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Boldly airs points of view we rarely hear on the British stage …

Asif Khan (Julian), Navin Chowdhry (Kash) and Maya Sondhi (Sam)

in Multitudes

 

Multitudes review – a vigorous debate about British Islam

The Guardian

Thursday 26 February 2015

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/feb/26/
multitudes-review-tricycle-theatre-john-hollingworth-british-islam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Fuller        USA

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/11/
theater/charles-fuller-a-soldiers-play.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Jackie Sibblies Drury        USA

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/
theater/black-playwrights-theater.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremy O. Harris        USA

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/
theater/black-playwrights-theater.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antoinette Nwandu        USA

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/
theater/black-playwrights-theater.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jordan E. Cooper        USA

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/
theater/black-playwrights-theater.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katori Hall        USA

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2019/jan/17/
our-lady-of-kibeho-review-royal-and-derngate-northampton-katori-hall-rwanda

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2010/mar/23/
katori-hall-the-mountaintop-review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremy O. Harris        USA

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/28/
theater/jeremy-o-harris-slave-play.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iman Qureshi

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/nov/04/
the-funeral-director-review-southwark-playhouse-london-iman-qureshi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forest Whitaker        USA

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/26/
theater/review-in-hughie-with-forest-whitaker-two-desolate-lost-souls.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Bartlett        UK

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2015/11/03/
454316714/a-new-kind-of-tragic-prince-in-king-charles-iii

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Morgan        UK

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2015/03/08/
390465649/helen-mirren-extends-her-elizabethan-reign-in-the-audience

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2013/jan/13/
peter-morgan-the-audience-queen

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2006/sep/17/
theatre

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2006/aug/01/
theatre2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lucy Prebble        UK

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/feb/26/
the-effect-heart-of-hawick-lucy-prebble-review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Hollingworth        UK

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/feb/26/
multitudes-review-tricycle-theatre-john-hollingworth-british-islam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enda Walsh        UK

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/jul/21/
ballyturk-review-cillian-murphy-enda-walsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Mamet        USA

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/04/
theater/review-in-david-mamets-china-doll-al-pacino-
as-an-urban-warrior-in-winter.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bruce Norris

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/14/
theater/the-qualms-by-bruce-norris-at-the-steppenwolf-theater.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Bean

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/jul/01/
richard-bean-satirical-comedy-great-britain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Hare        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/david-hare

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/22/
books/review/the-blue-touch-paper-a-memoir-by-david-hare.html

http://www.npr.org/2015/10/31/
453155446/dramatist-david-hare-says-like-many-writers-hes-driven-by-doubt

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/03/
theater/review-skylight-with-carey-mulligan-and-bill-nighy-opens-on-broadway.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/jun/18/
skylight-review-bill-nighy-carey-mulligan-michael-billington

 

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2013/jan/20/
david-hare-interview-judas-kiss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terence David Hands / Terry Hands        UK        1941-2020

 

(...) British director

who led the Royal Shakespeare

Company in England

and in the 1980s took

several productions

to Broadway,

including a well-regarded

“Much Ado About Nothing”

and the notorious

musical flop “Carrie,”

 

(...)

 

Mr. Hands

was with the Royal

Shakespeare Company

for almost a quarter-century,

joining it in 1966

to run Theatregoround,

an outreach program.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/10/
arts/terry-hands-dead.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/10/
arts/terry-hands-dead.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2020/feb/04/
terry-hands-rsc

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2020/feb/04/
terry-hands-obituary

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/mar/01/
hamlet-clwyd-theatr-mold-terry-hands-review-breathtaking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Blackwell Branch        USA        1927-2019

 

(...) playwright,

television writer,

producer

and actor who,

in his work,

explored

African-American life

and sought to challenge

the stereotypes

that burdened it (...)

