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I Am My Own Wife is the winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. From the Obie Award-winning author of Quills comes this acclaimed one-man show, which explores the astonishing true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf.

Author: Doug Wright

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429998636

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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I Am My Own Wife is the winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. From the Obie Award-winning author of Quills comes this acclaimed one-man show, which explores the astonishing true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. A transvestite and celebrated antiques dealer who successfully navigated the two most oppressive regimes of the past century-the Nazis and the Communists--while openly gay and defiantly in drag, von Mahlsdorf was both hailed as a cultural hero and accused of colluding with the Stasi. In an attempt to discern the truth about Charlotte, Doug Wright has written "at once a vivid portrait of Germany in the second half of the twentieth century, a morally complex tale about what it can take to be a survivor, and an intriguing meditation on everything from the obsession with collecting to the passage of time" (Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times).
2004-02-09 By Doug Wright

This is her exquisitely written biography where she reveals her lifelong pursuit of sexual liberty.

Author: Charlotte von Mahlsdorf

Publisher: Cleis Press

ISBN: 9781573442008

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 186

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A soft-spoken transvestite wanting nothing more than to live as a hausfrau, Charlotte von Mahlsdorf instead was caught uo in the most harrowing dramas of 20th century Europe, surviving both the Nazis and the Communists. This is her exquisitely written biography where she reveals her lifelong pursuit of sexual liberty. With the success of a new play about Charlotte, hailed by The New York Times as the 'most stirring new work to appear on Broadway this fall', her story is reaching an entirely new readership of enthusiastic theatre fans.

I Am My Own Wife was the first oneperson show ever to win a Pulitzer Prize,
which it did in 2004. The main character of Doug Wright's awardwinning play is a
German transvestite, who goes on to become a celebrity in his/her own right, to
the ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410348814

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 18

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A Study Guide for Doug Wright's "I Am My Own Wife," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

The title of the book was rendered in English as “I Am My Own Woman.” Although
the translation of Frau as “woman” is semantically possible given the polysemous
nature of the German word Frau, which means both “woman” and “wife,” it ...

Author: Brian James Baer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315514710

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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This groundbreaking book explores the relevance of queer theory to Translation Studies and of translation to Global Sexuality Studies. Beginning with a comprehensive overview of the origins and evolution of queer theory, this book places queer theory and Translation Studies in a productive and mutually interrogating relationship. After framing the discussion of actual and potential interfaces between queer sexuality and queer textuality, the chapters trace the transnational circulation of queer texts, focusing on the place of translation in "gay" anthologies, the packaging of queer life writing for global audiences, and the translation of lyric poetry as a distinct site of queer performativity. Baer analyzes fictional translators in literature and film, the treatment of translation in historical and ethnographic studies of sexual and linguistic others, the work of queer translators, and the reception of queer texts in translation. Including a range of case studies to exemplify key ethical issues relevant to all scholars of global sexuality and postcolonial studies, this book is essential reading for advanced students, scholars, and researchers in Translation Studies, gender and sexuality studies, and related areas.
2020-07-22 By Brian James Baer

Will there be a reliable emergency response unit when I'm old? ... Even when I
didn't contact them, they'd ask my whereabouts or where I am once a week
through WhatsApp texts. ... You're a patient but you also need to be your own wife

Author: Isyana Artharini

Publisher: Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia

ISBN: 9786024247577

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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What is it about male aloneness that makes it so desirable while female aloneness is seen as less so? What is it about male aloneness that is often seen as a heroic and poetic choice, while female aloneness is generally seen to have come from a lack of options? I am My Own Home is a documentation of what it means to be a 30-something Indonesian woman who lives alone, along with the contentment and loneliness that goes with it. Through wandering, literature, and pop culture, the essays collected here are a way to recreate the idea of 'building a home', a manifesto (of sort) of living life as one person. These stories, on flaws and trying too hard, on intensity and overthinking, and on unrequited love and unfiltered emotions, are also one woman’s way to make sense of her existence.
2017-12-18 By Isyana Artharini

Author: Duke of York's Theatre, St. Martin's Lane


ISBN: OCLC:1205246585



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. SYNOPSIS : Based on a true story , and inspired by interviews conducted by the
playwright over several years , I AM MY OWN WIFE tells the fascinating tale of ...

