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Nelson, Richard

Richard Nelson's plays include CONVERSATIONS IN TUSCULUM, FRANK’S HOME, HOW SHAKESPEARE WON THE WEST, RODNEY'S WIFE, FRANNY'S WAY, MADAME MELVILLE, GOODNIGHT CHILDREN EVERYWHERE (Olivier Award Best Play), THE GENERAL FROM AMERICA, NEW ENGLAND, LEFT, MISHA'S PARTY (with Alexander Gelman), COLUMBUS AND THE DISCOVERY OF JAPAN, TWO SHAKESPEAREAN ACTORS (Tony Nomination, Best Play), SOME AMERICANS ABROAD (Olivier Nomination, Best Comedy), and PRINCIPIA SCRIPTORIAE. His musicals include JAMES JOYCE'S THE DEAD (with Shaun Davey, Tony Award Best Book of a Musical), MY LIFE WITH ALBERTINE (with Ricky Ian Gordon), and PARADISE LOST (with Hal Prince and Ellen Fitzhugh). He has adapted and/or translated numerous classical and contemporary plays including Chekhov's THE SEAGULL, THE WOOD DEMON, THREE SISTERS, Strindberg's MISS JULIE, THE FATHER, Goldoni's IL CAMPIELLO, Beaumarchais' THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, Pirandello's ENRICO IV, Moliere's DON JUAN, Erdman's THE SUICIDE, Fo's ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST, and Jean-Claude Carriere's THE CONTROVERY OF VALLADOLID. His work for film and television includes ETHAN FROME (Miramax Films), SENSIBILITY AND SENSE, and THE END OF A SENTENCE (both American Playhouse). He has written numerous radio plays for the BBC. He is an Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and a Professor and Chair of the Department of Playwriting at The Yale School of Drama.