Charles Marowitz

Charles Marowitz (26 January 1932 2 May 2014)[1] was an American critic, theatre director, and playwright, regular columnist on Swans Commentary.[2] He was perhaps best known for being a "close collaborator" with Peter Brook[3] at the Royal Shakespeare Company and for founding and directing The Open Space Theatre, both in London.

He is also the co-founder of Encore magazine which was published between 1954 and 1965, and co-editor of The Encore Reader: A Chronicle of the New Drama (1965). He was a regular contributor to publications such as The New York Times, The Times (London), TheaterWeek, and American Theatre and was the lead critic on the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner until it ceased publication.

He was additionally the author of Murdering Marlowe, which imagines a rivalry between William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe, which was selected as a finalist for the GLAAD Media Awards of 2002, and of the 1987 Broadway play Sherlock's Last Case with Frank Langella in the lead role.[4]

His free adaptations of Shakespeare have been collected in The Marowitz Shakespeare. He died of complications from Parkinson's disease in 2014 at the age of 80.[5]

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