WorldCat Identities

Wasserman, Dale

Overview
Works: 182 works in 511 publications in 8 languages and 6,738 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musicals  Librettos  Musical films  History  Action and adventure films  Medical drama  Fantasy films  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Librettist, Author, Author of screenplay, Adapter, Scenarist, Contributor, Other, Creator, Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 782.14
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dale Wasserman
Man of La Mancha by Mitch Leigh( Visual )

20 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fantasticks: Follows the scheming of two neighboring parents who try to spark a romance between their children by faking a feud. Loosely based on the novel Les romanesques by Edmond Rostand
Man of La Mancha by Mitch Leigh( Recording )

30 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jailed during the Spanish Inquisition for offending the church, author Miguel de Cervantes is forced to act out one of his manuscripts for the entertainment of fellow inmates. Cervantes delivers a rapturous performance as the legendary Don Quixote, the chivalrous knight whose choice to see life as it should be, not as it is, takes him into battles with an imaginary foe and into romace with the beautiful Dulcinea
One flew over the cuckoo's nest : a play in two acts by Dale Wasserman( Book )

38 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kirk Douglas played on Broadway as a charming rogue who contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather in a prison. This, he learns, was a mistake. He clashes with the head nurse, a fierce martinet. Quickly, he takes over the yard and accomplishes what the medical profession has been unable to do for twelve years; he makes a presumed deaf and dumb Indian talk. He leads others out of introversion, stages a revolt so that they can see the world series on television, and arranges a rollicking midnight party with liquor and chippies. For one offense, the head nurse has him submit to shock treatment. The party is too horrid for her and she forces him to submit to a final correction a frontal lobotomy." -- Publisher's description
The Vikings by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

18 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Viking chieftain raises his son to pursue the brutal conquest of Britain, not knowing that one of his own slaves is his offspring as well--and a British prince. Soon the brothers clash over power and women
Man of La Mancha : the new Broadway cast recording by Mitch Leigh( Recording )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plácido Domingo in Man of La Mancha by Mitch Leigh( Recording )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man of La Mancha by Mitch Leigh( )

9 editions published between 1958 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impossible musical by Dale Wasserman( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Dale Wasserman's quest to transform Cervantes' masterpiece novel Don Quixote into the hit musical Man of La Mancha
Albert W. Selden and Hal James present Albert Marre's production of Man of La Mancha : a musical play by Mitch Leigh( )

10 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man of La Mancha : a musical play by Mitch Leigh( Recording )

11 editions published between 1965 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man of La Mancha; a musical play by Mitch Leigh( Book )

21 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the New York Drama Critics Award for Best Musical, 1966 "To me the most interesting aspect of the success of Man of La Mancha is the fact that it plows squarely upstream against the prevailing current of philosophy in the theater. That current is best identified by its catch-labels--Theater of the Absurd, Black Comedy, the Theater of Cruelty--which is to say the theater of alienation, of moral anarchy and despair. To the practitioners of those philosophies Man of La Mancha must seem hopelessly naive in its espousal of illusion as man's strongest spiritual need, the most meaningful function of his imagination. But I've no unhappiness about that. "Facts are the enemy of truth," says Cervantes-Don Quixote. And that is precisely what I felt and meant."--Dale Wasserman, from the Preface. From the Trade Paperback edition
Man of La Mancha : original cast album by Mitch Leigh( Recording )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features music from the Broadway musical, Man Of La Mancha. Includes the original cast recordings from 1965
Man of La Mancha by Mitch Leigh( Book )

44 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in English and Swedish and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Theatre, Louis A. Lotito, managing director, Albert W. Seldon and Hal James present Jose Ferrer, Maura K. Wedge, Tony Martinez, George Wallace, Norman Kelley in Albert Marre's production of "Man of La Mancha," a new musical play by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion, with Robert Gibbons, Nadine Lewis, Timothy Jerome, Borah Silver, Sarah Wilson, Michael Bradshaw, Ben Vargas, Victor Helou, Richard Reece, Jana Robbins, choreography by Jack Cole, settings and lighting by Howard Bay, costumes by Howard Bay and Patton Cambell, dance arrangements by Neil Warner, musical arrangements by Music Makers, Inc., musical director Joseph Klein, book and musical staging by Albert Marre
Open secrets : a program of two plays by Dale Wasserman( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man of La Mancha : [original cast by Mitch Leigh( Recording )

in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man of La Mancha : a musical play by Mitch Leigh( )

11 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bequest : a one-act play by Dale Wasserman( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enchanted land : a play about Haiti by Dale Wasserman( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Players in a game by Dale Wasserman( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Players in the game by Dale Wasserman( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Bishop of fourteenth century Prague is humane, witty and happily immoral, which suits his city just fine. However, it displeases the Pope who sends a clever young Inquisitor to force obedience from the Bishop, triggering a collision that ends shockingly. You'll recognize the game as that old, "Who's Got The Power?" but you've never seen it played for such amazing stakes."--Publisher's website
 
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One flew over the cuckoo's nest : a play in two acts
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One flew over the cuckoo's nest : a play in two actsMan of La ManchaThe impossible musicalAlbert W. Selden and Hal James present Albert Marre's production of Man of La Mancha : a musical playMan of La Mancha; a musical playMan of La Mancha : a musical play
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Dale Wasserman American playwrigt

Dale Wasserman Amerikaans auteur

Dale Wasserman amerykański scenarzysta

Dale Wasserman US-amerikanischer Autor und Regisseur

Waserman, Dale.

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