WorldCat Identities

Thiessen, Vern

Overview
Works: 25 works in 108 publications in 1 language and 1,348 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Acting editions  Historical drama  War drama 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9199.3.T4486, 812.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Vern Thiessen
 
Most widely held works by Vern Thiessen
Einstein's gift by Vern Thiessen( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A scientist who enhances life with his work and knowledge but discovers too late that knowledge in the wrong hands brings death. The ideal of science to serve humanity is shown in sharp contrast against the reality of political will, nationalism and war. Chance, pride, ego and passion collide in this play based on the life and work of Nobel Laureate Dr. Fritz Haber, who risked everything for a country that never accepted him, but used his work to murder millions."--Jacket
Shakespeare's will by Vern Thiessen( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vern Thiessen, winner of the Governor General's Award for his play Einstein's Gift, provides voice in this latest work to one of the most silent characters in history: Anne Hathaway, the wife of William Shakespeare. The play sheds light on unexplored aspects of Hathaway's life by looking through the eyes and heart of the woman who spent a lifetime with - and without - the great poet. This work is the celebration of a life unbowed by tragedy and unapologetic in the face of public scorn."--Jacket
Lenin's embalmers : a dark comedy by Vern Thiessen( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the book Lenin's Embalmers by Ilya Zbarsky and Samuel Hutchinson, translated by Barbara Bray (Harvill Press, 1999), Lenin's Embalmers spins the tale of Boris Zbarsky and Vladimir Vorobiov, two scientists who were chosen by The Committee for Immortalization to embalm Vladimir Lenin after his death in 1924. - nytheatre.com
Vimy by Vern Thiessen( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"France. 1917. Aided by a nurse from Nova Scotia, four wounded Canadian soldiers recover in a field hospital in the wake of the battle for Vimy Ridge. Governor General's Literary Award winner Vern Thiessen explores how a nation's defining moment is reflected in the lives of everyday people, their hopes, and their dreams."--
Apple by Vern Thiessen( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andy is in trouble. Downsized from his job, his marriage in crises, he looks to a mysterious young woman for salvation. But when his wife becomes seriously ill, Andy must make a choice: care for an estranged wife, or run away with a woman he knows little about. A haunting tale of sex, secrets and the second chances
Blowfish by Vern Thiessen( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do food, funerals, the Edmonton tornado and Mila Mulroney have in common? Join the elegant and debonair caterer Lumiere as he serves you up a whole new eating experience
Of human bondage by Vern Thiessen( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Philip meets Mildred, a disarming tea-shop waitress, he finds his yearning for art and experience consumed by his intense attraction to her. Mildred, for all her teasing, isn't all that interested in Philip, but rather in flattery, possessions, and security. Yet Philip, in a powerful haze of passion and pride, obsessively pursues Mildred despite the anguish and emotional carnage that repels and binds them at all costs. Of Human Bondage is a grand story of lust, unrequited love, and the pursuit of beauty."--Publisher
The courier, and other plays by Vern Thiessen( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Courier -- Valentine -- Back to Berlin -- The Ressurection of John Frum
Vern Thiessen : two plays by Vern Thiessen( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vimy ; featuring the new play Bluebirds by Vern Thiessen( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"France. 1917. Aided by a nurse from Nova Scotia, four wounded Canadian soldiers recover in a field hospital in the wake of the battle for Vimy Ridge. Governor General's Literary Award winner Vern Thiessen explores how a nation's defining moment is reflected in the lives of everyday people, their hopes, and their dreams."--
Vern Thiessen : two plays, Apples; Blowfish by Vern Thiessen( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pugwash by Vern Thiessen( Book )

6 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1957 the world is tender and fearful of nuclear weapons post-World War II. In an effort to understand and facilitate a neutral global discussion and find some peace, leading scientists and academics--world-renowned "Thinkers"--are invited to a conference in the small town of Pugwash, Nova Scotia, by philanthropist Cyrus Eaton. Curious about the exciting events when their town is often only ravaged by fires, two local children, Conni and Jamie, take interest in hosting some of the Thinkers--particularly Alex from Russia and Ogawa from Japan. The Thinkers are humbled by the innocent welcome, despite being suspicious of each other, and embrace the children's wonder by opening up to past traumas. But a spy disguised as a reporter has conned Jamie for information to use against Russia, putting the entire conference--and the town of Pugwash--at risk. In this fictionalized story based on true events, award-winning playwright Vern Thiessen shows how an inspiring part of history made a local impact and established an internationally-renowned legacy."--
Dawn Quixote by Vern Thiessen( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dawn lives in a fantasy world of comic book heroes
The Courier by Vern Thiessen( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The resurrection of John Frum : a play in two acts by Vern Thiessen( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I fell in love with an eel : a play by Vern Thiessen( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canada and the theatre of war( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lenin's embalmers : a dark comedy by Vern Thiessen( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After Vladimir Lenin’s death, Stalin orders two Jewish scientists to preserve Lenin’s body for all time. If they succeed, the rewards will be considerable. If not, it’s the gulag – or worse. Based on real events, Vern Theissen’s nimble dark comedy exposes the absurdities of Soviet life under Stalin. Lenin’s Embalmers is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world. Starring, in alphabetical order: JD Cullum as Vlad; Gregory Harrison as Lenin; Simon Helberg as Boris; Jon Matthews as Krasin; Rufus Sewell as Stalin; John Sloan as Agent 2; Mark Jude Sullivan as Agent 1; Jocelyn Towne as Nadia Associate Artistic Director, Anna Lyse Erikson. Senior Radio Producer, Ronn Lipkin. Recording Engineer and Editor, Erick Cifuentes. Sound Designer and Mixer, Mark Holden for the Invisible Studios, West Hollywood. Directed by Martin Jarvis."--
Play prairie (January 25, 2001) [Cassette tape] by Vern Thiessen( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stage or screen : the dynamics of dramatic writing (January 27, 2001) : part 2 [Cassette tape] by Vern Thiessen( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Einstein's gift
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Shakespeare's willLenin's embalmers : a dark comedyVimyAppleBlowfishThe courier, and other playsVern Thiessen : two playsVern Thiessen : two plays, Apples; BlowfishCanada and the theatre of war
Alternative Names
Thiessen, Vern

Thiessen, Vern, 1964-

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Languages
English (101)