Benedetti, Jean (Norman)

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BENEDETTI, Jean (Norman)

BENEDETTI, Jean (Norman). British, b. 1930. Genres: Translations. Career: Actor, director, and writer. Toured with the British Arts Council, 1959; performed in and directed regional theater, 1960-62; performed on and directed radio and television programs, 1962-64; appeared in and directed Beyond the Fringe, Mayfair Theatre, London, 1964-65; performed in and directed film and television productions, 1965-72; Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama, principal, 1970-87, honorary fellow, 1991. Publications: TRANSLATIONS: G. Michel, A Sunday Walk, 1968; Edward II, A Respectable Wedding, 1970; F. Arrabal, The Architect and the Emperor of Assyria, The Grand Ceremonial, Plays, Vol. III, 1971; (and editor) The Moscow Art Theatre Letters, 1991; (and editor) Dear Writer, Dear Actress: The Love Letters of Olga Knipper and Anton Chekhov, 1997. NONFICTION: Gilles de Rais: The Authentic Bluebeard, 1971, in US as Gilles de Rais, 1972; Stanislavski: An Introduction, 1982, 2nd rev ed, 1989; Stanislavski: A Biography, 1989. Contributor to periodicals and books. OTHER: dramatist and/or translator of scripts: The Good Shoemaker and the Poor Fish Peddler, 1965; File on Harry Jordan, 1966; These Men Are Dangerous (trilogy), 1968; Lily, 1969; The Architect and the Emperor of Assyria, 1971; A Respectable Wedding, 1980; A Bolt From the Blue (dramatized documentary), 1987. Address: c/o Toby Eady, 18 Park Walk, London SW10 OA4, England.