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Jonathan Wolfe Miller

Miller, Jonathan Wolfe, 1934–, English director, actor, writer, and physician. Forsaking medicine, Miller made his first London (1961) and New York (1962) stage appearances as coauthor and actor in the zany satirical revue Beyond the Fringe. Miller directed The Old Glory in New York and Danton's Death, The School for Scandal, and The Merchant of Venice for the National Theatre. He has written and directed radio shows, written theater and art criticism, and in 1969 toured the United States as director of the Oxford and Cambridge Shakespeare Company. Since 1974 he has directed operas, including the highly successful 1984 production of Verdi's Rigoletto for the English National Opera and his 1998 staging of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro (1998). He also wrote and hosted the television series The Body in Question (1978) and Madness (1991). As a director, he eschews elaborate productions and encourages his actors to attempt new interpretations of their roles.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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