John Willett

Personal Information
John Willett was a British translator and a scholar who studied music and stage design at the Manchester College of Art and Dance. Willett began his career as a theatre designer, but became a freelance writer, an editor and translator, a theatre director, and a visiting professor and lecturer after serving in WWII. He was respected in academic circles for his patient work and careful research in translation, especially in German culture and politics. Willett worked on English translations for many of Brecht's plays, including Life of Galileo, Good Person of Szechwan, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, and Mother Courage and Her Children.

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Mother Courage and Her Children East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 01/19/2016 Translator
2 Good Person of Szechwan Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Martinson Hall 10/29/2013 Translator
3 Cabaret Verboten East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 10/23/1991 Translator
4 The Threepenny Opera Delacorte Theater 06/28/1977 Translation
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2016 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Revival Mother Courage and Her Children Translator
2 WON 2014 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Revival Good Person of Szechwan Translator