Author: Craig Pospisil

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 0822224089

Category: Drama

Page: 105

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Editors Craig Pospisil and Danna Call compiled this new collection of more than fifty monologues selected exclusively from Dramatists Play Service publications from recent seasons. Inside these pages you will find an enormous range of voices and subject matter, characters from their teens to their sixties and authors of widely varied styles, but all immensely talented. These monologues represent some of the best writing in the American theatre today, and we are proud to bring them together in this new volume.
2010 By Craig Pospisil

It puzzled me much ; and so , one day , I siezed his hand in a friendly way , And
said : “ Mr. Horner , I'd like to know ... I am the brother of my own son , who is the
son of my stepmother ; I am the brother - in - law of my mother , my wife is the
aunt ...

Author: Thomas W. Handford


ISBN: OSU:32435079189288

Category: Readers

Page: 160

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Then my wife had a son . My mother - in - law , the stepsister of my son , is al his
grandmother . Because he is her stepson's child . My father is the brother - in -
law of my child . Because his stepsister is his wife . I am the brother of my own
son .



ISBN: UOM:35112100240367

Category: Law


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Mays'sskillas an actorwasalso akey factor in determiningthe dramaturgical
structure andhistrionic interpretation of I Am My Own Wife. When working on
developing the production at Sundance Theatre Lab in Utah, Mays created a
scene with ...

Author: C. Martin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137295729

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 198

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This book proposes a new way to consider theatre and performance that claims a special relationship to reality, truth and authenticity. It documents innovations in devising and staging theatre and performance that takes reality as its subject, cultural shifts that have generated theatre of the real, some of its problems and some possibilities.
2012-10-23 By C. Martin

DOUG WRIGHT Quills and Other Plays Doug Wright received the Pulitzer Prize
for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play for I Am My Own Wife. He won an
Obie Award for outstanding achievement in playwriting and the Kesselring Award

Author: Doug Wright

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429998543

Category: Drama

Page: 288

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Selected early works from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. Throughout his work, Doug Wright has often combined the personal, the social, and the political, in the process unearthing fundamental truths about life and art while casting an unblinking eye on the dark--and darkly funny--side of human nature. Gathered here are three of Wright's early plays, including Interrogating the Nude, a tongue-in-cheek reimagining of the uproar surrounding the debut of Marcel Duchamp's work in America; Watbanaland, a satiric dissection of yuppie desire and a haunting look at family and faith; and the Obie Award-winning Quills, which explores the boundaries of artistic expression and the dangers of censorship as they played out in the Marquis de Sade's final days at Charenton Asylum.
2005-11-29 By Doug Wright

He was also the son of my wife's stepdaughter , and therefore her grandson .
That made me ... I am my mother's brother - in - law , my wife is her own child's
aunt , my son is my father's nephew , and I'm my own grandfather . And after
trying to ...



ISBN: HARVARD:32044102965969



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1899 By

I don't even want to walk through my own stone pillars with my crest emblazoned
on every stone. I would give away all this outward show if I could just be at peace
with myself once more. If I could just feel that I know my own self, my own wife, ...

