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Theatre Historian Charlotte Canning Gives Distinguished Lecture
Renowned theatre historian Charlotte Canning will give this year's fourth Seaver College Dean's Distinguished Lecture on Monday, March 24, at 7 p.m. in Smothers Theatre on the Malibu campus. The lecture, titled "A Yankee Hamlet in the European Court: U.S. Theatre and Cold War Foreign Policy," is open to the public and free of charge.
Canning took her B.A. from Amherst College and completed her doctorate in the history of theatre at the University of Washington. She began her academic career at Brooklyn College, but she has been Professor of Theatre History in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin, since 1993. She has published in many journals, but her best known works are two monographs, Feminist Theaters in the USA: Staging Women's Experience (1996) and The Most American Thing in America: Circuit Chautauqua as Performance (2005). In 2006, the American Society for Theater Research awarded her the prestigious Barnard Hewitt Award for Excellence in Theater History.
Now in its 10th anniversary year, the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series brings nationally renowned speakers to Pepperdine to give a 45-minute lecture followed by a 45-minute question and answer period. Paid for by the Seaver Board of Visitors and the Seaver Parents Association, the series provides Pepperdine students, faculty, staff, and the local community the opportunity to hear a variety of outstanding national scholars and professionals who are exceptional examples in their field.
For more information, please visit the Seaver College Dean's Web site or call (310) 506-4280.