Robert Shaw (theatre director)
Robert Shaw (born 14 June 1956) is an English theatre director, writer and translator. He is the founder and artistic director of Inside Intelligence, a London-based theatre company specialising in new plays and contemporary music theatre.
In 1995, he founded his London-based theatre company, Inside Intelligence. His productions include:
- The Investigation by Peter Weiss with Hal Cruttenden
- The Woods by David Mamet (UK premiere) with Peter Polycarpou and Emma Bird
- As You Like It with Jessica Oyelowo, Michael Wildman and Charles Hart
- The Lighthouse by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
- The Medium by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (London premiere), performed by Jane Manning.
- ¡shoot! by Fermín Cabal translated by Robert Shaw, with Don Gilet, Danielle Tarento and Raad Rawi
- A music theatre adaptation of By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept by Elizabeth Smart
- One God, One Farinelli by Sandro Capeletti with Richard O'Brien
- Ana in Love by Paloma Pedrero translated by Robert Shaw, with Jessica Oyelowo, Anne Firbank and Isobel Pravda
- Three Women by Sylvia Plath (London, Edinburgh - with Neve McIntosh and Louisa Clein - and New York)
- Some Gorgeous Accident adapted by Robert Shaw from the novel by James Kennaway
- Teddy and Topsy, Shaw's adaptation of the love letters of Isadora Duncan to Gordon Craig
- The first ever staging of Anna Akhmatova's greatest work Poem Without a Hero
- His adaptation of Up To Now, the autobiography of his grandfather, the Bohemian composer, conductor and theatre producer Martin Shaw.
His translation of Tejas Verdes by Fermín Cabal was praised by both The Guardian ("eloquently translated by Robert Shaw") and The Times ("Robert Shaw’s translation from Cabal’s Spanish is warm and rich, even poetic") when it opened at the Gate Theatre in 2005 directed by Thea Sharrock. It is published by Oberon Books.
His interest in Isadora Duncan and Gordon Craig was aroused by the fact that Martin Shaw was Craig's closest lifelong friend and the only artist ever to work with him successfully more than once. Martin Shaw also toured Europe twice as conductor for Duncan in 1906 and 1907, while she was intimately involved with Craig. His cousin is the actor Sebastian Shaw.
Robert Shaw and Ines San Segundo were married in 1995 and have a son, Vladimir, born in 1997.
- Soloski, Alexis (September 21, 2010). Giving Voice to Sylvia Plath's Pregnant Women. New York Times
- Cobbold Family History Trust. Family tree
- Inside Intelligence. Biography of Robert Shaw
- West, Jean (August 21, 2010). "Review: Some Gorgeous Accident" Edinburgh Guide .
- Groves, Nancy (August 23, 2010)."Review: Some Gorgeous Accident". whatsonstage.com
- Apter, Kelly (August 27, 2010). "Theatre Review: Teddy and Topsy". The Scotsman.
- Innes, Al (August 14, 2010). "Review: Poem Without a Hero". Edinburgh Guide
- Naughtie, James (January 15, 2005). Electrocutions in the music room The Times
- Billington, Michael (January 14, 2005) Tejas Verdes The Guardian
- Holroyd, Michael (2008). A Strange Eventful History. Chatto and Windus, passim
- Craig, Edward (1968). Gordon Craig, The Story of His Life. Victor Gollancz, passim
- Shaw, Martin (1929). Up To Now. Oxford University Press, pp. 56-94