Journey to the West
By (author) Mary Zimmerman
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Journey to the West by Mary Zimmerman
Book Description"Based on The Journey to the West by Ch'eng Wu, translated from the Chinese and edited by Anthony C. Yu (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1977-83)."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780810120921
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Northwestern University Press
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mary Zimmerman
White Snake, Paperback / softback (September 2013)
"The primary source of this play, based on the ancient White Snake story, is a 1956 novel by Zhao Qingge called The Legend of the White Snake, translated by Paul White (New World Press Limited, 1998)."
Argonautika, Paperback / softback (April 2013)
"Argonautika: The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts was adapted primarily from two versions of the ancient tale: The Argonautika, by Apollonios Rhodios, translated by Peter Green; and The Voyage of the Argo: The Argonautica of Gaius Valerius Flaccus, translated by David Slavitt."
Odyssey, Paperback (December 2006)» View all books by Mary Zimmerman
This dramatic adaptation of Homer's myth begins with a modern young woman who is struggling to understand Robert Fitzgerald's translation of "The Odyssey". A classical muse appears and the woman becomes the goddess Athena - a tireless advocate for Odysseus and his struggle to return home.
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Author Biography - Mary Zimmerman
Mary Zimmerman is a professor of performance studies at Northwestern University. She has adapted-directed "Metamorphoses, The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, The Odyssey, The Arabian Nights, Eleven Rooms of Proust, " and "Journey to the West." Mostly recently she directed and wrote the libretto for "Galileo Galilee, " the new opera by Philip Glass, which premiered at the Goodman Theatre. In 1998, she was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, and in 2002, she won the Tony Award for Best Director. She has also been awarded the Sarah Siddons Society Great Women of American Theatre Award, the Northwestern Alumnae Award, the Chicago Drama League Award, and many others. Zimmerman is a Manilow Resident Director at the Goodman Theatre and an ensemble member of Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company.
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