WorldCat Identities

Norman, Marsha

Overview
Works: 246 works in 565 publications in 6 languages and 15,480 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Original cast recordings  Musicals  Teen films  Film adaptations  Children's films  Made-for-TV movies  Songs  Religious drama 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Interviewer, Lyricist, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Other, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Commentator, Director
Classifications: PS3564.O623, 812.54
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'Night, mother : a play by Marsha Norman( Book )

80 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told in just 90 minutes, the devastating play writes about a young woman who "looks out at the world and sees : NOT FAIR."
Getting out : play in two acts by Marsha Norman( Book )

24 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Released from prison Arlene returns to a run-down apartment in Louisville, intent on starting her life over. Rebellious and disruptive as a young girl, she has found strength in religion and wants to put her youth (as Arlie) behind her. But her struggle to find her way in the present (as Arlene) is counterpointed by flashbacks of her past (as Arlie). We meet the guards and prison officials with whom Arlie waged a running batle; and the unfeeling, slatternly mother, the lecherous former prison guard, the pimp ex-boyfriend, and the touchingly friendly neighbor with whom Arlene is confronted in the present. Ultimately the play, like life, offers no simple answers -- but it conveys, with heartrending honesty and compassion, the struggle of someone fighting for her life against incredible odds
Four plays by Marsha Norman( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marsha Norman looks straight at the terrifying mediocrity of so many lives, at the lethal possessiveness of parents, and at the black hole of death itself
The secret garden : musical book and lyrics by Lucy Simon( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For her first venture into music-theatre, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman, in collaboration with composer Lucy Simon, achieved Broadway success with the moving book and lyrics she adapted from Frances Hodgson Burnett's beloved 1911 novel, The Secret Garden. The story of 10-year-old orphan Mary Lennox and her search for friendship, love and an understanding of the past in her lonely uncle-guardian's locked garden has often been dramatized for the stage, the screen, radio and television, but never before has it been so fully and imaginatively realized. Using the classic form of the traditional American musical, Norman has fashioned a faithful rendition of her source which is equally appealing to children and adults, to devotees of the novel and to Secret Garden newcomers as well
The fortune teller by Marsha Norman( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and Dutch and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fay is a fortune teller with clairvoyant gifts. One day someone kidnaps a group of local children and the police hope Fay will use her psychic gifts to solve the case
Samantha : an American Girl holiday by Valerie Tripp( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samantha: an American girl holiday brings history boldly to life as it takes girls on a journey back to New York in 1904. Samantha's proper Grandmary is raising her to be a young lady, but her life starts changing the day she meets Nellie O'Malley, the servant girl next door. Though they come from different worlds, they become fast friends, facing happiness and sorrow, adventure and danger together. But nothing can prepare them for a life altering surprises that await them this holiday season
Collected plays by Marsha Norman( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays in this volume are Loving Daniel Boone, The Holdup, Circus Valentine, Sarah and Abraham, Getting Out, Traveler in the Dark, and Third and Oak. This collection will also include introductory notes by the playwright, original cast and production information
The secret garden by Lucy Simon( )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The color purple : a new musical by Brenda Russell( Recording )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 581 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 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fruit of an extraordinary project, Love's Fire reimagines seven of Shakespeare's immortal love sonnets as one-act plays by seven of the best playwrights in America. These short gems, paired with the sonnets that inspired them, are published here for the first time."--BOOK JACKET
The secret garden : the original Broadway cast album by Lucy Simon( Recording )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains thirty-six songs and scenes from the Broadway musical "The Secret Garden," including "Lily's Eyes," "Final Storm," "Wick," and "Letter Song."
'Night mother by Tom Moore( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A taut, emotional study about a mother's attempt to stop her distraught daughter from committing suicide
The color purple : new Broadway cast recording by Brenda Russell( Recording )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret garden : the original Broadway cast album by Lucy Simon( )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains thirty-six songs and scenes from the Broadway musical "The Secret Garden," including "Lily's Eyes," "Final Storm," "Wick," and "Letter Song."
The bridges of Madison County : [original Broadway cast recording] by Jason Robert Brown( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most romantic novels ever written has now become one of Broadway's most irresistible love stories starring four time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale
'Night, mother by Marsha Norman( Recording )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jessie feels she has nothing to live for. And tonight, she plans to do something about it. Thus begins the nerve-wracking dual between a woman systematically preparing for her own death and the frantic, comic and touching efforts of her mother to stop her."
The color purple : a new musical : original Broadway cast recording by Brenda Russell( )

2 editions published in 2006 in Undetermined and English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traveler in the dark by Marsha Norman( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam, a brilliant surgeon, is devastated when his longtime nurse dies on the operating table due to his error of judgment. Taking his family to visit his revivalist minister father, Sam finds that his father either cannot or will not help Sam with his tormenting guilt. "In essence, the play becomes an eloquent, deeply felt debate about the conflict between science and religion"--Page [4] of cover. The play ends with a tentative reconciliation of father and son, each adjusting somewhat
The holdup by Marsha Norman( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and German and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This inventinve, picaresque play mingles humor and sentiment with moments of arresting theatricality as it unfolds its antic tale of an aging gunfighter brought down by the changing times
Trudy Blue by Marsha Norman( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
'Night, mother : a play
Alternative Names
Marsha Norman Amerikaans scenarioschrijfster

Marsha Norman amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Autorin

Marsha Norman amerikansk manusforfattar

Marsha Norman amerikansk manusförfattare

Marsha Norman amerikansk manusforfatter

Marsha Norman amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

Marsha Norman auteur dramatique et productrice

Norman, Marsha W.

Марша Норман

מרשה נורמן

נורמן, מרשה 1947-

مارشا نورمان

مارشا نورمن فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

ノーマン, マーシャ

マーシャ・ノーマン

瑪莎‧諾曼

馬夏‧ 諾曼

Languages
English (260)

German (9)

French (5)

Spanish (2)

Korean (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Getting out : play in two actsFour playsThe secret garden : musical book and lyricsCollected playsThe secret gardenLove's fire : seven new plays inspired by seven Shakespearean sonnets : original works'Night, mother