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Wasserstein, Wendy

Overview
Works: 201 works in 503 publications in 9 languages and 23,323 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Humor  Satire  Biography  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Televised plays  Juvenile works  One-act plays 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Contributor, Interviewee, Librettist, Scenarist, Adapter, Speaker, Host, Writer of accompanying material, Author of introduction, Moderator
Classifications: PS3573.A798, 812.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Wendy Wasserstein
Publications by Wendy Wasserstein
Publications by Wendy Wasserstein, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Wendy Wasserstein
The Heidi chronicles and other plays by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )
39 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,673 libraries worldwide
These 3 plays are plays of ideas that happen to be written as comedies. The three heroines, though vastly different, share an essential sadness, but is a sadness deflected by humor, because these are witty women and they use their wit to devastating effect
Elements of style : a novel by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Serbian and held by 1,415 libraries worldwide
A comic novel about New York's urban gentry living in a post-9/11 world--the arbiters of fashion and the doyennes of charity balls; about the rich and the nouveau rich(er), the glamorous and the desperate to be. We meet Francesca Weissman, the Upper East Side pediatrician rated number one by Manhattan magazine, who takes us into the upper strata of privilege and aspiration (she's originally from Queens with a father in hosiery); Samantha Acton, thoroughbred descendant of Old New York, who defines the social order in the great tradition of Mrs. Astor and Babe Paley; Judy Tremont from Modesto, California, daughter of a cop--her life's work, her obsession, is New York society and its richest families; Barry Santorini, Republican, moviemaker, winner of twelve Oscars, and his wife, the Italian supermarket heiress and former media rep for Giorgio Armani; and many more.--From publisher description
The sisters Rosensweig by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 1,397 libraries worldwide
Three Jewish middle-aged sisters--Sara, Gorgeous, and Pfeni--come together in London to celebrate Sara's birthday
Sloth by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )
29 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,105 libraries worldwide
Here is a rollicking parody of the self-help genre, one that skewers the couch-bound, apathetic mentality so pervasive in America today. With tongue in cheek, Sloth guides readers step-by-step toward a life of noncommittal inertia. "You have the right to be lazy," writes Wasserstein. "You can choose not to respond. You can choose not to move." Readers will find out the importance of Lethargiosis--the process of eliminating energy and drive, the vital first step in becoming a sloth. To help you attain the perfect state of indolent bliss, the book offers a wealth of self-help
An American daughter by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 985 libraries worldwide
Lyssa Dent Hughes is a privileged, well-educated daughter of a Republican senator and fifth-generation granddaughter of Ulysses S. Grant, wife of a professor, owner of a pleasant Georgetown home. She is also the president's nominee for surgeon general. Then members of the media discover that once, in the past, she failed to respond to a call for jury duty. A relatively minor misstep - were it not for a good friend who uses the incident to make a point, scarcely thinking of the consequences. From that moment on, Lyssa Dent Hughes sits helplessly by while the press investigates her family and friends, shattering her privacy, her career, and her world
Bachelor girls by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 900 libraries worldwide
29 essays
Isn't it romantic by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 794 libraries worldwide
Comedy. An aspiring writer and her former classmate struggle to establish their own lives and identities. Background music. Prologue, 2 acts, 13 scenes, 4 men, 4 women, extras
Uncommon women and others by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )
14 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and held by 781 libraries worldwide
"Comprised of a collage of interrelated scenes, the action begins with a reunion, six years after graduation, of five close friends and classmates at Mount Holyoke College. They compare notes on their activities since leaving school and then, in a series of flashbacks, we see them in their college days and learn of the events, some funny, some touching, some bitingly cynical, that helped to shape them. Each of the group is a distinct individual, and it is their varying reaction to the staid, sheltered and often anachronistic university environment (with its undercurrent of sometimes darker personal desires and conclusions) gives the play its special meaning for today's young women as they go forth into the changing and often disquieting world that awaits them after graduation."--Back cover
