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theatre scholar , English language educator

Thomas Francis Connolly, English language educator, theatre scholar. Member Modern Language Association, Eugene O'Neill Society (secretary, treasurer), American Theatre Critics Association, International Theatre Critics Association, Association Theatre in Higher Education, Asian Theatre Society, American Drama and Theatre Society, American Society for Theatre Research, Sigma Tau Delta.

Background

Connolly, Thomas Francis was born on July 21, 1960. Son of Thomas Francis and Anne (Dowling) Connolly.

Education

Bachelor cum laude, Suffolk University, 1983. Master of Arts, Boston University, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy, Tufts University, 1991.

Career

Legislation assistant committee on ways and means Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1981-1985. Master lecturer English department Suffolk University, since 1986. Copywriter Twayne Publications, 1988-1991.

Drama critic Boston Phoenix, 1988-1993, Boston Journal, 1990-1994. Theatre and film critic Critic's Choice, since 1994. Review editor Theatre Research International, since 1995.

Faculty advisory Mount Ida student literary magazine Point Blank, 1991-1992. Advanced placement examination consultant Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, 1991. Textbook selection committee English department Suffolk University, since 1990, coordinator committee commemoration of quincentennial, 1992, special academy advisory for undeclared majors and transfer students, since 1990, activities coordinator international academy conferences Eugene O'Neill, 1984, 86, director The Bacchae, 1983, The Barnes' The Spirit of Man, 1994.

Tournament judge individual events competitions Suffolk University Forensics Team, 1986-1990.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor to Cambridge Guide to American Theatre, St. James International Dictionary Theatre, Blackwell Companion to 20th Century Theatre, also numerous articles, reviews and essays.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, Eugene O'Neill Society (secretary, treasurer), American Theatre Critics Association, International Theatre Critics Association, Association Theatre in Higher Education, Asian Theatre Society, American Drama and Theatre Society, American Society for Theatre Research, Sigma Tau Delta.

Connections

Married Lee-Fong Hsu, June 5, 1987.

father:
Thomas Francis Connolly

mother:
Anne (Dowling) Connolly

spouse:
Lee-Fong Hsu