Online Webinar


The First Webinar on Contemporary Theories 

This is a free online webinar


Theatre and Reality Professor Marvin Carlson

Theatre and Reality 

English (Theatre and the Real)

Persian (تئاتر و امر واقع)


Professor Marvin Carlson
Distinguished Professor of Theatre, Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern Studies (CUNY)


Selected Honors and Awards:

Named Fellow of the American Theatre Association, 1981
Walker-Ames Lecturer, University of Washington, January 1994
George Jean Nathan Award, 1994
Career Achievement Award, ATHE, 1995
ASTR Distinguished Scholarship Award, Fall, 2000
Joseph A. Calloway prize for The Haunted Stage, Fall, 2002
Doctorate honoris causae, University of Athens, September 28, 2005.
Edgar Rosenblum Award for Outstanding Contributions to Theatre and Education, 2014
Thoth Award presented by International Festival of Experimental Theatre, Cairo, 2017
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, May 2022


Selected Books:

Theories of the Theatre. Cornell University, 1984. Expanded edition, 1993.
Places of Performance. Cornell University Press, 1989.
Theatre Semiotics: Signs of Life. Indiana University Press, 1990.
Performance: A Critical Introduction. Routledge, 1996.
The Haunted Stage: Theatre as Memory-Machine. Michigan, 2001.
Speaking in Tongues: Languages at Play in the Theatre. Michigan, 2006.
The Theatres of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, with Khalid Amine, Palgrave, 2011
Hamlet’s Shattered Mirror: Theatre and the Real, Michigan, 2016
Theatre & Islam. Macmillan, 2019.



Tuesday, May 17th- 13:00 PM, NY Time/ 18:00 PM, (BST)


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