Marsha Norman


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in Louisville, Kentucky, The United States
September 21, 1947

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Marsha Norman is an American playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. She received the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play 'night, Mother. She wrote the book and lyrics for such Broadway musicals as The Secret Garden, for which she won a Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical, and The Red Shoes, as well as the libretto for the musical The Color Purple. ...more

Average rating: 3.89 · 12,659 ratings · 325 reviews · 26 distinct worksSimilar authors
'night, Mother

3.88 avg rating — 11,661 ratings — published 1983 — 16 editions
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The Secret Garden

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4.26 avg rating — 411 ratings — published 1992 — 6 editions
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Getting Out

3.53 avg rating — 232 ratings — published 1979 — 3 editions
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The Fortune Teller

3.61 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1987 — 6 editions
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Third And Oak  The Laundrom...

3.76 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1980 — 3 editions
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Four Plays

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The Secret Garden (Vocal Se...

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Samantha: An American Girl ...

4.05 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2004
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Marsha Norman: Collected Plays

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4.33 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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Traveler In The Dark

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More books by Marsha Norman…
“Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you.”
Marsha Norman, The Fortune Teller

“I'm just not having a very good time and I don't have any reason to think it'll get anything but worse. I'm tired. I'm hurt. I'm sad. I feel used.”
Marsha Norman, 'night, Mother

“Mama, I know you used to ride the bus. Riding the bus and it’s hot and bumpy and crowded and too noisy and more than anything in the world you want to get off and the only reason in the world you don’t get off is it’s still fifty blocks from where you’re going? Well, I can get off right now if I want to, because even if I ride fifty more years and get off then, it’s the same place when I step down to it. Whenever I feel like it, I can get off. As soon as I’ve had enough, it’s my stop. I’ve had enough.”
Marsha Norman, 'night, Mother

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