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LIVE from the NYPL: ANTONIA FRASER in conversation with Oskar Eustis

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November 4, 2010

Program Locations:

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium

In MUST YOU GO?, Lady Antonia Fraser recounts the life she shared with the internationally renowned dramatist and Nobel Prize winner, Harold Pinter. The book is based on diaries she has kept since October 1968.  Fraser's diaries, written by a biographer living with a creative artist and observing the process firsthand, also provide a unique insight into Harold Pinters writing and portray a literary marriage unfolding in real time. Fraser shares Harold Pinter's own revelations about his past, as well as observations by his friends.

MUST YOU GO? is a testament to one of modern literature’s most celebrated marriages.

LADY ANTONIA FRASER
Since 1969 Antonia Fraser has written many acclaimed historical works that have been international bestsellers. She is the recipient of the Wolfson Prize for History, the Saint Louis Literary Award, and the 2000 Norton Medlicott Medal of Britain's Historical Association. Her books include Mary Queen of Scots, Cromwell, the Lord Protector, Royal Charles: Charles II and the Restoration, and Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King. Four highly praised books focus on women in history: The Weaker Vessel, The Warrior Queens, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, and Marie Antoinette: The Journey. She is the editor of The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England. Her most recent book is MUST YOU GO? My Life with Harold Pinter.

 

OSKAR EUSTIS is the Artistic Director of The Public Theater and has worked as a director, dramaturg, and artistic director for theaters around the country.  At The Public he directed the New York premiere of Rinne Groff’s The Ruby Sunrise and Hamlet. At Trinity Rep, he directed the world premiere of Paula Vogel’s The Long Christmas Ride Home (Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Production); Homebody/Kabul, Rinne Groff’s The Ruby Sunrise; Angels in America, Part I: Millennium Approaches, Angels in America, Part II: Perestroika as well as plays by Philip Kan Gotanda, David Henry Hwang, Emily Mann, Suzan-Lori Parks, Ellen McLaughlin, and Eduardo Machado. He commissioned Tony Kushner’s Angels in America at the Eureka Theatre Company in San Francisco and directed its world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum. He received an honorary doctorate from Brown in 2001 and currently serves as Professor of Dramatic Writing and Arts and Public Policy at New York University.  Oskar was the lead producer on the Tony award winning revival of Hair on Broadway.

 

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