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LaBute, Neil

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Most widely held works by Neil LaBute
Nurse Betty by Neil LaBute( Visual )

53 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betty never misses an episode of her favorite soap opera, "A reason to love". After a mind-altering run-in with two hit-men while watching an episode, Betty transforms into "Nurse Betty" and embarks on a mission to find her one true love, Dr. David Ravell
Possession by Neil LaBute( Visual )

47 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roland is an academic researcher who discovers some important letters written by a famous Victorian poet, Randolph Henry Ash. Ash was presumed to have been totally devoted to his wife, but Roland finds letters written to another unnamed woman, and soon determines that the intended recipient was another, less well-known poet, Christabel LaMotte. Roland contacts Maud, an expert on LaMotte's life and work. Despite her skepticism, the two begin to investigate, and uncover a wealth of information about the affair between the two poets
Lakeview Terrace by Neil LaBute( Visual )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young newlywed couple moves into their dream home. The couple begins to fight back, when their neighbor, a LAPD officer, disapproves of their relationship and intrudes into their lives
Reasons to be pretty : a play by Neil LaBute( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Reasons to be Pretty, Greg's tight social circle is thrown into turmoil when his offhand remarks about a female coworker's pretty face and his own girlfriend Steph's lack thereof get back to Steph. But that's just the beginning. Greg's best buddy, Kent, and Kent's wife, Carly, also enter into the picture, and the emotional equation becomes exponentially more complicated. As their relationships crumble, the four friends are forced to confront a sea of deceit, infidelity, and betrayed trust in their journey to answer that oh-so-American question, How much is pretty worth?"--Jacket
The shape of things by Neil LaBute( Book )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How far would you go for love? For art? What concessions would you make? What price would you be willing to pay? Such are the painful questions explored by Neil LaBute in his play and film The Shape of Things--a modern-day telling of the fall of man. After a chance meeting at a museum, Evelyn, a sexy, aggressive artist, and Adam, a shy, insecure student, become embroiled in an intense affair. Before long, it veers into the kind of dangerous, seductive territory that LaBute does best, as Adam, under Evelyn's steady influence, goes to unimaginable lengths to improve his appearance and character. Only in the final and shocking exhibition, which challenges our most deeply entrenched ideas about art and love, does Evelyn reveal her true intentions. This volume contains the original stage script for the play, which was also the basis for the film
Fat pig : a play by Neil LaBute( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cow. Slob. Pig. How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus-sized -- and then some. Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow (although shockingly funny) friends, he finally comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of conventional looks
Killer at large by Bill Clinton( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncover the causes of obesity and the unprecedented rates in which it is spreading in the United States, and learn ways that might reverse the trend that is projected to affect 75% of Americans within the next ten years
The mercy seat : a play by Neil LaBute( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a time of national tragedy the world changes overnight, and a man and woman explore the choices now available to them in an existence different from the one they lived just the day before
The distance from here : a play by Neil LaBute( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With little to occupy their time other than finding a decent place to hang out-the zoo, the mall, the school parking lot-Darrell and Tim are two American teenagers who lack direction and purpose in their lives. When Darrell's suspicion about the infidelity of his girlfriend is confirmed, and Tim comes to her defense, there is nothing to brake their momentum as all three speed toward disaster
The shape of things by Jacques Giraldeau( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam is a college student who works part-time as a security guard at the university's art museum. One evening, Adam spies student, Evelyn, preparing to deface a statue - she is offended that a fig leaf has been used to "censor" a statue of a nude male. Adam and Evelyn begin dating, and she begins remaking Adam into the sort of boyfriend she'd prefer. Under her influence, Adam loses weight, gets contact lenses, changes his hairstyle, starts dressing better, and assumes a cooler and more confident personality. Adam's pal Philip notices the changes in his friend and isn't happy
Some girl(s) : a romance by Neil LaBute( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and German and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By turns humorous and serious, this portrait of the artist as a young seducer casts a truthful, hilarious light on a typical young American male as he wanders through the heart of darkness that is himself
Wrecks and other plays by Neil LaBute( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can someone honestly love a person whom they have deceived for thirty years' This is the central question behind Wrecks, Neil LaBute's latest foray into the dark side of human nature. Meet Edward Carr: loving father, successful businessman, grieving widower. In this concise powerhouse of a play, LaBute limns the boundaries of love, exploring the limits of what society will accept versus what the heart will desire. This collection also features rarely staged short plays, including "Liars' Club," "Coax," and the never-before-seen "Falling in Like."
Autobahn : a short-play cycle by Neil LaBute( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of one-act plays set within the confines of the automobile, the playwright employs his signature plaintive insight to great effect, investigating the innate apprehension that surrounds the steering wheel
The Best American Short Plays 2009-2010 by Barbara Parisi( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diverse plays that make up this collection reflect the pressing social issues of our society and explore the complexity of human emotions
Some girl(s) : so many girls, so little time( Visual )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the eve of his wedding, a successful writer travels across the country to meet up with ex-lovers in an attempt to make amends for past relationship transgressions. Includes behind the scenes
In the company of men by Neil LaBute( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zwei Jungmanager, die beruflich nicht so recht vorwärts kommen und unter ihren Beziehungen leiden, versuchen, einen Trainingskurs ihres Unternehmens für eine sehr persönliche Fortbildung zu nutzen: Sie suchen eine Frau, die sich mit beiden zur gleichen Zeit einlässt und glauben, in einer schüchternen Sekretärin das perfekte Opfer gefunden zu haben. Ein preisgekrönter Film, der selbstbewusst gegen die "political correctness" ankämpft und in kühl stilisierten Bildern ein chauvinistisches Männlichkeitsverhalten bloßlegt, das den Zuschauer zum Nachdenken über Lebenshaltungen zwingt. [film-dienst]
Bash by Neil LaBute( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death at a funeral Smrt na pogrebu = Smrt na sahrani by Frank Oz( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Aaron's father dies, he must organize the funeral and give the eulogy, but chaos erupts when the undertaker makes a terrible mistake
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Alternative Names
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Neil LaBute Amerikaans filmregisseur

Neil LaBute cinéaste américain

Neil LaBute Film director, playwright, screenwriter

Neil LaBute regista, sceneggiatore e drammaturgo statunitense

Neil LaBute US-amerikanischer Regisseur, Autor, und Dramatiker

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Lakeview TerraceReasons to be pretty : a playThe shape of thingsFat pig : a playThe mercy seat : a playThe distance from here : a playThe shape of thingsSome girl(s) : a romance