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Norris, Bruce

Overview
Works: 45 works in 117 publications in 3 languages and 2,919 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Horror films  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Radio plays  Fiction  Comedy plays  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bruce Norris
Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clybourne Park spans two generations fifty years apart. In 1959, Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bedroom at a bargain price, unknowingly bringing the first black family into the neighborhood (borrowing a plot line from Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun ) and creating ripples of discontent among the cozy white residents of Clybourne Park. In 2009, the same property is being bought by a young white couple, whose plan to raze the house and start again is met with equal disapproval by the black residents of the soon-to-be-gentrified area. Are the issues festering beneath the floorboards actually the same, fifty years on? Bruce Norris's excruciatingly funny and squirm-inducing satire explores the fault line between race and property
The sea of trees by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powerful story of love and redemption of an American professor, Arthur, who travels to Japan. He embarks on a spiritual and life-changing journey with Takumi, whom he found lost near the base of Mount Fuji. Takumi had gotten lost after attempting to commit suicide, now they fight for their survival while they are on their journey of reflection. Arthur's will to live reconnects him to his love for his wife
The pain and the itch by Bruce Norris( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and French and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With a young daughter in serious need of attention and a ravenous creature possibly prowling the upstairs bedrooms, what begins as an average Thanksgiving for one privileged family unravels into an expose of disastrous choices and less-than-altruistic motives. THE PAIN AND THE ITCH is a scathing satire of the politics of class and race, a controversial, painfully human examination of denial and its consequences."--Publisher's website
Purple Heart ; and the Infidel : two plays by Bruce Norris( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Purple Heart, a mysterious visitor arrives at the midwestern home that a Vietnam War widow, deep into drink, shares with her twelve-year-old son and her intrusive mother-in-law. And in The Infidel, after a tortured affair with a young woman, a fallen jurist finds himself judging the most difficult case of his life - his own."--Jacket
The unmentionables : a play by Bruce Norris( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in western equatorial Africa, The Unmentionables opens with a pugnacious monologue warning the audience to get out while they still have a chance to do something really fun - like watch cable television. Those who resist this directive are treated to a biting satire featuring four Americans hoping to "do good in the world": a young Christian missionary and his ex-fiancee, a disenchanted Hollywood actress, and an aging, wealthy businessman and his desperately lonely wife. A fire set at the missionary's home ignites a night of painful disillusionment, as their notions of how to help the locals are exploded by the realities of money, power, and politics. The stakes rise steadily until they are forced to confront the question of the value of a single life."--Jacket
The low road by Bruce Norris( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young entrepreneur sets out on a quest for wealth with priceless ambition and a purse of gold. A fable of free market economics and cut-throat capitalism
The actor retires by Bruce Norris( )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hilarious comedy about an actor, who decides to throw out his headshots, fire his agent and change careers from performing to making furniture
Of one blood by Andrew White( )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Of one blood is a poignant and disturbing play about the infamous murder of three civil rights workers - James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner in Mississippi in 1964. The broadcast includes an interview with Rita Bender, Michael Schwerner's wife in 1964"--Leaf A. Theatre Works, Audio Theatre Collection
Purple heart by Bruce Norris( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"October 1972. In a city somewhere in the American Midwest, Carla is trying to rebuild her life. Her husband is gone - killed in Vietnam. Now, under the watchful eye of her mother-in-law, she must raise her young son whilst struggling to avoid the sympathy of her local community. But everything changes with the unexpected arrival of a soldier on her doorstep. Punctuated by a sharp and often painful wit, Purple Heart by Bruce Norris is a deeply moving meditation on love, loss and grief [from the author of Clybourne Park]. First produced by Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 2002 ..."--Page 4 of cover
The Sixth Sense by M. Night Shyamalan( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A noted child psychologist attempts to help a frightened 8 year-old boy who is experiencing terrifying visions of the dead
The Arabian nights by Mary Zimmerman( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Arabian Nights brings to life the centuries old collection of Indian, Persian and Arabic stories that open the door to a lost world of wisdom, faith and divine beauty of the heart."--Case
Clybourne Park : a Play in two acts by Bruce Norris( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archive recordings : season of 1980( Recording )

4 editions published in 2005 and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La sombra de la culpa = Reach the rock( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En un desesperado intento de dejar atrás su pequeña y monótona ciudad, Robin Fleming hará de un tranquilo verano una verdadera revolución. Todo comenzó con un plan...para poder ver a su antiguo amor una vez más y así convencerle de ir a Nueva York. Acaba en la cárcel, lugar curioso para idear una conspiración, pero quizá pueda reconquistarla tras intentarlo una y otra vez. Esta película sobre la madurez sigue a Robin en su desafío a las circunstancias para liberarse de su pasado, y abrirse paso hacia un futuro mejor
Archive recordings : season of 1982( Recording )

3 editions published in 2006 and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archive recordings : season of 1983( Recording )

3 editions published in 2006 and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archive recordings : season of 1977( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Purple Heart (NHB Modern Plays) by Bruce Norris( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deeply moving meditation on love, loss and grief, from the author of Clybourne Park. October 1972. In a city somewhere in the American Midwest, Carla is trying to rebuild her life. Her husband is gone - killed in Vietnam. Now, under the watchful eye of her mother-in-law, she must raise her young son whilst struggling to avoid the sympathy of her local community. But everything changes with the unexpected arrival of a soldier on her doorstep. '[A] searing acid burn of a play ... laughs gulped down with horror' - Exeunt Magazine 'Unpicks the rawest of human emotions ... [Norris] artfully slices his way through the dialogue with humour and wit' - Whatsonstage.com 'It bubbles with anger ... excruciatingly funny dialogue' - Financial Times 'An abiding mixture of laughter and deep sadness' - British Theatre Guide 'A cracking play ... with a tangible, angry compassion for ordinary Americans touched by foreign wars they barely comprehend' - Time Out]]>
Clybourne Park (NHB Modern Plays) by Bruce Norris( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An acerbically brilliant satire that explores the fault line between race and property. Best Play, Evening Standard Awards 2010Best New Play, Critics Circle Awards 2010Best New Play, Olivier Awards 2011Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 2011 In 1959, Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bed for a knock-down price, enabling the first black family to move into the neighbourhood and alarming the cosy white urbanites of Clybourne Park, Chicago. In 2009 the same property is being bought by Lindsey and Steve, a young white couple, whose plan to raze the house and start again is met with a simi
The resistible rise of Arturo Ui; a gangster spectacle by Bertolt Brecht( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler's rise to power is burlesqued through the description of a gangster syndicate which terrorizes Chicago and its suburbs
 
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Clybourne Park
Alternative Names
Bruce Norris acteur américain

Bruce Norris Amerikaans acteur

Bruce Norris dramaturgo y actor estadounidense

Bruce Norris US-amerikanischer Bühnenschauspieler

Μπρους Νόρις

Брюс Норрис

بروس نوریس

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The pain and the itchPurple Heart ; and the Infidel : two playsThe unmentionables : a playThe actor retiresOf one blood