David Rudkin Biography (1936-)

Full name, James David Rudkin; born June 29, 1936, in London, England; son ofDavid Jonathan (a pastor) and Anne Alice (a teacher; maiden name, Martin) Rudkin; married Alexandra Margaret Thompson (an actress), May 3, 1967; children: Tom Joel, Jamie Samuel, Hannah Sophie, Jessica Anne. Addresses: AGENT--c/o Margaret Ramsay, Ltd., 14-A Goodwin's Court, St. Martin's Lane, LondonWC2N 4LL, England.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
June 29, 1936
London, England

Famous Works

  • Writings;STAGE
  • Afore Night Come, Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Arts Theatre Club, London, England, 1962, then Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1975, published by Grove, 1966, and in New English Dramatists, No. 7, Penguin, 1965.
  • (translator of libretto) Moses and Aaron (opera), Royal Opera House, London, 1965, published by Friends of Covent Garden, 1965.
  • (scenario) Sun into Darkness (ballet), Western Theatre Ballet, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, 1966.
  • (libretto) The Grace of Todd (opera), Aldeburgh Festival, Aldeburgh, U.K., 1969, published by Oxford University Press, 1969.
  • Burglars, Oval Theatre, Kensington, U.K., 1971, published in Prompt Two,Hutchinson, 1976.
  • The Filth Hunt, Ambiance Theatre, London, 1972.
  • Cries from Casement as His Bones Are Brought to Dublin, The Place Theatre, London, 1973, published by BBC Publications, 1974.
  • No Title, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham, U.K., 1974.
  • Ashes, Malersaal Theatre, Hamburg, West Germany, then Open Space Theatre,London, both 1974, later Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1976, and New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1979, published by Samuel French, Inc., 1977.
  • The Sons of Light, Tyneside Theatre Company, Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K., 1976, then Warehouse Theatre, London, 1978, published by Eyre Methuen, 1982.
  • Sovereignty under Elizabeth, Ambiance Theatre, 1978.
  • (translator) Hippolytus, RSC, Other Place Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, U.K., 1978, then Warehouse Theatre, 1979, published by Heinemann, 1980.
  • Hansel and Gretel, RSC, Other Place Theatre, 1980, then Warehouse Theatre, 1981.
  • The Triumph of Death, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 1981, published by Eyre Methuen, 1982.
  • (translator) Peer Gynt, Other Place Theatre, 1982.
  • Will's Way, first produced in London, 1984.
  • The Saxon Shore, first produced in London, 1986.
  • (translator) Deathwatch and (translator) The Maids, both first produced in London, 1987.
  • Also (translator of libretto) Sabbatai Zevi, first performed in 1973.
  • Writings;FILM
  • (Translator and additional dialogue) Mademoiselle, Woodfall Films, 1966.
  • (with Francois Truffaut, Jean Louis Richard, and Helen Scott) Fahrenheit451, Universal, 1966.
  • Also Testimony, 1987.
  • Writings;TELEVISION; EPISODIC
  • "Pritan" (part one), and "The Coming of the Cross" (part three), both Churchill's People, BBC, 1975.
  • Writings;PLAYS
  • The Stone Dance, Associated Television, 1963.
  • Children Playing, Associated Television, 1967.
  • House of Character, BBC, 1968.
  • Blodwen, Home From Rachel's Marriage, BBC, 1969.
  • Bypass, BBC, 1972.
  • Atrocity, BBC, 1973.
  • Penda's Fen, BBC, 1974.
  • The Ash Tree, BBC, 1975.
  • The Living Grave, BBC, 1979.
  • Artemis 81, BBC, 1981.
  • Across the Water, BBC, 1983.
  • White Lady, BBC, 1986.
  • Writings;RADIO PLAYS
  • No Accounting for Taste, BBC, 1960.
  • (translator) The Persians, BBC, 1965.
  • Gear Change, BBC, 1967.
  • Cries from Casement as His Bones Are Brought to Dublin, BBC, 1973.
  • (adaptor) Hecuba, BBC, 1975.

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