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/05/
theater/william-b-branch-playwright-of-the-black-experience-dies-at-92.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/05/
theater/william-b-branch-playwright-of-the-black-experience-dies-at-92.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Richard Nichols        UK        1927-2019

 

(...) British dramatist

whose first and most

frequently revived play,

“A Day in the Death

of Joe Egg,”

startled and moved

London and Broadway

audiences of the 1960s

by telling the story

of a brain-damaged

child’s brief life

in a darkly comic style

that would become

his signature

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/09/
theater/peter-nichols-dead.html

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/peternichols

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2019/sep/09/
peter-nichols-obituary

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/09/
theater/peter-nichols-dead.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2011/oct/24/
day-in-the-death-joe-egg-review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Medoff        USA        1940-2019

 

Mark Medoff ('s)

acclaimed play

“Children of a Lesser God,”

featuring

a deaf central character,

won the Tony Award

for best play in 1980

and was turned

into a 1986 movie

that won an Oscar

for its female lead,

Marlee Matlin

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/24/
obituaries/mark-medoff-dead.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/24/
obituaries/mark-medoff-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ntozake Shange    USA    1948-2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Albert Francis Innaurato Jr.        USA        1947-2017

 

playwright

who enjoyed

spectacular

success

for a time

in the late 1970s,

including

having a play

run on Broadway

for more

than four years

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/27/
theater/albert-innaurato-dead-playwright-who-had-hits-on-broadway-in-70s.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/27/
theater/albert-innaurato-dead-playwright-who-had-hits-on-broadway-in-70s.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Myrna Lila Lamb        USA        1930-2017

 

playwright

who put the tenets

of second-wave

feminism

in front of theatergoers

in provocative works

that were staged

at the Public Theater

in Manhattan

and elsewhere

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/
theater/myrna-lamb-feminist-playwright-dead-at-87.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/22/
theater/myrna-lamb-feminist-playwright-dead-at-87.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Reginald Frederick Hall        UK        1930-2017

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/peterhallcompany

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/sep/12/
peter-hall-british-theatre-dies-aged-86-royal-shakespeare-company

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/sep/12/
sir-peter-hall-theatre-opera-and-film-director-dies-aged-86

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2012/nov/05/
peter-hall-uncle-vanya

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2010/nov/01/
sir-peter-hall-at-80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dennis Kelly        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/dennis-kelly

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2009/aug/11/
orphans-review

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2009/oct/09/
orphans-review

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2009/aug/25/
dennis-kelly-orphans-edinburgh-festival

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2008/feb/28/
theatre.television

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Brook        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/peter-brook

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/may/16/
peter-brook-timon-of-athens-the-applause-brought-down-the-ceiling

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/video/2010/feb/26/
peter-brook-politics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Terson        UK

 

http://www.theguardian.com/news/2013/sep/08/
observer-archive-tale-of-terraces-goal-playwright

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Sullivan        USA

 

http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/people/s/
daniel_sullivan/index.html

 

 

http://theater.nytimes.com/2010/07/01/
theater/reviews/01merchant.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Foreman        USA

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/21/
nyregion/richard-foreman-still-dreams-of-paris.html 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edward Bond        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2008/jan/03/theatre 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2003/apr/23/theatre.samanthaellis 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2000/apr/05/artsfeatures2 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howard Barker        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/theatreblog/2007/jun/05/
theolympicskilledmytheatre

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2004/may/01/theatre1 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/1999/sep/24/
theatre.artsfeatures 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/1999/jun/22/
theatre.artsfeatures 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/1999/jun/19/
books.guardianreview4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Bennett        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/alanbennett

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/30/
alan-bennett-on-sexuality-celebrity-perfect-egg-sandwich

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/nov/11/
the-madness-of-george-iii-mark-gatiss-nottingham-playhouse-alan-bennett-sensational

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/nov/07/
the-madness-of-george-iii-review-mark-gatiss-delivers-a-tour-de-force

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/jul/22/
allelujah-alan-bennett-bridge-the-lehman-trilogy-national-a-monster-calls-old-vic--review

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/jul/18/
allelujah-review-alan-bennett-bridge-theatre

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/25/
alan-bennett-play-bridge-theatre

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/apr/30/f
orty-years-on-review-chichester-alan-bennett-richard-wilson

