Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Robinson wins Prize for Dramatic Criticism

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Marc Robinson, left, professor of English and theater stduies at Yale University School of Drama is the 2010 winner of the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism. He won for his book "The American Play 1787-2000."

The presentation was made Monday by Ellis Hanson, chair of the Cornell University English Department, at the 50th anniversary celebration of the award at the Yale Club in New York. Lauren Yarger, David Rosenberg and Irene Backalenick, members of the Connecticut Critics Circle, were in attedance.

The award, which includes a $10,000 prize, is given annually to the "best piece of drama criticism during the theatrical year (July 1 to June 30), whether it is an article, an essay, treatise or book."

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