WorldCat Identities

Wellman, Mac

Overview
Works: 139 works in 263 publications in 2 languages and 10,442 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Experimental drama  Operas  Fiction  One-act plays 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Contributor, Adapter, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS3573.E468, 812.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mac Wellman
New downtown now : an anthology of new theater from downtown New York( )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a time when most serious drama being written and produced for the American stage aspires only to mainstream acceptance and high-toned mediocrity, an innovative new generation of playwrights based in New York City has emerged, crafting works that challenge and undermine the conventional structure, language, and characterization of commercial theater while rejecting outdated notions of the avant-garde. New Downtown Now brings together ten new works that exemplify the playfulness, excitement, and possibilities of the theater. Though disparate in subject matter and style, these highly original plays share a commitment to formal experimentation that places them beyond the psychological cliches of the majority and the cold condescension of postmodernism." "The anthology includes Interim by Barbara Cassidy; Tragedy: a tragedy by Will Eno; Nine Come by Elana Greenfield; Sachiko and Enoshima Island by Madelyn Kent; The Appeal by Young Jean Lee; The Vomit Talk of Ghosts by Kevin Oakes; Ajax (por nobody) by Alice Tuan; Apparition: An Uneasy Play of the Underknown by Anne Washburn; Demon Baby by Erin Courtney. Book jacket."--Jacket
Linda Perdido : a novel by Mac Wellman( )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linda Perdido, the story of the antisocial Linda Perdido told by her well-behaved sister Qua, is a memoir like no other. Set in a vast and unknown region in the Midwest, Mac Wellman's Linda Perdido chronicles the lives of two sisters: Linda and Qua Perdido. Linda is bad, acting out every antisocial impulse she has and then some; Qua is good but comes to hate her sister, though she chooses to write a memoir about her, thus Linda Perdido. Their lives are complicated by many figures, among them the Traveler, a lonely man who follows t
Theatre of wonders : six contemporary American plays( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bad infinity : eight plays by Mac Wellman( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The difficulty of crossing a field : nine new plays by Mac Wellman( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays for the end of the century( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cellophane : plays by Mac Wellman( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, Mac Wellman presents the 11 plays that he considers his most important, including Albanian Softshoe, Mister Original Bugg, Cleveland and Bad Penny
The difficulty of crossing a field by David Lang( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swoop : a comedy by Mac Wellman( )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typescript, dated 1993. The play is about Dracula and two female characters: Lucy and Mina
Humana Festival 2001 : the complete plays( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humana Festival '99 : the complete plays( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American Short Plays, 1995-1996( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two plays : a Murder of Crows and the Hyacinth Macaw by Mac Wellman( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harm's way by Mac Wellman( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and French and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Une mère tue son fils parce qu'il ne veut pas manger son hamburger. Santouche, témoin du crime, tue la mère et part en cavale. Il demande alors à Ile de Miséricorde, la femme qu'il aime, de lui procurer de l'argent. Chacun part de son côté. Au fil de leur odyssée urbaine, ils feront des rencontres, plus étranges les unes que les autres, dans la fête foraine minable et diabolique qu'ils traversent pour se rejoindre de l'autre côté de la rivière. Un conte cruel, noir, drolatique et baroque sur la violence, le mal, la culpabilité, la manipulation ; une fable métaphysique et picaresque où un homme et une femme sont aux prises avec la folle absurdité du monde
The land beyond the forest by Mac Wellman( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The professional Frenchman by Mac Wellman( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whirligig by Mac Wellman( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder of Crows by Mac Wellman( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infrared : a play by Mac Wellman( )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annie Salem : an American tale by Mac Wellman( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of the absurd featuring Jack Scan, a philosophical drifter from Ohio with lots of observations on life, men, women, friendship, love, you name it. He has a girlfriend and he also has an obsession with the Ku Klux Klan which he hates and eventually goes to Mars to fight them
 
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Plays for the end of the century
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The bad infinity : eight playsThe difficulty of crossing a field : nine new playsPlays for the end of the centuryCellophane : playsHumana Festival 2001 : the complete playsHumana Festival '99 : the complete playsThe Best American Short Plays, 1995-1996Harm's way
Alternative Names
Mac Wellman American playwright

Mac Wellman Amerikaans schrijver

Mac Wellman dramaturgo estadounidense

Languages
English (92)

French (2)