Charles Marowitz

Charles Marowitz (1932 - 2014) is the playwright of Sherlock's Last Case. He also wrote the plays Murdering Marlowe, Stage Fright, Silent Partners, and a musical reworking of Shaw’s The Admirable Bashville called Bashville in Love. He translated seminal plays by Henry Becque, George Feydeau, and Moliere, and wrote books including Stage Dust: A Critic's Cultural Scrapbook from the 1900s and How to Stage a Play. As a director, he staged the original West End production of Joe Orton’s Loot, Eugene Ionesco’s Makbett, and Sam Shepard’s Tooth of Crime, among others. He was associate director and dramaturg at LA Theatre Center and served as co-director of the Royal Shakespeare Company Experimental group. He was founding artistic director of the Malibu Stage Company and Open Space Theater.

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