Publications

Plays

Jane Austen's

Pride and Prejudice

Adapted by Christopher Baker

Broadway Play Publishing, 2017

“Stunning… Hilarious”

DC METRO THEATER ARTS

 

"While respectful of Austen, [Baker] does not aim for mere imitation or by-the-numbers re-creation; the dialogue sounds authentic and natural. This is, above all, an entertaining work of theater."

BALTIMORE SUN

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Books

Molière in an Hour 

Smith and Kraus, April 2010

 

Shakespeare in an Hour 

Smith and Kraus, April 2010

"Christopher Baker...initially enlists the reader on a flight of imagination: What if an autobiography of William Shakespeare were to be discovered?  From there, his energy never flags, and he sets the scene of the writer's times with great flourish. Shakespeare's status as a giant is inarguable, but it's when Baker treats him on a human scale that we learn more, as when we are reminded that 'it is more likely that Shakespeare did not actually invent many of the words for which we give him credit, but rather was the first to write them down. "

HAN ONG, AMERICAN THEATRE MAGAZINE , MAY/JUNE, 2010

"[A] kind of Red Bull for theater buffs."

LA TIMES ONLINE

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Chapters & Essays in Books 

Danton’s Death at the Alley Theatre.”  

in The Production Notebooks: Theatre in Process. 

Ed. Mark Bly. Theatre Communications Group, 1996.

 

"...Dramaturg Christopher Baker’s notes... which began in preproduction and end by considering critical responses (including his own) are a record of skill. To read them is to track details over time and to see impediments ramify into creations…This narrative…provides a small window into the dramaturg’s skillfulness; the production of sustained involvement with a production and his facility at shuttling between the drawing board and the building site."

LAWRENCE SWITZKY, "DRAMATURGY AS SKILL, FUNCTION, AND VERB," IN THE ROUTLEDGE COMPANION TO DRAMATURGY, ED. BY MAGDA ROMANSKA, 2014.

 

“From Field to Footlights: The Life and Career of Gwen Reed.”

in African American Connecticut Explored.

Ed by Elizabeth Normen. Wesleyan University Press, 2013.

Originally appeared in a slightly different form in Hog River Journal, vol. 2, number 3, 2004. 

“Eliot Goldenthal: Big Music for Big Mythic Themes.”  

in The Lively ART. 

Ed. Arthur Holmberg. Ivan R. Dee, 1999

Articles in Journals & Periodicals 

“Wilson, Danton and Me.”

in The American Theatre Reader

Theatre Communications Group, 2009.

Account by actor Richard Thomas as told to Christopher Baker.  Originally published in American Theatre, July 1993. 

"Dangerous Species,Breaking Character Magazine, April, 2017.

     https://www.breakingcharactermagazine.com/dangerous-species/

“New England Theater in Review: Shakespeare and Company,” (performance      

     review). New England Theater Journal 16, November, 2015. pp. 182-185

Sweet Bird of Youth at the Sovremennick Theatre, Moscow,” (performance

     review). Theatre Journal, vol. 56, num. 1, March 2004. 

Macbeth:  Interview with Michael Wilson.”  Arts and Entertainment Life, Fall, 2000.

“Why Put on Painful Play?” The Hartford Courant, January 19, 2000.

 “Wilson’s Hamlet: The Arithmetic of Memory.” American Theatre, Sept. 1995.

 

Publications of Theatres 

 

Editor.  Dollhouse.  by Theresa Rebeck.  Hartford: Hartford Stage, 2001. 

The Shakespeare Theatre Guide.  Washington, DC: The Shakespeare Theatre, 1995. 

Associate editor.  Danton’s Death Production Book.  Houston: Alley Theatre, 1993. 

           

Over 150 articles and essays in the newsletters, playbills and study guides of the Alley Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Guthrie Theatre, Hartford Stage, Julliard Drama Division, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Rain or Shine Theatre (UK), Shakespeare Theatre, and TheatreWorks (CA)

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