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/apr/27/
forty-years-on-richard-wilson-alan-bennett-school-play-chichester-review

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/audio/2017/jan/13/
alan-bennett-discusses-keeping-on-keeping-on-books-podcast

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/oct/31/
alan-bennett-lady-in-the-van-film-interview

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/may/25/
enjoy-alan-bennett-review-revival-lacks-punch

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/may/06/
alan-bennett-edward-snowden-nsa

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/
johann-hari-alan-bennett-and-the-question-of-innocence-1828408.html

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2009/nov/18/
alan-bennett-the-habit-of-art 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terrence McNally

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/25/theater/
mothers-and-sons-an-aids-tale-starring-tyne-daly.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bryony Lavery        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2009/jun/09/bryony-lavery-interview 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2009/jun/09/kursk-young-vic 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simon Russell Beale

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/simon-russell-beale

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/27/
theater/king-lear-on-an-epic-scale-starring-simon-russell-beale.html

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/jan/24/
king-lear-olivier-theatre-review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frank Langella

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/17/
theater/frank-langella-roaring-at-defiance-in-king-lear.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julian Mitchell

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/mar/25/
how-we-made-another-country-kenneth-branagh-rupert-everett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Donnelly

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/jan/19/
the-pass-review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Brant

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/18/
theater/grounded-a-fighter-pilots-story.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Stoppard ((born Tomáš Straussler)        UK

 

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/tom-stoppard 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/stoppard

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2020/feb/08/
tom-stoppard-reveals-leopoldstadt-will-be-his-last-play

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/mar/08/
rosencrantz-and-guildenstern-are-dead-review-daniel-radcliffe-stoppard-old-vic-london

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2016/aug/26/
rosencrantz-guildenstern-enter-stage-right-tom-stoppard

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/gallery/2014/mar/22/
tom-stoppard-plays-greatest-hits-pictures

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/mar/20/
new-stoppard-play-national-theatre-2015

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/22/theater/
rosencrantz-and-guildenstern-are-dead-but-returned.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kenneth Branagh        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/kenneth-branagh

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/oct/08/
kenneth-branagh-star-west-end-theatre-season-laurence-olivier

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/18/theater/
branagh-brings-his-visceral-macbeth-to-the-armory.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2014/mar/25/
how-we-made-another-country-kenneth-branagh-rupert-everett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Shaffer        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/shaffer

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2000/dec/30/
johnezard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samuel / Sam Shepard Rogers        USA        1943-2017

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/shepard

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/
theater/sam-shepard-dead.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/
arts/critics-for-the-new-york-times-on-sam-shepards-plays-books-and-movies.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/
watching/sam-shepard-where-to-watch-movies.html

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/jul/31/
sam-shepard-broadway-hollywood-pulitzer-academy-award

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/
books/review/one-inside-sam-shepard.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/17/
books/review/Kirn-t.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Albert Ramsdell Gurney        USA        1930-2017

 

(...) prolific playwright

who dissected

the fading folkways

of the Northeast’s

traditional

white Anglo-Saxon

Protestant society,

of which he himself

was a member,

in plays like

“The Middle Ages,”

“The Dining Room”

and “The Cocktail Hour,”

 

(...)

 

With its focus

on the quirks

and barely

concealed anxieties

of the privileged class,

Mr. Gurney’s work

was often likened

to that of the novelist

John Cheever

and the playwright

Philip Barry.

 

His settings were often

the stately homes

of the well-to-do.

 

His characters

included

self-satisfied

corporate executives,

crusty academics,

imperious dowagers

and bewildered teenagers

on the cusp of adulthood.

 

In his hands,

the conventions

of the drawing-room comedy

became the framework

for social analysis.

 

His astute

observations

were leavened

with tart humor,

and he was adept

at using

misunderstandings,

either accidental or willful,

as fuel for drama.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/14/
theater/playwright-a-r-gurney-dead.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/14/
theater/playwright-a-r-gurney-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Malcolm Storey        UK        1933-2017

 

(...) British writer

who drew on

his experiences

as a miner’s son,

a farmworker,

an art student,

a professional

rugby player

and a teacher

to create

novels and plays

that won acclaim

on both sides

of the Atlantic (...).

