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Stage Adaptations

This website, currently under construction, will eventually include complete texts of all of Bob Potter’s original plays and stage adaptations written since 1969, together with ancillary material (reviews, programs, photos and sound recordings) from as many productions as possible.

Viewers are hereby authorized to download texts for reading purposes, but are reminded that all production rights are reserved by the author. No public performance of these plays is permitted without written permission. All applications for production rights should be addressed to: Ellen K. Anderson, 111 Skyline Circle, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 USA.

THE MISER
adapted from Moliere's play

1965

Garrison Theatre, Claremont.

Produced by Pomona College Theatre

Director: J. Michael Miller

FIORENZA
adapted from Thomas Mann's play (with Richard Exner)

1975

Thomas Mann Centenary Symposium

Lotte Lehman Hall, UCSB, Santa Barbara.

Director: Robert Potter

QUEEN MARGARET OF ENGLAND
adapted from Shakespeare'sThe Three Parts of Henry the Sixth.

1977

Tomlinson Theatre, Philadelphia.

Produced by Temple University

Director: Tom Markus

VOLPONE
adapted from Ben Jonson's play (with Tom Markus)

1978

Virginia Museum Theatre, Richmond.

Commissioned by the Virginia Museum Theatre

Director: Tom Markus

1978

Theatre-at-Monmouth, Monmouth, Maine.

Director: Tom Markus

FAUST: AN ENTERTAINMENT
adapted from Goethe, in a new translation by Stuart Atkins

1979

Goethe Centenary Festival, UCSB, Santa Barbara.

Director: Robert Potter

MOTHER COURAGE
a new American version of Bertolt Brecht's play

1979

Virginia Museum Theatre, Richmond.

Commissioned by The Virginia Museum Theatre

Director: Tom Markus

1981

San Diego Repertory, San Diego. (with Whoopi Goldberg)

Director: Michael Addison

1998

Theatre UCSB, Santa Barbara

Director: Peter Lackner

MAN'S DESIRE AND FLEETING BEAUTY
a sixteenth century comedy translated from the Dutch (with Elsa Strietman)

1984

Homerton College, Cambridge University, England.

Director: Peter Raby

1985

PLS University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

Director: David Parry

1986

Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Director: Voiza Arnold

1995

Victoria College, University of Toronto, and Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York.

Director: Michael Barbour

LA CELESTINA
a new English stage version of Fernando de Rojas' play (with Pamela Howard)

1987

Reading at British Theatre Association London, England

Director: Pamela Howard

1990

Workshop Production, Almeida Theatre, London, England

Director: Pamela Howard

2002

Dartmouth College Hanover, New Hampshire

Director: Pamela Howard

LIFE IS A DREAM
a new adaptation of Calderón de la Barca’s La vida es sueño

1997

Performing Arts Theatre, UC Santa Barbara

Produced by Theatre UCSB

Director: Kirk Andrew Everist

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S QUEEN MARGARET
adapted from The Three Parts of Henry the Sixth; revised version of Queen Margaret of England (1977)

2001

Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Boulder, Colorado

Director: Tom Markus

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