the subject of a diabolical experiment. In Giovanni's attempt to free Beatrice from the control of her father and to escape the effect she has on him, he unwittingly destroys her
The animal rescue store by Elizabeth Swados( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by a real store, this riotous tribute to animals in trouble features a generous man who cares for them and the kids he finds to take them home. Full color
Flamboyánt by Elizabeth Swados( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prim-and-proper Jewish lady in New York takes a job teaching teenage hookers and transvestites in an alternative school. The novel follows Chana Landau as she copes with her pupils and befriends Flamboyant, a street walker
Runaways by Elizabeth Swados( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2018 in English and Danish and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1978 musical about the lives of runaway teens on city streets. Based on true stories from real runaways, and some in the cast had themselves been runaways. Performed first off-Broadway, and later on Broadway
Fruitful and multiplying : 9 contemporary plays from the American Jewish repertoire by Ellen Schiff( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish plays in American theatre of the 1980s and 1990s which have their roots in the Jewish American works of the 1920sto the 1960s
Leah and Lazar : a novel by Elizabeth Swados( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and French and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leah and Lazar are sister and brother. Lazar is cruel, witty, domineering--a young man at the mercy of his own flamboyant delusions. His worshipful little sister tests herself in the fast lane as a resourceful liar at 12, a hooker at 14, and a musician saved by her art five years later. Elizabeth Swados's first novel has the same erratic, cinematic imprint as the controversial theatrical productions she has created for producer Joseph Papp. The world she evokes is inhabited by suburbanites who vacation in Florida and return home to factory towns where underground chemical fires turn lakes into toxic swamps. People are maimed for life. Popular culture is the only signpost, and an unreliable buoy. Neurosis may be self-destructive, but at least it keeps people from being ordinary. --Debra Cash, Saturday Review, May 1982
Genesis : a living conversation( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host Bill Moyers and several panels consisting of prominent theologians, artists, historians, and clergy discuss the stories in the Book of Genesis
Three Greek plays( Visual )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrei Serban's interpretation of the classic dramas. Excerpts from Electra, Medea and the Trojan women. The language of the plays combines music by Elizabeth Swados with Latin, Greek and vocalizations that gets to the hidden consciousness
Alice at the palace( Visual )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An entertaining and shrewdly conceived retelling of the Carroll classics with all of the beloved characters given a unique twist by the witty and charming performances of an accomplished theatrical ensemble
My depression : the up and down and up of it( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both heartfelt and entertaining, My Depression uniquely illuminates the symptoms, emotions and side effects of depression using animation, comedy and music. The film helps to make a difficult and sometimes taboo topic more understandable, both for those who may be suffering from depression as well as family and friends of people with the disorder. My Depression takes viewers through an individual's journey from the early symptoms through the darkest moments, and the search to try to find help and light at the end of the tunnel. While the film uses humor to make the subject more accessible and combat the stigma associated with depression, it is also serious in its intent to show how difficult it is to live in a constant state of psychic pain and diminished energy. Although there is no definitive cure for depression, as the film illustrates, there are a variety of ways to alleviate the pain, survive depression, and move towards a positive, fulfilling life. Based on Broadway producer Elizabeth Swados' award-winning memoir "My Depression: A Picture Book."
Andrei Serban's The Trojan Women( Visual )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program features excerpts from the production at La Mama Experimental Theater Club (New York City) of Andrei Serban''s interpretation of the classic drama The Trojan Women by Euripides, with music by Elizabeth Swados. Theater critic Margaret Croyden provides introductions and commentary. She describes this production as epic opera and discusses how Swados worked with actors to perfect the vocalizations
"La Mama : a theatrical tapestry"( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the guidance of founder Ellen Stewart, La Mama has played a seminal part in fostering Off-Off-Broadway theatre, nurturing and encouraging such important theatre artists as Tom O'Horgan, Lanford Wilson, Sam Shepard, Philip Glass, Joseph Chaiken, Andrei Serban and Liz Swados. The documentary features excerpts of some of the 18 plays which were revived at the theatre for its anniversary season. These distinguished works include Paul Foster's Hurrah for the Bridge and Leonard Melfi's Birdbath both directed by Tom O'Horgan; Lanford Wilson's production of his own play Rimers of Eldritch; Tom Eyen's production of his own play Why Hannah's Skirts Won't Stay Down; Jean Claude Van Italie's Motel (American Hurrah) directed by Michael Kahn; Yutaka Higashi's production of his own musical Shiro; The Winter Project's Tresspassing directed by Joseph Chaiken; Tadeusz Kantor's production of his play Wielpole, Wielpole; Amiri Baraka's Money, A Jazz Opera; and Elizabeth Swados's The Three Travels of Aladin with the Magic Lamp directed by Francoise Grund. The interviews in the program include recollections by Ellen Stewart and La Mama alumni Paul Foster, Tom O'Horgan, Leonard Melfi, Lanford Wilson, Philip Glass, Joseph Chaiken, Harvey Fierstein and many others
The Killing floor( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Custer is a young black man from rural Mississippi who, in 1917, came north to make his fortune at the beginning of World War I. There, the only job he can get is at one of Chicago's meat-packing plants, working in the slaughtering area called the killing floor, where he is caught up in a war between the "packers" and those trying to form a labor union. Desiring to rise off "the floor" to a better position as a butcher, Frank joins the whites in their struggle, hoping to learn from them along the way. With the union becoming more organized and the government ordering raises for the workers, Frank sends for his wife and family to share his success. But the reluctance of many blacks to join the union causes unrest--resulting in the vicious race riots of 1919. Soon, the blood of the killing floor runs onto the streets of Chicago's South Side
Lullaby by Faith Hubley( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poem in celebration of the special love between parents and their children around the world
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At play : teaching teenagers theater
Hey you! C'mere! : a poetry slamWilliam Faulkner's Barn burningNathaniel Hawthorne's Rappaccini's daughterThe animal rescue storeFlamboyántFruitful and multiplying : 9 contemporary plays from the American Jewish repertoireThe four of us : the story of a family
Alternative Names
Elizabeth Swados Ameerika Ühendriikide helilooja

Elizabeth Swados Amerikaans componiste (1951-2016)

Elizabeth Swados amerikanische Komponistin

Elizabeth Swados amerikansk komponist

Elizabeth Swados amerikansk kompositör

Elizabeth Swados compositora estadounidense

Elizabeth Swados compositora estatunidenca

Elizabeth Swados compositrice, scénariste et romancière

Elizabeth Swados compozitoare americană

Elizabeth Swados musicista, scrittrice, regista

Swados, E.

Swados, E. 1951-

Swados, E. 1951-2016

Swados, E. (Elizabeth)

Swados, Liz

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English (113)

Chinese (4)

French (1)

Danish (1)

Hebrew (1)