FRATTI, Mario. American (born Italy), b. 1927. Genres: Plays/Screenplays, Poetry. Career: Rubelli publrs., Venice, trans., 1953-63; drama critic, Sipario, Milan, 1963-66, Ridotto, Venice, Paese Sera, Rome, and L'Ora, Palermo, 1963-73; Adelphi College, NYC, professor, 1967-68; Hunter College, professor, 1967-; America Today, drama critic, 1986-. Publications: Il Ritorno (in U.S. and U.K. as The Return), 1961; Il Suicidio (in U.S. and U.K. as The Suicide), 1962; La Gabbia (in U.S. as The Cage), 1963; The Academy, 1963; Le Vedova Bianca (in U.S. as Mafia), 1963; Le Telefonata (in U.S. as The Gift), 1965; I Frigoriferi (in U.S. as The Refrigerators), 1965; Eleonora Duse, 1967; Il Ponte (in U.S. as The Bridge), 1967; The Victim, 1968; Four Plays, 1972; Races: Six New Plays, 1972; Birthday, 1978; American Scenes, 2 vols., 1980; Nine (Tony Award), 1982; Mario Fratti (biography), 1983; Young Wife, Mothers and Daughters, Three Beds, 1984; Paganini, 1985; Lovers, 1985; A.I.D.S., 1986; 500: A Musical about Columbus, 1988; Friends, 1989; Porno, 1990; Family, 1992; Leningrad Euthanasia, 1993; Beata, the Pope's Daughter, 1994; Sacrifice, 1995; Jurors, 1996; L'Imboscata (in U.S. as The Ambush), 2000; Erotic Adventures in Venice, 2001; Puccini: Passion and Music, 2002. Address: 145 W 55th St Apt 15D, New York, NY 10019, U.S.A.