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  • Three Retractions
  • John Gronbeck-Tedesco

The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism retracts three essays by Bert Cardullo:

  1. 1. “The Farceur as Modernist: Fernand Crommely, The Magnanimous Cuckold and Twentieth Century Western Drama,” published in JDTC, (Fall of 2013). The author did not cite sections taken from two previous publications that bear his name: (a) The Theatre of Fernand Crommelynk: Eight Plays, and (b) The Crommelynk Mystery: the Life and Work of a Belgian Playwright, a volume the author co-edited with Alain Piette.

  2. 2. “The Man Who Would Be Hated: An Interview with John Simon” (JDTC, Fall of 2009). Portions of this article were taken without citation from “Simon Says He’s Proudly an Elitist,” by Nicholas Tabor, published in the Harvard Crimson on 15 December 2005.

  3. 3. “The Elusive Object and the Fading Craft of Theatre Criticism: A Conversation with Gordon Rogoff,” published in JDTC, (Fall of 2010). Mr. Cardullo uses much of the final chapter from Mr. Rogoff’s Theatre is Not Safe (Northwestern University Press, 1987) so as to make it appear as though he had gotten the material in a live interview with Mr. Rogoff. Neither the interview nor any other sort of communication ever occurred. [End Page 5]



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