David Blixt

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
David Blixt
Born (1973-07-12) July 12, 1973 (age 41)
Michigan, United States
Occupation Author
Website
www.davidblixt.com

David Blixt is an American author of Historical Fiction, living in Chicago. He was born on July 12, 1973 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and has noted local author Robert Asprin among his many influences.

Most of David's literary works have to do with Shakespeare. His first novel, THE MASTER OF VERONA, was published by St. Martin's Press on July 24, 2007. It explores the origins of the Capulet-Montague feud in Shakespeare's ROMEO & JULIET. His other novels are listed below, all published by Sordelet Ink.

Star-Cross'd Series[edit]

  1. THE MASTER OF VERONA
  2. VOICE OF THE FALCONER
  3. FORTUNE'S FOOL ([1] named Historical Novel Society's Editor's Choice)
  4. THE PRINCE'S DOOM

Colossus Series[edit]

  1. STONE & STEEL
  2. THE FOUR EMPERORS
  3. WAIL OF THE FALLEN
  4. THE HOLLOW TRIUMPH

Will & Kit Series[edit]

  1. HER MAJESTY'S WILL

David's first play, EVE OF IDES, had its first reading at The Shakespeare Theatre Of New Jersey on March 12, 2012, as a part of their Lend Me Your Ears reading series. It explores the events between Julius Caesar and Marcus Brutus the night before Caesar's assassination.

As an actor, David is an Artistic Associate at the Michigan Shakespeare Festival, a position he's held since 2000. In 2010, his wife Janice was named the MSF's Artistic Director. David's past roles at the MSF include Mercutio, Macbeth, Pistol, Petruchio, Laertes, Oberon, Berowne, Benedick, and Orsino. In 2000, he directed RICHARD III for the festival. He is currently the MSF's resident Fight Director (Violence Designer). David was also the Captain and Fight Captain for Bob Fall's acclaimed production of King Lear, starring Stacy Keach, performing at both the Goodman Theatre in 2006 and the Shakespeare Theatre of Washington DC in 2009.

David is married to Jan Blixt. They have two children, Dashiell and Evelyn.[citation needed]

References[edit]

External links[edit]