WorldCat Identities

Gray, Spalding 1941-2004

Overview
Works: 168 works in 333 publications in 1 language and 12,046 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Fiction  Diaries  Portraits  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Narrator
Classifications: PS3557.R333, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Spalding Gray
The killing fields by Roland Joffé ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dith Pran is an aide, translator and friend of a journalist who is covering the war in Cambodia. He is eventually exiled to the labor camps in Cambodia's countryside, where he endures four years of starvation, torture and war before escaping to Thailand
Beaches by Garry Marshall ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two childhood friends are reunited in their middle age and one learns she is dying of a fatal disease
Impossible vacation by Spalding Gray ( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A perpetual malcontent who, in trying to recapture the bliss, innocence, and purity of childhood, seems doomed to find only the opposite
It's a slippery slope by Spalding Gray ( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Within the span of a single year, Spalding Gray marries and divorces one woman, moves in with another who bears him a son, and learns to ski
Swimming to Cambodia ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spalding Gray gives a performance about life in general, his work as an actor, and his feelings about the small role he played in the movie The killing fields
Beyond Rangoon by John Boorman ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young San Francisco widow is swept into a political uprising in Burma after her sister reluctantly drags her on a tour of southeast Asia
Gray's anatomy by Spalding Gray ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An eye problem sets Gray off on tour of alternative medecine, including sweat lodges, nutritionists, and the "Elivs Presley of psychic surgeons."
Thornton Wilder's Our town two historic productions on two DVD ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The time is the early 20th century, in Grovers Corners, New Hampshire, and centers on the Webb and Gibbs families, who live next door to each other. Emily Webb and George Gibbs are two young people who grow up, fall in love with gentle glances and sweet words, get married, and are eventually separated by death. On the surface, there is all this nostalgia, but there are dark currents in Grovers Corners, little ironies and inconsistencies that are often commented on by the Stage Manager, and are embodied in the person of the town drunk, Simon Stimson
And everything is going fine ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the death in 2004 of American theater actor and monologist Spalding Gray, director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) pieced together a narrative of Gray's life to create the documentary And Everything is Going Fine. Brilliantly and sensitively assembled entirely from footage of Gray, taken from interviews and one-man shows from throughout his career, it is a rich, full portrait, and autobiography of sorts, of a figure who was never less than candid but retained an air of mystery
Gray's anatomy ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comical look at Gray's middle-age angst, with its impending mortality and, in his case, sight distortion in his left eye. After being diagnosed with a rare and mysterious eye condition, Gray recalls his hilarious and obsessive pursuits into alternative healing. His mission takes him on different cultural adventures: to a Native American sweat ceremony involving mass nude encounters in a sweatbox; to a debilitating raw vegetable diet guru; and, most memorably, a trip to the Philippines to try out the "Elvis Presley of psychic surgeons."
True stories by David Byrne ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at Virgil, Texas, and its eccentric inhabitants which include the bachelor who posts a "wife wanted" sign on his lawn, the world's laziest woman, and a precision lawn-mower marching team
How high ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Silas and Jamal are buddies who enjoy smoking voluminous amounts of marijuana. They end up in the possession of some magical weed that enhances their brainpower during college entrance exams, thus enabling them to enter that esteemed institution of learning, Harvard University. Once firmly ensconced in the halls of academia, however, the pals run out of their supernatural supply and are forced to get creative in the pursuit of an Ivy League degree
Spalding Gray's Monster in a box ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this film version of Spalding Gray's latest stage hit, a case of writer's block turns into an 1800 page monster--one Spalding can't get back inside its box
In search of the Monkey Girl by Randal Levenson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clara's heart ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clara's Heart: Clara Mayfield, a Jamaican housekeeper, enters the Harts' luxurious suburban Baltimore home as an interloper, but her unshakable dignity and bounteous humor act like sunshine on the tight bud of David's soul. He flowers under her care and even fashions his speech after hers
Thornton Wilder's Our town ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents Thornton Wilder's play about the residents of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, during the early years of the 20th century
Monster in a box by Spalding Gray ( )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For some time now, writer-actor-performance artist Spalding Gray has been carrying around with him a monster: a manuscript of a novel called Impossible Vacation, a book that at last sighting weighed in at about 1,800 pages. Monster in a Box, Gray's latest monologue, is a guided tour between the stations of his writing block, which include a field trip to Nicaragua, a disastrous guest appearance at the Moscow film festival, and a stint in Los Angeles hunting down the fabled few who have never written a screenplay. Hilarious and poignant, Monster in a Box is further proof that Gray has not only captured the dangerous spirit of our age but swallowed it whole. From the Trade Paperback edition
Revolution #9 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James is a recently engaged man living in New York City. He soon imagines himself the victim of an overwhelming sensory attack by corporate media. After tracing these influences to a television commercial, he begins to seek out its unsuspecting director. Posing as a reporter for a film journal, he prepares for what becomes a disturbing face-to-face confrontation. Meanwhile, his fiancée desperately attempts to get him treatment. As their relationship strains, it seems James is determined to uncover this conspiracy by any means necessary
Monster in a box by Spalding Gray ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Here is the story of one man's struggle against publication, the writing of a 1,900-page manuscript that became the much smaller work Impossible vacation. Gray recounts the horrors of putting one word after another, and another, and another
Bliss ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"On his wedding day, Joseph (Craig Sheffer) nervously admits that his wife (Sheryl Lee) is not quite like other women. But his beautiful bride is more than just the "impulsive, compulsive, obssevie" woman he thinks he knows. And when Joseph discovers she is hiding troubling secrets, it sends them both on a sexual odyssey that will either destroy or redeem their relationship"--Container
 
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Alternative Names
Alexander, Victor 1941-2004
Carson, Rick 1941-2004
Gray, Spalding Rockwell, 1941-2004
Spalding Gray
Languages
English (164)
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