Peter Oswald

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Peter Oswald (b. 1965) is a well-known English playwright. He is married to the poet Alice Oswald, with whom he has three children. They live in Devon, South West England.

He was Playwright-in-Residence at Shakespeare's Globe theatre, London, for whom he wrote three new plays. Later he was playwright-in-residence at the Finborough Theatre, London.

Plays - an overview[edit]

  • Other People's Shoes, Part 1: Blighty - Produced by the Barbican Theatre, Plymouth, UK. 2004
  • The Ramayana (after an Indian legend of Prince Rama) - First Produced 2000 Birmingham Rep, Birmingham, UK
  • Augustine's Oak (ref. to St. Augustine of Canterbury and the Christianization of Roman Britain) - First Produced 1999 Shakespeare's Globe, London, UK
  • The Odyssey (verse adaptation after Homer)- First Produced 1999 Gate Theatre, Notting Hill, London, UK
  • The Haunted House (after a play by Plautus)
  • Phaedra (after the play by Racine) - First Produced 1998 BAC 2, London, UK
  • Shakuntala (after a play by Kalidasa) - First Produced 1997 Gate Theatre, Notting Hill, London, UK
  • Cinderella and the Coat of Skins - First Produced 1995 BAC Main, London, UK
  • The Last Days of Don Juan - First Produced 1995 BAC 1, London, UK
  • Valdorama - First Produced 1992 Latchmere, London, UK
  • Allbright First Produced 1991 Turtle Key Fulham, London, UK
  • The Swansong of Ivanhoe Westeway First Produced at the Edinburgh Festival and the Brain Club, London, UK


  • Peter Oswald; The Golden Ass or the Curious Man. Comedy in three parts after the novel Metamorphoses by Lucius Apuleius. Oberon Books: London, GB. 2002. ISBN 1-84002-285-X.
  • Peter Oswald; Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards. A drama in verses after an eighteenth-century Japanese puppet play by the Kabuki playwright Chikamatsu Monzaemon. Methuen Drama, London, GB. 1996 (USA: Heinemann, Portsmouth, New Hampshire). ISBN 0-413-71510-8.

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