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Richard John Nelson (born October 17, 1950) is an American playwright and librettist. He wrote the books for the musicals James Joyce's The Dead and the Broadway version of Chess.

Personal life

Nelson was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Viola (née Gabriel), a dancer, and Richard Finis Nelson, a sales representative.

He married Cynthia Blair Bacon on May 21, ... more »

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  • ''If you take away ideology, you are left with a case by case ethics which in practise ends up as me first, me only, and in rampant greed.''
    Richard Nelson (b. 1950), U.S. playwright. Independent (London, July 12, 1989).
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