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Lawrence Langner (May 30, 1890 – 1962) was a playwright, author, and producer who also pursued a career as a patent attorney.
Swansea, South Wales and working most of his life in the United States, he started his career as one of the founders of the Washington Square Players troupe in 1914.
Directors of the Theatre Guild in 1923
In 1919 he founded the
Theatre Guild, where he supervised over 200 productions. He was also founder and Chairman of the American Shakespeare Festival, and with his wife, Armina Marshall, he created and operated the Westport Country Playhouse.
Besides theatre, Lawrence Langner wrote several books, including an autobiography, titled
Magic Curtain. He was awarded the 1958 Tony Award for best play production (together with his wife and partners, Theresa Helburn and Dore Schary) for . Sunrise at Campobello
Legal career [ edit ]
He was also involved in
patent law and founded the National Inventors Council.
Best known works [ edit ]
Pursuit of happiness
Sunrise at Campobello
Magic Curtain (autobiography)
The importance of wearing clothes
References [ edit ]
Ladas & Parry (Intellectual Property Firm) - A Brief History * Scott Langston, "Exodus in Early Twentieth Century America: Charles Reynolds Brown and Lawrence Langner," in Michael Lieb, Emma Mason and Jonathan Roberts (еds),
The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible (Oxford, OUP, 2011), 433-446.
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