Academic journal article TheatreForum

Editor's Note

Academic journal article TheatreForum

Editor's Note

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All of us at TheatreForum are saddened by the death of David Bradby on 17 January 2011. Bradby, who was born in 1941, was one of the first English-language theatre scholars to insist that plays and performances be thought about and talked about together, the plays in performance and the performance as "scenic writing," and he demonstrated the power of this premise in an impressive number of books and articles. His work pioneered a new direction for theatre studies in the English-speaking world. More directly from our perspective, his work helped prepare the ground for journals that share his premise, journals like Contemporary Theatre Review, which he coedited, and, of course, TheatreForum.

David was also one of our coworkers. He contributed three pieces to the journal, the first of them back in 1995 (TF07). Beginning in 2000 he served, first, as a contributing editor, and beginning in 2004, as a member of our advisory board. David was also the most influential scholar of new French writing for the stage over the last twenty-five years, and our readers profited from his expertise (see his piece on Michel Vinaver's Overboard in TF34). …

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