Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, United States
In 1949, Thomas Russell Whitaker graduated from Oberlin College with a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude.
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Thomas Russell Whitaker continued his education at Yale University, earning a Master of Arts in 1950 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1953.
(The author supplies detailed readings of the plays in var...)
The author supplies detailed readings of the plays in various modes. The styles of the chapters vary according to the issues dominant in the plays discussed, and the reader experiences simultaneously a sense of approaching the meaning of performance and of gaining a deeper understanding of the play through a subtle and allusive commentary.
(History was central in a variety of ways to Yeats's poeti...)
History was central in a variety of ways to Yeats's poetic development and to the meaning of his work. In this study, Whitaker suggests that history was for the poet a mysterious interlocutor, which Yeats saw at times as a bright reflection of himself and again as a dark force opposed to that self. The poet's internal dialogue is viewed as a projection into historical symbolism. Originally published in 1964. A UNC Press Enduring Edition - UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
(Devoted to critical interpretation and discussion of an a...)
Devoted to critical interpretation and discussion of an authors work, each study takes account of major literary trends and important scholarly contributions and provides new critical insights with an original point of view. An Authors Series volume addresses readers ranging from advanced high school students to university professors. The book suggests to the informed reader new ways of considering a writers work. A reader new to the work under examination will, after reading theAuthors Series, be compelled to turn to the originals, bringing to the reading a basic knowledge and fresh critical perspectives.
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The book stands on the borderlands between text-oriented and performance-oriented criticism and will have wide appeal to scholars, students, and theater aficionados. Thomas Whitaker is an Emeritus Professor of English, Yale University. He has written several books, including Fields of Play in Modern Drama, the book to which Mirrors of Our Playing is the sequel.
In 1949, Thomas Russell Whitaker graduated from Oberlin College with a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude. He then sought an education at Yale University, earning a Master of Arts in 1950 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1953.
Thomas Russell Whitaker started his career at Oberlin College in 1952. He rose through the ranks from an English instructor to assistant professor, associate professor, and a full professor. After spending 11 years at Goddard College and the University of Iowa, he was subsequently hired by Yale University as a professor of English in 1975. Now a professor emeritus, Dr. Whitaker was the Frederick W. Hilles Professor of English from 1989 to 1995, professor of theater studies from 1986 to 1995, and chair of the English department from 1979 to 1985.
A prolific author, Whitaker has penned a number of books, including “Mirrors of Our Playing: Paradigms and Presences in Modern Drama” in 1999, “Narrator Video Script: Excellence in Teaching: Agenda for Partnership” in 1997, and “Swan and Shadow: Yeats’s Dialogue with History” in 1964 and 1989.
(Devoted to critical interpretation and discussion of an a...)1989
(The book stands on the borderlands between text-oriented ...)1999
(History was central in a variety of ways to Yeats's poeti...)1989
(The author supplies detailed readings of the plays in var...)1977
A member of the Modern Language Association, Thomas Russell Whitaker was an advisor of the Yale National Initiative from 2002 to 2012 and served on the editorial board of “On Common Ground” from 1993 to 2009. He is also a former writer and advisor of the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute National Demonstration Project from 1998 to 2002.
Whitaker always held a proclivity for learning, wanting to combine his love for history and literature into his career.
Thomas R. Whitaker married to Dorothy V. Barnes on June 17, 1950. They have four children together. They were married forty-five years until her death. Whitaker is married to Lillian Ann Schoenberger Traub since 2003.