Robert E. Baker-White

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Chair and Professor of Theatre

413-597-2014
'62 Center for Theatre & Dance Rm 187

Education

B.A. Williams College (1980)
M.F.A. University of Washington, Theatre (1983)
Ph.D. Stanford University, Drama and the Humanities (1990)

Courses

THEA 204 STU

Acting: Scene Work (not offered 2024/25)

THEA 253 STU

Shakespeare alone/together: Interpretation and Performance of Soliloquies and Major Speeches (not offered 2024/25)

THEA 255 TUT

Performing Shakespeare (not offered 2024/25)

Current Committees

  • Committee on Priorities and Resources, Chair

Bio

Professor Baker-White has worked at the American Repertory Theatre, Seattle Rep, Empty Space Theatre, Playwright’s Platform, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. After completing his doctorate, he taught in and directed the theatre programs at Trinity University in San Antonio, and Georgetown University. Baker-White’s research interests include 20th-century Continental and American playwriting, theories of rehearsal and performance, and eco-critical approaches to modern drama. He has published widely on contemporary theatre in leading national and international academic journals, and has directed more than 40 productions in academic and professional theater, including performances of Shakespeare, Greek classics, and modern and contemporary plays. He has served on the editorial boards of several national journals.