Education, Employment & Courses Taught



Ph.D., M.A. Harvard University, Department of English and

American Language and Literature. Field: Modern Drama.

Dissertation Title: Confused Voices: A Study in Social Ideas and

Dramatic Form in the plays of Clifford Odets and John Osborne.

B.A. Columbia University, Magna Cum Laude. Major in English.

Phi Beta Kappa.



2001-Present: Charles A. Dana Professor of Theater, Bates College.

1990-2000: Professor of Theater, Bates College.

1974-1990: Instuctor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor of Theater, Bates College.

1975-1995; 1999-Present: Chairman, Department of Theater and Rhetoric, Bates College.

1975-Present: Artistic Director, Schaeffer Theater.

1993-1996: Professor of English, Harvard Summer School.

1993-2001: Adjunct Professor, University of Maine, School of Law.

1976: Artistic Director, Bates Summer Theater.

1969-1973: Teaching Fellow in English and General Education, Harvard University.


Courses Taught, Theater and Film

Central European Theater and Film

Bates Theater Abroad (Bates STU in Budapest)

Theater in London (Bates STU)

Drama: Theory and Practice (CBB London Center)

Introduction to Film (Bates)

Self-Portraits in Drama: Japan and the West (International Education Center,

Tokyo–Bates Fall Semester Abroad)

Film and Literature (Harvard Summer School)

Modern Drama (Harvard Summer School)

Film and Theater (Bates STU)

Introduction to Theater (Bates)

Introduction to Film (Bates)

Hamlet (Bates Freshman Seminar)

Introduction to Drama (Bates)

The Classical Stage (Bates)

The Revolutionary Stage (Bates)

The Modern Stage (Bates)

History of the Theater (Bates)

Theories of the Stage (Bates)

European Drama, Beginnings to 1660 (Bates)

European Drama, 1660-1900 (Bates)

Modern Continental Theater (Bates)

Modern British Theater (Bates)

Modern American Theater (Bates)

Drama Since Ibsen (Harvard)

The Living Stage: Studies in Avant-Garde Theater (Bates)

The Comic Stage (Bates)

Drama and Performance (Bates)

Personality and Character in the Theater (Harvard)

Politics and Society in Western Drama (Harvard)

Studies in English Renaissance Drama (Harvard)

Playwriting (Bates)

Directing (Bates)

Theater and the Courtroom: A Workshop for Trial Lawyers (University of Maine School of Law)