Ellen Donkin, dean of Interdisciplinary Arts and professor of theatre, has taught in the drama department of Franklin Marshall College and at the University of Washington. Her special areas of interest are playwriting and gender issues in theatre history and theatre practice. She is the co-editor of Upstaging Big Daddy: Directing Theatre as if Race and Gender Matter (1993), and the author of Getting Into the Act: Women Playwrights in London, 1776-1829 (1995). She co-edited Women and Playwriting in Nineteenth Century Britain (1999). She currently chairs the Barnard Hewitt Award for Excellence in Theatre Research for the American Society of Theatre Research.
Ellen holds a B.A. in drama from Middlebury College, an M.A. in English from the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, and a Ph.D. in theatre history from the University of Washington.
IA/LM-0304-1 Mentored Independent Study
(Co-taught with Prof. Colin Twitchell)
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IA/SS-0246-1 Little Course of Horrors: The Psychology of Terror and Humor in Theatre
(Co-taught with Prof. Lourdes Mattei)
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