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MacDonald, Robert David

Overview
Works: 128 works in 279 publications in 3 languages and 4,767 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Verse drama  Tragedies (Drama)  History  Operas  Biographical drama  Coming-of-age drama  Librettos  Musicals  Fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Creator, Adapter, sgd
Classifications: PT8858, 832.6
Publication Timeline
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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 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soldiers is a play about Winston Churchill, the monumental war leader Western civilization produced in its darkest hour. It is also a morality play that makes an impassioned plea for an international convention to outlaw the bombings of defenseless civilians. The play is performed as a play within a play
Faust : a tragedy : parts one and two by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe( )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 752 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
The house of Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 270 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
Tasso ; Clavigo by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 176 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
Summit conference by Robert David MacDonald( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landmarks of French classical drama( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great speeches from European drama( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 155 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
Britannicus by Jean Racine( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 147 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
Five plays by Friedrich Schiller( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 144 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 )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ice house by Robert David MacDonald( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama of sexual jealousy between three characters: a successful writer, his wife and his male secretary. The play dramatically reveals the side effects of sexual fantasy as an aphrodisiac
Henry IV by Luigi Pirandello( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 99 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
Mozart's Nachtmusik : requiem for three characters in two scenes by Rolf Hochhuth( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Magdalena is Mozart's pupil. But her husband discovers she has also been his lover. However, she has another secret that will have terrible consequences for both of them."--BOOK JACKET
In quest of conscience by Robert David MacDonald( )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 80 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
The threepenny opera by Kurt Weill( Recording )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at Afifa Studio, Tempelhof Berlin, January 11-15, 1958
Schiller by Friedrich Schiller( Book )

in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brand by Henrik Ibsen( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 69 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
Torquato Tasso : a play by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In dem Versdrama "Torquato Tasso", einem der literarischen Erträge der Italienreise, schuf Goethe das erste regelrechte Künstlerdrama der Weltliteratur. Dabei trägt der Künstlertypus, der in der Figur des Tasso gezeichnet wird, neben der Genialität auch Züge von Melancholie und Labilität und avanciert so zum Psychogramm eines schon modernen Dichters. Text in neuer Rechtschreibung
The representative : a Christian tragedy by Rolf Hochhuth( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The robbers ; Wallenstein by Friedrich Schiller( )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Robbers (1781) was written in great secrecy under the prison-like conditions of Wurttenberg's Karlsschule: Karl, the son of a count, is disinherited through the machinations of his brother Franz, and, turning his back on a social order he finds unjust and corrupt, becomes the leader of a band of robbers
 
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Landmarks of French classical drama
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Tasso ; ClavigoLandmarks of French classical dramaGreat speeches from European dramaBritannicusFive playsThe ice houseHenry IVIn quest of conscience
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

רוברט דיוויד מקדונלד

Languages
English (99)

French (3)

Hebrew (1)