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James Schevill Biography (1920-)
Born June 10, 1920, in Berkeley, CA; son of Rudolph (a professor of Spanish)and Margaret (a poet and artist; maiden name, Erwin) Schevill; married HelenShaner (a piano teacher), December 4, 1942 (divorced, 1966); married Margot Helmuth Blum (a singer and anthropologist), August, 1967; children: (first marriage) Deborah, Susanna. Addresses: HOME--17 Keene Street, Providence,RI 02906. OFFICE--Department of English, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912.
- Birth Details
- June 10, 1920
- Berkeley, California, United States
- Tensions (poems), Bern Porter, 1947.
- The American Fantasies, Bern Porter, 1951.
- Sherwood Anderson: His Life and Work, University of Denver Press, 1951.
- editor, Six Histories by Ferdinand Schevill, University of Chicago Press,1956.
- The Right to Greet, Bern Porter, 1956.
- The Roaring Market and the Silent Tomb (biography of Bern Porter), AbbeyPress, 1956, second edition, 1968.
- James Schevill: Selected Poems, 1945-59, Bern Porter, 1959.
- Private Dooms and Public Destinations: Poems 1945-62, A. Swallow, 1962.
- The Stalingrad Elegies, A. Swallow, 1964.
- contributor, Where Is Vietnam?, Anchor Books, 1967.
- Release, Hellcoal Press, 1968.
- Violence and Glory: Poems, 1962-67, A. Swallow, 1969.
- The Buddhist Car and Other Characters, Swallow Press, 1973.
- Breakout: In Search of New Theatrical Environments, 1973.
- Pursuing Elegy: A Poem About Haiti, Copper Beech Press, 1974.
- The Arena of Ants, Copper Beech Press, 1976.
- The Mayan Poems, Copper Beech Press, 1978.
- Fire of Eyes: A Guatemalan Sequence, Copper Beech Press, 1979.
- The American Fantasies: Collected Poems, 1945-81, Swallow Press, Ohio University Press, 1983.
- The Invisible Volcano, Copper Beech Press, 1985.
- (with Walter Feldman) Ghost Names/Ghost Numbers (poems), 1986.
- Ambiguous Dancers of Fame: Collected Poems, 1945-86, Volume II, upcoming1987.
- Also has given numerous readings of works at various educational and community organizations throughout the country, 1960-86.
- PLAYS,PRODUCED AND PUBLISHED Everyman's History of Love, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA, 1951.
- High Sinners, Low Angels, Theatre San Francisco, published by Bern Porter, 1953.
- The Bloody Tenet, Actor's Workshop, San Francisco, then Goodman Theatre,Chicago, and Shrewsbury Theatre, England, published by Meridian, 1957.
- (with music by Andrew Imbrie) Voices of Mass and Capital A, San FranciscoMuseum of Art, published by Friendship, 1963.
- The Master, Actor's Workshop, San Francisco, 1963.
- The Master and the Fan, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1964.
- The Black President and Other Plays, published by A. Swallow, 1965.
- The Stalingrad Elegies, Actor's Workshop, Berkeley, 1965.
- libretto, This Is Not True, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1966.
- The Pilots, Brown University Theatre, Providence, RI, 1970.
- Oppenheimer's Chair, Brown University Theatre, Providence, 1970, then Magic Theatre, San Francisco, 1971, published by Dancing Bear Productions, 1985.
- Lovecraft's Follies, Trinity Square Repertory Company, Providence, 1970.
- The Ushers, Brown University Theatre, 1971.
- The American Fantasies, La Mama Experimental Theatre Club (E.T.C.), New York City, 1972.
- Emperor Norton Lives!, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 1972.
- Fay Wray Meets King Kong and Sunset and Evening Stance or Mr.
- Krapp's New Tapes, both Wastepaper Theatre, Providence, 1974.
- Cathedral of Ice, Trinity Square Repertory Company, Providence, 1975.
- Year After Year, Barker Playhouse and Wastepaper Theatre, Providence, 1979.
- Emperor Norton, Magic Theatre, San Francisco, 1979.
- Mean Man I, Wastepaper Theatre, Providence, 1980.
- Edison's Dream, Brown University Theatre, Providence, 1981.
- Mean Man II, Wastepaper Theatre, Providence, 1982.
- Mother O or The Last American Mother, Rhode Island Playwrights Theatre, Providence, 1983.
- Cult of Youth, Playwrights' Center Theatre, Minneapolis, 1984.
- Old Groucho's Game, Rhode Island Playwrights Theatre, Providence, 1985.
- Monologue on S.J. Perelman, Providence, 1986.
- Time of the Hand and Eye, Providence College Theatre, 1986.
- Collected Short Plays, Swallow Press, 1986.
- The Cid (translation), CBC, 1961.
- The Space Fan, WGBH, Boston, 1970.
- The Death of Anton Webern, BBC, 1974.
- The Sound of a Soldier, ABC, 1945.