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James Richard Magruder

James Richard Magruder, American writer, translator. Recipient John Gassner prize Yale Theater Magazine, New Haven, 1987, 88; named Outstanding Literary Translation of the Year, American Literary Translators Association, 1997, writer-in-residence New Harmony (Indiana) Project, 2000; Jerome fellow American Theatre Magazine, New York City, 1992.


  • Magruder, James Richard was born on October 8, 1960 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Frederick Elliott Magruder and Carolyn Ann Schroen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in French Literature, Cornell University, 1982. Master of Arts in French Literature, Yale University, 1984. Master of Fine Arts and Doctor of Fine Arts in Dramaturgy, Yale University, 1992.


    • Literary manager La Jolla (California) Playhouse, 1990-1991. Dramaturg Center Stage, Baltimore, since 1991. Visiting lecturer Yale School Drama, New Haven, since 1997, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1999-2000.

      Consultant National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, since 1997.


    • Translator: Three French Comedies, 1996. Author (adaptation): The Imaginary Invalid, 1999. Author: (play) Bad Beans, 2000.

      Librettist: Broadway musical Triumph of Love, 1997.


    • father: Frederick Elliott Magruder
    • mother: Carolyn Ann Schroen
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    Born October 8, 1960
    (age 56)
    • 1982
      Cornell University
    • 1984
      Yale University
    • 1992
      Yale University
    • 1990 - 1991
      Literary manager, La Jolla (California) Playhouse
    • 1991
      dramaturg Center Stage
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States