Sixty Years of Theatre Studies: A Talk by Dr. Marvin Carlson ‘61

Join the Department of Performing and Media Arts for Sixty Years of Theatre Studies: A Talk by Dr. Marvin Carlson ’61 on Tuesday, April 16 at 4:30 pm, in Room 124, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. With this culminating lecture, PMA is delighted to celebrate our revered colleague Marvin Carlson on the occasion of his retirement from a decades-long career on both the CUNY Graduate Center and Cornell faculties. In addition to his talk, Marvin will be presenting the winner of this year's Marvin Carlson Award. A reception will follow.

Marvin Carlson is a Sidney E. Cohn Distinguished Professor Emeritus, CUNY, Comparative Literature, Theater and Performance, Middle Eastern Studies, and Global Early Modern Studies. He earned a PhD in Drama and Theatre from Cornell University (1961), where he also taught for a number of years. Marvin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Athens, Greece, the ATHE Career Achievement Award, the ASTR Distinguished Scholarship Award, the Bernard Hewitt prize, the George Jean Nathan Award, the Calloway Prize, the George Freedley Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is the founding editor of the journal Western European Stages and the author of over two hundred scholarly articles and fifteen books that have been translated into fourteen languages. His most recent books are Ten Thousand Nights: Highlights from 50 Years of Theatre-Going (2017) and Hamlet's Shattered Mirror: Theatre and the Real (2016). 

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Marvin Carlson sitting in a seat alone in the orchestra section of the Kiplinger Theatre.