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Swados, Elizabeth

Overview
Works: 205 works in 384 publications in 4 languages and 11,582 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Short films  Film adaptations  Fiction  Poetry  Juvenile works  Internet videos  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational films  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Composer, Author of screenplay, Director, Performer, Lyricist, Conductor, Musician, Interviewee, Speaker, Adapter, Arranger, Commentator
Classifications: PS3569.W17, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Elizabeth Swados
Hey you! C'mere! : a poetry slam by Elizabeth Swados( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of free-verse, rap-style poems
At play : teaching teenagers theater by Elizabeth Swados( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being the director -- Voice -- Movement -- Characters -- Improvisation -- Discussion -- Writing -- Space -- Time -- Music and choreography -- Putting a show together -- Mentoring
William Faulkner's Barn burning by William Faulkner( Visual )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abe Snopes is a Southern tenant farmer whose unrelenting and violent nature proves to be his undoing in William Faulkner's Barn Burning. Adpated by Academy Award winning screenwriter Horton Foote
Doonesbury : a musical comedy by Elizabeth Swados( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth man by Elizabeth Swados( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 410 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 404 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 370 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 )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 356 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
Walking the dog : a novel by Elizabeth Swados( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 333 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"--
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 292 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 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host Bill Moyers dialogues with several panels consisting of a diverse array of prominent theologians, artists, historians, and clergy discussing the stories in the Book of Genesis
Three Greek plays( Visual )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1997 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts from the production at La Mama Experimental Theater Club (New York City) of Andrei Serban's interpretation of the classic dramas Electra, Medea, and The Trojan women, with music by Elizabeth Swados. Margaret Croyden provides introductions and commentary. Ellen Stewart, founder and guiding spirit of La Mama speaks briefly about her goals in the modern theater
Alice at the palace( Visual )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outtakes and scenes from the WNBC-TV production Alice at the palace. "This 'music hall' version of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the looking glass was adapted for television from Elizabeth Swados' Joseph Papp/New York Shakespeare Festival production entitled Alice in concert, for which Swados also composed the score, adapted the book and directed for the stage. Starring Meryl Streep and featuring Debbie Allen and Betty Aberlin ... 'Alice at the palace" was originally broadcast as part of WNBC-TV's 'Project peacock' series in 1982"--Www.broadwayarchive.com
My depression : the up and down and up of it( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 176 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 175 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
The Killing floor( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and held by 157 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 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poem in celebration of the special love between parents and their children around the world
The one and only human galaxy by Elizabeth Swados( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listening out loud : becoming a composer by Elizabeth Swados( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Swados writes about her subject from the inside out, that is, from the inner necessities to the formal, technical, and practical ones of creating music. In doing so, she often writes directly from her experience as a student, protégée, and hanger-on in the musical world as well as from her subsequent career as an unusually eclectic composer, along with its ancillary roles of conductor, director, teacher, and survivor. Along with its candor and savvy, Listening Out Loud is especially useful because of the specificity with which Swados takes the reader into the composition process of the various kinds of music she has written, exploring their sources and development and even their adaptation to performance conditions. At the same time she provides an ongoing account of the various ways a young composer can enter and find his own way, can earn a living and keep her faith, in the hectic and often treacherous fields of contemporary music. -- Publisher's description
 
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At play : teaching teenagers theater
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

Элизабет Свадос

אליזבט סוואדוס מוזיקאית אמריקאית

스오도스, 엘리자베스

エリザベス・スワドス

スウェイドス, エリザベス

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At play : teaching teenagers theaterWilliam Faulkner's Barn burningNathaniel Hawthorne's Rappaccini's daughterThe animal rescue storeFlamboyántFruitful and multiplying : 9 contemporary plays from the American Jewish repertoireThe one and only human galaxy