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Danielle Rosvally

Danielle Rosvally, Ph.D., is a fight director, dramaturge, actor, and critic; Clinical Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo

Danielle Rosvally, Ph.D., is a fight director, actor, critic, and dramaturge. She has her Ph.D. from Tufts University, and has studied professionally at such institutions as The Royal Shakespeare Company, The American Globe Theatre, and Shakespeare & Company. Her current research focuses on nineteenth-century New York theatre makers and the economics of Shakespeare in America’s nineteenth century.  Her work has recently been seen in print in publications such as Theatre Topics, The Fight Master, the digital publication HowlRound, and chapters in books published by Palgrave MacMillan and Farleigh Dickinson University Press. Danielle also works as a digital project coordinator with the Folger Shakespeare library.

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The Basics of Theatre Criticism
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The Basics of Theatre Criticism

The Parking Lot Rule

14 July 2019

Danielle Rosvally looks at the importance of theatre criticism, explores the idea that everyone’s a critic, and talks about the parking lot rule.

All you need it love.
Letting the Love Love You
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Letting the Love Love You

Navigating the Gray Areas of a Love or Money Industry; Part Three: All you Need is Love

10 November 2013

The key to successful “amateur” theatre is communication. Danielle Rosvally reminds us that outsiders need transparent frame works so the relationship with the company be a success.

Love? What is it?
Letting the Love Love You
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Letting the Love Love You

Navigating the Gray Areas of a Love or Money Industry; Part Two: What is “Love”?

18 October 2013

Danielle Rosvally talks about the expansive definition of what qualifies as  “professional.” She breaks down the word in order better articulate the parameters of the word.

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Letting the Love Love you
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Letting the Love Love you

Navigating the Gray Areas of a Love or Money Industry; Part One: Finding Love

3 October 2013

Danielle Rosvally begins her three-part series Love or Money, examining how to best navigate doing work in an industry in which we often make artists choose: love, or money?

Love or Money Series
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Love or Money Series

A series examining the meaning of "professional" and "amateur" theatre, and proposes a model to encourage healthy dialogue between the two.