Paul Foster

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About Paul Foster

Known for writing plays like Elizabeth I and Satyricon, he won both the Rockefeller and Guggenheim Fellowships.

Early life

He moved from New Jersey to New York City to study law at age 21 and helped fashion designer Ellen Stewart open a boutique.

Trivia

He is a founding member and the first president of the experimental theater troupe La MaMa, E.T.C.

Family of Paul Foster

He is openly gay.

Close associates of Paul Foster

He and the great Italian director Federico Fellini both tried their hand at adapting Satyricon.

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Wole Soyinka

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About Wole Soyinka

The first African to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, he wrote A Dance of The Forests and the poetry collection The Ballad of the Landlord.

Early life

He won several prizes for his writing while at Abẹokuta Grammar School and studied at University College in Ibadan from 1952-54.

Trivia

He was imprisoned for 22 months during a civil war in Nigeria and wrote a significant amount of material criticizing the Nigerian government during that time.

Family of Wole Soyinka

His father Samuel was an Anglican minister. He married Folake Doherty-Soyinka in 1989 and he has five children.

Close associates of Wole Soyinka

He dedicated his Nobel Prize to South African freedom-fighter Nelson Mandela in his acceptance speech in 1986.

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William Shakespeare

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About William Shakespeare

Elizabethan era playwright and poet who is regarded as the most influential writer in English literature. The author of 38 plays and 154 sonnets, he is particularly famous for Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Othello (tragedies) and for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Taming of the Shrew (comedies).

Early life

During his youth, he likely attended the King’s New School in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England. His London theatrical career began around the year 1592.

Trivia

His influence on the English language far exceeds that of any other literary figure. Some of his original phrases include “dead as a doornail,” “a sorry sight,” “foul play,” “hot-blooded,” and “in a pickle.”

Family of William Shakespeare

He was one of eight children born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. He married Anne Hathaway when he was eighteen and she was twenty-six. His eldest daughter, Susanna, was born in 1583, and his twins, Judith and Hamnet, were born two years later.

Close associates of William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s work profoundly influenced the literary development of numerous other authors, including James Joyce (an early twentieth-century Irish author known for a brilliantly complex novel entitled Ulysses).

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Lisa Kron

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About Lisa Kron

2015 Tony Award winning playwright. best known for her work on Fun Home which earned her the prestigious award for both Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical. Her other major works include Well and 2.5 Minute Ride.

Early life

She was the valedictorian of her 1979 class of Everett High School. She majored in theater at Kalamazoo College before studying at Chautauqua Professional Actors Studio and the British European Studies Group in London.

Trivia

While pursuing an acting career after arriving in New York City in 1984, she worked as an office temp and landed various other jobs. She founded the theater company The Five Lesbian Brothers with four other people. She taught playwriting part-time at Yale University and New York University.

Family of Lisa Kron

She married Madeleine George. She and brother David Kron were born to parents Ann Kron, antiques dealer and community activist, and Walter Kron, a lawyer.

Close associates of Lisa Kron

Her musical Fun Home would star Beth Malone.

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