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Zimmerman, Mary

Overview
Works: 14 works in 34 publications in 2 languages and 1,750 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Drama  Epic poetry, Latin  Folklore  History  Musical settings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Operas  Illustrations  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Adapter, Creator
Classifications: PA6522.M2, 873.01
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mary Zimmerman
Metamorphoses : a play by Mary Zimmerman ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 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 )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 255 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."--BOOK JACKET
The Odyssey by Homer ( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Homer's epic in which Greek hero Odysseus makes his long and treacherous journey home after the Trojan War, while his son Telemachos and wife Penelope are forced to scheme to protect his throne until his return
Metamorphoses by Ovid ( )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ovid is, after Homer, the single most important source for classical mythology. The Metamorphoses, which he wrote over the six-year period leading up to his exile from Rome in 8 a.d., is the primary source for over two hundred classical legends that survived to the twenty-first century. Many of the most familiar classical myths, including the stories of Apollo and Daphne and Pyramus and Thisbe, come directly from Ovid. The Metamorphoses is a twelve-thousand-line poem, written in dactylic hexameters and arranged loosely in chronological order from the beginning of the universe's creation to the Augustan Rome of Ovid's own time. The major theme of the Metamorphoses, as the title suggests, is metamorphosis, or change. Throughout the fifteen books making up the Metamorphoses, the idea of change is pervasive. Gods are continually transforming their own selves and shapes, as well as the shapes and beings of humans. The theme of power is also ever-present in Ovid's work. The gods as depicted by the Roman poets are wrathful, vengeful, capricious creatures who are forever turning their powers against weaker mortals and half-mortals, especially females. Ovid's own situation as a poet who was exiled because of Augustus's capriciousness is thought by many to be reflected in his depictions of the relationships between the gods and humans."--Http://www.enotes.com/metamorphoses-of-ovid (Jan. 24, 2011.)
Argonautika : the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts by Mary Zimmerman ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The white snake : a play by Mary Zimmerman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journey to the west : a play by Mary Zimmerman ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Arabian nights by Mary Zimmerman ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a dramatic retelling of several tales from The book of the thousand nights and one night
The actor retires by Bruce Norris ( )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 15 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
The secret in the wings : a play by Mary Zimmerman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
The odyssey : a play ; based on Robert Fitzgerald's translation of The Odyssey by Homer by Mary Zimmerman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The odyssey by Homer ( )
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
The Odyssey by Homer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"In this classic program, translator Robert Fagles, Librarian of Congress Emeritus Daniel Boorstin, classicist Bernard Knox, archaeologist Sarantis Symeonoglou, art historian Diana Buitron-Oliver, and Steven Tracy, of the Ohio State University, retrace Odysseus' journey, link it to modern experience, and show how the images and events portrayed in the epic poem continue to resonate in literature, philosophy, and the visual arts. The themes of ego, temptation, survival, and homecoming are emphasized. Clips from the 1955 classic film "Ulysses" are featured. A Discovery University Production. (51 minutes, color)"--Container
 
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Languages
English (33)
German (1)
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