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Zimmerman, Mary

Overview
Works: 21 works in 48 publications in 4 languages and 2,501 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Concert television programs  Operas  Television adaptations  Music videos  Nonfiction films  Filmed performances  Live sound recordings 
Roles: Author, Producer, Director, Librettist, Adapter, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: M1500.D66, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Mary Zimmerman
 
Most widely held works by Mary Zimmerman
Metamorphoses : a play by Mary Zimmerman( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play is based on David R. Slavitt's translation of The Metamorphoses of Ovid - Monologues
The Arabian nights : a play by Mary Zimmerman( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mary Zimmerman's adaptation weaves ancient tales of wonder into a poetic testament to the transformational power of storytelling. King Shahryar marries, loves, then kills a young woman each night - until he encounters Scheherezade. For one thousand and one nights, he delays her murder as he eagerly awaits her next tale of love, lust, hilarity, or sorrow. The final scene brings the audience back to modern-day Baghdad, and distant air-raid sirens warn of the danger threatening the land that produced the encyclopedia of human experience, imagination, and poetry that is The Arabian Nights. Notes on casting and staging, a transcript of a sample improvised scene, and production photographs are included in the volume."--Jacket
The Odyssey : a play by Mary Zimmerman( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia di Lammermoor dramma tragico in due parti by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in Italian and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucia suffers when her brother Enrico schemes to save their family from ruin by manipulating her into a loveless marriage. She falls in love with her brother's enemy and is eventually driven mad
Armida by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Italian and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a rare opera indeed that calls for one soprano diva and no fewer than six tenors. Mary Zimmerman's fanciful production of Rossini's drama, designed by Richard Hudson and with choreography by Graciela Daniele, provides the perfect setting for superstar Renée Fleming's captivating performance of the title role. A beautiful but evil sorceress in the times of the Crusades, Armida sets out to regain the love of the Frankish knight Rinaldo (Lawrence Brownlee) by putting her magical spells on him. She at first succeeds to draw him into her web of sorcery, but ultimately divine intervention--and his fellow soldiers--free Rinaldo from his enchantment--much to the vengeful fury of Armida and her demons
Argonautika : the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts by Mary Zimmerman( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The white snake : a play by Mary Zimmerman( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret in the wings : a play by Mary Zimmerman( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mary Zimmerman's The Secret in the Wings adapts a group of lesser-known fairy tales to create a theatrical work that sets their dark mystery against her signature wit and humor. The framing story concerns a child and the frightening babysitter with whom her parents leave her. As the babysitter reads from a book, the characters in each of the tales materialize, with each tale breaking off just at its bleakest moment before giving way to the next one. The central tale is told without interruption, after which each previous tale is successively resumed, with each looming disaster averted. As in Zimmerman's other productions, here she uses costumes, props, sets, and lighting to brilliant effect, creating images and feelings that render the fairy tales in all their elemental and enduring power."--Publisher's Web site
Journey to the west : a play by Mary Zimmerman( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This adaptation of a late sixteenth-century classic Chinese novel, Journey to the West, based on Anthony C. Yu's translation, takes as its point of departure the true story of a seventh-century monk and his fabled pilgrimage from China to India in search of sacred texts
Galileo Galilei by Philip Glass( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just as a young woman is about to marry her sweetheart, she is discovered--by the entire village, to say nothing of her fiancé--asleep in the bedroom of a stranger. It takes the young man two acts to figure out that sleepwalking is to blame, and everything ends happily. Natalie Dessay as Amina and Juan Diego Flórez as Elvino deliver bel canto magic and vocal fireworks in Mary Zimmerman's 2009 production. The Tony award-winning director transfers Bellini's bucolic tale to a rehearsal room in contemporary New York, where an opera company rehearses La Sonnambula--and where the singers are truly in love with each other
The actor retires by Bruce Norris( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a comedy about an actor who decides to end his career, throw out his resumes, and become a furniture maker
Armida opera in three acts by Gioacchino Rossini( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Candide by Leonard Bernstein( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Live performance of the Bernstein operetta, based on the novel by Voltaire about a young man whose simplicity and optimism drop him into one disaster after another
The odyssey: by Mary Zimmerman( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Typescript, labelled Fall 1999, marked by video director with colored felt-tips and highlighter pen throughout
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is Maria Callas's only broadcast from the stage of the Met. Hearing "La Divina" in an actual performance is a unique thrill, and Lucia is a huge part of the palpable Callas mystique. Donizetti's bloody tale of the Scottish lass torn from her true love and forced into an arranged marriage, only to go mad and murder her bridegroom on their wedding night, was the perfect vehicle for Callas's wizardry. Her haunting voice simply becomes Lucia's--every facet of emotion so pronounced that we cannot escape her spell
Iphigénie en Tauride : [opera in four acts] by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Henry VIII by William Shakespeare( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Typescript, undated
The Odyssey the journey home from Troy by Homer( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Contemporary Western society revolves around celebrity--and ancient Greek culture was no different, as this program demonstrates with perceptive comparisons of the two worlds. Scholarly analysis and splendid re-enactments bring new life to Homer's epic, giving it both a historical and personal context. For long-ago Greek listeners enraptured with famous warriors and athletes, Homer fashioned a subtle moral dilemma: can one pursue fortune and recognition without endangering a far more valuable treasure--namely, the love and stability of family? Clearly, The Odyssey still engenders sociologically relevant discussion
Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman( )

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

Typescript, dated Nov. 5, 1998
 
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Metamorphoses : a play
Alternative Names
Mary Zimmerman Amerikaans toneelregisseuse

Mary Zimmerman US-amerikanische Theaterregisseurin, Dramaturgin

Мэри Зиммерман

Languages
English (35)

Italian (11)

German (1)

French (1)

Covers
The Arabian nights : a playThe Odyssey : a play