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Profile: Enoch Brater

Title: Kenneth T. Rowe Collegiate Professor of Dramatic Literature & Professor of English and Theater
Ph.D., Harvard  1971

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Research Interests

Primary Interests

Dramatic literature, theater, and performance; Beckett.

Secondary Interests

Comparative literature; film; Shakespeare studies; art history


A Student Handbook to the Plays of Arthur Miller (Bloomsbury, 2013); Ten Ways of Thinking About Samuel Beckett: The Falsetto of Reason (Methuen Drama, 2011);The Essential Samuel Beckett (Thames & Hudson, 2003); Arthur Miller's America: Theater and Culture in a Time of Change (UM Press, 2005); Arthur Miller: A Playwright's Life and Works (Thames & Hudson, 2005); The Drama in the Text: Beckett's Late Fiction (Oxford University Press, 1994); Beyond Minimalism: Beckett's Late Style in the Theater (Oxford, 1987; OUP paperback, 1990; OUP on-demand, 2000--); Why Beckett (Thames and Hudson, 1989; Japanese translation, 1990, 1995; Spanish translation, 1997); Beckett At 80/Beckett In Context (Oxford, 1986); Approaches To Teaching Beckett's 'Waiting For Godot' (MLA, 1991; paperback, 1992); Feminine Focus: The New Women Playwrights (Oxford, 1989); Around the Absurd: Essays on Modern and Postmodern Drama (Michigan, 1990; UM paperback, 1992); The Theatrical Gamut: Notes for a Post-Beckettian Stage (UM Press, 1995); The Theatre: A Concise History, rev. ed. (Thames and Hudson, 1997; 2012); Arthur Miller's Global Theater (UM Press, 2007); Arthur Miller's 'Death of a Salesman' (Methuen, 2009). Essays in: Modern Drama, Theatre Journal, Twentieth Century Literature, English Literary History, Modern Language Quarterly, Comparative Drama, Contemporary Literature, American Repertory Theatre News, The Nation, The New Republic, Journal of Beckett Studies, Arthur Miller Journal, Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd'Hui (the Netherlands), Eureka (Japan), Beckettiana (Argentina), Cycnos (France), Welt Im Wort/Voix Des Lettres (Switzerland), Assaph (Israel), Skene (Italy); Drama (Poland) and in various collections, most recently from Cambridge UP, Methuen, Routledge and Palgrave/Macmillan. Past-President, Samuel Beckett Society; Series Editor, Theater: Theory/Text Performance (UM Press, emeritus); Modern Drama ENGAGE (Methuen) and Michigan Major Dramatists (UM Press). Visiting Professorships: Universia degli Studi di Trento, Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Universita degli Studi di Roma II.
  • A Student Handbook to the Plays of Arthur Miller
  • The Theatre: A Concise History
  • Ten Ways of Thinking About Samuel Beckett: The Falsetto of Reason (Diaries, Letters and Essays)
  • Arthur Miller: Death of a Salesman
  • Arthur Miller Plays: Six
  • Arthur Miller's Global Theater
  • Arthur Miller: A Playwright's Life and Works
  • Arthur Miller's America<br>Theater & Culture in a Time of Change

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