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Herbert Blau (1926–2013)

Herbert Blau was born on May 3, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He was married to Kathleen Woodward and Beatrice Manley. He died on May 3, 2013 in Seattle, Washington, USA. See full bio »


(age 87) in Seattle, Washington, USA

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 2010 The Impossible Itself (Documentary)

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Author of "As If: An Autobiography (Volume 1) University of Michigan Press See more »

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[berating the conventionality of theater, in 1964] There are times when, confronted with the despicable behavior of people in the American theater, I feel like Lear on the heath, wanting to kill, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill!


Blau earned a degree in chemical engineering from NYU. Though he grew up without ever seeing a professional play, he wrote some plays in college and submitted them to Stanford University, which led to his acceptance to the dram program there. He collected a master's in drama and then added a Ph.D in English literature. See more »

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