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MacDonald, Robert David

Works: 104 works in 241 publications in 3 languages and 4,149 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Verse drama  Tragedies (Drama)  History  Original cast recordings  Operas  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television adaptations  Fiction  Quotations 
Roles: Translator, Author, Creator, Adapter
Classifications: PT8858, 839.8226
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Robert David MacDonald
Most widely held works by Robert David MacDonald
Soldiers : an obituary for Geneva by Rolf Hochhuth( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play about Winston Churchill, making an impassioned plea for an international convention to outlaw the bombing of defenseless civilians
The house of Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the power struggle among the women of a noble Spanish family as they mourn the death of the paterfamilias
Summit conference by Robert David MacDonald( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in French and English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landmarks of French classical drama( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great speeches from European drama( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This compilation contains speeches from great works of European drama that have been translated or adapted by Robert David MacDonald, director of the Citizens' Theatre Company for over thirty years and holder of the Goethe Medal for services to German literature. His translations of over seventy works of European drama and his many original plays have been performed around the world, including productions at the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company, in the West End and on Broadway. The collection includes speeches from such classics as Goethe's Faust, Beaumarchais' The Marriage of Figaro, Schiller's Don Carlos, Racine's Britannicus and many more."--BOOK JACKET
Five plays by Friedrich Schiller( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five classic plays by the great German dramatist, along with two critical essays by Schiller scholars. The robbers: The story of a noble outlaw, Karl Moor, who rejects his father's values after being betrayed by his evil brother Franz. Passion and politics: A young couple's love reaches across class divides, but is thwarted by an amoral court system. Don Carlos: A young Spanish prince is frustrated by the machinations of the despotic Philip II. Mary Stuart: Tells the story of the deadly struggle between the powerful Queen Elizabeth I and the sensual Mary Stuart, deposed Queen of Scots. Joan of Arc: Dramatizes the heroic life and death of the French saint from Orleans
Phedra by Robert David MacDonald( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andromache. Britannicus. Bérénice by Jean Racine( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clinging to the altar of the sea-goddess Thetis for sanctuary, Andromache delivers the play's prologue, in which she mourns her misfortune (the destruction of Troy, the deaths of her husband Hector and their child Astyanax, and her enslavement to Neoptolemos) and her persecution at the hands of Neoptolemos' new wife Hermione and her father Menelaus, King of Sparta. She reveals that Neoptolemos has left for the oracle at Delphi and that she has hidden the son she bore him (whose name is Molossos) for fear that Menelaus will try to kill him as well as her
Faust : a tragedy : parts one and two by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and German and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power and magic of the Faust story, the man who, in a pact with the Devil, trades his soul in return for a period of total knowledge and absolute power, is one of the most potent of all European myths. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) worked on this poetic drama in burst from his twenties until the end of his life. He reshaped the perpetually fascinating legend, probing the nature and process of human striving and questioning the assumed divisions between the forces of good and evil. His Faust has become a landmark in world literature. Robert David MacDonald's transl
Tasso ; Clavigo by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goethe's classical verse play Tasso (1790) examines, in his own words, 'the disproportion of talent to life' and the predicament of the artist at odds with the world around him. In Clavigo (1774), a play which Goethe claimed only took him a week to write, we find the first of the double-portraits which culminates in two souls wrestling for dominion in the breast of Faust. Both these translations were premiered at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
The ice house by Robert David MacDonald( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enrico Four by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Premiered in this translation by the Citizens Theatre Company, Glasgow. In Enrico Four a man believes he is Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor. But is he? Pirandello's study of perceptions has become a twentieth century classic which invites us to consider our personal madness in offering a different face to everyone we meet
The threepenny opera by Kurt Weill( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the love story of Polly Peachum and Mack the Knife Macheath, the play satirizes the bourgeois of the Weimar Republic, revealing a society at the height of decadence and on the verge of chaos. Complemented with music by Kurt Weill, it was one of the earliest and most successful attempts to introduce jazz into the theater, and the song Mack the Knife became one of the most popular and widely recorded songs of the twentieth century
Schiller by Friedrich Schiller( Book )

in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La locandiera by Carlo Goldoni( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mirandolina runs an inn in Florence alone with only the help of her loyal employee Fabricius, and all of her guests are in love with her. The wealthy but only newly aristocratic Count D'Albafiorita and the impoverished but noble Marquis di Forlipopoli vie for her affections while debating the respective value of wealth and nobility (and insulting each other a good deal along the way). The misogynistic Cavalier di Ripafratta scoffs at their shared infatuation and ridicules the idea of love, but will he too fall victim to the beautiful innkeeper's charms? And can any of them win the heart of the independent Mirandolina?
Carlo Goldoni, volume two by Carlo Goldoni( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mozart's Nachtmusik : requiem for three characters in two scenes by Rolf Hochhuth( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magdalena is a pupil of Mozart's. Her husband discovers that she has also been his lover. However, she has another secret that will have terrible consequences for both of them
Brand by Henrik Ibsen( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert David MacDonald's majestic version of Ibsen's poem-drama about the triumph of will over compromise. Brand, a fiery priest-hero, urges his flock to sacrifice their lives to save their souls
In quest of conscience by Robert David MacDonald( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert David MacDonald's In Quest of Conscience, based on Gitta Sereny's Into That Darkness, a record of her interviews with death camp commandant Franz Stangl, takes it for granted that the Holocaust was a shocking crime against humanity; what it wants to know, with an urgency amounting to desperation, is how it happened, and how it can be prevented from happening again."--Page 4 of cover
Schiller by Friedrich Schiller( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Landmarks of French classical drama
Alternative Names
Mac Donald, Robert David 1929-2004

MacDonald, Robert D.

MacDonald, Robert D. (Robert David)

Mc Donald, Robert David 1929-2004

McDonald, R. D. 1929-2004

Robert David MacDonald Brits taalkundige (1929-2004)

Роберт Дэвид МакДональд

English (79)

French (4)

German (1)

Great speeches from European dramaFive playsAndromache. Britannicus. BéréniceFaust : a tragedy : parts one and twoTasso ; ClavigoThe ice houseEnrico FourSchiller