van Itallie, Jean-Claude
VAN ITALLIE, Jean-Claude
VAN ITALLIE, Jean-Claude. American (born Belgium), b. 1936. Genres: Plays/Screenplays, Writing/Journalism, Translations. Career: Ed., Translatlantic Review, NYC, 1960-63; Playwright-in-Residence, Open Theatre, NYC, 1963-68; freelance writer on public affairs for NBC and CBS television, NYC, 1963-67; Teacher of playwriting, New School for Social Research, NYC, 1967-68, 1972; Lecturer in Playwriting at US colleges and universities. Publications: American Hurrah: Five Short Plays, 1967; War and Four Other Plays, 1967; (with S. Thie) Thoughts on the Instant of Greeting a Friend on the Street, 1968; (with Open Theatre) The Serpent: A Ceremony, 1968; (Obie award, 1969), The King of the United States, 1972; Mystery Play, 1973; The Fable, 1975; America Hurrah and Other Plays, 1978; Bag Lady, 1979; Picasso: A Writer's Diary (teleplay), 1980; The Tibetan Book of the Dead, 1982; The Traveller, 1986; Struck Dumb, 1988; Ancient Boys, 1990; Master and Margarita (adapted play), 1993; Chekhov, the Major Plays, 1995; Playwriting Workbook (textbook), 1997; The Tibetan Book of the Dead for Reading Aloud, 1998; Guys Dreamin' (play), 1998; War Sex & Dreams (solo performance piece), 1999; Light (play), 2001. TRANSLATIONS: The Seagull, 1973; The Cherry Orchard, 1977; Three Sisters, 1979; Uncle Vanya, 1980; The Balcony, by Genet, 1985.