Mary Stuart

February 21

April 15, 2018

CST's Courtyard Theater

in a new version by Peter Oswald
directed by Jenn Thompson

Peter Oswald


PETER OSWALD is a poet, playwright, and performer. He served as a Writer-in-Residence at Shakespeare’s Globe from 1998 to 2009. His plays, written in verse and published by Oberon Books, have been performed around the world, including: Shakespeare’s Globe, the National Theatre, Almeida Theatre, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, on London’s West End, and  Broadway. Produced at Shakespeare’s Globe, Mr. Oswald’s The Golden Ass starring Mark Rylance formed part of the 2002 season that won the Evening Standard Award for Best Season. Phyllida Lloyd’s production of Mr. Oswald’s version of Schiller’s Mary Stuart won the South Bank Award. In 2002, Mr. Oswald co-founded The Abyss Theatre Company, where he served as writer and actor, performing at: The Tobacco Factory, Bristol; Soho Theatre, London; and English Theatre Berlin. In 2016 he co-founded the Columbina Theatre Company, devoted to poetry performance and new plays rooted in the commedia tradition. Mr. Oswald writes and performs poems and long story-poems based on Icelandic sagas and folktales, which he has performed at the Folger Theatre, Washington, DC; Hay Festival; and Wells Festival. He performed his long poem Weyland (Oberon Books) at the Ledbury Festival. Additional published poems include Three Folktales (Letterpress, 2014) and Sonnets of Various Sizes (Shearsman, 2016). Mr. Oswald received a Society of Authors travelling scholarship in 2016. He lives in Devon, UK, with his wife, Alice, and three children.

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