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Charles Marowitz Biography (1934-)
Born January 26, 1934, in New York, NY; son of Julius (a butler) and Tillie (Rosencrantz) Marowitz; married Julia Crosthwait (marriage ended); married Jane Windsor (an actress), February, 1982. Addresses: HOME--3058 Sequit Drive, Malibu, CA 90265. AGENT--c/o Gary Salt, Paul Kohner Agency, 9169 SunsetBoulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
- Birth Details
- January 26, 1934
- New York, New York, United States
- FIRST NEW YORK STAGE WORK--Director, Doctor Faustus, Labor Temple Theatre, 1948.
- FIRST LONDON STAGE WORK--Director, Marriage, Unity Theatre, 1958.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; ALL AS DIRECTOR
- Trigon, New Arts Theatre, London, 1964.
- (with Peter Brook) Theatre of Cruelty season, Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), London Academy of Musica and Dramatic Art Theatre, London, 1964.
- The Bellow Plays, Fortune Theatre, London, 1966.
- Loot, Criterion Theatre, London, 1966.
- Fanghorn, Fortune Theatre, 1967.
- Fortune and Men's Eyes, Comedy Theatre, London, 1968.
- Section Nine, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1973.
- Macbett, Globe Playhouse, London, 1973.
- Laughter!, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1978.
- Artaud at Rodez, Actors Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 1983.
- Enemy of the People, Actors Theatre, 1984.
- The Petrified Forest, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, CA, 1985.
- Also directed Sclerosis, RSC, Aldwych Theatre, Introducing Dominic Behan,New Arts Theatre; The Screens, Donmar Theatre, London; Crawling Arnold, NewArts Theatre; (with Brook) King Lear, RSC, Aldwych Theatre; Hedda, Round House Theatre, London; The Shrew, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Los Angeles, CA; The Inspector General, Bing Theatre, Los Angeles, CA; Hamlet, Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, Cleveland, OH; The White Crow, Hamlet, The Fair Penitent, The Importance of Being Earnest, all Los Angeles Theatre Centre, Los Angeles, CA.
- Director, all Open Space Theatre, London: Blue Comedy, Muzeeka, The Fun War, all 1969; Chicago Conspiracy, Palach, both 1970; Sweet Eros, Next, both 1971; The Four Little Girls, Sam Sam, The Tooth of Crime, The Old Man's Comforts, all 1972; Woyzeck, The Houseboy, And They Put Handcuffs on the Flowers, all 1973; Sherlock's Last Case, 1974; Artaud at Rodez, 1975; Anatol, Hanrattyin Hell, both 1976; Boo Hoo, 1978; The Father, 1979; Ubu Roi, 1980; Also Measure for Measure, Marowitz Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, The Shrew,A Macbeth, Leonardo's Last Supper, The Snob, The Investigation, Jump, Cave Dwellers, An Othello, And Noonday Demons, The Typists, The Tiger, Hot Buttered Roll.
- PLAYS; SEE PRODUCTION DETAILS ABOVE,UNLESS INDICATED Palach, 1970.
- (adaptor) Woyzeck, 1973.
- (translator) And They Put Handcuffs on the Flowers, 1973.
- Sherlock's Last Case, 1974, later produced at the Nederlander Theatre, New York City, 1987.
- Artaud at Rodez, 1975, published by Calder & Boyars.
- (adaptor) The Father, 1979.
- The Removal, Actors Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 1983.
- (adaptor) Enemy of the People, 1984.
- (adaptor) Hedda, published by Aschehough and Company.
- (adaptor) An Othello, published by Penguin.
- (adaptor) Measure for Measure, published by Hansom.
- (adaptor) The Shrew, published by Marion Boyars.
- Also wrote Disciples; Clever Dick; Tea with Lady Bracknell.
- Potboilers, published by Marion Boyars.
- Sex Wars, published by Marion Boyars.
- The Marowitz Shakespeare, published by Marion Boyars.
- Open Space Plays, published by Penguin.
- Marowitz Hamlet and Doctor Faustus, published by Penguin.
- Confessions of a Counterfeit Critic, published by Eyre-Methuen.
- (Editor) Theatre at Work, published by Eyre-Methuen.
- (editor) The Encore Reader, published by Eyre-Methuen.
- The Critic As Artist, published by S. Fischer Verlag.
- Stanislavsky: The Method, published by Citadel Press.
- The Method As Means, published by Barrie & Rockliffe.
- Prospero's Staff, published by Indiana University Press.
- Also has written for periodicals including the Village Voice, Drama Review, New Statesman, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Plays and Players, American Theatre, and The Observer.