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Contributors ERIC BINNIE is Associate Professor ofDrama at NortheastMissouri State University. He is the author of The Theatrical Designs a/Charles Ricketts (Ann Arbor, 1985). RUSSELL E. BROWN completed his Ph.D. at Harvard with a dissertation on the plays of . Hans Henny Jahnn, and has since taught at Yale and SUNY at Stony Brook. He has '" published amonograph on Jahnn's fiction, computer word indexes ofRilke and Heym, .; . and articles on Kafka, Trakl, Brecht, Horvath, Handke, Seghers, and Elmer Rice. He is currently working on the fiction of Jurek Becker and the Polish author Bruno Schulz. DENIS CALANDRA is Professor ofTheatre at the University of South Florida in Tampa. In addition to directing, he has recently acted as dramaturg for Muller's Bildbeschreibung. His translations, Fassbinder: Plays, were published by Performing Arts Journal Press, and his book New German Dramatists is published by Grove and Macmillan. His essay on "Reception" will appear in New Directions in Theatre, ed. Julian Hilton (Macmillan). GERHARD FISCHER is Senior Lecturer in Gennan Studies at the University of New South Wales. He has published extensively on modern German and European drama and theatre, and is author of the book The Paris Commune on the Stage: Valles, Grieg, Brecht, Adamov. He is currently working on a book on the GRIPS-Theater, and has previously published essays on their work in Modern Drama and Germanic Review. MAX HARRIS is a Ph.D. candidate in the Religion and Literature programme at the University of Virginia. He has written several articles on modern and medieval drama, and his book, Theatre and Incarnation , is forthcoming from Macmillan. ARTHUR HOLMBERG teaches literature at Harvard and is the dramaturg of the American Repertory Theatre. In addition to his scholarly work, he writes frequently on the arts in 472 Contributors such publications as Opera News, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The International Herald Tribune. He is the North American editor for The World Encyclopedia o/Contemporary Theatre. ROSETTE C. LAMONT is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Queens College and the Graduate School ofCUNY. She writes on Ionesco, Beckett, Pinter. and on French and American experimental theatre. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Performing Arts Journal, and Modern Drama. She is a voting member of Drama Desk in New York City. In 1986 she taught at the Institut d'Etudes Theatrales of the Sorbonne Nouvelle, and met and interviewed Michel Vinaver. RALPH LEY is Professor of Gennan and Chairperson in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Rutgers University. He is author of Brecht as Thinker: Studies in Literary Marxism and Existentialism, co-author of The Drama ofGerman Expressionism and Strategies for Teaching German through the Short Story, and editor-in-chiefof Perspectives andPersonalities: Studies in Modern German Literature Honoring Claude Hill. He has published essays on F. Bacon, Boll, Brecht, Fleisser, G. Hauptmann, Marx, Toller, ideology in literature, and methodology; he is co-translator into English of Boll's poetry and editor of an anthology of his short stories. MICHAEL QUINN is currently director of the graduate programme in theatre at SUNY at Stony Brook. He has written essays on Brecht, Jakobson, Shakespeare, and performance theory; he is currently revising a book on Prague School theatre semiotics. DARKO SUVIN has taught in Yugoslavia, then in lhe USA, and is now Professor of English and Comparative Litel1lture at McGill University. He has written or edited fifteen books, the latest being To Brecht and Beyond (1984). He is the author of numerous articles on drama, science fiction, and the theory of culture. His book of poems, The Long March, was published in Toronto in 1987. He is currently editor-in-chief of Literary Research, the review periodical of the International Comparative Lilerature Association, HUBERT ZAPF is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Paderbom, West Germany. He has published a book on Saul Bellow and articles on Mansfield, D.H. Lawrence, J.D. Salinger, Hawthorne, Hemingway, Shaffer, and others in journals such as Modern Drama, College Literature, D.R. Lawrence Review, American TranscendelJtal Quarterly, Orbis Litterarum. His book on the theory and structure of modern English drama will appear in 1988...


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