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Herbert Blau

Director, Producer, Writer
( b. May 03, 1926 Brooklyn, New York, USA - d. May 03, 2013 Seattle, Washington, USA ) Male

Biography: Herbert Blau was born on May 3, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York. He studied chemical engineering at New York University, and earned both his M.A. in Drama and Ph.D. in English & American Literature from Stanford University. He married actress Beatrice Manley with whom he had three children—Dick, Tara Gwyneth, and Jonathan. He then married Kathleen Woodward with whom he had his daughter, Jessamyn. He co-founded The Actor’s Workshop in San Francisco in 1952, and served as co-director of the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center in New York City from 1965-1967. He was named California Institute of the Arts’ founding provost and dean of the School of Theatre and Dance in 1968. His experimental theatre group, Kraken, was formed in 1971. He received an honorary Doctor of Arts degree in May 2008 from the California Institute of the Arts.
Film/TV Credits: He appeared in the documentaries “Stage Left: A Story of Theater in San Francisco” and “The Impossible Itself.”
Trivia:
His production of “Waiting for Godot” with the inmates at the San Quentin State Prison in 1957 inspired them to start a drama group.



ProductionsDate of Productions
Galileo
[Play, Revival]
  • Produced by Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center (under the direction of Herbert Blau and Jules Irving)
Apr 13, 1967 - Jun 17, 1967
The East Wind
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center (under the direction of Herbert Blau and Jules Irving)
Feb 09, 1967 - Apr 01, 1967
Yerma
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center (under the direction of Herbert Blau and Jules Irving)
Dec 08, 1966 - Jan 28, 1967
The Alchemist
[Play, Revival]
  • Produced by Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center (under the direction of Herbert Blau and Jules Irving)
Oct 13, 1966 - Nov 26, 1966
The Caucasian Chalk Circle
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center (under the direction of Herbert Blau and Jules Irving)
Mar 24, 1966 - Jun 18, 1966
The Condemned of Altona
[Play, Original]
  • Directed by Herbert Blau
  • Produced by Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center (under the direction of Herbert Blau and Jules Irving)
Feb 03, 1966 - Mar 13, 1966
The Country Wife
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Produced by Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center (under the direction of Herbert Blau and Jules Irving)
Dec 09, 1965 - Jan 23, 1966
Danton's Death
[Play, Revival]
  • Directed by Herbert Blau
  • Produced by Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center (under the direction of Herbert Blau and Jules Irving)
  • New English version by Herbert Blau
Oct 21, 1965 - Nov 27, 1965
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