Martin Walsh

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Martin Walsh

Lecturer and Program Head, Drama

Office Location(s): B815 East Quad
Phone: 734.647.4353
narenlob@umich.edu

  • About

    Martin W. Walsh, Lecturer IV, holds a PhD. in dramatic literature from Cambridge University (1974).  He taught at the University of Giessen, West Germany before joining the Drama Concentration of the Residential College in 1977.  He has published widely in early drama and popular culture, with dual language editions of the Dutch/English Everyman and Mary of Nimmegan.  Other articles have ranged from modern Irish Drama to contemporary Caribbean Carnival to Native American masking traditions.  He has also been an actor, director, dramaturge and translator for the semi-professional Brecht Company in Ann Arbor (1979-1993).  In 1983 he started the early drama group “The Harlotry Players” which has recently participated in cultural festivals in Corsica.  He has been active in Shakespeare-in-the-Arb since its founding in 2001, as well as appearing in numerous other local productions including the University Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos.  His recent courses at the RC and Study Abroad programs have ranged from Postcolonial Drama to Commedia dell’arte and Shakespeare to Post 9/11 theater and the films of Fellini.  For several years now he has been working on the secular aspects of the cult of St. Martin of Tours in drama, literature, art, folklore, and contemporary festivity.