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Editor: Frederick Wilkins
Suffolk University, Boston

Vol. VI, No. 3
Winter, 1982


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PERSONS REPRESENTED IN THIS ISSUE AND THE LAST

LINDA BEN-ZVI is Associate Professor of English at Colorado State University. Her essay, "Exiles, The Great God Brown, and the Specter of Nietzsche" (Modern Drama, September, 1981, pp. 251-269), was summarized in the Winter 1981 issue of the Newsletter (pp. 25-26). She has also published articles in PMLA, Comparative Literature Studies, Journal of Beckett Studies and Style: and she is completing a book on Samuel Beckett for the Twayne Authors Series, and a book on the plays of Susan Glaspell.

GERALD BERKOWITZ is Associate Professor of English at Northern Illinois University and author of New Broadways: Theatre Across America, 1950-1980 (Rowan & Littlefield, 1962). He is listed in the Guinness Book as world's champion theatergoer for attending 145 performances in 25 days at the 1979 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. To set the record straight, he notes that his "1962 marathon (at the same festival) of 114 in 18 days is a fractionally higher average."

TRUDY DRUCKER teaches modern drama at Bergen Community College in Paramus, Mew Jersey. Her Ph. D. is in dramatic literature, and she earned a summa M.A. with a thesis called "Eugene O'Neill's 'Greek Dream in Tragedy'"

PETER EGRI, Professor and Chairman of the Department of English at L. Etvs University in Budapest, Hungary, has completed an essay on the adoption and naturalization of European dramatic models in O'Neill's Calms of Capricorn. The essay will appear in a future issue of the Newsletter.

EUGENE K. HANSON teaches drama at the College of the Desert and is a member of the board of directors of the Eugene O'Neill Society. He directed the special session on "O'Neill and Film" at the MLR Convention in Los Angeles last December. A summary of the session will be featured in the next issue of the Newsletter.

ROMULUS LINNET is a distinguished American dramatist whose plays, including Childs Byron, have received both popular and critical acclaim. Last July, he began a four-year tea on the board of directors of the Theatre Communications Group. Mr. Linney's remarks on O'Neill at MLA session in 1981 (see Spring 1982 issue, pp. 36-37) inspired the editor's request for an essay. For the result, printed herein, he is most grateful.

BETTE MANDL is Assistant Professor of English at Suffolk University in Boston, where she teaches courses in Modern British Fiction and Women and Literature, coordinates the University's writing-across-the-curriculum program, and directs the English Department Lecture Series. She has appeared at conventions of the National Council of Teachers of English, and published an article in the Doris Leasing Newsletter.

DORIS NELSON, Associate Professor of English at California State College, Long Beach, teaches American drama and periodically conducts senior seminars in O'Neill. The essay in this issue is a revision of a paper she delivered at the 1975 MLA Convention in San Francisco.

ROBERT PERRIN is Assistant Professor of English at Indiana State University and Associate Editor of Indiana English, a publication of the Indiana Council of Teachers of English. He has contributed articles to Exercise Exchange, English Journal and College English.

GERALD LEE RATLIFF, Associate Professor of Theatre at Montclair (NJ) State College, is past president of the Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey, editor of The Cue, a national theatre journal, and member of the editorial board of Reader's Theatre News and Liberal and Fine Arts Review. His interest in O'Neill is the result of a study of Biblical imagery and dramatic structure.

ROBERT K. SARLS is Professor in the Department of Dramatic Art at the University of California, Davis, and has contributed articles to Theatre Survey, Educational Theatre Journal and Theatre Research International. His recent book, Jig Cook and the Provincetown Players: Theatre in Ferment, was reviewed in the last issue of the Newsletter (pp. 40-41).

ESTHER TIMR has been teaching at the English Department of the Budapest College for Foreign Trade since her graduation in 1976 from brand Etvs University in the same city, where her dissertation studied the relationship between the short story and the drama in the art of O'Neill, Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams.

SUSAN TUCK, a regular contributor to the Newsletter's pages, is co-editor with Horst Franz of Eugene O'Neill's Critics: Voices from Abroad, slated for Fall 1963 publication by the Southern Illinois University Press.

PAUL. D. VOELKER, Associate Professor of Drama at the University of Wisconsin Center in Richland, served as literary consultant to the Milwaukee Repertory Theater Company's 1977-78 productions of Ah, Wilderness! and Long Day's Journey and is a frequent contributor to the Newsletter's pages, his last appearance having been a review of the Guthrie Theater's 1980 production of Desire Under the Elms (Minter 1980, pp. 9-12).

STEPHEN M. WATT is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He has recently completed a dissertation at the University of Illinois on 'The Modern History Play in England and Ireland' and published an article on Elizabethan Emblem Books and Revenge Tragedy.

ALBERT WERTHEIM is Professor of English at Indiana University and President of the Eugene O'Neill Society. He has published widely on Renaissance, Restoration and Modern British and American drama. During the current academic year he is an Eli Lilly Foundation Fellow, working as Assistant Director with the Berkeley (CA) Repertory Theatre.

FREDERICK C. WILKINS professes English at Suffolk University in Boston, where his gleeful countenance denotes satisfaction that the Eugene O'Neill Newsletter, which he edits, has now completed its sixth year and volume.

WILLIAM YOUNG is a writer who has recently taught English at Suffolk University and the University of Massachusetts-Boston. His most recent publications, in both poetry and fiction, were in the Agni Review.

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