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Alan Schneider

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  1. Alan Schneider was an American theatre director responsible for more than 100 theatre productions. In 1984 he was honored with a Drama Desk Special Award for serving a wide range of playwrights. He directed the 1956 American premiere of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, Edward Albee's Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Tiny Alice; the American première of Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr Sloane, Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party, as well as Pinter's The Dumb Waiter, The Collection, and a trilogy of Pinter's plays under the title Other Places; Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle; You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running; and Michael Weller's Moonchildren and Loose Ends.
    • also known as Alan Leo Schneider, Abram Leopoldovich Schneider
    • born on (98 years ago) in Kharkiv
    • nationality: United States of America, Russia
    • education:
    • profession: Theatre director, film director, television director
    • died on (31 years ago) in London
    • films directed:
    • some of the nominations and awards:
        • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada (Theatre Arts)
        • nominated to Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
        • nominated to Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Staging - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
        • Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
        • Obie Award for Best Director - "The Dumb Waiter" & "The Collection" (For "The Pinter Plays")
        • Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Staging - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
        • nominated to Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play - "The Ballad of the Sad Café"
        • nominated to Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play - "Tiny Alice"
        • nominated to Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play - "A Delicate Balance"
        • nominated to Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play - "You Know I Can't Hear You When The Water's Running"
        • nominated to Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play - "A Texas Trilogy: The Oldest Living Graduate", "A Texas Trilogy: The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia", "A Texas Trilogy: Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander"
        • Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play - "A Texas Trilogy: The Oldest Living Graduate", "A Texas Trilogy: The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia", "A Texas Trilogy: Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander"
        • nominated to Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director of a Play - "Loose Ends"
        • Drama Desk Special Award (For serving a wide range of playwrights)
  2. Alan Schneider is a TV producer.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Television Film Directors (2009)

by Jerry Roberts

George Schaefer, Alan Schneider, Michael Schultz, George C. Scott, Ralph Senensky, Edwin Sherin, Luis Valdez Play Adaptations: Paul Bogart, Alan Bridges, Kirk Browning, Stuart Burge, Rudolph Cartier, Basil Coleman, Fielder Cook, Alan ...

Google previewThe Skeptic Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience (2002)

by Michael Shermer

As attorney Alan Schneider (1996) points out, now archaeologists can legally hold on to ...

Google previewThe New Biographical Dictionary of Film (2014)

Sixth Edition by David Thomson

a Canadian short in homage tohis 1920s character; Film (65, Alan Schneider),aturgid exercise derived from Samuel Beckett; and AFunnyThing Happened on the Way tothe Forum (66, Richard Lester).

Google previewThe Edward G. Robinson Encyclopedia (2002)

by Robert Beck

Alan Schneider (¡9¡7), Ferdinand Waldo Demara, Jr., “The Great Impostor” (¡92¡), Bob Barker (¡923), New York ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of British Writers, 1800 to the Present (2009)

by George Stade, Karen Karbiener

Alan Schneider, the famous and influential American director, praised Entertaining Mr. Sloane and staged it on Broadway in 1965. Biographer Maurice Charney describes The Good and Faithful Servant (1967), Orton's second major play, ...

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