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Martin Julius Esslin Edit Profile

critic , director , author , drama educator

Martin Julius Esslin, Hungarian author, critic, director, drama educator. Decorated Order British Empire. Member of Garrick (London).

Background

Esslin, Martin Julius was born on June 8, 1918 in Budapest, Hungary.

Education

Diploma, Reinhardt Seminar of Dramatic Art, Vienna, 1938. D. Little (honorary), Kenyon College, 1978.

Career

Scriptwriter, director British Broadcasting Corporation, London, 1940-1955, assistant head European productions department, 1955-1960, assistant head radio drama, 1960-1963, head drama, radio, 1963-1977. Professor drama Stanford University, California, since 1977. Literature advisory Royal Shakespeare Company, London, 1963-1972.

Chairman drama panel, Arts Council Great Britain, 1976. Dramaturg Magic Theatre, San Francisco, 1977.

Works

Membership

Member of Garrick (London).

Connections

Son of Paul and Charlotte (Schiffer) Pereszlenyi. M. Renate Gerstenberg, September 13, 1947. 1 daughter, Monica.

father:
Paul Pereszlenyi

mother:
Charlotte (Schiffer) Pereszlenyi