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ISBN:
0809012464
Author:
Marsha Norman
Category:
Dramas & Plays
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hill & Wang / Mermaid Dramabook (September 1983)
Pages:
89 pages
EPUB book:
1142 kb
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1624 kb
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1148 kb
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Rating:
4.2
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night, Mother is a play by American playwright Marsha Norman. The play won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play. The play is about a daughter, Jessie, and her mother, Thelma.

night, Mother is a play by American playwright Marsha Norman. It begins with Jessie calmly telling her Mama that by morning she will be dead, as she plans to commit suicide that very evening

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Night Mother by Marsha Norman, the 1983 Pulitzer winning drama is an emotionally draining play. It has only two characters, Jessie Cates, the daughter who lives with her mother, Thelma Cates. These are both simple country women, with Jessie being the quieter and less demonstrative and Thelma being more talkative. Jessie is around 40, epileptic, divorced with a son who is turning into a criminal. She sees her life as lacking in the positive and feels that it will not change. She makes a final decision about what she will do about that and this play is about the night she means to implement her.

Night, Mother is Marsha Norman's play that won the Pulitzer for drama in 1983. Produced the year after Beth Henley won the Pulitzer for Crimes of the Heart, the two women ushered in a renaissance of Southern female play writing

Night, Mother is Marsha Norman's play that won the Pulitzer for drama in 1983. Produced the year after Beth Henley won the Pulitzer for Crimes of the Heart, the two women ushered in a renaissance of Southern female play writing. Chilling in its message and delivered with no intermission, 'Night, Mother tells the tale of a mother and daughter grappling to stay afloat in life. Forty-year-old Jessie Cates has battled epilepsy, mental illness, and depression for her entire life. Following her 'Night, Mother is Marsha Norman's play that won the Pulitzer for drama in 1983.

night, Mother a world-class play by Marsha Norman opens in the kitchen scene. The main two characters Mama Thelma and her daughter Jessie futilely talks about the trivial things and Jessie reveals her wish and plan to commit suicide that night

night, Mother a world-class play by Marsha Norman opens in the kitchen scene. The main two characters Mama Thelma and her daughter Jessie futilely talks about the trivial things and Jessie reveals her wish and plan to commit suicide that night. To commit suicide, she looks for the gun that belonged to her father. Marsha Norman (21 Sep.

night, Mother is a taut and fluid drama that addresses different emotions and special relations. By one of America's most talented playwrights, this play won the Dramatists Guild's prestigious Hull-Warriner Award, four Tony nominations, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize in 1983. night, Mother had its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in December 1982.

With her Tony-award winning book and lyrics, Norman recreates the classic form of the tradit.

― Alfred, Lord Tennyson. by Marsha Norman · Lucy Simon. With her Tony-award winning book and lyrics, Norman recreates the classic form of the tradit. Getting Out. by Marsha Norman.

Best known for her Pulitzer Prize–winning play 'night, Mother and her acclaimed adaptations of The Secret .

Best known for her Pulitzer Prize–winning play 'night, Mother and her acclaimed adaptations of The Secret Garden and The Color Purple for musical theater, Marsha Norman has produced an impressive oeuvre that includes not only works for the stage but also a novel and several television screenplays. The first book on the Louisville-born writer in twenty years, Understanding Marsha Norman introduces readers to her life and work while making a persuasive case for her preeminence among America's leading dramatic artists.

'night, Mother is a taut and fluid drama that addresses different emotions and special relations. By one of America's most talented playwrights, this play won the Dramatists Guild's prestigious Hull-Warriner Award, four Tony nominations, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize in 1983. 'night, Mother had its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in December 1982. It opened on Broadway in March 1983, directed by Tom Moore and starring Anne Pitoniak and Kathy Bates; a film, starring Anne Bancroft and Sissy Spacek, was released in 1986.
  • Coirad
Marsha Norman's play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1983. It's set in a small house on a lonely, country road. Jessie is middle aged, epileptic, divorced, jobless, mother to a thieving son and lives with Thelma, her mother. Thelma is the only other character in the play. The play is one long scene - there are no changes, acts or intermissions.

They have a believable relationship. Their family, their whole town is average. The know they are boring and accept it. They don't complain about it. Thelma is fine with her life. She has a son, a few friends and her crocheting to keep her busy. Jessie has nothing - she is empty and is tired of life. At the start of the play, she tells her mother that she is going to kill herself. Thelma does not take her seriously at first, but eventually does. The rest of the play is a volley of truth telling, stories and the occasional begging by Thelma.

It's sad, heartfelt and decent. It's neither brilliant nor terribly interesting. Without know the other nominees from 1983, I can't say it was the wrong choice for the Pulitzer, but I can write that it was a very very weak winner.
  • HelloBoB:D
Night Mother by Marsha Norman, the 1983 Pulitzer winning drama is an emotionally draining play. It has only two characters, Jessie Cates, the daughter who lives with her mother, Thelma Cates. These are both simple country women, with Jessie being the quieter and less demonstrative and Thelma being more talkative.

Jessie is around 40, epileptic, divorced with a son who is turning into a criminal. She sees her life as lacking in the positive and feels that it will not change. She makes a final decision about what she will do about that and this play is about the night she means to implement her decision.

It is short play and takes little time to read, but prepare for the emotion it engenders.
  • Usanner
I thoroughly enjoyed this play. I watched the film awhile back, and since I wanted to change choose different films for my Film Appreciation class, I decided to review the play before adding 'Night, Mother to my list. What a powerful play. It sheds light on a very difficult subject. Jesse, the main character, makes the decision to "get off the bus early" after careful thought. She shows that some people contemplate this critical experience probably more carefully than buying a house or a car. Her decision is hardly spontaneous or emotional, nothing that I imagined at all. The power of the read helped me to decide to buy the video later on. I also ended up buying a collection of Marsha Norman's other plays, hoping that I will duplicate the insight gained by reading this play.
  • Felhalar
One of the most powerful plays I have ever seen. I saw it on Broadway in the early 80's starring Kathy Bates. It was an amazing play and I am thrilled to have a copy of the script. Maybe I can even entice someone in our local theater to do a presentation of it. Would be bliss.
  • Kale
Obviously, a classic is a classic for a reason. This heartbreaking tale sets up a premise that we all know the inevitable outcome too, but like Momma, we fight to make sure it doesn't happen. A brilliant play, a must-read.
  • Arthunter
Saw the movie with Sissy Spacek and Anne Bancroft. Stunning. After reading the play outline I appreciated how faithful the film was.
  • Aloo
great book. Good condition . . however sad story plot ( I won't ruin it for you)
I love tragic stories, and this one is a good one. A woman wanting to end her life while she is happy and her mother wanting her to stay with her. The most powerful dynamic of a two-person show I can imagine.