Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Alan Schneider Biography (1917-1984)
- Birth Details
- December 12, 1917
- Kharkov, Russia
- Death Details
- May 3, 1984
- London, England
- Journalist, teacher.
First Stage Work
- Director, Jim Dandy, Catholic University Theatre, Washington, DC,1941.
Principal Stage Work
- Director: Catholic University Theatre, 1941-52; Cain Park Theatre, Cleveland Heights, OH, 1947-48; A Long Way from Home, Maxine Elliott's,NY, 1948; My Heart's in the Highlands, Dartington Hall, England, 1949; Pullman Car Hiawatha, Neighborhood Playhouse, NY, 1952; Hide and Seek, Neighborhood Playhouse, NY, 1952; The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker, 1953; All Summer Long, 1954; Anastasia, 1954; The Skin of Our Teeth (also in the Salute to France program) Paris, 1955; Tonight in Samarkand, 1955; Waiting for Godot, Miami, 1956;Little Glass Clock, 1956; The Trip to Bountiful, London, 1956;The Glass Menagerie, (revival), 1956; The Circus of Dr. Lao, Chicago, 1957; Miss Lonelyhearts, 1957; Endgame, 1958; Kataki,Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (revival), 1959; Krapp's Last Tape, 1960; Measure for Measure, New York Shakespeare Festival, 1960;The American Dream, Happy Days, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1961; Endgame, Uncle Vanya, Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1962; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 1962; The Pinter Plays, 1962; The Threepenny Opera, Arena, Washington, DC, 1963; The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, 1963; Play and the Lover (double-bill), 1964; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, London, 1964; The Glass Menagerie, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1964; Tiny Alice, 1964;
Do Not Pass Go, The Zoo Story, Krapp's Last Tape, The Mutilated, The Gnadiges Fraulein, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Herakles, Happy Days, 1965; Malcolm, Slapstick Tragedy, The Cherry Orchard, Tel Aviv, 1966; ADelicate Balance, 1966; You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running, The Birthday Party, 1967; I Never Sang for My Father, Box, Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung, Krapp's Last Tape, Happy Days, 1968; The Watering Place, The Gingham Dog, La Strada, 1969; Blood Red Roses, Inquest, Saved, 1970; Waiting for Godot, 1971; The Foursome, Arena, Washington, DC, 1972; The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Moonchildren, Happy Days, Act without Words I, Not I, Krapp's Last Tape, Our Town, Arena, Washington, DC, (toured the USSR), 1972; The Madness of God, Arena, Washington, DC, 1974; A Texas Trilogy, Arena Stage, and NY, 1975; Footfalls/That Time, 1978; Loose Ends, Circle in the Square, NY, 1979; Rockaby, Studio Arena, Buffalo, NY, 1980; The Lady from Dubuque, Booth, NY, 1980; Ohio Impromtu, Catastrophe, What When, Harold Clurman, NY, 1983; Our Town, La JollaPlayhouse, CA, 1983; Rockaby, Harold Clurman, NY, 1983; Pieces of Eight, 1984; was directing The War at Home for the National Theatrein London when he died.
Principal Film Work
- Directed NY Film with Samuel Beckett's Film, 1964.
Principal Television Work
- Director: Pullman Car Hiawatha, 1951; Oedipus the King; The Life of Samuel Johnson; Waiting for Godot; The Years Between.
- Director of Drama Division, Juilliard School, 1976-79; professor of Drama, University of California, San Diego, 1979-82; University of Wisconsin, lecturer, "Perspectives on Directing," 1983.
The New Leader; contributor to Saturday Review, Theatre Arts, The New York Times.
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