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Zimmerman, Mary

Overview
Works: 23 works in 70 publications in 4 languages and 3,091 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Filmed operas  Operas  Television mini-series  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Televised operas  Internet videos  Music videos 
Roles: Author, Director, Producer, Production personnel, Librettist, Performer, Adapter, Creator
Classifications: M1500.D66, 782.1
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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 729 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 256 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
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 241 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
The Odyssey : a play by Mary Zimmerman( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Odyssey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odysseus must travel the known and unknown world before he can return home to his beloved island kingdom of Ithaca. What does this ancient story say to readers today? In this program, Odysseus's story is given ancient and modern historical and philosophical context, and illustrated with centuries of art. Featured are theater director Mary Zimmerman, actor-director Tim Blake-Nelson, and psychologist/author Jonathan Shay
La sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bellini's romantic opera 'La sonnambula' (1831), hinges on the love and misunderstanding between Elvino and Amina (the 'sleepwalker' of the title). Discovered in the bedroom of Rodolfo, Amina is assumed to have been unfaithful, and Elvino cancels their wedding. But in the dramatic final scene, he witnesses Amina sleepwalking, understands her innocence, and all ends happily. Mary Zimmerman's production plays with the dual realities of a rehearsal of the opera and a performance of the opera itself. In his latest Decca DVD release, bel canto star Juan Diego Flórez assumes the role of Elvino in Bellini's romantic drama, playing opposite the mercurial French soprano, Natalie Dessay, in the MET's striking, modern-dress production, screening live worldwide in March 2009. The MET's 'La Sonnambula' website reads: "Mary Zimmerman, who directed Natalie Dessay in last season's hit new production of Lucia di Lammermoor, underlines La Sonnambula's dual elements of sleep and wakefulness in an intriguing staging set in the present. Bellini's hauntingly lyrical score soars as performed by Dessay and Juan Diego Flórez, back from their sensational run together in La Fille du Régiment in leading opera houses around the world."The DVD release will benefit from the addition of the customary MET backstage and interview footage, familiar to devotees of their live worldwide cinema broadcasts. Following Flórez's latest DVD release (Cenerentola, in October 2009), 2010 will also see a second Flórez DVD - Bellini's 'I Puritani', with Nino Machaidze, from Bologna
Armida by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 177 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 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 141 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 129 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
Galileo Galilei by Philip Glass( Recording )

2 editions published in 2013 in Undetermined and English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey to the west : a play by Mary Zimmerman( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 64 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
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic tale of "the bride of Lammermoor" has always been a favorite of opera-goers and sopranos alike. Yet with the riveting singing actress Natalie Dessay in the title role, Lucia's plight and descent into madness take on another dimension. Joseph Calleja is an ardent Edgardo, the man she loves but is not allowed to marry. Instead, her brother Enrico (Ludovic Tézier) forces her into a union with the rich Arturo (Matthew Plenk) to save the family fortunes. It proves too much to bear for Lucia--but certainly not for Met audiences, who hailed Dessay's stunning performance of this iconic bel canto role
The actor retires by Bruce Norris( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 29 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
Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti( Recording )

3 editions published in 2009 in Italian and German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries 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 Shakespeare, as performed at the Theatres Royal. Regulated from the prompt-book, by permission of the managers. With an introduction, and notes critical and illustrative by William Shakespeare( )

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

Typescript, undated
The odyssey by Andreĭ Mikhalkov-Konchalovskiĭ( Visual )

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

Aided by the goddess Athena, warrior-king Odysseus braves the terrors and temptations of a fantastic array of creatures as his return from the Trojan War becomes a decade-long quest to reach his homeland and his faithful wife, Penelope
Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman( )

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

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

Mary Zimmerman US-amerikanische Theaterregisseurin, Dramaturgin

Мэри Зиммерман

Languages
English (38)

Italian (25)

German (1)

French (1)

Covers
The Arabian nights : a playThe Odyssey : a play