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/27/
theater/david-storey-dead-british-novelest-playwright.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/27/
theater/david-storey-dead-british-novelest-playwright.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edward Albee        USA        1928-2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zelda Fichandler (born Zelda Diamond)        USA        1924-2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

seminal figure

in the regional

theater movement

who led Arena Stage

in Washington

for 41 years,

producing more

than 400 shows

and directing more

than 50

for a company

that helped spur

the growth

of professional theater

around the country

and became

its centerpiece

in the nation’s capital

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/30/arts/zelda-fichandler-a-matriarch-of-regional-theater-dies-at-91.html

 

 

http://www.npr.org/2016/08/04/
488710159/remembering-zelda-fichandler-matriarch-of-american-regional-theater

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/30/
arts/zelda-fichandler-a-matriarch-of-regional-theater-dies-at-91.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arnold Wesker        UK        1932-2016

 

Prolific writer

who produced

more than 40 plays,

as well as books

of essays, poetry

and short stories

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/apr/12/
arnold-wesker-british-playwright-dies-aged-83

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/wesker

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/14/
theater/arnold-wesker-british-playwright-known-for-working-class-dramas-dies-at-83.html

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/apr/13/
arnold-wesker-radical-bard-of-working-britain-class-plays

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/apr/12/
arnold-wesker-british-playwright-dies-aged-83

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ira Lewis Metsky        USA        1932-2015

 

actor

turned playwright

whose comedies,

often with

star-studded casts,

skewered the neuroses

and pretensions

of writers and artists

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/17/theater/ira-lewis-actor-and-playwright-dies-at-82.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/17/
theater/ira-lewis-actor-and-playwright-dies-at-82.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judith Malina        GER / USA        1926-2015

 

actor and director

who with her husband,

Julian Beck,

founded

the Living Theater,

a troupe of activists

and provocateurs

who advanced the idea

of political theater

in America,

catalyzed fierce debate

over their methods

and intentions,

and in the name of art

ran afoul

of civic authorities

on three continents

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/11/
theater/judith-malina-founder-of-the-living-theater-dies-at-88.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/11/
theater/judith-malina-founder-of-the-living-theater-dies-at-88.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howard Brenton        UK

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/19/
romans-in-britain-play-mary-whitehouse-trial-archive-1982

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2010/jul/10/
howard-brenton-life-in-theatre

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2005/oct/28/theatre

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2005/oct/28/theatre

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2005/oct/09/theatre1 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isaac Hillel Schambelan        USA        1940-2015

 

theater director

who for more

than three decades

was the guiding force

behind

a professional

Off Broadway company

that featured blind

and otherwise

disabled actors

in prominent roles

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/06/
arts/ike-schambelan-director-who-brought-disabled-artists-to-the-stage-dies-at-75.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/06/
arts/ike-schambelan-director-who-brought-disabled-artists-to-the-stage-
dies-at-75.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theodore Jonas Flicker        USA        1930-2014

 

writer and director

who led

an influential

improvisational

theater troupe

in New York

in the 1960s,

wrote and directed

the comic film

“The President’s Analyst”

and helped create

the sitcom

“Barney Miller”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/18/
arts/television/theodore-j-flicker-sitcom-creator-dies-at-84.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/18/
arts/television/theodore-j-flicker-sitcom-creator-dies-at-84.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leslie Earl Lee        1930-2014

 

playwright

whose award-winning work,

much of it

with the Negro Ensemble Company,

focused on stretching the boundaries

of the African-American experience

as it was portrayed on the stage

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/23/theater/leslie-lee-playwright-of-black-life-dies-at-83.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/23/
theater/leslie-lee-playwright-of-black-life-dies-at-83.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amiri Baraka (born Everett Leroy Jones)        USA        1934-2014

 

 

 

McDarrah’s 1967 photo of LeRoi Jones

(later known as Amiri Baraka),

who had been beaten

while in police custody after riots in Newark.

