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Robert Goldsby

Robert W. Goldsby began his professional work in the theatre in a touring version of Three Men on a Horse for the troops in the Philippines in 1945 who were sitting in the mud waiting to go home after the war. Directed 153 Equity and University theater productions (including 11 plays by Molière, 46 classical plays from Aristophanes to Shakespeare to Giraudoux, and 98 plays from the modern repertory from Ibsen to Innaurato) in New York, Paris, Marseille, San Francisco. Served on the faculties of UCBerkeley, Columbia, UCLA, Washington, and USC and did several master classes on Molière for Antaeus. Professor and Chairman Emeritus, UC Berkeley. He is currently finishing a book called “Molière on Stage: A Director’s Story.” He has translated Sardou’s Divorcons for the West End in London (Comedy Theater), three plays by Molière and one by Feydeau.

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