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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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Play of the Week 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)
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1961 Playwright at Work (TV Mini-Series) (director - 1 episode)
- Edward Albee (1961) ... (director: play excerpt)
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 1957 Omnibus (TV Series) (staged by - 1 episode)
- Oedipus, the King (1957) ... (staged by - segment "Oedipus, the King")
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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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(March 21 to May 4, 1975) He directed Preston Jones' play, "The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia," in The Arena Stage Theatre production at the Kreeger Theater in Washington D.C. See more »

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Won Broadway's 1963 Tony Award as Best Director (Dramatic) for Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Subsequently, he was Tony-nominated four more times: as Best Director (Dramatic), in 1964 for Edward Albee's "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe," in 1965 for Edward Albee's "Tiny Alice," in 1967 for Edward Albee's "A Delicate Balance," and, in 1968, for "You Know I Can't Hear You When the ... See more »

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