 

Credit

The Estate of Fred W. McDarrah and Steven Kasher Gallery, New York

 

He Was the Visual Voice of the Village Voice

NYT

Sept. 6, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/06/
arts/design/fred-mcdarrah-photographs-village-voice.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

poet and playwright

of pulsating rage,

whose long illumination

of the black experience

in America

was called incandescent

in some quarters

and incendiary in others

 

(...)

 

Mr. Baraka was famous

as one of the major forces

in the Black Arts movement

of the 1960s and ’70s,

which sought to duplicate

in fiction, poetry, drama

and other mediums

the aims

of the black power movement

in the political arena.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/10/
arts/amiri-baraka-polarizing-poet-and-playwright-dies-at-79.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/13/
arts/music/questlove-reflects-on-amiri-baraka.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/10/
arts/amiri-baraka-polarizing-poet-and-playwright-dies-at-79.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jan/09/
amir-baraka-playwright-poet-dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Osborne        UK        1929-1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William / Bob Robert Sickinger        USA        1926-2013

 

director

whose mostly

nonprofessional

productions

in the 1960s

seeded

a Chicago theater scene

that evolved into one

of the country’s greatest

http://theater.nytimes.com/2013/05/15/
theater/bob-sickinger-86-father-of-chicagos-theater-scene.html

 

 

http://theater.nytimes.com/2013/05/15/
theater/bob-sickinger-86-father-of-chicagos-theater-scene.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lawrence Leo King        USA        1929-2012

 

journalist,

essayist and playwright

with a swaggering prose style

and a rollicking personal one,

(...) left Texas as a young man

but never abandoned it

in his work — turning out

profiles of politicians,

articles

on the flawsand foibles

of American culture,

searching

autobiographical essays

and, most famously,

the book

for the Broadway musical

“The Best Little Whorehouse

in Texas”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/arts/larry-l-king-texan-author-and-playwright-dies-at-83.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/
arts/larry-l-king-texan-author-and-playwright-dies-at-83.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frederick Carl Neumann        USA        1926-2012

 

actor and director

whose affinity

for Samuel Beckett’s works

and his friendship

with the man himself

helped forge

the distinguished

New York

experimental troupe

Mabou Mines

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/07/
theater/frederick-neumann-actor-and-director-dies-at-86.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/07/
theater/frederick-neumann-actor-and-director-dies-at-86.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Romulus Zachariah Linney IV        USA        1930-2011

 

playwright

who roved along

many intellectual paths,

exploring

the southern Appalachian

culture of his upbringing,

refashioning classical works

for modern times

and adapting

contemporary novels

for the stage

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/15/arts/16linney.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/15/
arts/16linney.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sidney Ramon Michaels        USA        1927-2011

 

playwright

who was nominated

for Tony Awards

in three consecutive seasons

in the 1960s

 

(...)

 

Mr. Michaels

made a splash

on Broadway

in 1962 with his play

“Tchin-Tchin,”

an Americanized version

of a farcical, bittersweet

French comedy

about a pair

of betrayed spouses

attempting, ineptly,

to gain their revenge

by having an affair

of their own.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/28/
theater/sidney-michaels-playwright-dead-at-83.html

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/28/
theater/sidney-michaels-playwright-dead-at-83.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Noel, stage director and producer        USA        1915-2010

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/12/
theater/12noel.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harold Pinter        UK        1930-2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arthur Miller        USA        1915-2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David William Halliwell        UK        1936-2006

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/jul/07/
mike-leigh-on-playwright-david-halliwell-little-malcolm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clive Perry        1936-2006

 

theatre director

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/news/2006/nov/30/
guardianobituaries.artsobituaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philip Richard Henry Tomlinson        1943-2006

 

theatre director,

teacher and administrator

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/news/2006/sep/07/
guardianobituaries.artsobituaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August Wilson        USA        1945-2005

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/topic/person/august-wilson

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/18/
theater/august-wilson-exhibition-pittsburgh.html

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/
theater/what-august-wilson-means-now.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/
theater/august-wilson-on-broadway-a-history.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/
theater/august-wilson-actors.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Kane        UK        1971-1999

 

 

 

Her writing refuses to be categorised … Sarah Kane in 1998.

