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Richard Crane Biography (1944-)
Full name, Richard Arthur Crane; born December 4, 1944, in York, England; sonof Robert Bartlett (an Anglican priest) and Nowell Chamberlain Harbord (Twidle) Crane; married Faynia Jeffery Williams (a theatre director), September 5,1975; children: Leo Michael, Samuel Richard; Sabra, Teohna (stepdaughters).Addresses: c/o Margaret Ramsay, Ltd., 14-A Goodwin's Court, St. Martin's Lane, London WC2, England.
Richard Crane told CTFT that among the projects he is currently working on are The Understudies, a play commissioned by the BBC; a play, Eisenstein; and his first novel, to be titled The Sneak.
- Birth Details
- December 4, 1944
- York, England
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Gogol (one-man show), Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1978, then Royal Court Theatre, London, 1979.
- Also appeared in repertory with Brighton Combination and the Lindsay KempTroupe, and with theatre companies in Frinton, U.K.; Bournemouth, U.K.; Nottingham, U.K.; and Worcester, U.K.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Gogol (one-man show), U.K. and Swedish cities, 1978-79.
- Mutiny! (concept album), Phonogram, 1983.
- Mutiny! (original cast recording), Telstar, 1985.
- "Tahiti," Phonogram, 1983.
- Three Ugly Women, Little Theatre Club, London, 1967.
- The Tenant and Crippen, both Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1971.
- Tom Brown, University of Bradford Theatre, Bradford, U.K., 1971.
- Decent Things, Edinburgh Festival, 1972.
- The Blood Stream, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 1972.
- Mutiny on the Bounty, University of Bradford Theatre, 1972.
- Bleak Midwinter, Pool Theatre, Edinburgh, 1972.
- David, King of the Jews, Bradford Cathedral, Bradford, 1973.
- Thunder, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, 1973, published by Heinemann, 1976.
- Examination in Progress, Edinburgh Festival, 1973.
- Secrets, Belfast Festival, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1973.
- The Pied Piper, University of Bradford Theatre, 1973.
- The Quest and The Route of All Evil, both Edinburgh Festival, 1974.
- Humbug, or A Christmas Carol Backwards and Mystery Plays, both produced in Bracknell, U.K., 1974.
- Mean Time, Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, London, 1975.
- Venus and Superkid, Arts Theatre, then Roundhouse Theatre, both London, 1975.
- Clownmaker, Edinburgh Festival, 1975, then White Barn Theatre, Westport,CT, 1976, later Theatre de Lys, New York City, 1978.
- Bloody Neighbours, National Theatre, London, 1975.
- Manchester Tales, Contact Theatre, Manchester, U.K., 1975.
- Gunslinger, Phoenix Theatre, Leicester, U.K., 1976, then Royal StratfordTheatre, London, 1977, published by Heinemann, 1979.
- Nero and the Golden House, Traverse Theatre, 1976.
- (with David Edgar) Ten Years On, Theatre in the Mill, Bradford, 1976.
- Satan's Ball, Edinburgh Festival, 1977.
- Gogol (one-man show), Brighton Festival, Brighton, U.K., 1978, then RoyalCourt Theatre, 1979.
- Vanity, Edinburgh Festival, 1980, then Young Vic Theatre, London, 1983.
- Brothers Karamazov, Edinburgh Festival, then Fortune Theatre, London, both 1981.
- (with Yuri Lyubimov) The Possessed, Almeida Theatre, London, 1985.
- (with David Essex) Mutiny!, Piccadilly Theatre, London, 1985.
- (with Tony Parker) Soldier Soldier, Essex Festival, Essex, U.K., then Edinburgh Festival, both 1986.
- (with Donald Swann) Envy, Edinburgh Festival, 1986.
- Pushkin, Edinburgh Festival, then Bloomsbury Theatre, London, both 1987.
- Nice Time, Granada, 1968.
- Sebastian and the Seawitch, Children's Film Foundation, 1976.
- Rottingdean, BBC, 1980.
- The Possessed, Channel Four, 1986.
- Gogol, BBC, 1980.
- Decent Things, Southern Sound Radio, 1984.
- (with Faynia Williams) Optimistic Tragedy, BBC, 1986.
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