Paul Schmidt (translator)

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Paul Schmidt
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Born 1934
Died February 19, 1999
Occupation professor, translator
Language English
Nationality American
Alma mater Colgate University
Genre poetry, plays
Notable awards Helen Hayes Award, Kesselring Award
Spouse Stockard Channing (1970-1976; divorced)

Paul Schmidt (1934 Brooklyn – February 19, 1999) was an American translator, poet, playwright, and essayist.[1]


He graduated from Colgate University in 1955, and studied at Harvard University.

He studied mime with Marcel Marceau and acting with Jacques Charon.

He served in the U.S. Army Intelligence, from 1958 to 1960.

Schmidt was professor at the University of Texas at Austin, from 1967 to 1976. He also taught at the Yale School of Drama.

He translated Euripides, Chekhov, Velimir Khlebnikov, Brecht, Genet, Gogol, Marivaux, and Mayakovsky.

He wrote three plays, one of which, Black Sea Follies won the Helen Hayes Award, and Kesselring Award for best play.

Schmidt's work was profiled in The New York Review of Books.[2]

He was married to Stockard Channing.[3]





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