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Bolt, Ranjit Ralph free

OBE 2003

Born Manchester 10 Jan. 1959; s of Sydney Bolt and Jaya Bolt (née Chandran)

writer and translator, since 1988

Education

Perse Sch., Cambridge; Balliol Coll., Oxford (BA Lit. Hum. 1982)

Career

Fund Manager: S. G. Warburg, 1982–88; Smith & Williamson, 1988–90; writer and translator, mainly of French verse plays, including: The Liar, 1989, The Illusion, 1990, Old Vic; Arturo Ui, NT 1991; Tartuffe, Playhouse Th., 1991; The Sisterhood, Chichester, 1991; The Venetian Twins, RSC, 1993; Lysistrata, Old Vic, 1993; Le Cid, NT, 1994; The School for Wives, Piccadilly Th., 1996; Cyrano de Bergerac, NY, 2012; co-writer, Hard Times (musical), 2002; lyricist, Merry Wives, The Musical, RSC, 2006

Publications

Losing It (novel in verse), 2001, 2nd edn 2012; The Art of Translation, 2010; translations: Corneille, The Liar, The Illusion and Le Cid, 1995; Tartuffe, 1995, 2nd version, 2001; The Sisterhood, 1995; The Venetian Twins, 1996; The School for Wives, 1997; Lysistrata, 2006; La Fontaine, The Hare and the Tortoise, 2006

Recreations

fishing, poker

See Also

M. P. Bolt