Robert Brustein

Plays by Robert Brustein

audio Demons

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

A free adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, set in modern times. In Demons, Faustus has become Peter Proud, a bored Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard Divinity School who becomes obsessed with the supernatural world. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Richard Benjamin as Peter Proud Raymond Fox as First Student Jonathan Fried as David Wagner Jeremy Geidt as Alfredo John Lathan as Rapper Timothy Karcher as Cornelius Paula Prentiss as Laura Proud Matthew Rauch as Second Student Mark Zeisler as Victor Directed by Ron Daniels and recorded before a live audience. Featuring: Richard Benjamin, Raymond Fox, Jonathan Fried, Jeremy Geidt, Timothy Karcher, John Lathan, Paula Prentiss, Matt Rauch, Mark Zeisler

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Richard Benjamin, Raymond Fox, Jonathan Fried, Jeremy Geidt, Timothy Karcher, John Lathan, Paula Prentiss, Matt Rauch and Mark Zeisler.

Featuring: Richard Benjamin, Raymond Fox, Jonathan Fried, Jeremy Geidt, Timothy Karcher, John Lathan, Paula Prentiss, Matt Rauch, Mark Zeisler

Robert Brustein is an American critic, manager, educator and director. As provocative theatre and culture critic in the New Republic and the New York Review of Books in the 1960s, Brustein initially championed a 'Third Theatre' as an alternative to commercial mediocrity. If his enthusiasm waned in the face of radical dogmatism, it was revived by the emergence of a new post-modern experimentation. In the late 1960s Brustein's critical voice receded as he turned from theory to practice as founder and artistic director of the Yale Repertory Theater (1966–1979) and Dean of the Yale Drama School. Moving to Harvard in 1979 as head of the Loeb Drama Center, he founded the American Repertory Theatre (1980). In recent years he has reactivated his critical voice in the New Republic (from 1978). Major books include: The Theatre of Revolt (1964), Seasons of Discontent (1966), The Third Theatre(1968), The Culture Watch (1975), Making Scenes (1981), Reimagining American Theater (1991), Dumbocracy in America: Studies in the Theater of Guild, 1987–1994 (1994) and Cultural Calisthenics: Writings on Race, Politics and Theater (1998). Brustein was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2002. His plays include: Airport Hell, Anchorbimbo, Beacham's Poetry Reading or The Golden Treasury, Demons, Divestiture, The English Channel, Last Will, Mortal Terror, Nobody Dies On Friday, Poker Face, Rachmaninoff, Sarah In Blunderland or The Mad Hatter's Tea Party, Sex For a Change, Shlemiel the First and Spring Forward, Fall Back. from Helen Rappaport, The Continuum Companion to Twentieth-Century Theatre, ed. Colin Chambers (London, 2002).