W. Baird Distinguished Lecture Series

Dr. Charlotte Canning
"A Yankee Hamlet in the European Court: U.S. Theatre and Cold War Foreign Policy"


Monday, March 24, 2008, 7 p.m.


Dr. 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.