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Jean-Claude van Itallie Biography (1936-)
Born May 25, 1936, in Brussels, Belgium; son of Hugo Ferdinand and Marthe Mathilde Caroline (Levy) van Itallie. Addresses: OFFICE--Box Seven, Charlemont, MA 01339.
- Birth Details
- May 25, 1936
- Brussels, Belgium
- War, Playwrights Unit, Vandam, NY, 1963, then Cafe La Mama, 1966.
- Plays written for the Open Theatre, Cafe La Mama, and others include Almost Like Being, I'm Really Here, Pavane, 1964; The Hunter and the Bird, 1965;"Interview," "T.V.," and "Motel," trilogy comprising America Hurrah, Pocket Theatre, NY, 1966, then Royal Court, London, 1967; The Serpent, Teatro degli Arte, Rome, Italy, 1968, then Open Theatre; (with Sharon Thie) Thoughts on theInstant of Greeting a Friend on the Street, Open Theatre, 1968; (with MeganTerry and Sam Shepard) Nightwalk, 1973; (with Richard Peaslee) The King of the United States, 1974; (with Peaslee) The Fable, 1975; Naropa, Bag Lady, Theatre for the New City, NY, 1979; The Traveler, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles,CA, 1986; also wrote Early Warnings, Manhattan Theatre Club, NY; Mystery Play, Cherry Lane, NY; Tibetan Book of the Dead, Cafe La Mama.
- Also made new English translations of The Seagull, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, Manhattan Theatre Club, NY, and Public Theatre, NY, 1975; The Cherry Orchard, Public, NY, and Vivien Beaumont Theatre, NY, 1977; Three Sisters,Manhattan Theatre Club, American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA, 1979; Uncle Vanya, Cafe La Mama Annex, NY, 1980; The Balcony, American Repertory Theatre, 1986.
- Everything's OK with the Forbushers, 1970.
- The Serpent.
- Almost Like Being.
- Picasso, a Biography, PBS.
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