Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Adrian Mitchell Biography (1932-)
Born October 24, 1932, in London, England; son of James Gibb (a scientist) and Kathleen (a teacher; maiden name, Fabian) Mitchell; married Celia Hewitt (an actress). Addresses: Agent--Timothy Corrie, Fraser and Dunlop Scripts Ltd., 91 Regent St., London W1R 8RU, England. Contact--Peters, Fraser and Dunlop, Fifth floor, The Chambers, Chelsea Harbour, Lots Road, SW 10 OXF, England.
- Birth Details
- October 24, 1932
- London, England
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- C'Mon Everybody! (also see below), produced at Tricycle Theatre, London,1984.
- (Librettist) The Ledge, music by Richard Rodney Bennett, produced in London, 1961.
- (Adapter) Peter Weiss, The Persecution and Assassination of Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade, produced in London, 1964, then by Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1965-66, later National Players Company, Majestic Theatre, New York City, 1966-67.
- (Adapter) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, The Magic Flute, produced in London, 1966.
- (Lyricist) Denis Cannan, US (also known as Tell Me Lies: The Book of theRoyal Shakespeare Production US/Vietnam/US/Experiment/Politics; also see below) produced in London, 1966.
- (Adapter) Jose Triana, The Criminals, produced in London, 1967, then at Sheridan Square Playhouse, New York City, 1970.
- Tyger: A Celebration of the Life and Work of William Blake, produced in London, 1971.
- Tamburlane the Mad Hen (for children), produced in Devon, England, 1971.
- Man Friday (based on Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe; also see below), produced in London, 1973, then at Half Moon Theatre, London, 1984.
- Mind Your Head, produced in Liverpool, England, 1973, published by Methuen, 1974.
- (Translator and adapter) Nikolai Gogol, The Government Inspector (also known as The Inspector General), produced in Nottingham, England, 1974, then byNational Theatre Company, London, 1984.
- (Adapter) John Berger and Jean Mohr, A Seventh Man, produced in London, 1976.
- (Adapter) Mark Twain, White Suit Blues, produced in Nottingham and London, 1977.
- Houdini: A Circus-Opera, produced in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1977.
- Uppendown Mooney, produced in Welwyn Garden City, England, 1978.
- (Adapter) James Thurber, The White Deer (for children), produced at Unicorn Theatre, London, 1978.
- Hoagy, Bix and Wolfgang Beethoven Bunkhaus (based on a play by Hoagy Carmichael), produced at King's Head Theatre, London, 1979, then Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, CA, 1980-81, and Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis, 1980-81.
- (Adapter) Peer Gynt, produced at Oxford Playhouse, Oxford, England, 1980.
- (Translator) Pedro Calderon de la Barca, The Mayor of Zalamea (also knownas The Best Garrotting Ever Done), produced by National Theatre, London, 1981.
- (Adapter) Mowgli's Jungle (based on a book by Rudyard Kipling), producedat Contact Theatre, Manchester, c. 1981.
- (Adapter) You Must Believe All This (for children; based on "Holiday Romance" by Charles Dickens; also see below), produced in London, 1981, publishedby Methuen, 1981.
- The Wild Animal Song Contest (for children), produced at Unicorn Theatre,c. 1982.
- The Tragedy of King Real (also see below), produced by Welfare State Theatre Company, 1982.
- (Translator with John Barton) Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Life's a Dream,produced at Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 1983, then by RSC, Barbican CenterTheatre, London, 1984.
- (Adapter with Jeremy Brooks) Dylan Thomas, A Child's Christmas in Wales,produced in Cleveland, OH, 1983, then by Playmakers Repertory Company, ChapelHill, NC, 1988-89.
- (Adapter) Pedro Calderon de la Barca, The Great Theatre of the World, produced in Oxford, 1984.
- (Lyricist) George Orwell, Animal Farm (for children), produced at National Theatre, 1984, then in Baltimore, MD, 1986, published by Methuen, 1985.
- C'Mon Everybody! (songs and poems), produced at Tricycle Theatre, 1984.
- Satie Day/Night (based on the life, writings, and music of Erik Satie), produced in London, 1986, then at Lyric Studio Theatre, Hammersmith, 1986.
- The Pied Piper (for children; based on a poem by Robert Browning), produced by National Theatre Company, 1987, then at Olivier/Lyttelton Theatre, 1988.
