She has written adaptations of such great works of literature as Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol, both by Charles Dickens, and of Scaramouche, by Rafael Sabatini. The former[which?] won the L.A. Drama critics award in 1996. Other plays include Neutral Countries, co-winner of the Humana Festival's Great American Play contest,[when?] and Boundary Waters, for which she received a DramaLogue award.[when?] She also authored three books, New Classics from the Guthrie Stage(Smith and Kraus) and Barbara Field, Collected Plays, Vol I & II (Amazon).
She has held fellowships from numerous organizations; the Shubert, Bush, McKnight, and Minnesota State Arts Board fellowships are among her many awards.
Field lives in Minneapolis.
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