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educator , playwright , writer

Eric Bentley, British writer, playwright, educator. Subject (book): The Play and Its Critic: Essays for Eric Bentley, University Press of America, 1986; entire first issue magazine Theatre Three, Carnegie Mellon University, 1986, dedicated to Eric Bentley. Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Academy Arts and Letters.

Background

Bentley, Eric was born on September 14, 1916 in England. Son of Fred and Laura (Evelyn) Bentley.

Education

Bachelor, Oxford University, England, 1938. Bachelor of Letters, Oxford University, 1939. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1941.

Doctor of Fine Arts, University Wisconsin, 1975. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University East Anglia, 1979. Doctor of Humane Letters, New School Social Research, 1992.

Career

Brander Matthews professor dramatic literature Columbia University, 1953-1969. Dramatic critic The New Republic, 1952-1956. Norton professor poetry Harvard University, 1960-1961.

Artist in residence Ford Foundation, Berlin, 1964-1965. Katharine Cornell professor theatre State University of New York-Buffalo, 1974-1982. Professor comparative literature University Maryland, College Park, 1982-1989.

Achievements

  • Subject (book): The Play and Its Critic: Essays for Eric Bentley, University Press of America, 1986. Entire first issue magazine Theatre Three, Carnegie Mellon University, 1986, dedicated to Eric Bentley.

Works

Membership

Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Academy Arts and Letters.

Connections

father:
Fred Bentley

mother:
Laura (Evelyn) Bentley