Danton's Death. Drama (revival). Music by Marc Blitzstein
. Written by Geoffrey Dunlop. Based on the German of Georg Buchner
. Scenic Design by Jan Tichacek. Directed by Orson Welles
. Mercury Theatre: 2 Nov 1938- Nov 1938 (closing date unknown/21 performances). Cast: William Alland
(as "Servant to Danton"), Ellen Andrews (as "...
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Did You Know?
The word "genius" was whispered into my ear, the first thing I ever heard, while I was still mewling in my crib. So it never occurred to me that I wasn't until middle age.
His average dinner famously consisted of two steaks cooked rare and a pint of scotch whiskey. This contributed to his obesity in his later life and his eventual death.
Films that he wrote/directed often revolve around the rise and fall of main characters (Kane, Quinlan, Arkardin) who, in classic Shakespearean style, are unmade by their own vices.