ANGEL, Leonard




Author Tags: Theatre

Leonard Angel is a daily meditator, a World Federalist, a philosopher of science, and a mystic. Some say his most notable remark is "Roses are red, violets are blue. I am the universe. And so are you." Others prefer his remarks on how Newtonian collision mechanics allows particles to interact at a distance (as found in British Journal for Philosophy of Science, 2001: 347-358). Others prefer his plan for a treaty for global sustainability restricting to trade to the renewable resources of the planet.

Leonard Angel received a B.A. from McGill, and an M.A. in Philosophy, an M.A. in Creative Writing and Theatre and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of British Columbia. Many of whose plays have been staged by The New Play Centre in Vancouver. His produced work includes Incident After Antietam, Isadora and G.B., The Unveiling, and the monologue, A Poet Goes To The Dentist. His play Eleanor Marx was produced at the Bathhouse Theatre, Seattle and given a public reading at the Writer's Theatre in New York in April, 1985.

DATE OF BIRTH: September 20 1945

PLACE OF BIRTH: Montreal

ARRIVAL IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: 1966 (graduate school)

ANCESTRAL BACKGROUND: Jewish

EMPLOYMENT OTHER THAN WRITING: Lecturer

AWARDS:

Nominee, Jessie Award for Best New Play, 1982

BOOKS:

The Book of Miriam (Mosaic Press, Oakville 1997)
Enlightenment East & West (SUNY Press, Albany 1994)
How To Build A Conscious Machine (Westview Press, Boulder, 1989)
The Silence of the Mystic (Monographs in Philosophy, Toronto, 1983)
Eleanor Marx (Playwrights Union of Canada, 1986)
The Unveiling (Playwrights Canada, 1982)
After Antietam. Isadora and G.B. Two Plays (Playwrights Co-op, 1978)

[BCBW 2005] "Theatre"