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Norris, Bruce

Overview
Works: 40 works in 86 publications in 2 languages and 1,893 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  History  Radio plays  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Performer, Actor
Classifications: PS3614.O768, 812.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bruce Norris
Clybourne Park : [a play] by Bruce Norris ( Book )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 949 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
The pain and the itch by Bruce Norris ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 262 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 )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unmentionables : a play by Bruce Norris ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 155 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 )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 116 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 78 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 ( )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a play about the murder of three civil rights workers, Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman, in Mississippi, during the summer of 1964
Purple heart by Bruce Norris ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 20 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
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
Purple heart and the infidel : two plays by Bruce Norris ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archive recordings season of 1980 ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2005 and held by 3 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 1983 ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2006 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archive recordings season of 1982 ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2006 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archive recordings season of 1977 ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sixth sense Gui yan ( Visual )
in English and held by 2 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
Purple heart : two plays ;and, the infidel by Bruce Norris ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 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
Archive recordings season of 1979 ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Domesticated : by Bruce Norris ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Typescript, rehearsal draft dated October 30, 2013
Black snow : a theatrical novel by Mikhail Bulgakov ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Written by Soviet playwright Bulgakov, this novel tells the story of the fictitious Maxudov. When Maxudov's novel is unsuccessful, he turns it into a play, which is accepted by Moscow's "Independent Theatre." But the inflated egos behind the scenes make it unlikely that the play will ever be performed
 
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Languages
English (53)
Spanish (3)
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