Suffolk Arts + Sciences - Premiere Issue 2007 - (Page 18)
the faculty//sChOLARs TExT//VARIOUS IMAGES//VARIOUS dISTINguIShEd SChOlarS IN rESIdENCE first came to the College of Arts and Sciences as part of the Distinguished Visiting Scholars program. He became a full-time faculty member in the spring of 2007, assuming the role of a Distinguished Scholar in Residence. During the past few months, Brustein has lectured in various classes on Shakespearian tragedies, directing and theatre criticism; met one-on-one with the Theatre Department’s graduating seniors; and participated in the University’s 2007 Academic Conference, “Scholarship of Application: Integration and Connection,” moderating the panel “The Artist, University and Society” and joining the panel hosted by Dean Kenneth S. Greenberg, “Iraq and Vietnam: A Conversation.” In the fall of 2007, the Theatre Department will be producing his play, The English Channel as part of the Centennial Celebration and the official dedication of the C. Walsh Theatre. Also in 2007, Brustein is organizing a celebrity panel featuring Shakespearian scholar Steven Greenblatt and Oscar nominated actor F. Murray Abraham. During his career, Brustein, the founding director of the Yale Repertory and American Repertory Theatres, has overseen more than 200 productions, acting in eight and directing at least 12 of his own adaptations, including The Father; Ghosts; and the trilogy of Pirandello works: Six Characters in Search of an Author, Right You Are (If You Think You Are), and Tonight We Improvise. He is the author of 13 books about theatre and society, including Reimagining American Theatre, The Theatre of Revolt, Making Scenes—his memoir chronicling the days when he was dean of the Drama School at Yale, Who Needs Theatre, Dumbocracy in America, and Cultural Calisthenics, The Siege of the Arts, and his most recent book, Millennial Stages: Essays and Reviews 2001 - 2005. Brustein’s book, Who Needs Theatre?, won him his second George Jean Nathan Award for dramatic criticism. He has also won numerous awards for journalism, professional excellence in theatre, outstanding creative achievement, and distinguished service to the arts. ROBERT BRUSTEIN in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Distinguished Visiting Scholars program and is now with the College on a permanent basis as a Distinguished Scholar in Residence. During his stay at Suffolk University, he has visited numerous classes discussing journalism, history, current events, the writing process, and more; has given readings from his new book, House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power; and was the key-note speaker at the Yom Hashoah Commemoration (Holocaust Remembrance Day) sponsored by the Suffolk University Hillel. He participated in the conference, “The Transatlantic Relationship at the Dawn of the New Millennium” organized by associate dean Sebastian Royo and associate professor Roberto Dominguez (Government Department) and in the University’s 2007 Academic Conference, “Scholarship of Application: Integration and Connection,” sitting on the panel, “Iraq and Vietnam: A Conversation,” hosted by Dean Kenneth S. Greenberg. Carroll is an award-winning author and a columnist for the Boston Globe. His novels include Madonna Red, Mortal Friends (New York Times bestseller), Family Trade, Prince of Peace, The City Below, and Secret Father. His memoir, American Requiem: God, My Father and the War that Came Between Us, won the National Book Award in 1996. He has published Constantine’s Sword: the Church and the Jews: A History, which was a New York Times bestseller and listed as a Best Book of 2001 by the Los Angeles Times and the Christian Science Monitor; Toward a New Catholic Church: The Promise of Reform, in response to the Catholic Church abuse scandal; and Crusade: Chronicles of an Unjust War, a compilation of op-ed pieces written for the Boston Globe since 9/11. His most recent work, House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power, a history of the Pentagon, was called “the first great non-fiction book of the new millennium” by the Chicago Tribune. JAMES CARROLL has the distinction of being the first participant  SUFFOLKARTS+SCIENCES//2007 ALUMNI MAGAzINE
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