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Robert Davis

Robert Davis recently completed his dissertation, "Performance and Spectatorship in United States International Expositions, 1876-1893." He has published articles on public engagement with the classics in New Voices in Classical Reception StudiesComparative Drama, and theJournal of American Drama and Theatre (co-authored with Amanda Wrigley). His essay, "Is Mr. Euripides a Communist?" won the 2012 Philadelphia Constantinidis Critical Theory Award. He contributed an article to Meet Me at the Fair: A World's Fair Reader (2014) and the upcomingOxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas (2015). It has also been his good fortune to serve as dramaturg for the StageWorks productions of Ragtime and Engaged.

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Playing Around with Nineteenth-Century Theatre in Dr. Robert Davis’s Broadway: 1849
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Playing Around with Nineteenth-Century Theatre in Dr. Robert Davis’s Broadway: 1849

Theatre History Podcast #65

25 July 2018

Could you make it as the manager of a New York City theatre in the 1840s? That's the question that Dr. Robert Davis's game and app Broadway:1849 poses to players. Robert joins us to talk about the rough-and-tumble world of New York's antebellum theatre.