DAVID RUDKIN

 

 

dramatist, screenwriter, translator, author

 

 

 

 

represented at

Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd

3rd Floor

7 Savoy Court

Strand

LONDON WC2R 0EX

 

tel: +44 (0)20 7287 4450

fax: +44 (0)20 7287 9128

www.casarotto.co.uk

 

 

www.davidrudkin.com


 

stage:

 

first produced:

 

1962

AFORE NIGHT COME    stage play (written 1960):  RSC London

Penguin Books New English Dramatists vol 7;   Oberon Books 2001

1965

MOSES AND AARON    singers= translation of libretto;  opera by Schoenberg:  Covent Garden 

Friends of Covent Garden

 

1966

SUN INTO DARKNESS    scenario for Western Theatre Ballet, Sadlers Wells

 

1968

BURGLARS    childrens play:  Oval Theatre;  ICA;  Unicorn Theatre, London 

           Hutchinson:  Prompt vol 2

 

1969

THE GRACE OF TODD    original libretto;  comic opera by Gordon Crosse:  Aldeburgh Festival 

Oxford University Press

 

1972

THE FILTH HUNT    one-act stage play:  InterAction, Almost Free Theatre, London

 

1973

ASHES    stage play:  first performed in German, Stadtsteater Hamburg;  in English, Open Space Theatre, London 

Pluto Press;  Samuel French, New York;  Talon Books, Canada

 

1974

NO TITLE    stage adaptation of tv play House of Character:  Birmingham Repertory Theatre, England

 

1975

THE SONS OF LIGHT    stage play (first written 1964-65):  Tyneside Theatre Company, Newcastle, England;  final version, RSC Stratford

Methuen


 

1977

SOVEREIGNTY UNDER ELIZABETH    one-act stage play:  InterAction, Almost Free Theatre, London

 

1978

HIPPOLYTUS    translation of Euripides:  RSC Stratford

Heinemann

 

1980

HANSEL AND GRETEL    stage play:  RSC Stratford;  Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London

 

1981

THE TRIUMPH OF DEATH    stage play (written 1976):  Birmingham Repertory, England;  Actors= Centre, London

Methuen

 

1982

PEER GYNT    translation of Ibsen:  RSC Stratford

Methuen;   Oberon Books

 

1983

SPACE INVADERS    one-act stage play:  RSC Youth Festival, Stratford

 

1984

WILL=S WAY    one-act one-hander for William Shakespeare:  RSC Youth Festival, Stratford

Celandine Press, Stratford

 

1986

THE SAXON SHORE    stage play:  Almeida Theatre, London

Methuen

 

1987

DEATHWATCH and THE MAIDS    translation of Genet:  RSC London; 

see 2016

 

1990

WHEN WE DEAD WAKEN    translation of Ibsen:  Almeida Theatre, London

Absolute Press;  Oberon Books

 

1991

JOHN PIPER IN THE HOUSE OF DEATH     stage play  (first written 1984) after Defoe Journal of the Plague Year:   Embassy Studio, Central School of  Speech and Drama, London


 

(1992)

SYMPHONIE PATHETIQUEstage play:  commissioned for centenary of Tchaikovsky=s death November 1993:  revised 2002;  so far unproduced

 

1997

ROSMERSHOLM    translation of Ibsen (1988):   Studio Theatre, Wimbledon

           Absolute Press;  Oberon Books

 

(1997)

TRADE        stage play:  set in a male brothel:  revised 2003;  so far unproduced

 

2003

RED SUN    stage play:  commissioned by 2-man touring company AJTC;  toured Southern England, also Edinburgh;  Croydon Warehouse 2004.

           Intellect Books

 

2004

THE MASTER AND MARGARITA  adaptation of the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov, commissioned by the National Youth Theatre

 

2008

MERLIN UNCHAINED  written for performance students at University of   Aberystwyth in thanks for Honorary Professorship:  Theatr y Castell 2009.

Intellect Books

 

2013

THE LOVESONG OF ALFRED J HITCHCOCK  1993 radio play re-worked for New Perspectives Theatre Company:  toured England;  also Brits Off-Broadway 2014

           Oberon Books

 

2015

HERE WE STAY

PlacePrint #9:  Eyam, Derbyshire, plague village 1665-66.  New Perspectives, Eyam

 

2016

OH WHISTLE, AND I’LL COME TO YOU  M R James short story adapted for small-scale tour to winter villages:  New Perspectives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

television:

 

1963

THE STONE DANCE    ATV

 

1967

CHILDREN PLAYING    ATV

 

1968

HOUSE OF CHARACTER    BBC

 

1969

BLODWEN, HOME FROM RACHEL=S MARRIAGE    BBC

 

