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Faubion Bowers Biography (1917-)
Born January 29, 1917, in OK; son of Powell Clayton and Emily (Robinson) Bowers; divorced; children: Jai Peter. Addresses: HOME--205 E. 94th Street, New York, NY 10128. OFFICE--William Morris Agency, 1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019.
Bowers told CTFT that, in addition to his other published or produced works,he has translated the Egyptian Book of the Dead and the Primer of Hinduism. He provided simultaneous voice-over translations during performances of Jean-Louis Barrault's Rabelais. He has also performed this same service for The Grand Kabuki during its six tours of America, most recently in 1985, at the Metropolitan Opera House and Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. It is of interestto note that during the 1946-48 occupation of Japan, Bowers was aide-de-campto General Douglas MacArthur. After that, from 1948-49, he was the censor andsponsor at the Japanese Theatre, Tokyo.
- Birth Details
- January 29, 1917
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION WORK
- Bowers has appeared in, produced, or written thirty television programs for Camera Three, CBS, CBS Cable, ABC, and PBS, covering dance, drama, sociology, and travelogs through Europe and Asia, including The Cruelty of Beauty, PBS, the first full-length documentary of Kabuki and Bushido, 1981.
- PLAYS,UNPUBLISHED The Daytime Moon, 1960.
- Portrait of Giselle, 1982.
- BOOKS,PUBLISHED Japanese Theatre.
- Dance in India.
- Theatre in the East.
- Islands of the Rising Sun.
- Broadway: U.S.S.R.
- The New Scriabin.
- On electronic music, avant-garde dance, and Asian theatre forms in various publications; music editor, House and Garden; regular critic, Musical America.
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