A journal of turn-of-the-century theatre

Issue 2 - Summer 2011

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Tara Aveilhe is a doctoral candidate at the University of Tulsa, currently working on her dissertation about fin-de-siècle periodicals. Her areas of interest include the Decadent Movement, aestheticism, magazines, fashion, and ephemeral culture. Tara is the founder and editor of a website devoted to fin-de-siècle art, literature, and culture ( and currently works as a graduate research assistant at The Modernist Journals Project, an initiative to digitize modernist periodicals from the United States and Great Britain.

Arline Cravens is completing her dissertation in French Literature at Washington University in St. Louis and is also a Visiting Instructor of French at Saint Louis University. Her research focuses on French women authors of the nineteenth century and the role of music in their writings.

Ellen Dolgin is an Associate Professor of English and Chair of Gender Studies at Dominican College of Blauvelt in Orangeburg, New York.  She teaches drama, multicultural American, and global women’s literature. Dolgin has written Modernizing Joan of Arc: Conceptions, Costumes, and Canonization (McFarland & Company, 2008) and two articles for The Forum: one on Julia Alvarez’ novel, In the name of Salome, (October, 2009) and one on her simultaneous caregiving for her two parents. (April, 2010). Recent conference presentations on Shaw include:
COMPARATIVE DRAMA CONFERENCE, 2011: “Private Enterprise: Shaw and Women’s Decision Making in Mrs. Warren’s Profession & Pygmalion”
2010 SHAW CHICAGO SYMPOSIUM: “From Pre-War Thrills to Great War Chills: Aerial Bombardment & the Women’s Movement in Misalliance & Heartbreak House
COMPARATIVE DRAMA CONFERENCE, 2010: “’What Price Salvation Now’: Disillusionment and Transformation in Major Barbara, Heartbreak House & Saint Joan”
INTERNATIONAL SHAW SOCIETY CONFERENCE, 2009: “’Mere Slips of Girls’: Cleopatra and Joan as Teen Power”
COMPARATIVE DRAMA CONFERENCE, 2009:  “Modernizing Joan of Arc: ‘What? Must I burn again?’”  

Charles Marowitz is something of a triple threat – being a Director, Playwright and Drama critic – almost in equal measure. His play MURDERING MARLOWE was recently premiered in L.A. and published by Dramatists Play Service. His black comedy SHERLOCK’S LAST CASE won the Louis B. Mayer Playwriting Award and was presented on Broadway with Frank Langella in the lead role. A recent directorial credit is TEMPTATION by Vaclav Havel which he directed in collaboration with President Havel at The National Theatre of the Czech Republic in Prague. His latest play LOSERS was premiered in Carmel, California in early September of 2010. His column on art & politics appear regularly on, the bi-weekly internet magazine.

Susan Shelangoskie is an Assistant Professor of Language and Literature at Lourdes College in Sylvania, Ohio.  Her article "Anthony Trollope and the Social Discourse of Telegraphy after Nationalisation" appeared in the Spring 2009 issue of the Journal of Victorian Culture.