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SenelickProfessor Laurence Senelick

Tufts University, USA 

Laurence Senelick is Fletcher Professor of Drama and Oratory at Tufts University and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  He is the author or editor of over twenty-five books, the most recent being Jacques Offenbach and the Making of Modern Culture.  Those on Russian theatre include Gordon Craig's Moscow Hamlet, Serf Actor: The Life and Art of Mikhail Shchepkin, Russian DramaticTheory from Pushkin to the Symbolists, Soviet Theatre: A Documentary History, The Chekhov Theatre: A Century of the Plays in Performance, Stanislavsky: A Life in Letters, and A Historical Dictionary of Russian Theatre. His translations of Chekhov, Gogol, Shvarts and others have been widely performed.  He is the recipient of the St George medal of the Russian Ministry of Culture for services to Russian art and theatre.


cremonaProfessor Vicki Ann Cremona

University of Malta

Vicki Ann Cremona is Chair of the School of Performing Arts at the University of Malta, and Associate Professor within the Theatre Studies Department. She was appointed Ambassador of Malta to France between 2005-2009, and to Tunisia between 2009-2013. A former member of the National UNESCO Commission and the National Folklore Commission, Professor Cremona was member of and rapporteur for the EU Evaluation Committee for the Valletta Capital of Culture 2018. She has contributed to the National Cultural Policy that was published in February 2010. 

Dr Cremona is particularly interested in the relations between power and society as expressed through theatre and theatrical events. She co-edited and co-authored various books including Theatrical Events. Borders, Dynamics, Frames (2004), Playing Culture. Conventions and Extensions of Performance (2014). Conventions and Extensions of Performance (2014),On Culture. Mapping Valletta 2018 (2016), Spazji Teatrali, A Catalogue of Theatres in Malta and Gozo (2017). 

Last Updated: 10 September 2018

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