60f McLaughlin, Ellen [WorldCat Identities]
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McLaughlin, Ellen

Overview
Works: 37 works in 71 publications in 2 languages and 1,627 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical settings  Romantic comedy films  Acting editions  Song cycles  Independent films  Comedy films  Documentary films  Academic theses  History 
Roles: Author, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PS3563.C3837, 812.54
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Most widely held works by Ellen McLaughlin
The Greek plays by Ellen McLaughlin( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2021 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From The Persians "Defeat is impossible Defeat is unthinkable We have always been the favorites of fate. Fortune has cupped us In her golden palms. It has only been a matter Of choosing our desire. Which fruit To pick from the nodding tree." This chilling passage is from Ellen McLaughlin's new adaptation of The Persians by Aeschylus, the earliest surviving play in Western literature, an elegy for a fallen civilization and a warning to its new conqueror. As Margo Jefferson wrote in the New York Times, "The play is a true classic: we see the present and the future right there, inside the past. And when writers give us a 'new version' (a translation or adaptation) of a classic, they both serve and use it. They serve the playwright's gifts by refusing to simplify. But they can't just imitate. Every age has its own rhythms and drives. The classic must make us feel the new acutely. Ellen McLaughlin serves and uses The Persians with true power and grace." Also included in this volume: Iphigenia and Other Daughters (from Euripides and Sophocles); The Trojan Women (Euripides); Helen (Euripides); and Lysistrata (Aristophanes), all powerfully realized and as relevant today as when they were first performed. Ellen McLaughlin's plays include Days and Nights Within, A Narrow Bed, Infinity's House and Tongue of a Bird, which have been widely produced. She is a past finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and was the co-winner of the Great American Play Contest. Also an accomplished actor, Ms. McLaughlin is most known for having originated the part of the Angel in Tony Kushner's Angels in America, appearing in every U.S. production through its Broadway run
Penelope by Sarah Kirkland Snider( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tongue of a bird by Ellen McLaughlin( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrow bed by Ellen McLaughlin( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infinity's house by Ellen McLaughlin( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ajax in Iraq : a drama by Ellen McLaughlin( )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Past and present collide in this mash-up of Sophocles' classic tragedy Ajax with the modern-day war in Iraq. The play follows the parallel narratives of Ajax, an ancient Greek military hero, and A.J., a modern female American soldier, both undone by the betrayal of a commanding officer. Athena, goddess of war, cooly presides over the whole. Inspired by material collected from interviews with Iraq war veterans and their families, Ajax in Iraq explores the timeless struggle soldiers face in trying to make sense of war
Days and nights within by Ellen McLaughlin( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iphigenia and other daughters : a drama by Ellen McLaughlin( )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bed you sleep in( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The family of a struggling lumber mill owner in a small town in Oregon is torn apart when his daughter at college sends a letter accusing him of sexual abuse
Helen by Ellen McLaughlin( )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this fresh take on Euripides' tragicomedy, Helen never went to Troy but spent the war fought in her name in an Egyptian hotel room waiting for her husband Menelaus to come find her and take her home. In her odd exile, Helen receives visits from Io, a mythical figure who was once turned into a cow, and the goddess Athena, who informs her of the devastation that Helen's empty image has wrought upon the world. Bewildered by her strange escape from her own story, even Menelaus' final arrival cannot save Helen from the legend that has grown far larger than the woman who inspired it."--Back cover
The Trojan women : a drama by Ellen McLaughlin( )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the wake of their devastating defeat, the women of Troy, all now widows, wait on the beach below the ravaged city to be claimed by their Greek conquerors as slaves and concubines. Though the war is over, exile and degradation lie ahead and the fates of these women, including Queen Hecuba, her daughter Cassandra, the doomed, mad prophetess, and her daughter-in-law Andromache, widow of the great Hector, are still in the balance."--Publisher's website
The Persians : a drama by Ellen McLaughlin( )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this moving and poetic adaptation of Aeschylus' drama, Queen Atossa and her subjects anxiously await news of their King Xerxes' expedition to Greece. What they hear is inconceivably horrifying: the vast Persian Empire has fallen, with an entire army lost. Now the scant survivors of a catastrophic campaign, including Xerxes himself, must find a way to continue to live in the shattered world they once called home
Lysistrata by Ellen McLaughlin( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything relative( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lesbian college friends have a weekend reunion in New York City on the occasion of the b'rith for Daniel, the newborn baby of one of them
Operation Lysistrata( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In January 2003, two women in New York City, Kathryn Blume and Sharron Bower, thought to organize readings of the ancient Greek play by Aristophanes, Lysistrata, as a protest of the imminent preemptive war on Iraq. Originally conceived as a local event, over the course of several weeks, word of the Lysistrata Project quickly gained momentum and became a worldwide happening for peace. On March 3, 2003 over 1,000 simultaneous productions of Lysistrata were performed in 59 countries around the globe. The film "Operation Lysistrata" shows how two women transformed their individual aspirations for peace into a movement which allowed the global community to share in their vision, using grassroots activism, conflict resolution, community building and the role of art in a functioning democracy
The Nibroc trilogy : plays by Arlene Hutton by Arlene Hutton( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haptic to visual cross-modal shape perception in preschoolers by Ellen McLaughlin( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue window( Visual )

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

Tongue of a bird by Ellen McLaughlin( )

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

Manhattan romance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Danny, a commercial editor and documentary filmmaker, attempts to finish his film, a study on relationship, while navigating the relationships in his own life. Will he continue to chase the unattainable Theresa, a hippie new age dancer, or will he finally admit he's in love with his best friend Carla, who is in an unfulfilling relationship with a political strategist?
 
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The Greek plays
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