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Alan Schneider (I) (1917–1984)

Born in Russia, stage director Alan Schneider worked primarily in the U.S., and was best known for interpreting the plays of Samuel Beckett. Schneider made very infrequent ventures into cinema, the best-known being Film (1965), an experimental silent movie written by Beckett, made in 1964 with Buster Keaton. Schneider corresponded with Samuel ... See full bio »


(age 66) in London, England, UK

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Film Director
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 1975 Zalmen: or, The Madness of God (TV Movie)
 1966 New York Television Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Eh, Joe?/Bedlam Galore for Two or More (1966) ... (segment ": "Eh, Joe?")
 1965 Film (Short)
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960 World Wide '60 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1961 Playwright at Work (TV Mini-Series) (director - 1 episode)
- Edward Albee (1961) ... (director: play excerpt)
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 1983 Rockaby (Documentary)
The Director
 1963 Camera Three (TV Series)
 1961 Playwright at Work (TV Mini-Series)
- Edward Albee (1961) ... Himself
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 2015 Notfilm (Documentary)
 2000 Ian Fleming: 007's Creator (Video documentary short)

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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Skin of Our Teeth. Comedy (revival). Written by Thornton Wilder. Scenic Design by Lester Polakov. Costume Design by Helene Pons. Lighting Design by Feder. Directed by Alan Schneider. ANTA Playhouse: 17 Aug 1955- 3 Sep 1955 (22 performances). Cast: George Abbott (as "Mr. Antrobus"), Helen Hayes (as "Mrs. Antrobus"), Mary ... See more »

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Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 709-711. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998. See more »

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