Robert Wilson Biography (1941-)

Born October 4, 1941, in Waco, TX; son of D.M. (a lawyer) and Loree Velma (Hamilton) Wilson. Addresses: OFFICE--Byrd Hoffman Foundation, Inc., 325Spring Street, Room 328, New York, NY 10013.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
October 4, 1941
Waco, Texas, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; ALL AS DIRECTOR,UNLESS INDICATED Set designer, America Hurrah, Pocket Theatre, New York City, 1965.
  • "Dance Event," New York World's Fair, Queen's, NY, 1965.
  • "Solo Performance," Byrd Hoffman Studio, New York City, 1966.
  • "Theatre Activity," Bleecker Street Theatre, then American Theatre Laboratory, both New York City, 1967.
  • ByrdwoMAN, Byrd Hoffman Studio, 1968.
  • The King of Spain, Anderson Theatre, New York City, 1969.
  • The Life and Times of Sigmund Freud, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn,NY, 1969.
  • Deafman Glance, University Theatre, Iowa City, IA, 1970, then Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1971.
  • Program Prologue Now, Overture for a Deafman, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France, 1971.
  • Overture, Byrd Hoffman Studio, then Khaneh-e Zinatolmolle, Shiraz, Iran,later Musee Galliera and Opera Comique, Paris, all 1972.
  • KA MOUNTAIN AND GUARDenia TERRACE, Haft Tan Mountain, Shiraz, Iran, 1972.
  • The Life and Times of Joseph Stalin, Det Ny Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark,the Brooklyn Academy of Music, both 1973, later produced as The Life and Times of Dave Clark, Teatro Municipal, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1974.
  • King Lyre and Lady in the Wasteland, Byrd Hoffman Studio, 1973.
  • Prologue to "A Letter for Queen Victoria," Teatro Six O'Clock, Spoleto, Italy, 1974.
  • A Mad Man a Mad Giant a Mad Dog a Mad Urge a Mad Face, Teatro di Roma, Rome, Italy, then Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, later Shirza Festival, Shirza, Iran, all 1974.
  • A Letter for Queen Victoria, American National Theatre Academy Playhouse,New York City, 1975.
  • To Street, Kultur Forum, Bonn, West Germany, 1975.
  • The $ Value of Man, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1975.
  • Dia Log, Public Theatre, New York City, 1975.
  • Einstein on the Beach (opera), Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, 1976.
  • I Was Sitting on My Patio This Guy Appeared I Thought I Was Hallucinating, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1977.
  • Overture to the Fourth Act of "Deafman Glance," Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY, then John Drew Theatre, East Hampton, NY, both 1978, then Barcelona Theatre Festival, Barcelona, Spain, 1986, later International Theatre Conference, Delphi, Greece, 1987.
  • Edison, Lion Theatre, New York City (as a work-in-progress), then TheatreNationale Populaire, Lyons, France, both 1979.
  • Death, Destruction, and Detroit, Schaubuhne Theatre, Berlin, West Germany, 1979.
  • Dia Log/Curious George, Mitzie E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 1980.
  • Medea, Kennedy Center, 1981, then Aaron Davis Hall, City College of New York, New York City, 1982, later Opera de Lyons, Lyons, France, and Theatre des Champs Elysees, Paris, France, both 1984.
  • The Man in the Raincoat, Theatre de Wilte, Cologne, West Germany, 1981.
  • Great Day in the Morning, Theatre des Champs Elysees, 1982.
  • The Golden Windows, Kammerspiele, Munich, West Germany, 1982, then Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1985.
  • the CIVIL warS/The Knee Plays, Walker Art Center, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1984.
  • (also set designer) Medee (opera), Opera de Lyons, 1984.
  • King Lear, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles,CA (as a work-in-progress), 1985.
  • "Readings," Dublin Theatre Festival, Dublin, Ireland, then Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, Belgium, both 1985.
  • (also set designer) Alcestis, American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA,then Festival d'Automne, Paris, France, both 1986, later Staatstheatre, Stuttgart, West Germany, 1987.