1972

BYPASS    BBC

 

1973

ATROCITY    BBC

 

1974

PENDA=S FEN    BBC

Davis-Poynter;  British Film Institute;  DVD

 

PRITAN and THE COMING OF THE CROSS   for the BBC series >Churchill=s People=

 

1975

THE ASH TREE    adaptation from M R James:  BBC

 

1980

THE LIVING GRAVE    for BBC series >Leap in the Dark=

 

1981

ARTEMIS 81    BBC

 DVD

 

1983

ACROSS THE WATER    BBC

 

1987

WHITE LADY  (also directed)   BBC

 

1991

 GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT  adaptation:  Thames  TV

 


 

 

radio:

 

1959

NO ACCOUNTING FOR TASTE   BBC Home Service

 

1965

THE PERSIANS    translation of Aeschylus   BBC Radio 3

 

1967

GEAR CHANGE   BBC Radio 4

 

1973

CRIES FROM CASEMENT AS HIS BONES ARE BROUGHT TO DUBLIN   BBC Radio 3

BBC Publications

 

1974

HECUBA    translation of Euripides    BBC Radio 3

 

           1993

THE LOVESONG OF ALFRED J HITCHCOCK    a >film for radio=:                       BBC Radio 3

Sony Silver Medal

 

1994

THE HAUNTING OF MAHLER           BBC Radio 3

 

2004

THE GIANT=S CAUSEY  BBC Radio 4 Belfast

 

2012

MACEDONIA   BBC Radio 3

 

2013

FLYAWAY DEAD  unfinished last radio work by John Arden, completed at his request:  so far unproduced

 

           2014  (audio sequence)

TEN PLACEPRINTS  ‘journeys into haunted landscapes for voices and sound’

New Perspectives

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

film:

 

1966

MADEMOISELLE    additional screenplay work on original Genet script: Woodfall Films, dir. Tony Richardson

 

1966

FAHRENHEIT 451    additional screenplay work:  MCA, dir. François Truffaut

 


1988

TESTIMONY    original screenplay, after the memoirs of Shostakovich:  Isolde Films, dir. Tony Palmer

New York Film Festival Gold Medal screenplay award

 

1989

DECEMBER BRIDE    screenplay from the novel by Sam Hanna Bell:  Little Bird films, dir. Thaddeus O=Sullivan

European Film Festival Jury Special Award

 

1998

THE WOODLANDERS   from Thomas Hardy=s novel:  River Films, dir. Phil Agland 

Shanghai Festival Best Film Award

 

 

Lost in development:

 

FAREWELL, DRESDEN:  from the novel by Henri Coulonges

 

FIRE FROM THE WOMB:  from the ORESTEIA of Aeschylus, and the Iphigeneia and Electra plays of Sophocles and Euripides

See Translation:  Oresteia

 

NO WAY BACK (based on Xenophon Anabasis)

dir. George Panossopoulos

Filmiki Eteria, Athens

 

THE REVEREND=S WIFE  dir. Moshe Mizrahi     Mark Forstater Productions, London;  Israfilm, Tel Aviv

 

                     Currently in development (2021):

                     STIGMA (working title)  dir. André Semenza, Maverick Motion Ltd

 

 

 

 

 

 

music theatre:

 

1992

BROKEN STRINGS

libretto (after a traditional Buddhist tale) for one-act opera by Param Vir:  Netherlands Opera with Munich Biennale;  Almeida Music Festival, London;  Scottish National Opera;  Berlin, Vienna

Scottish National Opera

 

2007

BLACK FEATHER RISING

libretto (after a Native American folk tale) for one-act opera by Param Vir: Stichting Octopus, Netherlands

           Stichting Octopus 

 

           2021

AWAKENING

‘dramatic poem’ for major opera project by Param Vir:  commissioned by Theatre Bonn for 2020 Beethoven anniversary season

Pending Covid pandemic, on hold


 

 

 

           books:

           1985

WHAT HITCHCOCK KNEW  a field-study guide to >The Birds=   

A shot-by-shot analysis, seeing through the narrative surface to the             mythic process at work beneath.  (Unpublished.)  

 

 

           2005

VAMPYR    monograph on Carl Dreyer=s 1932 >poem of horror=                                                   BFI Film Classics 2005;  2nd edition 20##

 

 

20##

SHOREZONE:  ‘seven stories from between worlds’

 

 

2019

THE KEEPER:  ‘an Epilogue’     short story

Nightjar Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

           work in prospect:

 

THE SAVIOUR AMOK     translation of Heracles Deranged by Euripides

 

THE MYSTERY OF JESUS     stage:  reconstruction of the historical trial of Jesus