Robert Wilson

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Robert Wilson (born October 4, 1941) is an American experimental theater stage director and playwright who has been described by The New York Times as "[America]'s – or even the world's – foremost vanguard 'theater artist.'" He has also worked as a choreographer, performer, painter, sculptor, video artist, and sound and lighting designer. Wilson is best known for his collaboration with Philip Glass and Lucinda Childs on Einstein on the Beach, and his frequent collaborations with Tom Waits. In 1991, Wilson established The Watermill Center, "a laboratory for performance" on the East End of Long Island, New York, regularly working with opera and theatre companies, as well as cultural festivals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Wilson has received more than 53,578 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Robert Wilson is the 1,504th most popular writer (down from 1,259th in 2019), the 1,844th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,433rd in 2019) and the 174th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Robert Wilson ranks 1,504 out of 5,794Before him are Rafael Sabatini, Karl-Maria Kertbeny, Ruy González de Clavijo, Paul Goma, John Webster, and David Grossman. After him are Patricia Cornwell, Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz, Dominique Venner, Avianus, Joseph Joubert, and Alexander Grin.

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Among people born in 1941, Robert Wilson ranks 107Before him are Cass Elliot, Princess Muna al-Hussein, Hage Geingob, Alfred G. Gilman, Martha Stewart, and Florinda Bolkan. After him are Ole Nydahl, Nona Gaprindashvili, Abdelkader Bensalah, Sérgio Mendes, Beau Bridges, and Karl Barry Sharpless.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Wilson ranks 1,844 out of 15,968Before him are Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868), Selena Gomez (1992), Queen Noor of Jordan (1951), William A. Wellman (1896), Judd Hirsch (1935), and Edward Weston (1886). After him are Patricia Cornwell (1956), Sam Houston (1793), Wild Bill Hickok (1837), John Carradine (1906), Lee Remick (1935), and Frances Conroy (1953).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Robert Wilson ranks 174Before him are Jim Thompson (1906), Bob Woodward (1943), Nicholas Sparks (1965), Philip José Farmer (1918), Jane Jacobs (1916), and Samuel R. Delany (1942). After him are Patricia Cornwell (1956), Donald E. Westlake (1933), Marilyn vos Savant (1946), Natalie Clifford Barney (1876), Cornell Woolrich (1903), and Elizabeth George (1949).