Search - List of Books by Rebecca Gilman

Rebecca Gilman (b. 1965 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American playwright. She attended Middlebury College, graduated from Birmingham-Southern College, and earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Iowa Playwrights Workshop at the University of Iowa. She lives in Chicago and serves on the board of the Dramatists Guild of America.

Gilman was the first American playwright to win an Evening Standard Award. She serves on the advisory board for Chicago Dramatists. She was awarded the 2008 Harper Lee Award.

Her most widely known works are Spinning Into Butter, a play that addresses political correctness and racial identity, and Boy Gets Girl, which was included in Time Magazine's List of the Best Plays and Musicals of the Decade.

A production of her adaptation of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter was the occasion of a protest by actors who felt only a deaf person should play a deaf person on stage. She is an assistant professor in Northwestern University's Department of Radio-TV-Film and core faculty in Northwestern's MFA in Writing for the Screen+Stage program.

When asked about her influences, she remarked that "I'm a big fan of Wallace Shawn. He's incredibly smart and the only writer who writes about intellectuals in a complicated and even contradictory way. He's really funny, too. I also like Donald Margulies, Kenneth Lonergan, and Conor McPherson...Caryl Churchill, Kia Corthron, and a Chicago playwright, Jamie Pachino."

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Total Books: 23
Luna Gale
2015 - Luna Gale (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571327423
ISBN-10: 0571327427

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
2011 - The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780822224556
ISBN-10: 0822224550
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Dollhouse A Play
2010 - Dollhouse a Play (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780810126312
ISBN-10: 0810126311
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction

The Crowd You're In With A Play
2009 - The Crowd You're in with a Play (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780810126442
ISBN-10: 0810126443
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction

Blue Surge
2006 - Blue Surge [Faber plays] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571212996
ISBN-10: 0571212999
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Sweetest Swing in Baseball
2004 - Sweetest Swing in Baseball (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571224760
ISBN-10: 0571224768
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Spinning Into Butter
2003 - Spinning Into Butter [Library Edition Audio CDs - L.A. Theatre Works Audio Theatre Collections] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781580812702
ISBN-10: 1580812708

Blue Surge A Play
2002 - Blue Surge a Play (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571211074
ISBN-10: 0571211070
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction

The Glory of Living A Play
2001 - The Glory of Living a Play (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780571199983
ISBN-10: 0571199984
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction

Boy Gets Girl
2001 - Boy Gets Girl (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571209279
ISBN-10: 0571209270
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Spinning into Butter  A Play
2000 - Spinning Into Butter a Play (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571199846
ISBN-10: 0571199844
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.1/5 Stars.

Boy Gets Girl  A Play
2000 - Boy Gets Girl a Play (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780571199839
ISBN-10: 0571199836
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

The Glory of Living
1999 - The Glory of Living [Faber StageScripts] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780571201402
ISBN-10: 0571201407
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Land of Little Horses
The Land of Little Horses (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780871297976
ISBN-10: 0871297973
Genre: Literature & Fiction

My Sin and Nothing More
My Sin and Nothing More (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780871297983
ISBN-10: 0871297981
Genre: Literature & Fiction