Jean-Claude van Itallie

Belgian-born American playwright

1936   -   2021

country of citizenship: United States of America, Belgium
native language: English
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Harvard University, Harvard College
occupation: author, writer
award received: Guggenheim Fellowship

Jean-Claude van Itallie (May 25, 1936 – September 9, 2021) was a Belgian-born American playwright, performer, and theatre workshop teacher. He is best known for his 1966 anti-Vietnam War play America Hurrah; The Serpent, an ensemble play he wrote with Joseph Chaikin's Open Theatre; his theatrical adaptation of the Tibetan Book of the Dead; and his translations of Anton Chekhov's plays.
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