Dale Wasserman


Born
in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, The United States
November 02, 1914

Died
December 21, 2008

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Dale Wasserman was an American playwright.

His protagonists are a bit like Wasserman himself: raffish rebels, fiercely independent fools—poets, madmen and misfits—societal outcasts who defy authority and "tilt at windmills," reluctant heroes (sometimes anti-heroes), who are called upon to make some extraordinary sacrifice in order to protect or preserve their personal freedom or that of others.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's ...

4.31 avg rating — 13,681 ratings — published 1970 — 3 editions
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Man of La Mancha

4.17 avg rating — 2,951 ratings — published 1966 — 10 editions
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The Impossible Musical: The...

3.82 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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Players in a Game.

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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An Enchanted Land: A Play a...

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The bequest: A one-act play

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Giac Mo Tuyet Vong: Kich

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Open Secrets: A Program of ...

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Vocal Score: Beggar's Holid...

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More books by Dale Wasserman…
“Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!”
Dale Wasserman, Man of La Mancha

“I come in a world of iron...to make a world of gold”
Dale Wasserman, Man of La Mancha

“I have lived nearly fifty years, and I have seen life as it is. Pain, misery, hunger ... cruelty beyond belief. I have heard the singing from taverns and the moans from bundles of filth on the streets. I have been a soldier and seen my comrades fall in battle ... or die more slowly under the lash in Africa. I have held them in my arms at the final moment. These were men who saw life as it is, yet they died despairing. No glory, no gallant last words ... only their eyes filled with confusion, whimpering the question, "Why?"

I do not think they asked why they were dying, but why they had lived. When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. To seek treasure where there is only trash. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!”
Dale Wasserman, Man of La Mancha

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