WorldCat Identities

Norman, Marsha

Overview
Works: 254 works in 596 publications in 6 languages and 17,538 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Original cast recordings  Musicals  Teen films  Film adaptations  Children's films  Made-for-TV movies  Songs  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Interviewer, Lyricist, Author of screenplay, Other, Scenarist, Contributor, Director, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Commentator
Classifications: PS3564.O623, 812.54
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'Night, mother : a play by Marsha Norman( Book )

68 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,425 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
Samantha : an American Girl holiday by Valerie Tripp( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,875 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
Getting out : play in two acts by Marsha Norman( Book )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,133 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
The secret garden : musical book and lyrics by Lucy Simon( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 874 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
Four plays by Marsha Norman( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 810 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 )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and Dutch and held by 759 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
Collected plays by Marsha Norman( Book )

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

Still by Jen Silverman( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this darkly comic exploration of loss, intimacy, and motherhood, three women are joined by a baby who never lived. Morgan, in her middle years, is the grieving mother of a stillborn child. Elena, the failed midwife, burdened by guilt, is considering a career change. Dolores, eighteen, is pregnant with a baby she does not want. Meanwhile, Constantinople, the child who wasn't meant to be, wanders lost in search of his mother, trying to make sense of the world while making an unlikely appearance in each woman's personal drama. Poignant, lyrical, ingeniously absurd, and outrageously funny, Jen Silverman's Still is a brave and remarkable exploration of grief and family. It is the seventh winner of the DC Horn Foundation/Yale Drama Series Prize, selected this year by Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Getting Out; 'night, Mother; and other acclaimed theatrical works."--
The secret garden by Lucy Simon( )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 585 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 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 537 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."--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 525 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 color purple : new Broadway cast recording by Brenda Russell( Recording )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE COLOR PURPLE is an unforgettable story of enduring love and triumph over adversity. With a fresh, joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, this stirring family chronicle follows the inspirational Celie, as she journeys from childhood through joy and despair, anguish and hope to discover the power of love and life
'Night mother by Tom Moore( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epileptic with a failed marriage and a delinquent son decides to take control the only way she can, by taking her own life. Bancroft, the widowed mother with whom she lives, is oblivious to her daughter's depression until she becomes frightfully aware of her plans
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 330 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 269 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
Traveler in the dark by Marsha Norman( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 257 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
Humana Festival '95 : the complete plays( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Night, mother by Marsha Norman( Recording )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 238 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 holdup by Marsha Norman( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and German and held by 234 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
'Night, mother : a play
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Getting out : play in two actsThe secret garden : musical book and lyricsFour playsCollected playsThe secret gardenLove's fire : seven new plays inspired by seven Shakespearean sonnets : original worksHumana Festival '95 : the complete plays'Night, mother
Alternative Names
Marsha Norman

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 (266)

German (6)

French (5)

Spanish (2)

Korean (1)

Dutch (1)