Daniel Charles Gerould (March 28, 1928 - February 13, 2012) was the Lucille Lortel Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Comparative Literature at The Graduate Center, CUNY and Director of Publications of the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.
Witkiewicz, and was largely responsible for introducing English-language audiences to the writings of the Polish playwright through original translations of Witkiewicz’s plays. A beloved teacher, mentor, colleague, and friend, Daniel Gerould inspired several generations of scholars through his pioneering work and visionary teaching style.
A scholar, teacher, translator, editor, and playwright, Gerould was a specialist in American melodrama, Central and Eastern European theatre of the twentieth century, and fin-de-siècle European avant-garde performance. Gerould was also one of the world’s most recognized scholars of the work of Polish playwright, novelist, painter, and philosopher Stanisław Ignacy
The Teaching Collection incorporates materials associated with Daniel Gerould’s teaching practice, including course hand-outs, syllabi, notes written for courses, and his signature lecture notes, which are hand-written on index cards.
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