Author: Philippa Gregory

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439126660

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 985

From #1 New York Times bestselling author and “queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory—a dazzling new novel about the intriguing, romantic, and maddening Mary, Queen of Scots. Fleeing violent rebellions in Scotland, Mary looks to Queen Elizabeth of England for sanctuary. Though promised protection, Mary, perceived as a serious threat to the English crown, is soon imprisoned by her former friend as a “guest” in the house of George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, and his indomitable wife, Bess of Hardwick. The newly married couple welcomes the condemned queen into their home, certain that serving as her hosts and jailers will bring them an advantage in the cutthroat world of the Elizabethan court. To their horror, they grow to realize that the task will bankrupt their estate and lose them what little favor they’ve managed to gain as their home becomes the epicenter of intrigue and rebellion against Queen Elizabeth. And Mary is not as hopeless as she appears, manipulating the earl and spinning her own web of treachery and deceit, as she sharpens her weapons to reclaim her Scottish throne—and to take over Queen Elizabeth’s of England.
2008-09-16 By Philippa Gregory

A few years ago I met a young widow with a grown-up daughter and we got
married. ... I am my stepmother's brothér-in-law, my wife is her own child's aunt,
my son is my father's nephew and I am my own grandfather and you think you
have ...

Author: Khushwant Singh

Publisher: Orient Paperbacks

ISBN: 8122201385

Category: Humor

Page: 144

View: 340

2002-12 By Khushwant Singh

I know it's not the weekend yet, so why is “fat boy” thinking he can crawl all over
my bunk, especially while I'm sleeping! Of course, it is most likely a woman of ... I
am watching her as I would watch my own wife. The similarities are straining my ...

Author: Peter Hall

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469116228

Category: Law

Page: 257

View: 699

Why you should be reading this book. To the victims of crime: Make no mistake about it, after reading this book, you will know beyond a reasonable doubt that prisoners in jail are suffering. Whether it is on the city, county, or state level, prisoners are living in a world that far extends the suffering they have inflicted upon you. Having this knowledge will never make up for your loss or ill feelings. It can only do two things: give you peace of mind...or allow you to forgive. In any case, each and every day a criminal is behind bars, s/he is subject to disease, destruction, despair, and death. This book will provide you with extremely vivid details of the life of a prisoner...And I can assure you, whats going in the mind of a prisoner is far more torturous than whats happening in the cell. To the parents: What will it be today that sets you apart from the responsibility of being accountable to your children. How will you spend your day? What puts you at risk of coming to jail today? Consider the events that make up your day; the drives, the pick ups, the drops, the fighting, the stealing, the dealing, the doping, the drinking. How much longer can you play this game of roulette with your children? Whats it going take for you to already realize the sorrow, regret, and despair, you will feel by coming to jail and simultaneously abandoning your children. To the criminal: Are you alone? Did you come to jail today? Will you be here tomorrow? Does your history wish for a better re-occurrence of events unfolding in your life? Right now, at this very moment, are you in jail because of some unforseen future that should have been recognized long before the cuffs were place around your wrists? If you are in jail today, have been in jail before, or are setting yourself up to go to jail, this is the book to read. Jail is the sentence you receive for committing a crime. The sentence will be time. But the true punishment of your crime will come from the imprisonment of your mind. Peter Hall
2008-11-04 By Peter Hall

His play Quills (and his screenplay for the film) was based on the life of the
Marquis de Sade, and his Pulitzer- and Tony award-winning I Am My Own Wife
was based on the life of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, a transgendered antiques
dealer who ...