 

Photograph: Jane Bown for the Observer

 

'The strange thing is we howled with laughter':

Sarah Kane's enigmatic last play

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https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/may/11/
448-psychosis-sarah-kane-new-opera-philip-venables-royal-opera-house 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/kane 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/may/11/
448-psychosis-sarah-kane-new-opera-philip-venables-royal-opera-house

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/feb/23/
blasted-review-other-room-porters-cardiff

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/feb/15/
blasted-review-sarah-kane-debut-richard-wilson

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/feb/13/
sarah-kane-a-blast-from-the-past

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/feb/11/
blasted-sheffield-crucible-sarah-kane-richard-wilson-review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tony Kushner        USA

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/gallery/2017/apr/28/
angels-in-america-national-theatre-in-pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samuel Beckett        IR        1906-1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laurence Olivier        UK        1907-1989

 

 

 

Laurence Olivier        (Coriolanus, 1959)

 

PHOTOGRAPH: ERICH AUERBACH/GETTY IMAGES

 

One CD, 40 years of theatre's greatest hits:

· Live recordings resurrect legendary RSC moments

· Tapes were previously only heard by academics

 

Charlotte Higgins, arts correspondent

 

The Guardian        p. 3        Wednesday October 26, 2005

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2005/oct/26/arts.artsnews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/olivier

 

 

http://movies.nytimes.com/person/1064439/Laurence-Olivier

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/gallery/2007/may/15/olivier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Orson Welles        USA        1915-1985

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/orsonwelles  

 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/picture/2014/apr/23/
orson-welles-voodoo-macbeth-shakespeare

 

 

 

 

On July 25, 1936,

after a five-night run,

the audience

at the Park Theatre

in Bridgeport, Connecticut,

applauded the closing night

performance of Macbeth,

produced by John Houseman

and directed by Orson Welles

for the Federal Theatre

Project (FTP)

of the Works Progress

Administration (WPA).

 

The FTP was one

of five arts-related projects

established during the first term

of President Franklin D. Roosevelt

to assist unemployed writers,

actors, and artists

during the Great Depression.

https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/july-25/ - July 25, 1936

 

 

https://www.loc.gov/item/today-in-history/july-25/ - July 25, 1936

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III        USA        1911-1983

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/27/
arts/cherry-jones-glass-menagerie-tennessee-williams.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terence Mervyn Rattigan        UK        1911-1977

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/rattigan 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2011/apr/03/
rattigan-letters-british-library-cause-celebre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Kingsley Orton        UK        1933-1967

 

 

ttp://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/audiointerviews/profilepages/ortonj1.shtml

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/sep/07/
how-to-play-dead-corpses-view-joe-orton-loot-anah-ruddin

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/aug/03/
prick-up-your-ears-review-joe-orton-stephen-frears-gary-oldman-alfred-molina

 

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2007/apr/10/
features.willhodgkinson 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lorraine Vivian Hansberry        USA        1930-1965

 

 

 

 Lorraine Hansberry

was the first African-American woman

to have a play produced on Broadway,

with “A Raisin in the Sun.”

 

Credit David Attie

 

For Lorraine Hansberry, ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Was Just the Start

By SALAMISHAH TILLET        NYT        JAN. 12, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/
arts/television/lorraine-hansberry-sighted-eyes-feeling-heart.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/09/
books/review/imani-perry-looking-for-lorraine-hansberry.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/
arts/television/lorraine-hansberry-sighted-eyes-feeling-heart.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Bernard Shaw        IR        1856-1950

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/11/
opinion/why-george-bernard-shaw-had-a-crush-on-stalin.html

 

http://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/feb/26/
man-and-superman-review-ralph-fiennes-national-theatre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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