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Nicholas Rudall

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NICHOLAS RUDALL is the Founding Artistic Director of Court Theatre, having led the theatre from 1971 to 1994. He led the growth of Court from a community theatre to a leading professional Equity theatre. In addition to his achievements as an actor and director, Rudall is a Professor Emeritus in Classics at the University of Chicago, where he taught for over forty years. His translations for the theatre—known for their stage-friendly language and “playability”—are myriad and span many languages, but he is best known for his translations of ancient Greek tragedy. Recently, Court produced three translations by Rudall. The Greek Cycle began with his Iphigenia in Aulis by Euripides in 2014, followed by the world premiere of Agamemnon by Aeschylus in 2015, and concluding in 2016 with Sophocles’ Electra.

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Bio as of 11/2016