Michael Cristofer

(b. 1945)

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New Jersey-born actor and dramatist, whose plays include The Mandala (1967), Rienzi (1968), Dorian (1969), Plot Counter Plot (1971), Americomedia (1972), and The Shadow Box (1977, Pulitzer Prize), which presents three separate persons dying of cancer and the ways each meets the end of life. Other plays include Ice (1974), presenting two men and a woman living in an isolated Alaskan cabin; and Black Angel (1976), about the later life of a World War II German officer responsible for the deaths of many French civilians.

Subjects: Literature.

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Works by Michael Cristofer