Paul Foster

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Lanford Wilson, Jean-Claude van Itallie, HM Koutoukas, Rosalyn Drexler, Irene Fornes, Leonard Melfi, Tom Eyen, Paul Foster (right), 1966

Paul Foster (born October 15, 1931 in the village of Penns Grove, Salem County , New Jersey ) is an American theater writer and director and founding member of the La MaMa Experimental Theater Club .

At the age of 21, Foster came to New York City to study law. There he met Ellen Stewart, a fashion designer hoping to open his own boutique with him. In 1962, Foster and Stewart agreed to use the basement of their boutique as a theater, but soon only the idea of ​​theater was relevant for both of them.

Foster wrote 18 plays that were produced around the world, including Elisabeth Eins and Satyricon , and wrote the libretto and lyrics for the musical Silver Queen Saloon .

Foster has won numerous awards including the Rockefeller and Guggenheim Fellowships, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the British Arts Council Award.

Fourteen of his plays have been published as books, and four studies have been written on Foster and his plays.

  • 1963 Hurray for the bridge
  • 1964 The Recluse
  • 1964 Que Viva El Puente
  • 1965 The Madonna in the orchard
  • 1966 The Hessian Corporal
  • 1966 balls
  • 1967 Tom Paine
  • 1967 Dead and Buried
  • 1968 Heimskringla! or The Stoned Angels (National Educational Television)
  • 1970 The Stoned Angels
  • 1972 Satyricon
  • 1972 Elizabeth I (German by Ilka Boll : Elisabeth Eins )
  • 1973 Silver Queen
  • 1974 Rags To Riches To Rags
  • 1975 Marcus Brutus
  • 1980 A Kiss Is Just A Kiss
  • 1985 Dark And Mr Stone 1-3
  • 1986 Faith, Hope and Charity
  • 1995 As Straight as a Corkscrew
  • 2010 Kisses, Bites and Scratches
  • as well as The Kleenex Planet (unknown date)

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