Week of September 20th | Romulus Linney

Romulus Linney

Romulus Linney is one of our country's finest playwrights. His plays have won two Obie Awards, two National Critica Awards, three DramaLogue Awards, fellowships from the NEA, Rockefeller, and Guggenheim Foundations, and both the Award in Literature and the Award of Merit Medal for Drama from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2003 Mr. Linney was the recepient of the Edward Albee Last Frontier Playwright Award.

He has published three novels; HEATHEN VALLEY, SLOWLY BY THE HAND UNFURLED, and JESUS TALES. His plays have been anthologized in five collections. He has recently adapted two major novels for the stage; A LESSON BEFORE DYING by Ernest Gaines, and GOING AFTER CACCIATO by Tim O'Brien. In my interview with Mr. Linney, which took place at the University of the South in July, 2004, we discuss both of these novels and his method of adapting them to the theater. We also discuss the process of how a play gets produced.

His plays include THE SORROWS OF FREDERICK, HOLY GHOSTS, CHILDE BYRON, HEATHEN VALLEY, and "2". Mr. Linney and his daughter, the actress Laura Linney, have an interview in the fall issue of BOMB magazine. I will let you know when the issue is published. I hope you enjoy the interview.

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