Romulus Linney (playwright)


Romulus Linney (playwright)

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name = Romulus Linney


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birthdate = September 21, 1930
birthplace = Philadelphia

Romulus Zachariah Linney IV [http://www.gettingstartedwithlatin.com/linneyhistory/documents.php The Linney History Page ] ] (born September 21, 1930) is an American playwright and professor.

Linney was born in Philadelphia, the son of Maitland Clabaugh (née Thompson) and Romulus Zachariah Linney III. [http://www.filmreference.com/film/75/Romulus-Linney.html Romulus Linney Biography (1930-) ] ] His great-grandfather was Republican Congressman Romulus Zachariah Linney. Linney was raised in Boone, North Carolina and Madison, Tennessee. He is the author of three novels, thirteen plays and twenty-two short plays that have been produced in the U.S. and in Europe. He received a BA from Oberlin College and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as Guggenheim, Rockefeller, National Endowment for the Arts and New York Foundation for the Arts grants, an Obie award, a Mishima Prize for Fiction, and the Award for Literature from the American Academy and Institute for Arts and Letters. He received an honorary doctorates from Oberlin in 1994, from Appalachian State University in 1995, and from Wake Forest University in 1998. He is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Fellowship of Southern Writers, National Theatre Conference, College of Fellows of the American Theatre, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Corporation of Yaddo. Linney has been chair of the MFA. Playwriting program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts and Professor of Playwriting in the Actors Studio MFA. Program at The New School in New York. An interview with Linney (both the original audio and a transcript) appears in [http://www.blackbird.vcu.edu/v1n1/features/linney_r_81502/linney_r.htm Blackbird: an online journal of literature and the arts]

He is the father of actress Laura Linney. An interview of Laura Linney conducted by Romulus Linney can be found at http://www.bombsite.com/linney/linney.html

A partial list of his plays and short plays (from http://www.doollee.com/PlaywrightsL/linney-romulus.html#20972 ) includes:

* 2: Goering at Nuremberg
* Akhmatova
* Ambrosio
* Appalachia Sounding
* April Snow
* Ave Maria
* Can Can
* Captivity Of Pixie Shedman, The
* Childe Byron
* Choir Practice
* Christmas Carol, A
* Clair De Lune
* Death Of King Philip, The
* Democracy
* Democracy And Esther
* El Hermano
* F.M.
* Gardens Of Eden
* Gint
* Gold And Silver Waltz
* Goodbye Oscar
* Goodbye, Howard
* Heathen Valley
* Holy Ghosts
* Hrosvitha
* Juliet
* Just Folks
* Klonsky And Schwartz
* Komachi
* Lark
* Laughing Stock
* Lesson Before Dying, A
* Love Suicide At Schofield Barracks, The
* Masterbuilder Johnson
* Mountain Memory
* Old Man Joseph And His Family
* Oscar Over Here
* Pageant
* Pops
* Precious Memories
* Sand Mountain
* Sand Mountain Matchmaking
* Seasons, The, Man's Estate
* Shotgun
* Songs Of Love
* Sorrows Of Frederick, The
* Southern Comfort
* Spain
* Stars
* Tennessee
* Three Poets
* True Crimes
* Unchanging Love
* Why The Lord Come To Sand Mountain
* Woman Without A Name, A
* Wrath
* Yancey
* Yankee Doodle

References

External links

* [http://www.doollee.com/PlaywrightsL/linney-romulus.html Romulus Linney - complete guide to the Playwright and Plays]


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