WorldCat Identities

Norris, Bruce

Overview
Works: 14 works in 47 publications in 1 language and 1,757 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Radio plays  Film adaptations  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Performer
Classifications: KF228.A667, 791.43
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bruce Norris
Clybourne Park : [a play] by Bruce Norris ( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 586 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 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? The author's excruciatingly funny and squirm-inducing satire explores the fault line between race and property. -- Publisher description
Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris ( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a satire that explores race and property in a Chicago neighborhood first in 1959 and revisited in 2009
Purple Heart ; and the Infidel : two plays by Bruce Norris ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pain and the itch by Bruce Norris ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 205 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
The unmentionables : a play by Bruce Norris ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 153 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."--BOOK JACKET
The low road by Bruce Norris ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 85 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 ( )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 71 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
The pain and the Itch by Bruce Norris ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A civil action by Steven Zaillian ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A high-priced personal injury attorney takes on a case that becomes an epic legal battle ... one that may cost him his career, reputation and all that he owns
Of one blood by Andrew White ( )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 29 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"--L.A. Theatre Works, Audio Theatre Collection
Purple heart by Bruce Norris ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 15 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...."--P. [4] of cover
Purple heart and the infidel : two plays by Bruce Norris ( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 7 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."--BOOK JACKET
Clybourne Park [a new play] by Bruce Norris ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a satire that explores race and property in a Chicago neighborhood first in 1959 and revisited in 2009
Clybourne Park ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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