is an American
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, theatre director, and playwright
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who has been a regular columnist on Swans Commentary
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—a cultural-political bi-weekly—since 2004 ("Biography", Marowitz Theatre
; "Commentary", Swans.com). He is perhaps best known for being "a close collaborator with Peter Brook at the Royal Shakespeare Company
The Royal Shakespeare Company is a major British theatre company, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. The company employs 700 staff and produces around 20 productions a year from its home in Stratford-upon-Avon and plays regularly in London, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and on tour across...
" and for founding and directing The Open Space Theatre, both in London
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He is also the co-founder of Encore Magazine
, published between 1954 and 1965, and co-editor of The
Encore Reader: A Chronicle of the New Drama
(1965). He has been a regular contributor to publications such as The New York Times
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, The Times
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TheaterWeek was a favorite magazine among theater artists and theater lovers. It covered Broadway, off-Broadway, regional, and educational theater with articles theat included profiles of actors, directors, designers and behind the scenes looks at particular shows...
, and American Theatre
and was the lead critic on the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner
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until its cessation ("Biography").
He is also the author of Murdering Marlowe
, about an imagined rivalry between William Shakespeare
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and Christopher Marlowe
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, which was selected as a finalist for the GLAAD Media Awards
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of 2002 ("Biography"), and of the 1987 Broadway play Sherlock's Last Case
starring Frank Langella
-Early life:Langella, an Italian American, was born in Bayonne, New Jersey, the son of Angelina and Frank A. Langella Sr., a business executive who was the president of the Bayonne Barrel and Drum Company. Langella attended Washington Elementary School and Bayonne High School in Bayonne...
His free translations of Shakespeare have been collected in The Marowitz Shakespeare
- Marowitz, Charles, ed. and trans. The Marowitz Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, and Measure for Measure. 1990. ISBN 9780714526515 (13).
- –––, Tom Milne, and Owen Hale, eds. The Encore Reader: A Chronice of the New Drama. London: Methuen, 1965. Reissued as New Theatre Voices of the Fifties and Sixties. London: Eyre Methuen, 1981.
- "Biography: Charles Marowitz" – at Marowitz Theatre.
- Charles Marowitz at Internet Broadway Database
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- "Commentary: Charles Marowitz" – Contributor page at Swans.com.
- Marowitz Theatre – Home page of Marowitz's official commercial website. Sections include "Biography", "Books", "Plays", directorial projects, and other publications by himself and others.