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Renowned theater director, Herbert Blau, helped to shape CalArts early on

May 8, 2013
Los Angeles Times

Herbert Blau, theater director and former CalArts provost, dies at 87

By David Ng

Herbert Blau, a renowned and influential theater director who helped to shape the California Institute of the Arts during its early years, has died at 87. He died at his home in Seattle on Friday following a battle with cancer, according to reports.

As a stage director, Blau worked with companies around the country. He favored experimental drama and was instrumental in introducing the plays of Samuel Beckett and Bertolt Brecht to a wider American audience.

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