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O'Donnell, Mark

Works: 50 works in 124 publications in 3 languages and 6,107 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Musical films  Original cast recordings  Fiction  Humor  Christmas stories  Film adaptations  Conference papers and proceedings  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Adapter, Translator, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Mark O'Donnell
Most widely held works by Mark O'Donnell
Hairspray by John Waters( Visual )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teenage girl simultaneously pursues stardom as a dancer on a local TV show and rallies against racial segregation in her native Baltimore
Hairspray : original Broadway cast recording by Marc Shaiman( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hairspray by Marc Shaiman( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Hairspray', the hit musical, is based on John Waters' affectionately subversive homage to his Baltimore youth and the biggest hit musical on Broadway. This is a complete book of lyrics from the Broadway musical
Getting over Homer by Mark O'Donnell( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comic misadventures of Blue Monahan, a gay songwriter from the Midwest as he tries to make it in the Big Apple, musically and romantically. By the author of Elementary Education
Strangers on earth by Mark O'Donnell( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play in two acts in which five twenty-somethings become embroiled in the paradoxes of unrequited love, friendship, ambition, and heartbreak
Let nothing you dismay by Mark O'Donnell( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite a series of setbacks, Tad Leary decides to go to all seven of the Christmas parties he is invited to, in search of "possible work, apartments, love and just plain distraction."
Hairspray : the roots by Marc Shaiman( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Hairspray, it's 1962--the fifties are out and change is in the air. Baltimore's Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, has only one passion: to dance. She wins a spot on the local TV dance program, The Corny Collins Show, and overnight is transformed from an awkward overweight outsider into an irrespressible teen celebrity. But can a trendsetter in dance and fashion vanquish the program's reigning blond princess, win the heart of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a television show without denting her 'do? Only in Hairspray! Based on John Waters's 1988 film, the musical comedy Hairspray opened on Broadway in August 2002 to rave reviews. Hairspray: The Roots includes the libretto of the show--along with hilarious anecdotes from the authors, to say nothing of dance step diagrams and full-color bouffant wigs
Vertigo Park and other tall tales by Mark O'Donnell( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is some of what you'll find: in "Marred Bliss," the fractured puns of a love quadrangle ("Maybe you'd rather ram off with her! She's been trying to reduce you since she got here") ... in "Diary of a Fan," the diarist's deepest thoughts ("I saw Sigourney Weaver on the street today. I pity her") ... in "The Whom of Kaboom," a perilous cruise with Jack the Hipper, sculptor of the famous Venus de Mylar ... and in "A Tall Tale," a meeting with America's tallest tall-tale hero, Johnny Business, whose wealth requires three strong men just to conceive of. Gasp for air, and then browse the high school yearbook of the planets, learn about electricity from electricity itself, and discover Emily Dickinson, advertising copywriter. Perfectly qualified critics have called O'Donnell's writing "extremely amusing," "delightful ... off-the-wall, highly original," "invigorating, gifted." Vertigo Park is the latest from his wild workshop - a hands-on volume for students of laughter everywhere
Mirth of a nation( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seriously funny writing from America's most trusted humor anthology"--Container
Elementary education : an easy alternative to actual learning by Mark O'Donnell( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scapin : adapted from Molière by Bill Irwin( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tools of power : the elitist's guide to the ruthless exploitation of everybody and everything by Kurt Andersen( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tots in tinseltown by Ronald Melrose( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fables for friends : a play by Mark O'Donnell( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That's it, folks! by Mark O'Donnell( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set on "the last day on earth," this explosive farce details the reactions of a particularly zany household to the unexpected news that the world is about to end-first their disbelief and then their relief that they will no longer have to worry about refilling ice trays. Among those present are Eden, a pure-spirited girl who is trying to communicate with other planets so that she can exchange recipes; her boyfriend, Otis, a satanist who speaks in verse and aspires to become the Antichrist's personal secretary; a suicidal nymphomaniac who works for a fashion magazine which is all cover and no text; her last pick-up, Zed, a money-mad opportunist whose ambition is to be a magazine cover boy; and a senile ghost who cannot quite grasp the fact that he is dead. As promised the world does expire, with distant planets looming into view; ominous radio voices broadcasting doomsday reports; two hard-hatted angels industriously sweeping up the post-apocalypse detritus; and, in the end, one lone, dazed survivor (Zed) left behind trying to figure out what went wrong-and why
The nice and the nasty : a hyperbolic potboiler by Mark O'Donnell( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript, dated May, 1986
Cry-baby : the musical by David Javerbaum( Recording )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the 1990 film by John Waters. Set in 1954, this musical centers on Baltimore teenager and finishing school student, Allison Vernon-Williams. Allison becomes distracted from her upper crust lifestyle as she enters a relationship with Wade 'Cry-Baby' Walker who is a rock 'n' roll high school rebel
John Travolta : greatest moves( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four motion pictures starring John Travolta
Intellectual property conference by Intellectual Property Conference( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vertigo Park : the whom of kaboom and other tall tales by Mark O'Donnell( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Mark O’Donnell US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Mark O'Donnell Amerikaans schrijver (1954-2012)

Mark O'Donnell amerikansk författare

Mark O'Donnell amerikansk skribent

Mark O'Donnell écrivain américain

Mark O'Donnell escriptor estatunidenc

Mark O'Donnell escritor estadounidense

Mark O'Donnell yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

O'Donnell, Mark Stansbury-

Stansbury-O'Donnell, Mark D.

オドネル, マーク

HairsprayGetting over HomerLet nothing you dismayHairspray : the rootsMirth of a nation