Author: Anne Jamison

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781939529206

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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What is fanfiction, and what is it not? Why does fanfiction matter? And what makes it so important to the future of literature? Fic is a groundbreaking exploration of the history and culture of fan writing and what it means for the way we think about reading, writing, and authorship. It’s a story about literature, community, and technology—about what stories are being told, who’s telling them, how, and why. With provocative discussions from both professional and fan writers, on subjects from Star Trek to The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Harry Potter, Twilight, and beyond, Fic sheds light on the widely misunderstood world(s) of fanfiction—not only how fanfiction is transforming the literary landscape, but how it already has. Fic features a foreword by Lev Grossman (author of The Magicians) and interviews with Jonathan Lethem, Doug Wright, Eurydice (Vivien Dean), and Katie Forsythe/wordstrings. Cyndy Aleo (algonquinrt; d0tpark3r) V. Arrow (aimmyarrowshigh) Tish Beaty (his_tweet) Brad Bell Amber Benson Peter Berg (Homfrog) Kristina Busse Rachel Caine Francesca Coppa Randi Flanagan (BellaFlan) Jolie Fontenot Wendy C. Fries (Atlin Merrick) Ron Hogan Bethan Jones Christina Lauren (Christina Hobbs/tby789 and Lauren Billings/LolaShoes) Jacqueline Lichtenberg Rukmini Pande and Samira Nadkarni Chris Rankin Tiffany Reisz Andrew Shaffer Andy Sawyer Heidi Tandy (Heidi8) Darren Wershler Jules Wilkinson (missyjack) Jen Zern (NautiBitz)
2013-11-26 By Anne Jamison

Harris and supporting actress Marian Winters won Tony Awards for their
performances. In 1966, John Kander and Fred Ebb adapted Isherwood's stories
and Van Druten's play into the groundbreaking musical Cabaret. I AM MY OWN

Author: James Fisher

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810879506

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1002

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Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater presents the plays and personages, movements and institutions, and cultural developments of the American stage from 1930 to 2010, a period of vast and almost continuous change. It covers the ever-changing history of the American theater with emphasis on major movements, persons, plays, and events. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 1,500 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of American theater.
2011-06-01 By James Fisher

“I'm twentyone years old. I am my own woman. I don't need anyone's permission
to do anything. You are not my guardian, Peter.” “You're wrong there. Not only am
I the seventh Duke of Broughton, I am also your guardian. You may be a grown ...

Author: Catherine Coulter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101209208

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Catherine Coulter's revamped first novel—a gothic regency romance. The #1 New York Times bestselling author's very first novel, rewritten as a Gothic. A woman who makes the wrong choice for a husband may not live to marry the man of her dreams...
1999-10-01 By Catherine Coulter

[3] At that Masistes was amazed; “Sire,” he said, “what is this evil command that
you lay upon me, telling me to deal with my wife in this way? I have by her young
sons and daughters, of whom you have taken a wife for your own son, and I am ...

Author: Herodotus

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781909496453

Category: Fiction

Page: 3491

View: 738

The Father of History deserves a place in all digital libraries. Delphiís Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Herodotus, in both Greek and English, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Herodotusí life and works * Features the complete HISTORIES, in both English translation and the original Greek * Concise introduction to the text, with a detailed synoptic summary of each Book * Includes Godleyís celebrated translation, previously appearing in Loeb Classical Library editions of Herodotus * Images of famous paintings that have been inspired by Herodotusí works * Excellent formatting of the texts * Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables * Includes a special Dual Text feature, with paragraph by paragraph access to the Greek and English translation ñ ideal for students of Classical Greek * Features a bonus biography - discover Herodotusí ancient world * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Translations THE HISTORIES The Greek Text PRONOUNCING ANCIENT GREEK CONTENTS OF GREEK TEXT Dual Text DUAL GREEK AND ENGLISH TEXT The Biography HERODOTUS by T. W. Lumb Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles
2013-11-17 By Herodotus

I was asking my wife to step out of order. ... I am supposed to know how to handle
her behavior, and my response should not be that which would ask her to step
out of order. ... According to the scriptures, I am to love my wife as my own body.

Author: Anthony Milton

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469115658

Category: Religion

Page: 126

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He Still Speaks, Now Listen is a compilation of parables that focus on your inner being. It is from there you will be shown the real you from chapter to chapter, and page to page There will come a time in your life that you must comprehend questions such as What is life? Are you existing or just surviving? Where do you live? We all must die to the power of our negative thoughts. There is no more time left. When you awake, what is more important to you? He Still Speaks, Now Listen answers these questions and the ones that have entered your mind.
2011-12-30 By Anthony Milton

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