Aided by a chorus of six other actors who impersonate a variety of characters, the life and art of Byron are unfolded; his tempestuous youth; his incestuous relationship with his sister; his homosexual escapades; the scandal surrounding his brief marriage; and his castigation by the society of his day.
Romulus Linney, American Author, educator. Grantee National Education Association, Guggenheim Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, others; recipientLit. award American Academy of Arts and Letters. Member College of the Fellows of the American Theatre. With United States Army, 1954-1956. Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, Dramatists Guild (county), Ensemble Studio Theatre, Fellowship of Southern Writers, Corp of Yaddo (board directors). September 21, 1930 (age 80) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Professor Actors Studio Master of Fine Arts New School, New York City.
Linney explores the life and writing of the 19th Century poet by imagining a meeting – which never took place – between Byron and his adult daughter Ada Countess of Lovelace, an early backer of the modern computer. First produced in 1977, Childe Byron had its New York premiere in 1981 at the Circle Repertory Company. The production starred William Hurt as Byron and Lindsay Crouse as his daughter, Ada. Rock star David Essex later played Lord Byron when the play was produced at the Young Vic Theatre in London. The Sorrows of Frederick 2 →. Home.
As the play begins, Ada, the Countess of Lovelace, who was Byron's only legitimate daughter, is writing her will. A brilliantly inventive and perceptive portrait of one of history's most controversial and fascinating figures � Lord Byron � which enjoyed the unique distinction of major productions in Virginia and Louisville. Followed by an Off-Broadway presentation by New York's distinguished Circle Repertory Company.
Linney's critical recognition includes a 1974 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in playwriting, a 1980 Guggenheim Fellowship, a 1984 Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and a 1986 Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship. Linney also received the coveted Obie Award in 1980 for his play "Tennessee". In 1990, a number of his plays were featured at a New York theater, the first time this had been done for a playwright.
Childe Byron is a 1977 play by Romulus Linney about the strained relationship between the poet, Lord Byron, and his daughter, Ada Lovelace. Of Linney's more than sixty plays, Childe Byron is one he identified as holding a "deeply personal" connection. In his own words, he approached it through "the pain of a divorced father who can't reach his own daughter. In his narrative poem, Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Byron wrote of the female infant he left behind when he went into exile: "I see thee not.
Find nearly any book by Romulus Linney (page 2). Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. by Jack Heifner, Romulus Linney, Kent R Brown, Hank Bates, Mary Rohde Scudday, Cliff Fannin Baker. ISBN 9780871299291 (978-0-87129-929-1) Softcover, Dramatic Publishing, 1999. Find signed collectible books: 'American beauty: A musical'. The Captivity of Pixie Shedman. ISBN 9780822201809 (978-0-8222-018) Softcover, Dramatists Play Service, In. 1981.
The story of Byron, told through the eyes of his daughter on her death bed. She summons him from the grave to put him to rest in her mind before she dies. The decadence of Byron's life, and his inability to find happiness, are on display here. LibraryThing members' description. No descriptions found. Library descriptions.
Romulus Linney’s Childe Byron does deliver a dramatic condensation of Byron’s history, but by focusing on Byron’s daughter and her demands that he justify his life to her, the play gives the familiar story a somewhat different twist and allows an investigation of the relationship between the artist and society.