Love! Valor! Compassion! and a Perfect Ganesh

Author: Terrence McNally

Publisher: Plume

ISBN: 9780452279308

Category: Drama

Page: 256

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Beautifully written, moving, and very funny, "Love! Valour! Compassion!" gathers together eight gay men at the upstate New York summer house of a celebrated dancer-choreographer who fears he is losing his creativity...and possibly his lover. Infidelity, flirtations, soul-searching, AIDS, truth-telling, and skinny-dipping mix monumental questions about life and death with a wacky dress rehearsal for "Swan Lake" performed in drag. The result is a cross between a gay "Big Chill" and Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard." To read it is to join in a dance of life.

A Perfect Ganesh

Author: Terrence McNally

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822213796

Category: Drama

Page: 97

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THE STORY: The pilgrimage tradition is turned on its head when two outwardly unremarkable, middle-aged lady friends throw themselves into a rousing tour of India, each one having her own secret dreams of what the fabled land of intoxicating opposit
Performing Arts

Terrence McNally

A Casebook

Author: Toby Silverman Zinman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135596050

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 210

View: 5109

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Performing Arts

The Theater of Terrence McNally

A Critical Study

Author: Peter Wolfe

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786474955

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 7051

Peter Wolfe's new book isn't just a groundbreaking introduction to one of today's leading American playwrights; it's also a subtle, carefully nuanced critique. This first book-length monograph on Terrence McNally shows how McNally's decades in the theater have both deepened and refined his thoughts on subjects like growing up gay in mannish, homophobic Texas, Shakespeare's legacy in contemporary drama, and the life-giving power of forgiveness. McNally believes that the ability to forgive confirms our humanity because the wrongs perpetrated against us usually don't deserve to be forgiven. Putting them behind us, he knows, too, challenges the most high-minded. He likens this to the idea, from Edward Albee's Zoo Story, of having to go a great distance out of our way to cover a short distance correctly. This journey, he views as vital. Wolfe shows how his impeccable timing, his instinct for a good laugh line, and his preference for physical sensation and character over plot helps him reveal both what's important to his people and why his people are important. These revelations will shake up your preconceptions. Often shaking your sides with laughter, too, they leave you in a better place?while providing, to boot, a great evening at the theater.

The Stendhal Syndrome

Author: Terrence McNally

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802141507

Category: Drama

Page: 68

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The Stendahl Syndrome is named for the French novelist, who on a visit to Florence had such a visceral and physical reaction to its beauty that he wrote, "I felt a pulsating in my heart. Life was draining out of me, while I walked fearing a fall." Now Terrence McNally, whom The New Yorker has called "one of our most original and audacious dramatists and one of our funniest," has crafted two stunning and witty plays about art and how it transforms us. Full Frontal Nudity explores the reaction of three American tourists to the perfection and beauty of Michelangelo's David. In Prelude & Liebestod, a renowned conductor watches his life unravel while conducting Wagner's musical masterpiece.

Corpus Christi

A Play

Author: Terrence McNally

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802136350

Category: Drama

Page: 82

View: 7698

A unique look of the story of Christ dramatically explores the homosexual quest for faith
Performing Arts

Mothers and Sons

Author: Terrence McNally

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 0822231832

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 46

View: 5360

At turns funny and powerful, MOTHERS AND SONS portrays a woman who pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of her late son's partner, who is now married to another man and has a young son. Challenged to face how society has changed around her, generations collide as she revisits the past and begins to see the life her son might have led.


Author: Terrence McNally

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780822230212

Category: Drama

Page: 48

View: 5813

THE STORY: Warmly funny and unexpectedly touching, DEUCE tells the story of retired tennis stars Leona Mullen and Midge Barker, who once made up a championship doubles team. When they meet again at the U.S. Open, the women--now at the end of their l

Dedication, Or, The Stuff of Dreams

Author: Terrence McNally

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 0822221160

Category: Drama

Page: 65

View: 5807

Based on Eric Bentley's Brecht Memoir, as well as on extensive personal interviews with the writer himself, Marowitz has created an entertaining story that is simultaneously funny, perplexing and disturbing. Tossing in small bits of insight into both men THE AGONY & THE AGONY is proof, once and for all, that hard work, grit and determination almost compensate for a total lack of talent. --Jill Silver (the playwright's mother).
Performing Arts

Golden Age

Author: Terrence McNally

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 0822228610

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 76

View: 1047

It's opening night of Vincenzo Bellini's new opera I Puritani in Paris, and the Italian composer is determined to win the adulation of not only his audience, but his colleagues and rivals as well. When the curtain falls, will a thunderous ovation cement his prominence? Or has Bellini unwittingly composed his own swan song? Blending 21st-century language with the timeless beauty of 19th-century bel canto opera, GOLDEN AGE portrays the final act of an artist whose desire for greatness has eclipsed all else.
Performing Arts

