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SETS: FUNDAMENTALS OF DIRECTING

Professor Ric Knowles has just published Fundamentals of Directing with Playwrights Canada Press. The book is illistrated by SETS professor Pat Flood.

SETS: ACCOLADES FOR GILBERT PLAY

In August  Sky Gilbert's play Naked Hamilton was a hit at the FringeNYC -- TimeOut calling it a "charming 60 minute gem." Naked Hamilton will go on to be performed at Fringe Encore (the best of the New York City and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals) in October.

SETS: JUDITH THOMPSON NAMED MEMBER OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY

Judith Thompson, a member of faculty in the School of English and Theatre Studies, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.  This is a tremendous honour which recognizes Judith's accomplishments as an internationally renowned playwright and director whose contributions  have been acknowledged through many awards, including twice receiving the Governor General's Award for Drama.  Additionally, in 2005, Judith was named as an Officer of the Order of Canada. 

SETS: Turandot LAST 2 DAYS

 Commedia dell'arte and puppets in a fable of ancient Cathay. 8 p.m. March 22 and 23, George Luscombe Theatre. Tickets at the door $10.

SETS: SETS PHD GRADS TO PUBLISH BOOKS

Two graduates from the PhD program are about to have books published: Elizabeth Groenevald's Making Feminist Media: Third-Wave Magazines on the Cusp of the Digital Age (Wilfrid Laurier University Press) and Benjamin Authers' A Culture of Rights: Law, Literature, and Canada (University of Toronto Press).

SETS: SUCCESSFUL PHD DEFENSE

Congratulations to Allen Kwan, who successfully defended his PhD thesis, Authored Agency: Exploring the Language and Grammar of Video Games, on Friday, January 8.

SETS: SUCCESSFUL PHD DEFENSE

Congratulations to Mark Kaethler who successfully defended his PhD dissertation, Thomas Middleton's Middle Way: Political Irony and Jacobean Drama, on Friday, January 15.

SETS: SCHOLARSHIP ON ALICE MUNRO

In January 2015 J.R. (Tim) Struthers, who has been researching and publishing on Alice Munro for forty years, published two new volumes in her honour:  the first, under his sole editorship and entitled Alice Munro and the Souwesto Story, being a special issue of the American creative/critical journal Short Story; the second, co-edited with poet John B.