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Stephen Unwin

Stephen Unwin read English at Cambridge, where he directed many student productions, including an award-winning production of Measure for Measure that transferred to the Almeida, where he was awarded an Arts Council Trainee Director's Bursary. For much of the 1980s, he was Associate Director at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and several of his productions transferred to London theatres. In the early 1990s, he became Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio. In 1993, Stephen founded English Touring Theatre, where he directed twenty productions, many of which were seen at the Old Vic, the Donmar, the Lyric Hammersmith and others. He stepped down from ETT in 2008 after fifteen years at the helm, and joined the Rose Theatre, Kingston as Artistic Director. His many books include The Pocket Guide to Shakespeare's Plays; So You Want to be a Theatre Director?; The Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht (Methuen Drama) and The Well Read Play. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2005

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... The Duchess of Malfi March: meets Charles Laughton and starts work on English verison of Life of Galileo Writes The Hollywood Elegies with Hanns EislerSon by Ruth Berlau lives for only a few days...

Brecht: Playwright, Poet and Artist

Stephen Unwin

Stephen Unwin read English at Cambridge, where he directed many student productions, including an award-winning production of Measure for Measure that transferred to the Almeida, where he was awarded an Arts Council Trainee Director's Bursary. For much of the 1980s, he was Associate Director at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and several of his productions transferred to London theatres. In the early 1990s, he became Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio. In 1993, Stephen founded English Touring Theatre, where he directed twenty productions, many of which were seen at the Old Vic, the Donmar, the Lyric Hammersmith and others. He stepped down from ETT in 2008 after fifteen years at the helm, and joined the Rose Theatre, Kingston as Artistic Director. His many books include The Pocket Guide to Shakespeare's Plays; So You Want to be a Theatre Director?; The Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht (Methuen Drama) and The Well Read Play. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2005

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... (1898–1981), Peter Lorre (1904–64), Carola Neher (1900–42), Leonard Steckel (1900–71) and Ekkehard Schall (b. 1930). Brecht also enjoyed a close relationship with the British actor Charles Laughton (1899–1962) and worked with him on the English...

Five Great Plays

Stephen Unwin

Stephen Unwin read English at Cambridge, where he directed many student productions, including an award-winning production of Measure for Measure that transferred to the Almeida, where he was awarded an Arts Council Trainee Director's Bursary. For much of the 1980s, he was Associate Director at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and several of his productions transferred to London theatres. In the early 1990s, he became Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio. In 1993, Stephen founded English Touring Theatre, where he directed twenty productions, many of which were seen at the Old Vic, the Donmar, the Lyric Hammersmith and others. He stepped down from ETT in 2008 after fifteen years at the helm, and joined the Rose Theatre, Kingston as Artistic Director. His many books include The Pocket Guide to Shakespeare's Plays; So You Want to be a Theatre Director?; The Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht (Methuen Drama) and The Well Read Play. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2005

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... until 1946, and then disastrously) and started working with the English actor Charles Laughton (1899-1962) on a translation of Life of Galileo. In 1942 he wrote a superb cycle of short poems, The Hollywood Elegies, which were set to music...

A Late Masterpiece

Stephen Unwin

Stephen Unwin read English at Cambridge, where he directed many student productions, including an award-winning production of Measure for Measure that transferred to the Almeida, where he was awarded an Arts Council Trainee Director's Bursary. For much of the 1980s, he was Associate Director at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, and several of his productions transferred to London theatres. In the early 1990s, he became Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio. In 1993, Stephen founded English Touring Theatre, where he directed twenty productions, many of which were seen at the Old Vic, the Donmar, the Lyric Hammersmith and others. He stepped down from ETT in 2008 after fifteen years at the helm, and joined the Rose Theatre, Kingston as Artistic Director. His many books include The Pocket Guide to Shakespeare's Plays; So You Want to be a Theatre Director?; The Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht (Methuen Drama) and The Well Read Play. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2005

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...1945–1956 Brecht spent most of the immediate post-war period working with Charles Laughton and Joseph Losey on the English-language production of Life of Galileo, which opened in Los Angeles on 30 July1947. Three months later he...

Run

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Stephen Laughton

~playauthor~Written by~ Stephen Laughton

Nick Hern Books, 2017

NHB Modern Plays

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...Stephen Laughton's Run is monologue play that traces the coming-of-age of a gay Jewish teenager. It was produced by iN BLOOM and first performed at VAULT Festival, London, on 10 February 2016. After a national tour, the play transferred...