Barbara Field

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Barbara Field (born 1935[1]) is a playwright whose work has been seen at theaters across North America and Europe.[citation needed]


Field is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BA) and the University of Minnesota (MA).[citation needed]


She has written adaptations of such great works of literature as Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol, both by Charles Dickens, and of Scaramouche, by Rafael Sabatini. The former[which?] won the L.A. Drama critics award in 1996. Other plays include Neutral Countries, co-winner of the Humana Festival's Great American Play contest,[citation needed][when?] and Boundary Waters, for which she received a DramaLogue award.[citation needed][when?] She also authored three books, New Classics from the Guthrie Stage(Smith and Kraus)[citation needed] and Barbara Field, Collected Plays, Vol I & II (Amazon).[citation needed]

Field is a co-founder of The Playwrights' Center[citation needed] and served as playwright-in-residence at the Guthrie Theater for eight years.[when?][citation needed]

Honorable recognitions[edit]

She has held fellowships from numerous organizations; the Shubert, Bush, McKnight, and Minnesota State Arts Board fellowships are among her many awards.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Field lives in Minneapolis.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Field, Barbara 1935-". worldcat. 

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