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Contributors Becky Becker teaches theatre history, script analysis, and playwriting and heads the BA program in theatre at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. Her directing credits include The Conduct of Life, Once on This Island, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Laramie Project , Machinal, and Cloud Nine. She has also conceived and directed several oral history performances: Westville: Collected Lives, describing the founding of a historic 1850s village in Georgia, and Bibb City: Collected Lives from a Mill Town, chronicling mill life on the Chattahoochee River. She developed an interest in Nigeria after interviewing Nigeria-born playwright Tess Onwueme, visiting Nigeria on a faculty development seminar in 2008, and, most recently, helping to plan a conference on Onwueme ’s work in 2009. Her published work may be found in American Drama, Theatre Journal, and Feminist Teacher. Steve Earnest is an associate professor of theatre at Coastal Carolina University. In addition to practical work as a director and actor, his continued research examines international theatre training programs in Germany and Iceland. He holds a PhD in theatre from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and an MFA in musical theatre from the University of Miami. Anthony Hostetter’s first book, Max Reinhardt’s Grosses Schauspielhaus: Its Artistic Goals, Planning, and Operation, 1910–1933, was published in 2003. He won the 2001 Herbert D. Greggs Award for Outstanding Writing in Theatre Design and Technology for his peer-reviewed article “A Disaster of Cosmic Proportions? Revisiting Max Reinhardt’s Grosses 150 C o N T R i B U T o R S Schauspielhaus.” He has had reviews published by Theatre Journal and Communications from the International Brecht Society in 2008 and 2009. His “An Interview with John Clancy, Playwright and Director,” was published in Communications from the International Brecht Society, in the spring of 2009. Elisabeth Hostetter is an associate professor of theatre and dance at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. In 2005, Edwin Mellen Press published her first book, The Berlin State Theater under the Nazi Regime. She and her husband, Dr. Anthony Hostetter, are cofounders of the In Other Words Project that helps promote recent translations of politically relevant work from other countries. Her interest in German theatre earned her a National Endowment for the Humanities Award to study Bertolt Brecht in Berlin. She received her PhD in theatre history from the University of Missouri, her MA from the University of Texas at Austin, and her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Nenad Jovanovic (BFA, MFA) has written and directed film and theatre , as well as authored several books of poetry and fiction in the SerboCroat language. He is a doctoral candidate in the Graduate Centre for Study of Drama at the University of Toronto. His article “Brook, Lear, and the Modified Verfremdung” is forthcoming in Literature/Film Quarterly . Bruce McConachie is chair of Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh and has written widely on U.S. theatre history, historiography, and cognitive science and performance. His recent books include Performance and Cognition (coedited with F. Elizabeth Hart, 2006) and Engaging Audiences: A Cognitive Approach to Spectating in the Theatre (2008). He is also the coeditor of the Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance series for Palgrave Macmillan. Lawrence D. Smith is a doctoral candidate in theatre history and cinema studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His research concerns the use and representation of traditional performance practices (theatre, dance, circus, variety, community ritual, etc.) in European auteur cinema. He received a Swedish Institute Fellowship for research at the Ingmar Bergman Foundation Archives, was a Research Group member in Cognitive Studies in Theatre and Performance at ASTR (2009), and has presented papers at the Symposium on Theatre and Cognitive Studies, University of Pittsburgh (2009), and at the Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies (2008). Contributors 151 His article “Readymades, Rejects and the Ready-to-Hand: Found Objects in the Films of Aki Kaurismäki” is in the current edition of the Scandinavian-Canadian Studies Journal. Erin Bone Steele is in the PhD program at the University of Maryland, where her focus is nineteenth-century true-crime melodrama. She has presented work at the Mid-American...


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