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MacDonald: Plays One By Robert David MacDonald

MacDonald: Plays One by Robert David MacDonald

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MacDonald: Plays One: Summit Conference; Chinchilla; Webster by Robert David MacDonald

Includes the plays Summit Conference, Chinchilla and Webster Three plays first performed by the Citizens Theatre Company, Glasgow, later with further acclaimed productions including the West End and Broadway. Rober David MacDonald has created imaginary worlds, stylish, witty and frightening: a fictitious meeting between the mistresses of Hitler and Mussolini; the backstage world of the playwright John Webster; and the rarified atmosphere of the Diaghilev ballet.

About Robert David MacDonald

Robert David MacDonald (1929-2004) was born in Elgin, Scotland. After originally training as a musician, he worked as a Director, Playwright and Translator. As an Assistant Director, he worked at both the Glyndebourne Opera Festival and for the Royal Opera House. In 1971, he became Co-Artistic Director of the Glasgow Citizens Theatre, where he directed fifty plays and wrote fifteen for the venue before his retirement in 2003. The plays that he wrote for the Glasgow Citz include The De Sade Show (1975), Chinchilla (1977), Summit Conference (1978), also seen in the West End with Glenda Jackson and Gary Oldman, A Waste of Time (1980), Don Juan (1980), Webster (1983), Britannicus (2002) and Cheri (2003). As a translator, MacDonald translated over seventy different plays and opera from over ten different languages including The Threepenny Opera, Tamerlano, Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, The Marriage of Figaro, Orpheus and The Human Voice, Conversation at Night, Shadow of Angels, The Balcony, The Government Inspector, Tasso, Faust I and II, Ibsen's Brand and Hedda Gabler, Lermontov's Maskerade, Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba, Moliere's School for Wives and Don Juan, Pirandello's Enrico Four, Racine's Phedre, Schiller's Mary Stuart, The Maid of Orleans and Don Carlos, Chekhov's The Seagull, Verne's Around the World In Eighty Days, Wedekind's Lulu and Goethe's Clavigo. His adaptation of War and Peace ran for two seasons on Broadway and received an Emmy award when shown on U.S television. The Finborough Theatre has previously presented Robert David MacDonald's versions of Rolf Hochhuth's Soldiers (2004) and The Representative (2006)

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GOR003770778
9781870259255
1870259254
MacDonald: Plays One: Summit Conference; Chinchilla; Webster by Robert David MacDonald
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
19980507
168
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