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Evenings with an Author: Heather Nathans, Hideous Characters and Beautiful Pagans
1 October 2019 @ 19 h 30 min - 21 h 00 min
Heather Nathans is the Chair of the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, and the Alice and Nathan Gantcher Professor in Judaic Studies at Tufts University. Publications include: Early American Theatre from the Revolution to Thomas Jefferson (2003); Slavery and Sentiment on the American Stage, 1787-1861 (2009); and Hideous Characters and Beautiful Pagans: Performing Jewish Identity on the Antebellum American Stage (2017). Nathans is the 2018 recipient of the Barnard Hewitt Award from the American Society for Theatre Research, the American Theatre and Drama Society’s John W. Frick Book Award, and was a finalist for the Theatre Library Association’s George Freedley Memorial Award for Hideous Characters and Beautiful Pagans. She received the 2018 Betty Jean Jones Award for teaching and mentorship from the American Theatre and Drama Society. She is also the Editor of the Studies in Theatre History and Culture series from the University of Iowa Press.
Photo by Donna DeSimone