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Mary Alice Zimmerman

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Connection to Illinois: *Manilow Resident Director - Goodman Theatre

Biography: Mary Alice Zimmerman is a Professor of Performance Studies at Northwestern University.

  • -- 20 Joseph Jefferson Awards and Tony Award for Best Direction for ''Metamorphosis''

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Mary Alice Zimmerman on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Journey to the west :
ISBN: 0810120925 OCLC: 149091595

Northwestern University Press, Evanston, Ill. : ©2011.

This adaptation of a late sixteenth-century classic Chinese novel, Journey to the West, based on Anthony C. Yu's translation, takes as its point of departure the true story of a seventh-century monk and his fabled pilgrimage from China to India in search of sacred texts.

Metamorphoses :
ISBN: 0810119781 OCLC: 49276791

Northwestern University Press, Evanston, Ill. : 2002.

This play is based on David R. Slavitt's translation of The Metamorphoses of Ovid - Monologues.

The Arabian nights :
ISBN: 0810120941 OCLC: 56419021

Northwestern University Press, Evanston, Ill. : 2005.

"Mary Zimmerman's adaptation weaves ancient tales of wonder into a poetic testament to the transformational power of storytelling. King Shahryar marries, loves, then kills a young woman each night - until he encounters Scheherezade. For one thousand and one nights, he delays her murder as he eagerly awaits her next tale of love, lust, hilarity, or sorrow. The final scene brings the audience back to modern-day Baghdad, and distant air-raid sirens warn of the danger threatening the land that produced the encyclopedia of human experience, imagination, and poetry that is The Arabian Nights. Notes on casting and staging, a transcript of a sample improvised scene, and production photographs are included in the volume."--Jacket.

The Odyssey :
ISBN: 0810120933 OCLC: 56880059

Northwestern University Press, Evanston, Ill. : ©2006.