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Norman, Marsha

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'Night, mother : a play by Marsha Norman( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 2,126 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 )

25 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 1,045 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 821 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 fortune teller by Marsha Norman( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and Dutch and held by 806 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
The secret garden : musical book and lyrics by Lucy Simon( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected plays by Marsha Norman( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samantha : an American Girl holiday( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A live-action movie based on American Girl's most popular character, Samantha! Every little girl will want to share Samantha's adventures in the bustling New York City of 1904. Samantha's prim and 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
The color purple : a new musical by Brenda Russell( Recording )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 536 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 )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 409 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 )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bridges of Madison County : [original Broadway cast recording] by Jason Robert Brown( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 271 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 )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 226 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 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third and Oak--the laundromat : a play in one act by Marsha Norman( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The setting is a dreary, empty laundromat at 3 a.m. Alberta, a rather formal older woman, enters and begins to sort her laundry. She is soon joined by Deedee, a brash and rough spoken young woman who, at first glance, seems to be the complete opposite of the reserved, carefully spoken Alberta. As they go about their chores a conversation begins, and it becomes apparent that Alberta might prefer to be alone. As for Deedee, her natural ebullience leads her to reveal more than Alberta cares to know about her childhood and, although she makes light of it, the heartache she feels now that her husband is cheating on her. In time Alberta unbends, confessing that her own life is not as tidy as Deedee had assumed. In the end, the two hear each other out and come to a better understanding of how to deal with the isolation and rejection that life can inflict"--Page 4 of cover
Traveler in the dark by Marsha Norman( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 151 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 137 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 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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'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

Марша Норман

مارشا نورمان

مارشا نورمن فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

ノーマン, マーシャ

マーシャ・ノーマン

Languages
English (187)

German (4)

Spanish (2)

French (1)

Chinese (1)

Dutch (1)

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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