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THEATRE SHINING BROW (1993) WORK SONG (2006) FRANK'S HOME (2007) SHINING BROW (1993) Date: 1993
Title: Shining Brow (Soft Cover) (Published by Faber and Faber, London, Boston)
Author: Muldoon, Paul
Description: This opera was commissioned by Madison Opera, a division of the Madison Civic Music Association of Madison, Wisconsin, where it received its premiere in April 1993. It was commissioned as a libretto for American composer Daron Aric Hagen, Shining Brow can be read as a dramatic poem in its own right. Displaying all the structural ingenuity and subtle resonance that have marked Paul Muldoon as the most influential poet of his generation, it tells, with suitable bravura, the story of architectural genius Frank Lloyd Wright and his catastrophic affair with the wife of a wealthy client. (Publisher’s description.) Original cover price $8.95. (Second Edition)
Size: 5 x 7.75.
Pages: Pp 86
OPERA NEWS Date: 1993
Title: Opera News - April 10, 1993 (Published Monthly May-February, Biweekly December-April by the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Inc., New York)
Author: Booth, Francis
Description: “American Valhalla. Daron Hagen’s Shining Brow, due this month at Madison Opera, explores the turbulent early life of architecture’s Wotan, Frank Lloyd Wright.” Includes two photographs and four illustrations. Original cover price $2.50.
Size: 8 x 10.75
Pages: Pp 24-5 28-9
WORK SONG (2006) Date: 2006
Title: Work Song. Three Views of Frank Lloyd Wright.. (Produced by LA Theater Works)
Author: Hatcher, Jeffrey; Simonson, Eric;
Description: An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Jim Beaver, Amy Brenneman, Chris Butler, Matthew Patrick Davis, Sean Dougherty, Robert Foxworth, Charles Janasz, Kathryn Meisle, Kali Rocha and Raphael Sbarge. "In Work Song tensions between master architect and Frank Lloyd Wright and his tempestuous relationships are explored in this uniquely prismatic view of one of the great architects of the modern era. Over the course of a 70-year career, Wright brought a radical approach to architecture, creating a new vision of what a building should and could be. Interior and exterior spaces related both to each other, their natural environment, and to the people who moved between, and lived within them. He created some of the most monumental and intimate spaces in America, designing everything from banks and office buildings to churches, a filling-station, and a beer garden. His masterpieces include the house Fallingwater and the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Wright once remarked : I've been accused of saying I was the greatest architect in the world, and if I said so, I don t think it would be very arrogant, because I don t believe there are many great architects if any. For 500 years what we call architecture has been phony. But in contrast to the beauty and harmony of his buildings, Wright himself could be cruel and violent. His private life was marked by financial and emotional turmoil, and, with the brutal slaying of his wife, her children, and other members of the household, appalling tragedy." Two CD Set. Original list price $25.95.
Size: 129 minutes
Title: Work Song: Three Views of Frank Lloyd Wright (Published by Dramatists Play Services, Inc. New York)
Author: Hatcher, Jeffrey; Simonson, Eric
Description: Work Song is a triptych of interlocking one-acts. Each play examines a different part of Frank Lloyd Wright’s life in a different theatrical style. Act One: 1890-1914. Act Two: 1932. Act Three: 1959. Work Song received its world premiere at Milwaukee Repertory Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, opening on September 8, 2000. Work Song was co-produced by Missouri Repertory Theatre and Arizona Theatre Company in Kansas City, Missouri, Opening March 8, 2002. Work Song was revised and produced in its current version by City Theatre in Pittsburgh, Penn., opening on November 18, 2004. Original list price $7.50. (First Edition)
Size: 5.25 x 7.75
Pages: Pp 83
FRANK'S HOME (2007) Date: 2007
Title: Playbill, Playwrights Horizons - January 2007 (Published monthly by Playbill Inc., New York)
Author: 1-2) Playwrights Horizons 3) Nelson, Richard
Description: 1) Ad: “Frank’s Home” 2) “Who’s Who in the Cast.” The play takes place over three days, beginning August 31, 1923. The grounds of Olive Hill, Hollywood, CA. 3) Richard Nelson discusses his play “Frank’s Home” with Tim Sanford, Playwrights Horizons’ Artistic Director.
Size: 5.4 x 8.5
Pages: 1) Pp 15 2) Pp Cv 16-24 3) Pp 29
Title: Frank’s Home.
Description: “FLW built magnificent houses. So why couldn’t he create a home.” The play takes place over three days, beginning August 31, 1923. The grounds of Olive Hill, Hollywood, CA. A new play by Richard Nelson. Directed by Robert Falls.
Size: 5 x 7.
Title: Frank’s Home, A Play (Published by Theatre Communications Group, New York)
Author: Nelson, Richard
Description: "Set in the summer of 1923, when the great architect Frank Lloyd Wright has recently left Chicago for California, hoping to reignite a faltering career and mend relations with his adult children. Bringing to life two great architectural demigods, Wright and Louis Sullivan, Nelson reveals their all-too-human frailties as well as their unshakable belief in the importance of art over all else." (Back cover.) Original list price $14.95. (First Edition)
Size: 5.5 x 11.5
Pages: Pp 94