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Wasserstein, Wendy

Works: 178 works in 497 publications in 6 languages and 23,670 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Satire  Biography  Humor  Educational films  Internet videos  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Televised plays 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Contributor, Interviewee, Librettist, Scenarist, Speaker, Adapter, Writer of accompanying material, Moderator, Author of introduction, Host
Classifications: PS3573.A798, 812.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Wendy Wasserstein
The Heidi chronicles and other plays by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )

38 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These 3 plays are plays of ideas that happen to be written as comedies. The three heroines, though vastly different, share an essential sadness, but is a sadness deflected by humor, because these are witty women and they use their wit to devastating effect
Elements of style : a novel by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Serbian and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic novel about New York's urban gentry living in a post-9/11 world--the arbiters of fashion and the doyennes of charity balls; about the rich and the nouveau rich(er), the glamorous and the desperate to be. We meet Francesca Weissman, the Upper East Side pediatrician rated number one by Manhattan magazine, who takes us into the upper strata of privilege and aspiration (she's originally from Queens with a father in hosiery); Samantha Acton, thoroughbred descendant of Old New York, who defines the social order in the great tradition of Mrs. Astor and Babe Paley; Judy Tremont from Modesto, California, daughter of a cop--her life's work, her obsession, is New York society and its richest families; Barry Santorini, Republican, moviemaker, winner of twelve Oscars, and his wife, the Italian supermarket heiress and former media rep for Giorgio Armani; and many more.--From publisher description
The sisters Rosensweig by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Jewish middle-aged sisters--Sara, Gorgeous, and Pfeni--come together in London to celebrate Sara's birthday
Bachelor girls by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

29 essays
Isn't it romantic by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy. An aspiring writer and her former classmate struggle to establish their own lives and identities. Background music. Prologue, 2 acts, 13 scenes, 4 men, 4 women, extras
Uncommon women and others by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Comprised of a collage of interrelated scenes, the action begins with a reunion, six years after graduation, of five close friends and classmates at Mount Holyoke College. They compare notes on their activities since leaving school and then, in a series of flashbacks, we see them in their college days and learn of the events, some funny, some touching, some bitingly cynical, that helped to shape them. Each of the group is a distinct individual, and it is their varying reaction to the staid, sheltered and often anachronistic university environment (with its undercurrent of sometimes darker personal desires and conclusions) gives the play its special meaning for today's young women as they go forth into the changing and often disquieting world that awaits them after graduation."--Back cover
Old money by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dinner party in an ornate mansion on the fashionable Upper East Side of Manhattan provides the scene for this witty and incisive play. Set in two eras - the early 1900s and our own Gilded Age - the characters move effortlessly from one period to the other. The host, a contemporary master of high-risk arbitrage, steps in and out of character as a robber baron of an earlier time. His guests of today include a Hollywood director, a not-so-cutting-edge sculptor, an online lingerie designer, an aggressive publicist, and an aging historian. Their counterparts from the past are the great man's rebellious son, a grand dame of New York society, the architect who built the mansion originally, and the maids and servants who maintain it. In this dance of rich storytelling and social commentary, it becomes strikingly clear that while old money has become new, little else has changed over the years. Children still rebel against their controlling parents, women still hope for love, and greed, snobbery, and angst persist. Black-and-white photos within text."--Jacket
Leading women : plays for actresses II( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love's fire : seven new plays inspired by seven Shakespearean sonnets : original works( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncommon women and others by Wendy Wasserstein( Visual )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three former classmates attend a reunion seven years after their graduation and try to assess whether or not they have achieved their youthful goals
The object of my affection by Jeffrey Bell( Visual )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman falls in love with her new roommate even though he's gay and loves her purely as a friend. When she becomes pregnant, she realizes she'd rather raise her child with him rather than with her boyfriend-- a decision that forces the threesome to explore the fine line between love, sex and friendship
Elements of style [a novel] by Wendy Wasserstein( Recording )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satirical look at the lives of the New York City socialites shortly after 9/11
Pamela's first musical by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pamela has the best birthday ever when her glamorous Aunt Louise takes her to see a Broadway musical
Seven one-act plays by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tender Offer focuses on a distant father and his nine-year-old daughter. When he arrives late to pick her up from dance class, they discuss their lack of communication and why he missed her dance recital
Sorrows of Gin by John Cheever( Visual )

10 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an eight year old girl's search for a sense of family amid the sophisticated and detached whirl of her parents' lives in suburban America
The Heidi chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein( )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play is the tale of a baby-boomer's long, hard road from '60s confusion to '90s self-made woman ... or so she hopes
Kiss, Kiss, Dahlings by Wendy Wasserstein( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kiss, kiss dahlings focuses on three generations of actresses in three different eras. In The last mile, a look at both the comic and the poignant minutes in an opera diva's life just before the curtain rises on her Metropolitan Opera debut in "Tosca."
An American daughter by Wendy Wasserstein( Recording )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the eve of Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes' nomination as Surgeon General, a witty and dangerous cast of characters stir the calm waters of her Georgetown home."
Shiksa goddess, or, How I spent my forties : essays by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrated playwright and magnetic wit Wendy Wasserstein has been firmly rooted in New York's cultural life since her childhood of Broadway matinees, but her appeal is universal. Shiksa Goddess collects thirty-five of her urbane, inspiring, and deeply empathic essays--all written when she was in her forties, and all infused with her trademark irreverent humor
Life in the theater by Wendy Wasserstein( Recording )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Internationally renowned as a center for education, the arts, religion and the sciences, the Chataqua Instituion in upstate New York was founded on the belief that everyone 'has a right to be all that he can be--to know all that he can know,' The great lecture library is composed of lectures and sermons that have taken place at the Chataqua Instituion. The greatest thinkers, politicians, artists and composers of our time have come to Chataqua to cultivate their gifts
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Elements of style : a novel
Alternative Names
Wasserstein, W. 1950-2006

Wendy Wasserstein Amerikaans scenarioschrijfster (1950-2006)

Wendy Wasserstein amerikanische Dramatikerin

Wendy Wasserstein amerikansk manusforfattar

Wendy Wasserstein amerikansk manusförfattare

Wendy Wasserstein amerikansk manusforfatter

Wendy Wasserstein amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

Венди Вассерштейн

וסרסטין, ונדי, 1950-2006

وندی واسرستاین فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

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Elements of style : a novelThe sisters RosensweigBachelor girlsUncommon women and othersOld moneyLeading women : plays for actresses IILove's fire : seven new plays inspired by seven Shakespearean sonnets : original worksElements of style [a novel]