  • (also set designer) Hamletmachine, New York University, New York City, then Thalia Theatre, Hamburg, West Germany, both 1986, later Berlin FestspieleTheatretreffen, West Germany, 1987.
  • (also set designer) Alceste (opera), Staatsoper, Stuttgart, West Germany,1986, then 1987.
  • (also set designer) Salome (opera), Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Italy, 1987.
  • Death, Destruction, and Detroit II, Schaubuhne Theatre, Berlin, West Germany, 1987.
  • (also set designer) Quartett, Schauspielhaus Ludwigsburg, West Germany, 1987.
  • Credits; MAJOR TOURS; DIRECTOR
  • Deafman Glance, European cities, 1971.
  • A Letter for Queen Victoria, European cities, 1974.
  • Einstein on the Beach, European cities, 1976.
  • I Was Sitting on My Patio This Guy Appeared I Thought I Was Hallucinating, U.S. cities, 1977, then European cities, 1978.
  • Dia Log, U.S. cities, 1978.
  • Dia Log/Curious George, European cities, 1980.
  • Overture to the Fourth Act of Deafman "Glance," Japanese and West Germancities, 1982.
  • the CIVIL warS, European cities, 1983, then U.S. cities, 1984 and 1986.
  • Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION WORK; ALL AS DIRECTOR SPECIALS
  • Slant, WNET, New York City, 1967.
  • Credits; Also The House, 1963; Overture for a Deafman, 1971. Videos
  • Spaceman, 1976; Video 50, 1978; Deafman Glance, 1981; Stations, 1982.
  • Credits; ALBUMS
  • The Life and Times of Joseph Stalin, Byrd Hoffman Foundation, 1973.
  • (with Philip Glass) Einstein on the Beach, CBS Masterworks, 1979.
  • the CIVIL warS/The Knee Plays, Warner Brothers, 1985.
  • Writings
  • PLAYS; SEE PRODUCTION DETAILS ABOVE,UNLESS INDICATED "Dance Event," 1965.
  • "Solo Performance," 1966.
  • "Theatre Activity," 1967.
  • ByrdwoMAN, 1968.
  • The King of Spain, 1969.
  • The Life and Times of Sigmund Freud, 1969.
  • Deafman Glance, 1970.
  • Program Prologue Now, Overture for a Deafman, 1971.
  • Deafman Glance, 1971.
  • Overture, 1972.
  • KA MOUNTAIN AND GUARDenia TERRACE, 1972.
  • The Life and Times of Joseph Stalin, 1973.
  • King Lyre and Lady in the Wasteland, 1973.
  • Prologue to "A Letter for Queen Victoria," 1974.
  • (with Christopher Knowles) A Mad Man a Mad Giant a Mad Dog a Mad Urge a Mad Face, 1974.
  • A Letter for Queen Victoria, 1974, published by Byrd Hoffman Foundation,1974.
  • To Street, 1975.
  • The $ Value of Man, 1975.
  • (with Christopher Knowles) Dia Log, 1975.
  • (with Philip Glass) Einstein on the Beach (opera), 1976, published by EOSEnterprises, 1976.
  • I Was Sitting on My Patio This Guy Appeared I Thought I Was Hallucinating, 1977, published by Byrd Hoffman Foundation, 1978.
  • Overture to the Fourth Act of "Deafman Glance," 1978.
  • Edison, 1979.
  • with Christoper Knowles) Dia Log/Curious George, 1979.
  • Death, Destruction, and Detroit, 1979, published by Schaubuhne am Halleschen Ufer, 1979.
  • (with Gavin Bryars) Medea, 1981.
  • The Man in the Raincoat, 1981.
  • (with Jessye Norman) Great Day in the Morning, 1982.
  • The Golden Windows, 1982, published by Carl Hanser Verlag, 1982.
  • the CIVIL warS/Knee Plays, 1983.
  • King Lear, 1985.
  • (adaptor; additional text by Heiner Muller) Alcestis, 1986.
  • Death, Destruction, and Detroit II, 1987.

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