Arthur Kopit

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Arthur Kopit

 

Born May 10, 1937, New York, N.Y., U.S.

 

In full Arthur Lee Kopit American playwright best known for Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad (1960). Subtitled "a pseudoclassical tragifarce in a bastard French tradition," the play parodies the Theater of the Absurd, the Oedipus complex, and the conventions of avant-garde drama.

 

Kopit attended Harvard University (A.B., 1959), where seven of his plays were produced.