- (Adapter) Carlo Goldoni, Mirandolina, produced in Bristol, 1987.
- Love Songs of World War Three, Cottesloe Theatre, 1988.
- In the Unlikely Event of an Emergency, produced at the Old Red Lion Theatre, London, 1988.
- Triple Threat, Cottesloe Theatre, 1989.
- (Translator and adapter) Lope de Vega, Fuente Ovejuna, produced by the National Theatre Company, Cottesloe Theatre, 1989, then at Folger Shakespeare Festival, Washington, DC, 1990-91.
- Anna on Anna, produced at Offstage Downstairs Theatre, London, 1991.
- The Blue, produced by Walk the Plank, Glasson Dock, 1992.
- (With Mary Bartlett) Unicorn Island, produced at Dartington, 1992.
- (Lyricist) Denis Cannan, Tell Me Lies, Ronorus, 1968.
- Man Friday, Avco Embassy, 1975.
- Also author of screenplay version of Marat/Sade, 1966, and of The Tragedyof King Real, published in Peace Plays 1, edited by Stephen Lowe, Methuen, 1985. Author of commentary in The Body, 1969.
- Animals Can't Laugh, Granada, 1961.
- Alive and Kicking, Thames Television, 1971.
- William Blake (documentary), Thames Television, 1971.
- Somebody Down There Is Crying, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), 1974.
- Daft as a Brush, BBC, 1975.
- The Fine Art of Bubble Blowing, BBC, 1975.
- Silver Giant, Wooden Dwarf, BBC, 1975.
- Glad Day, Thames Television, 1979; (Adapter) You Must Believe All This (for children; based on "Holiday Romance" by Charles Dickens), Thames Television, 1981.
- Juno and Avos, BBC, 1983.
- Pieces of Peace, BBC, 1991.
- The Island (libretto), BBC, 1963.
- (Editor with Richard Selig) Oxford Poetry 1955, Fantasy Press, 1955.
- If You See Me Comin' (novel), J. Cape, 1962, Macmillan, 1963.
- Poems, J. Cape, 1964.
- Peace Is Milk, Peace News, 1966.
- Out Loud (poems), Grossman, 1968, revised edition published as The Annotated Out Loud, Writers and Readers, 1976.
- The Bodyguard (novel), J. Cape, 1970, Doubleday, 1971.
- (Editor) Tim Daly, Jump, My Brothers, Jump: Poems from Prison, Freedom Press, 1970.
- Ride the Nightmare: Verse and Prose, J. Cape, 1971.
- (Editor with Brian Elliott) Bard in the Wilderness, Thomas Nelson (Melbourne), 1971.
- Wartime (novel), J. Cape, 1973.
- Cease Fire, Medical Aid Committee for Vietnam, 1973.
- (With John Fuller and Peter Levi) Penguin Modern Poets, Book 22, Penguin,1973.
- Man Friday, Futura, 1975.
- The Apeman Cometh (poems), J. Cape, 1975.
- (Translator with Joan Jara) Victor Jara: His Life and Songs, Hamish Hamilton, 1976.
- For Beauty Douglas (Collected Poems 1953-1979), Allison and Busby, 1982.
- On the Beach at Cambridge: New Poems, Allison and Busby, 1984.
- All My Own Stuff, Simon & Schuster, 1991.
- Adrian Mitchell's Greatest Hits (poems), Bloodaxe, 1991.
- Also author of "daft poems" under the pseudonyms Volcano Jones and ApemanMudgeon. Recording of Poems, with Stevie Smith, Argo, 1974.
- The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Walker, 1985.
- The Baron Rides Out, Walker, 1985.
- The Baron on the Island of Cheese, Walker, 1986.
- Leonardo the Lion from Nowhere, Deutsch, 1986.
- The Baron All at Sea, Walker, 1987.
- Nothingmas Day and Other Poems for Kids and Their Allies, Allison and Busby, 1987.
- Our Mammoth, Walker, 1987.
- Our Mammoth Goes to School, Walker, 1987.
- The Pied Piper, Oberon, 1988.
- Strawberry Drums, Delacorte, 1991.
- The Orchard Book of Poems, Orchard, 1993.
- The Thirteen Secrets of Poetry, Simon and Schuster, 1993.
- Also author of Our Mammoth in the Snow, 1988.
- Contemporary Authors, Volume 33-36, Gale, 1978, p. 576-77.
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