Dr. Elaine Adams Novak is the author of Styles of Acting and Performing
in Musicah and co-author of Staging Musical Theatre. She is professor
emeritus of theatre at Marshall University and has taught theatre
classes and directed plays, musicals and revues. She holds degrees from
Marshall College, Columbia University and Ohio State University.
Grateful acknowledgment for their help and support is owed to my
family, Edwin Novak, Deborah Novak and John Witek; to friends,
Kristine Greenwood, William G. Kearns, Andrew Marcum, Maureen
Milicia, James Morris-Smith, Mike Murphy, Judge Dan O’Hanlon
and S. Tyler Tackett; and to my editors at Betterway Books, Tara
Horton, Terri Wilson and Christine Doyle.