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Richard Wilbur

Richard Wilbur was born on March 1, 1921 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer, known for Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005), Candide (1991) and Tartuffe (1978). See full bio »

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Candide Writer
Tartuffe Writer
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 2012 Ecclesiastes 11:1 (Short) (poem)
 2005 Great Performances (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
 1991 Candide (TV Movie) (lyrics)
 1978 Tartuffe (TV Movie) (English verse translation by)
 1971 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (play translation - 1 episode)
- Tartuffe (1971) ... (play translation)
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 2005-2014 Great Performances (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of Our National Anthem (2014) ... (lyrics: "Make Our Garden Grow" - uncredited)
- Leonard Bernstein's Candide, a Comic Operetta in Two Acts (2005) ... (lyrics: "Oh, Happy We", "It Must Be So" (Candide's First Meditation), "Dear Boy", "Auto da-fé", "Glitter and Be Gay", "You Were Dead, You Know", "Quartet Finale", "My Love", "Alleluia", "Quiet", "Bon Voyage", "What's the Use?", "You Were Dead, You Know" (reprise), "Make Our Garden Grow" (Finale))
 2011 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Make Our Garden Grow")
 2005 Me and You and Everyone We Know (lyrics: "A Stable Lamp Is Lighted")
 1997 The 51st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Bon Voyage")
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 1995 American Masters (TV Series documentary)

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He translated Moliere's play, "Tartuffe," in an American Contemporary Theatre production in San Francisco, California. Charles Randolph Wright was director. See more »

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His 1965 translation of Molière's "Tartuffe" has become the standard translation of the work, revived on Broadway at least twice, and included in at least one school anthology. Some critics consider it the equal of Molière's famous play, and one even pronounced it superior to the original play. See more »

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