Robert David MacDonald

(1929—2004) translator, director, and playwright

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(b. Elgin, Scotland, 27 Aug. 1929) Playwright, dramaturg and director. A self-taught polygot, MacDonald has translated and/or adapted for the stage works by European authors such as Goldoni, Lermontov, Goethe, Tolstoy, Lorca and Proust. His original works include Dracula (1972), Chinchilla (1977) and Summit Conference (1978). Chinchilla, set in the world of Diaghilev, he described as ‘a metaphor’ for the company at the Citizens' Theatre, where he is one of an artistic triumvirate with Giles Havergal and Philip Prowse, promoting the policy of theatrical Europeanism.

From The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre in Oxford Reference.

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