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Cruz, Nilo

Overview
Works: 39 works in 140 publications in 4 languages and 7,710 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical drama  Monologues (Drama)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Radio plays  Musical settings  Scores  Songs  Chamber music  Art music 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Lyricist, Director
Classifications: PS3603.R895, 862.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nilo Cruz
Anna in the tropics by Nilo Cruz( )

40 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anna in the Tropics is a poignant and poetic new play set in 1929 Florida in a Cuban-American cigar factory, where cigars are still rolled by hand and "lectors" are employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration, but when he begins to read aloud from Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics and the American dream prove a volatile combination."--Jacket
The color of desire [and] Hurricane : two plays by Nilo Cruz( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Color of Desire, reminiscent of Chekhov's Cherry Orchard, captures the last moments of an island on the brink of change. Set in 1960, at the beginning of Havanna's revolution, it is a vibrant exploration of the lost love affair between America and Cuba. In Hurricane, a damaged family - a missionary, his wife and their son, who seems to have materialized from the ocean - faces a crisis when a hurricane ravages their Caribbean town."--Back cover
Beauty of the father by Nilo Cruz( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What will we sacrifice in the name of love? A young woman named Marina reunites with her painter father in the south of Spain, both falling in love with the same exciting young man. Beauty of the Father invokes the language of Lorca, as the poet himself appears to the father and counsels him as he paints
Audition monologs for student actors : selections from contemporary plays( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of monologues for competitive auditions and studio exercises
Sotto voce by Nilo Cruz( )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The millennium, New York City, Bemadette Kahn, an eighty-year-old German-born writer, spends her days in her apartment, trying to forget the past. Until Saquiel Rafaeli, a young Jewish-Cuban researcher, appears on her doorstop, forcing her to confront those haunted memories. He's eager to learn about Bemadette's long-lost lover, Ariel Strauss, who set sail in 1939 aboard the St. Louis, never to be seen again. With layered lyrical language and vibrant intimacy, Sotto Voce is an imaginative exploration of the power of memory, love and human connection."--Page 4 of cover
Two sisters and a piano and other plays by Nilo Cruz( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nilo Cruz is the most produced Cuban American playwright in the United States and was the first dramatist of Hispanic descent to receive the Pulitzer Prize. In his plays, Cruz almost always journeys back to Cuba, even when the play is not set there. Cruz is a sensualist, a conjurer of mysterious voyages and luxuriant landscapes. He is a poetic chronicler, a documentarian of the presence of Latin people in American life. He conveys the strength and persistence of the Cuban spirit through a wholly dramatic imagination. This volume also includes the oneact play, Capriccio
Anna in the tropics by Nilo Cruz( )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play captures 1929 Florida at a time when cigars were still rolled by hand and "lectors" were employed to educate and entertain the workers. The arrival of a new lector is a cause for celebration. When he reads aloud from Anna Karenina, he unwittingly becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics, and the American Dream prove a volatile combination
Two sisters and a piano by Nilo Cruz( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hortensia and the museum of dreams by Nilo Cruz( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brother and a sister, whose lives were forever altered when their mother put them on a flight from Havana to the United States in 1961, return to their native land during the Popes visit to Cuba. The brother and sister take their own path, as they search for recollection and healing. This tale of estranged siblings seeking to make sense of the childhood that was subtracted from their lives possesses an imaginative and lyrical landscape that elevates the material to a poetic universality
Night train to Bolina by Nilo Cruz( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and French and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play is set in Latin America in the mid-eighties, in an unidentified country, during the guerilla warfare. Threatened by starvation and abuse, two children flee their rural village for the city. Dancing on a fine line between innocent fantasy and harsh reality, Mateo and Clara explore their imaginations in a world of dark mysticism and denied love
A bicycle country by Nilo Cruz( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three characters whose lives seem to be moving nowhere set out to build a dream, even if that dream seems perilous. This stirring portrait of three Cuban exiles and their harrowing journey across the Caribbean Sea examines the universal themes of freedom and oppression, hope and survival
Life is a dream = La vida es sueño by Pedro Calderón de la Barca( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Astrological omens predict that if King Basilio's son Segismundo is crowned, he will become a horrible tyrant who will bring destruction to his kingdom. Basilio imprisons Segismundo for life, but decades later he decides to let his son prove his ability to defy the stars. Allowed to rule the palace, Segismundo wreaks bloody vengeance on the kingdom, confirming the prediction of the stars, and the prince is returned to his prison."--P. [4] of cover
Doña Rosita the spinster by Federico García Lorca( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A spirited young woman full of life, Doña Rosita spends over two decades waiting for her finance to return from abroad and marry her, finally losing all hope as the years pass her by."--P. [4] of cover
Sotto Voce (TCG Edition) by Nilo Cruz( )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exquisite new drama from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Anna in the Tropics
Five moons of Lorca : for tenor, baritone, and piano by Gabriela Lena Frank( )

3 editions published in 2016 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honey : for soprano, mezzo-soprano, and piano (2013) by Gabriela Lena Frank( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorca in a green dress by Nilo Cruz( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ana en el Trópico : Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Spanish language edition of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama
Anna in den Tropen by Nilo Cruz( )

3 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saints : for SSAA chorus, solo soprano, solo mezzo-soprano, and orchestra by Gabriela Lena Frank( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Anna in the tropics
Covers
The color of desire [and] Hurricane : two playsBeauty of the fatherAudition monologs for student actors : selections from contemporary playsTwo sisters and a piano and other playsAnna in the tropicsTwo sisters and a pianoHortensia and the museum of dreamsNight train to Bolina
Alternative Names
Cruz, Nilo 1960-

Nilo Cruz Amerikaans scenarioschrijver

Nilo Cruz dramaturge américain

Nilo Cruz dramaturgo estadounidense

Nilo Cruz kubanisch-US-amerikanischer Dramatiker und Pulitzer-Preisträger

Нило Круз

نیلو کروز

Languages
English (105)

Spanish (12)

German (3)

French (2)