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Richard Peaslee

Born: 1930

Nationality: American

Publisher: AMP

Richard Peaslee has written extensively for the theatre in New York, London and Paris. In addition to numerous scores for Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theatres, he wrote the music for the Peter Brook/Royal Shakespeare Company production of The Marat/Sade, A Midsummers Night's Dream, US and Antony and Cleopatra; for Peter Hall and the National Theatre, he wrote the music for Animal Farm; and for Terry Hands and the RSC, Tamburlaine the Great. For Joseph Papp and the New York Shakespeare Festival he created scores for Richard III, Henry IV, Troilus and Cressida and Antigone; with Martha Clarke and Music Theatre Group, he wrote music for The Garden of Earthly Delights, Vienna Lusthaus, The Hunger Artist and also with Ms. Clarke for the Joseph Papp Production, Miracolo d'Amore. Among his Broadway credits are scores for Indians, Teibele and Her Demon, Frankenstein, and Boccaccio. His musicals for family audiences include The Snow Queen (NYS Theatre Institute), The Children's Crusade, Tanglewood Tales, and an opera, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Lincoln Center Institute, American Opera Projects commissions). He is currently completing Moby-Dick, a music theater work recently showcased in London.
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