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LaBute, Neil

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

41 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,227 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 )

39 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,226 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
Lakeview Terrace by Neil LaBute( Visual )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,190 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
Death at a funeral by Matthew Macfadyen( Visual )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DVD : When Aaron's father dies, he must organize the funeral and give the eulogy. Keeping things civil is a problem right from the start when the undertaker makes a horrifying mistake. Then his brother, Ryan wants to be in the spotlight and refuses to pay for anything. But this is nothing compared to information received from a mysterious dwarf at the funeral who exposes way too many family secrets
The wicker man by Nicolas Cage( Visual )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Malus is a California police officer who takes a leave of absence after witnessing a tragedy on the job. Taking pills to soothe the effects of his post-traumatic stress disorder, Edward receives a letter from his ex-fiance, Willow, requesting his assistance in finding her missing child. She asks him to come to Summerisle, a small island off the coast of Puget Sound, and help her find her daughter, Rowan. When Edward starts investigating Rowan's disappearance, he hears different stories depending on who he speaks to. He hears a number of rumours: Rowan is not Willow's daughter, she may be nonexistent, dead, or soon to die. Refusing to give up, Edward delves deeper into this strange community shrouded in mystery, secrecy, and deception
Reasons to be pretty : a play by Neil LaBute( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 566 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?"--BOOK JACKET
The shape of things by Neil LaBute( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How far would you go for love? For art? What would you be willing to change? Which price might you pay? Such are the painful questions explored by Neil Labute in The Shape of Things. A young student drifts into an ever-changing relationship with an art major while his best friends' engagement crumbles, so unleashing a drama that peels back the skin of two modern-day relationships, exposing the raw meat and gristle that lie beneath
In the company of men( Visual )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two junior executives callously plan to date, then dump a vulnerable young secretary
Killer at large( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obesity rates in the United States are climbing at an unprecedented rate across all ages and ethnic groups - and leading to the first generation of children whose life expectancy is shorter than that of their parents. Killer At Large uncovers this epidemic, examining the causes and suggesting way to reverse this deadly trend
Fat pig : a play by Neil LaBute( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 519 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
The mercy seat : a play by Neil LaBute( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 425 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
Seconds of pleasure : stories by Neil LaBute( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The stories in Seconds of Pleasure are not for the faint of heart. Each potent and pithy tale finds men and women exploiting - or at the mercy of - the hidden fault lines that separate them: a woman leaves her family at their vacation home after discovering her husband in a compromising situation in "Time Share"; a dancer rescues a man stranded in the parking lot of a strip club in "Open All Night"; a middle-aged man obsesses over a scab on the calf of a pretty young girl in "Boo-Boo"; and a vain Hollywood actor gets his comeuppance in "Soft Target." Infused with LaBute's trademark wit and black humor, the stories vivisect human relations in a way that is at once intimate, brutal, and unsettlingly familiar
The distance from here : a play by Neil LaBute( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 395 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 Neil LaBute( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 373 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
Bash : latterday plays by Neil LaBute( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
This is how it goes : a play by Neil LaBute( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belinda and Cody Phipps appear to be a typical Midwestern couple, but as the battle for Belinda's affections is waged, they frankly question the foundation of their initial attraction, opening the door wide to a swath of bigotry, deception, and betrayal
Some girl(s) : a romance by Neil LaBute( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and German and held by 302 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 )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 291 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 )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 291 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
In a dark, dark house : a play by Neil LaBute( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the grounds of a private psychiatric facility, two brothers confront each other. Drew has been court-confined for observation, and he has called his older brother, Terry, to corroborate his claim of childhood sexual abuse by a young man many summers ago. Drew's request releases barely hidden animosities between the two men. Is he using these repressed memories to save himself while smearing the name of his brother's friend? Through pain and acknowledged betrayal, the brothers come to grips with and begin to understand the legacy of abuse, both inside and outside their family home."--Jacket
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Bute, Neil la 1963-

La Bute, Neil.

La Bute, Neil 1963-

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 TerraceThe wicker manReasons to be pretty : a playThe shape of thingsIn the company of menFat pig : a playThe mercy seat : a playSeconds of pleasure : stories