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James Richard Magruder

translator , writer

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.

Background

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.

Career

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.

Works

book Nothing but the truth,: A comedy in three acts, (French's standard library edition) book Arabella Lyric Comedy in Three Acts - Lyrische Komodie in Drei Akten - Comedie Lyrique En Trois Actes (In English, German and French. Includes synopsis of storyline and complete lyrics./Mit.einschließt Synopse der Handlung und der kompletten Lyriken lette

Connections

father:
Frederick Elliott Magruder

mother:
Carolyn Ann Schroen