Old money by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 759 libraries worldwide
"A dinner party in an ornate mansion on the fashionable Upper East Side of Manhattan provides the scene for this witty and incisive play. Set in two eras - the early 1900s and our own Gilded Age - the characters move effortlessly from one period to the other. The host, a contemporary master of high-risk arbitrage, steps in and out of character as a robber baron of an earlier time. His guests of today include a Hollywood director, a not-so-cutting-edge sculptor, an online lingerie designer, an aggressive publicist, and an aging historian. Their counterparts from the past are the great man's rebellious son, a grand dame of New York society, the architect who built the mansion originally, and the maids and servants who maintain it. In this dance of rich storytelling and social commentary, it becomes strikingly clear that while old money has become new, little else has changed over the years. Children still rebel against their controlling parents, women still hope for love, and greed, snobbery, and angst persist. Black-and-white photos within text."--Jacket
Leading women : plays for actresses II ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 712 libraries worldwide
Love's fire : seven new plays inspired by seven Shakespearean sonnets : original works ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 544 libraries worldwide
Uncommon women and others by Wendy Wasserstein( visu )
10 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and held by 424 libraries worldwide
Home use only
The object of my affection by Nicholas Hytner( visu )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 420 libraries worldwide
A young woman falls in love with her new roommate even though he is gay and loves her purely as a friend. When she becomes pregnant, she realizes she would rather raise her child with him than with her boyfriend -- a decision that forces the threesome to explore the fine line between love, sex and friendship
Elements of style : [a novel] by Wendy Wasserstein( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 356 libraries worldwide
A satirical look at the lives of the New York City socialites shortly after 9/11
Pamela's first musical by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
Pamela has the best birthday ever when her glamorous Aunt Louise takes her to see a Broadway musical
The Sorrows of gin by John Cheever( visu )
10 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
Sigourney Weaver and Edward Herrmann portray an affluent, self-centered upper-class suburban couple whose empty and gin-fueled lives are observed through the eyes of their neglected 8-year-old daughter - in John Cheever's short story, adapted by Pulitzer Prize - winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein. Tensions come to a head as the couple ironically fires the housekeeper (Oscar winner Eileen Heckart) upon discovering her to be an alcoholic - and accuses the babysitter (Rachel Roberts) of guzzling a quart of gin, when the daughter had actually poured it down the sink
Seven one-act plays by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
Tender Offer focuses on a distant father and his nine-year-old daughter. When he arrives late to pick her up from dance class, they discuss their lack of communication and why he missed her dance recital
The Heidi chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein( file )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
Tale of a baby-boomer's long, hard road from '60's confusion to '90's self-made woman-- or so she hopes
An American daughter by Wendy Wasserstein( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
"On the eve of Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes' nomination as Surgeon General, a witty and dangerous cast of characters stir the calm waters of her Georgetown home."
The sisters Rosensweig by Wendy Wasserstein( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
" ... chronicles three Jewish sisters from Brooklyn as they gather in London to celebrate a birthday ... [who] include a brilliant banker and single mother who has given up on romance, a suburban wife and mother who moonlights as a radio talk show host, and a travel writer who still wants to write her serious book."--Container
 
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Alternative Names
Wasserstein, W. 1950-2006
Wendy Wasserstein Amerikaans scenarioschrijfster (1950-2006)
Wendy Wasserstein amerikanische Dramatikerin
Wendy Wasserstein amerikansk manusforfattar
Wendy Wasserstein amerikansk manusförfattare
Wendy Wasserstein amerikansk manusforfatter
Wendy Wasserstein amerikansk manuskriptforfatter
Венди Вассерштейн
וסרסטין, ונדי, 1950-2006
وندی واسرستاین فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی
와서스타인, 웬디
ウェンディ・ワッサースタイン
ワッサースタイン, ウェンディ
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