Kurtz, Maurice 1913-

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KURTZ, Maurice 1913-

PERSONAL: Born March 4, 1913, in New York, NY. Education: Lyceée Lavanal, B.A.; Sorbonne, University of Paris, licence-ès-lettres; Columbia University, Ph.D.

ADDRESSES: Home—750 Weaver Dairy Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514-1441. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Writer and lecturer. UNESCO, Paris, France, director of arts and letters, 1946-49, International Theater Institute, founder and secretary general. Military service: U.S. Army, 1943-46; became first lieutenant.

AWARDS, HONORS: Award for best play from Dublin Theater Festival.


Jacques Copeau: Biography of a Theater, Southern Illinois University Press (Carbondale, IL), 1999.

Playwright in English and French; author of French adaptations of plays by Arthur Miller and J. B. Priestley. Contributor to periodicals, including New York Times, New Statesman, and Figaro.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Unexpected Encounters, memoirs of World War II in the United States and Europe, including a landing on Utah Beach.



American Theatre, January, 2000, review of Jacques Copeau: Biography of a Theater, p. 88.

Choice, February, 2000, R. A. Naversen, review of Jacques Copeau, p. 1113.

Theatre History Studies, June, 2001, Mari Lisa Pappas, review of Jacques Copeau, p. 147.

Theatre Research International, summer, 2000, Jane Baldwin, review of Jacques Copeau, p. 202.