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Anne Shanahan
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Professor Shanahan's research interests and teaching specialties include directing, gender and theatrical space, and theatre and social change. A scholar-artist, her recent publications include essays on directing practice written as the founding co-editor of the Peer-Reviewed Section of the SDC Journal, the official publication of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. She is the editor of Landscapes of Consciousness: Meredith Monk, Robert Wilson and Richard Foreman, the 6th volume in a new series, Great North American Theatre Directors (Bloomsbury Methuen, 2020 forthcoming). Her scholarship is published in Theatre Journal, Text and Presentation, and Theatre Topics, and in anthologies, including: “Making Room(s): Staging Plays about Women and Houses” in Performing the Dream House: Space, Ritual and Images of Home, Eds. Emily Klein, Jen-Scott Mobley, and Jill Stevenson (Palgrave, 2019); “Pirated Pedagogy: Re-purposing Brecht’s Performance Techniques for Revolutions in Teaching” in New Directions in Teaching Theatre Arts, Eds. Anne Fliotsos and Gail Humphries (Palgrave, 2018); and “Teaching Maria Irene Fornés’s Fefu and Her Friends” in How to Teach a Play: Exercises for the University Classroom, Eds. Miriam Chirico and Kelly Younger, (Bloomsbury Methuen, 2019 forthcoming).

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