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Paul Gagliardi

I hold a PhD in English from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and I write about portrayals of work in literature and theatre.

Feast of Crispian
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Feast of Crispian

Shakespeare with Veterans

15 February 2018

An interview with Nancy Smith-Watson of Feast of Crispian and Tim Schleis, an army veteran and one of FOC’s actors.

It Happened Here
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It Happened Here

Looking Back on the Revivals of Sinclair Lewis’s Play During the Election of 2016

19 February 2017

Paul Gagliardi, a scholar of the Federal Theatre Project, considers recent productions of It Can’t Happen Here and why the play is resonating with both directors and audiences today.