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Dramaturgy at the Brooklyn Academy of Music: An Interview with Richard Nelson

An interview with playwright and dramaturg Richard Nelson: Richard Nelsons most recent play, *Principia Scriptoriae*, opened at the Manhattan Theater Club in April and opens at The Royal Shakespeare Company in London in the Fall. His other plays, which include *Between East And West*, *An American Comedy*, *The Return Of Pinocchio*, *Rip Van Winkle Or “The Works,”* *The Vienna Notes* and *Bal*, have been produced by major theaters around the country and in Europe. He has translated and adapted a number of plays, including *The Three Sisters*, *The Suicide*, *The Marriage Of Figaro*, *Jungle of Cities*, *Il Campiello*, and *Don Juan* for such theaters as Arena Stage, the Guthrie, and the Goodman. A former Literary Manager of the BAM Theater Company, Dramaturg of the Guthrie, and Associate Director of the Goodman, Nelson is currently an Associate Artist with the Repertory Theater of St. Louis where his adaptation (written with Ming Coo Lee) ofJules Verne’s *Journey to the Center of the Earth* will open in September. A
past recipient of N E.A., Guggenheim and Rockefeller grants, Nelson is the editor of a volume of ‘forgotten” American plays, *Strictly Dishonorable and Other Plays*, which was published by T.G.G. in March.

Bly, Mark. “Dramaturgy at the Brooklyn Academy of Music: An Interview with Richard Nelson.” *Theater* 17, no. 3 (1986): 38-42.