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James Erwin Schevill

professor of English , poet and playwright

James SCHEVILL, American professor of English (retired), poet and playwright. numerous awards including Ford Foundation grant in theatre to work with Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop in London 1960-1961; Award for The Stalingrad Elegies 1965; Knight Fellowship in Playwriting 1984; Award for Poetry and Plays American Academy. Board Trinity Square Repertory Company, Providence, Rhode Island since 1975.

Background

SCHEVILL, James was born on June 10, 1920 in Berkeley, California, United States. Son of Rudolph Schevill and Margaret Erwin Schevill.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Harvard University, 1942. Master of Arts (ad eundem), Brown University. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Rhode Island College, 1986.

Career

Professor, of English 1968. Professor, of English, Brown University since 1968. President Rhode Island Playwrights’ Theatre 1984.

Company-Director, Director Creative Writing Program, Brown University 1972-1975. Director The; Professor, of English 90. Adaptor and translator (with A. Hall) of Bertolt Brecht’s Galileo 1983.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: New and Selected Poems, 2000.

Membership

Board Trinity Square Repertory Company, Providence, Rhode Island since 1975.

Connections

Married Margot Helmuth Blum, August 2, 1966. Children (by previous marriage): Deborah, Susanna.

father:
Rudolph Schevill

mother:
Margaret Erwin Schevill

spouses:
Helen Shaner

Margot Blum