Peter Oswald (born 1965) is an English playwright. He is married to the poet Alice Oswald, with whom he has three children. They live in Devon, South West England.
He was playwright in residence at Shakespeare's Globe theatre, London, for whom he wrote three new plays. Later he was playwright-in-residence at the Finborough Theatre, London.
Plays - an overview
- The World At Your Feet - First Produced 2012, Royal William Yard, Plymouth, Devon, UK
- About The Trial of Kelly Connor - First Produced 2007, Finborough Theatre, London, UK
- Lucifer Saved - First Produced 2007, Finborough Theatre, London, UK
- The Storm (after the comedy Rudens (The Rope) by Plautus) - First Produced 2005 Shakespeare's Globe, London, UK
- Mary Stuart (Synopsis: The events leading up to the trial and execution of Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1587, after a play by Friedrich von Schiller) - First Produced 2005 at the Donmar Warehouse (London) and later transferred to the Apollo Theatre in London's West End running until 2006, directed by acclaimed British opera, film and theater director Phyllida Lloyd with Janet McTeer as Mary Stuart and Harriet Walter as Elizabeth I of England. Janet McTeer and Harriet Walter starred also in the 2009 Broadway transfer of the production at the Broadhurst Theatre, New York City. It earned seven Tony Award nominations including Best Revival of a Play. McTeer received a Tony Award nomination for her role in Mary Stuart and won the Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Actress in a Play. In 2008, the play was also produced at the Ensemble Theatre, Sydney, Australia with Kate Raison as Mary Stuart and Greta Scacchi as Elizabeth I of England, who won a nomination for best actress in a lead role at the Sydney Theatre Awards 2008.
- Other People's Shoes, Part 1: Blighty - Produced by the Barbican Theatre, Plymouth, UK. 2004
- The Golden Ass (after the comedy Metamorphoses by Lucius Apuleius) - First Produced 2002 Shakespeares Globe, London, UK
- The Ramayana (after an Indian legend of Prince Rama) - First Produced 2000 Birmingham Rep, Birmingham, UK
- Augustine's Oak (ref. to St. Augustine of Canterbury and the Christianization of Roman Britain) - First Produced 1999 Shakespeare's Globe, London, UK
- The Odyssey (verse adaptation after Homer)- First Produced 1999 Gate Theatre, Notting Hill, London, UK
- The Haunted House (after a play by Plautus)
- Oedipus Tyrranos (after the tragedy by Sophocles) - First Produced 1998 Battersea Arts Centre (BAC), London, UK
- Phaedra (after the play by Racine) - First Produced 1998 BAC 2, London, UK
- The Turn of the Screw (after Henry James) - First Produced 1998 House of Detention, London, UK
- Shakuntala (after a play by Kalidasa) - First Produced 1997 Gate Theatre, Notting Hill, London, UK
- House of Desires (after a version of Juana Inés De La Cruz) - First Produced 1997 BAC 2, London, UK
- Dona Rosita: The Spinster (after a play by Federico García Lorca) - First Produced 1997 Almeida, UK
- Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards A drama in verses after an eighteenth-century Japanese puppet play by the Kabuki playwright Chikamatsu Monzaemon - First Produced 1996 Cottesloe auditorium of the Royal National Theatre, London, UK
- Cinderella and the Coat of Skins - First Produced 1995 BAC Main, London, UK
- The Last Days of Don Juan - First Produced 1995 BAC 1, London, UK
- Don Carlos (written with Hilary Collier after a play by Friedrich von Schiller) - First Produced 1992 Lyric Studio Theatre, Hammersmith, London, UK
- Valdorama - First Produced 1992 Latchmere, London, UK
- Allbright First Produced 1991 Turtle Key Fulham, London, UK
- The Swansong of Ivanhoe Wasteway First Produced at the Edinburgh Festival and the Brain Club, London, UK
- Jones, Kenneth."London's Mary Stuart, With Walter and Tony Winner McTeer, Heading to Broadway in 2009", playbill.com, 14 July 2008.
- Peter Oswald; Mary Stuart. Samuel French, London, 2006
- Peter Oswald; The Golden Ass or the Curious Man. Comedy in three parts after the novel Metamorphoses by Lucius Apuleius. Oberon Books: London, GB. 2002. ISBN 1-84002-285-X.
- Peter Oswald; Earth Has Not Any Thing to Shew More Fair: A Bicentennial Celebration of Wordsworth's Sonnet Composed upon Westminster Bridge (co-editor with Alice Oswald and Robert Woof) Shakespeare's Globe & The Wordsworth Trust, 2002 ISBN 1-870787-84-6
- Peter Oswald; Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards. A drama in verses after an eighteenth-century Japanese puppet play by the Kabuki playwright Chikamatsu Monzaemon. Methuen Drama, London, GB. 1996 (USA: Heinemann, Portsmouth, New Hampshire). ISBN 0-413-71510-8.