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LifeEdit

Wendy Kesselman came to the Actors Theater of Louisville in 1980.[1] She lives in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.[2]

AwardsEdit

She won the 1981 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, for My Sister in this House.[3]

WorksEdit

  • Becca, 1977
  • Maggie Magalita. Samuel French, Inc. 1987. ISBN 978-0-573-69017-4., 1980
  • Merry-Go-Round, 1981
  • My Sister In This House. Samuel French, Inc. 1988. ISBN 978-0-573-61872-7., 1981[4]
  • I Love You, I Love You Not, 1982
  • The Juniper Tree: A Tragic Household Tale. Samuel French, Inc. 1985. ISBN 978-0-573-61113-1., 1982
  • Cinderella In A Mirror, 1987
  • The Griffin, And The Minor Cannon, 1988
  • A Tale Of Two Cities, 1992
  • The Butcher's Daughter, 1993
  • Sand In My Shoes, 1995[5]
  • The Diary Of Anne Frank, 1997 (adaptation)[6][7]
  • The Last Bridge, 2002[8]
  • The Notebook. Dramatists Play Service, Inc. 2004. ISBN 978-0-8222-1906-4.[9]
  • The Black Monk, 2008[10]
  • Olympe And The Executioner

FilmEdit

ReviewsEdit

WENDY KESSELMAN'S My Sister in This House begins as a cool, black satire of provincial bourgeois life, turns into a macabre tale of incestuous homosexual love and ends with an explosion of Grand Guignol violence. If this play sounds discomforting, it is - and it means to be. Miss Kesselman's subject is repression -social, sexual, religious and political - and the havoc it wreaks on its victims. The author's feelings run so strong that she'll burn down the theater if that's what it takes to get the audience to see her point of view.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.actorstheatre.org/HUMANA%20FESTIVAL%20CDROM/playwrights.htm
  2. ^ "Rena Lindstrom, freelance writer". renalindstrom.com. Retrieved 2016-06-14.
  3. ^ "Wendy Kesselman Wins Prize for Play". The New York Times. February 11, 1981.
  4. ^ "My Sister In This House by Wendy Kesselman directed by Illona Linthwaite at The Greenwich Playhouse to Feb 3rd 2008". writewords.org.uk. Retrieved 2016-06-14.
  5. ^ Kesselman, Wendy Ann (1995). Sand in my shoes (1st ed.). New York: Hyperion Books for Children. ISBN 9780786800575.
  6. ^ http://www.usd261.com/Campus/Theatre/Anne_Frank_Cast_List.pdf
  7. ^ http://cardinalstage.org/anne_frank.html
  8. ^ "Talkin' Broadway Regional News & Reviews - New Jersey "The Last Bridge" - 3/31/03". talkingbroadway.org. Retrieved 2016-06-14.
  9. ^ ":: Arts and Theater :: Provincetown.com". provincetown.com. Retrieved 2016-06-14.
  10. ^ "The Black Monk, a CurtainUp review". curtainup.com. Retrieved 2016-06-14.
  11. ^ "Wendy Kesselman - IMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved 2016-06-14.
  12. ^ FRANK RICH (November 23, 1981). "THE STAGE: 'MY SISTER' BY WENDY KESSELMAN". The New York Times.

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