Tony Award-Winning Playwright Richard Nelson to Lecture at Hamilton College

By Cindy McNicholl

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

March 11, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Location: Hamilton College Chapel

Event Description

Winton Tolles Lecture “The Peculiar Nature of Theater” by acclaimed playwright Richard Nelson, a 1972 graduate of Hamilton College.

One of the nation’s most prolific playwrights, Nelson wrote the book for the musical James Joyce’s The Dead, which earned him a Tony Award in 2000. Other works include Franny’s Way (Drama Desk Award nominee), Goodnight Children Everywhere (OlivierAward), Two Shakespearean Actors (Tony Award nominee), Some Americans Abroad (Olivier Award nominee) and Principia Scriptoriae (London Time Out Award).

Nelson also won the 2008 PEN/Laura Pels Master Playwright Award and a 2008 Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is an honorary artistic associate of the Royal Shakespeare Company, which has produced 10 of his plays.

The Tolles Lecture was established in 1991 by members of the class of 1951 in memory of Winton Tolles, class of 1928 and dean of the college from 1947 to 1972.

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