And Away We Go

Author: Terrence McNally

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 0822231360

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 61

View: 9932

Times change, but life in the theatre remains the same: chaotic, sometimes brutal, but often euphoric, too. AND AWAY WE GO jumps through time from backstage in ancient Athens to a rehearsal at the Globe, from Versailles’ Royal Theatre to the first reading of a new play by Chekhov—with an unlikely stop in Coral Gables and the American premiere of Waiting for Godot along the way.
Performing Arts

The Alchemy of Theatre - The Divine Science

Essays on Theatre and the Art of Collaboration

Author: Robert Viagas

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 147684948X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 6148

(Applause Books). Featuring 28 of the top talents on Broadway! The Alchemy of Theatre lets the top talents in every theatrical field, from producing and writing to publicity and makeup, share their hard-earned wisdom. They speak on how to achieve success in an environment where giant egos are locked up together under mounting financial and emotional pressure, and are expected to deliver greatness. In short, this book is a how-to manual of collaboration by the professionals who do it best. Among those who have packed their lively essays with real-world stories of experience on legendary productions are directors Harold Prince, Susan Stroman, and George C. Wolfe; playwrights Wendy Wasserstein, recently deceased, and Edward Albee; stars Chita Rivera and Brian Stokes Mitchell; set designer Robin Wagner; songwriter Cy Coleman, in one of his last writing efforts before his death; costume designer William Ivey Long; producer Rocco Landesman; theatre operator Gerald Schoenfeld, chairman of The Shubert Organization; playwright and librettist Terrence McNally; lighting designers Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer; Musical Director Paul Gemignani; and more than a dozen more. This book is nothing but true-life stories of how these precepts work in real life for some of the most talented people alive. "Every narrative gives an inside look at what makes theater magical and allows a performance to come together. For those who love the theater, this book is essential." Library Journal
Juvenile Fiction

Die wundersame Geschichte von September, die sich ein Schiff baute und das Feenland umsegelte

Author: Catherynne M. Valente

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644483019

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 429

Die 12-jährige September führt ein schrecklich langweiliges Leben in Nebraska, wo sie den lieben langen Tag nur gelb-rosa Teetassen abspülen und mit ihrem Hündchen spielen kann. Bis eines Tages der Grüne Wind auf seiner Leopardin der leichten Lüfte an ihr Fenster fliegt und sie zu einem großen Abenteuer ins Feenland einlädt. Tatsächlich wird Septembers Hilfe dringend gebraucht, denn im Feenland herrscht eine schreckliche Marquess, die nicht älter ist als September selbst. Sie verlangt von September, einen ganz besonderen Gegenstand aus dem gefährlichen Gespinstwald zu holen. Sonst will die Marquess das Feenland in einen langweiligen, phantasielosen Ort verwandeln und den Einwohnern das Leben zur Hölle machen – darunter auch Septembers neue Freunde, der bücherliebende Lindwurm A-bis-L und der blaue Dschinn Samstag. Mit viel Mut und noch mehr Herz stellt sich September ihrer schwierigen Aufgabe. Für Leser jeden Alters, die den Charme von «Alice im Wunderland» und die Phantasie der «Unendlichen Geschichte» lieben. Dieses Buch ist unvergesslich.

Demonica - Ungestillte Leidenschaft

Author: Larissa Ione


ISBN: 3736303769

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

View: 505

Raze ist ein Seminus-Dämon, der Sex mit Frauen haben muss, um nicht qualvoll zu sterben. Doch Frauen interessieren ihn eigentlich gar nicht. Um zu überleben, hat er ein nüchternes Arrangement mit seiner Freundin Fayle getroffen, ist jedoch zutiefst unglücklich über seine ausweglose Situation. Als er den sexy Dämonenkrieger Slake trifft, springt sofort der Funke über, und Raze ist bereit, sich auf ein ungewisses Abenteuer einzulassen. Es gibt nur ein Problem: Slake hat den Auftrag, Fayle zu töten...

Rückkehr zur Liebe

Harmonie, Lebenssinn und Glück durch "Ein Kurs in Wundern"

Author: Marianne Williamson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641112001

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 5273

Mit Herz und Einfühlsamkeit interpretiert die amerikanische Bestsellerautorin die Weisheit des spirituellen Grundlagenwerkes „Ein Kurs in Wundern“. Sie macht mit Hilfe eines Selbstheilungsprogramms verständlich, was es heißt, auch dann immer wieder zur Einheit und Liebe zurückzukehren, wenn wir in unseren Beziehungen in Konflikte geraten oder in einer schweren Lebenskrise stecken.

Griechisches Feuer

Maria Callas und Aristoteles Onassis

Author: Nicholas Gage

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442152575


Page: 573

View: 2715