country of citizenship: United Kingdom
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: University of Sussex
occupation: playwright, theatrical director, author, poet, librettist
Howard Barker (born 28 June 1946) is a British playwright, screenwriter and writer of radio drama, painter, poet, and essayist writing predominantly on playwriting and the theatre. The author of an extensive body of dramatic works since the 1970s, he is best known for his plays Scenes from an Execution, Victory, The Castle, The Possibilities, The Europeans, Judith and Gertrude - The Cry as well as being a founding member, primary playwright and stage designer for British theatre company The Wrestling School.
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