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Lucas, Craig

Works: 135 works in 365 publications in 5 languages and 12,390 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musicals  Original cast recordings  Comedy films  Excerpts  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Documentary films  History  Christmas plays 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Author of screenplay, Performer, Interviewer, Scenarist, Cinematographer , Bibliographic antecedent, Singer, Other, Conceptor, Editor, Speaker, Director
Classifications: PS3562.U233, 812.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Craig Lucas
Prelude to a kiss by Craig Lucas( Book )

15 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a six-week courtship, a young couple gets married. At the reception a mysterious old man kisses the bride, and the young lovers are sent on a magical journey they will never forget
What I meant was : new plays and selected one-acts by Craig Lucas( )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major new collection by the author of Reckless and A Prelude to a Kiss
Reckless, and other plays by Craig Lucas( )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The men and women of Craig Lucas's plays abandon their illusions of safety and bravely enter wonderlands full of strangeness, cruelty and compassion. Equally attentive to the smallest details of human behavior and to the wellsprings of isolation and hope that inform it, Lucas's lyrical precision creates timeless works of tragedy for the 21st century."--Jacket
Prayer for my enemy : a play by Craig Lucas( )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two middle-class families in suburban New York State confront their private demons against the public backdrop of the American incursion into Iraq. As their paths cross in ways that are both comic and terrifying, lies and secrets are at last exposed and an honest, hard-earned redemption is achieved for both"--Page 4 of cover
Prelude to a kiss : and other plays by Craig Lucas( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prelude to a Kiss and Other Plays; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Prelude to a Kiss; Production History; Characters; Act One; Act Two; Missing Persons; Production History; Characters; Act One; Scene 1; Scene 2; Act Two; Three Postcards; Production History; Characters; Place; Musical Numbers; Playwright''s Note; About the Author
An American in Paris : a new musical : original Broadway cast recording by George Gershwin( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the Academy Award winning film, this musical brings the romantic tale of an American soldier and beautiful French girl to the Broadway stage for the first time. Many Gershwin classics are featured here including I Got Rhythm
The light in the piazza : original Broadway cast recording by Adam Guettel( Recording )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Longtime companion by Norman René( Visual )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama concerning the AIDS crisis which focuses on a small group of friends from the time they first read about AIDS in the New York Times through the 1980's as they face the impact of the disease on themselves and their friends
Marry me a little : original cast recording by Stephen Sondheim( Recording )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret lives of dentists by Jane Smiley( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hursts are a married couple who are both dentists. Dana has been unhappy with their marriage lately. Backstage at a community theater production, David sees Dana in the arms of another man and is immediately certain she's having an affair. Slater, a disgruntled patient of the Hursts, has gone public with his unhappiness over their work. As he observes the obvious tension in David and Dana's relationship, Slater begins offering his own kind of advice to David
Reckless ; Blue window by Craig Lucas( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Reckless, a suburban housewife flees her home on Christmas Eve and discovers a comic nightmare full of dangerous adventures. Blue window depicts seven New Yorkers before, during and after a party
After Stonewall : from the Riots to the millennium( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1969 the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city's gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the Gay Liberation Movement had begun ... Chronicles the history of lesbian and gay life from the riots at Stonewall to the end of the century. It captures the hard work, struggles, tragic defeats and exciting victories experienced since then. It explores how AIDS literally changed the direction of the movement"--Container
Prelude to a kiss by Norman René( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple fall in love despite the girl's pessimistic outlook. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship, something supernatural happens that tests it
The light in the piazza : piano vocal selections by Adam Guettel( )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The light in the piazza by Adam Guettel( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on Elizabeth Spencer's 1960 novella, The Light in the Piazza is the story of a young American woman, whose chance encounter with a charming young Italian man in an Florentine piazza sets off a whirlwind romance, with an unsettling revelation."--Jacket
Birds of America by John James Audubon( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and German and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morrie is an uptight university professor who is anxiously seeking tenure. This requires the approval of his department head, who lives next door. Morrie and his wife Betty live in the house he inherited at 18, after his mother died and his father committed suicide. Morrie has raised his brother Jay and sister Ida, both have problems of their own. Ida is a substance abuser, as well as being promiscuous. Jay is a deeply gentle and sensitive soul whose actions are almost completely unfettered by advanced thought. When Jay gets run over by a car, Morrie asks him to move in for a while. Without asking permission, Jay invites Ida to join them, stressing Morrie and Betty's relationship and jeopardizing his career with their outrageous behavior
The dying Gaul( Visual )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grief-stricken screenwriter unknowingly enters a three-way relationship with a woman and her film executive husband - to chilling results
Send in the clowns : the ballads of Stephen Sondheim by Stephen Sondheim( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue window : a comedy by Craig Lucas( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in German and English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ode to joy by Craig Lucas( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Adele, hard at work on a large triptych, looks back on the two major loves of her life, which somehow managed to provide her with everything she needed to know about the art of living. Through these two tumultuous loves, Adele discovered both the limits of her powers and the true depths of her gifts. The road to redemption remains before her with the return of both loves to her side."--Page 4 of cover
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Reckless ; Blue window
Alternative Names
Craig Lucas acteur américain

Craig Lucas Amerikaans filmregisseur

Craig Lucas attore statunitense

Craig Lucas pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Craig Lucas US-amerikanischer Theaterdramaturg, Drehbuchautor und Filmregisseur

Lucas, Craig 1951-

Крэйг Лукас

كرايغ لوكاس

کریگ لوکاس فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی


What I meant was : new plays and selected one-actsReckless, and other playsPrayer for my enemy : a playPrelude to a kiss : and other playsThe secret lives of dentistsReckless ; Blue windowThe light in the piazza : piano vocal selectionsThe light in the piazzaBlue window : a comedy