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Monday, November 08, 2010

Oscar Brockett: The Man Who Wrote the Book

News out of Austin yesterday that longtime UT professor Oscar Brockett died.  Or, as anyone who ever took a theatre history survey knows him, the guy who wrote your textbook!

He will surely be missed. Maybe he stopped teaching a while ago, but he was still issuing updated editions of the book as recently as 2007--the 10th and "40th Anniversary" edition, no less. What will they call it now?

For those feeling especially moved and have cash on hand, "the family requests donations be sent to the Oscar G. Brockett Theatre Endowment, Department of Theatre and Dance, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station-D3900, Austin, TX 78712-0362."

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