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Bard Explored with Paul Budra and John "Ray" Proctor


Aug 21, 2021 10:18 AM

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John "Ray" Proctor
Assistant Professor @Tulane University
John (Ray) Proctor holds a BA in English from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, and an MFA in Acting from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. His PhD in Theatre Research (with a primary focus on Shakespeare Studies) is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His dissertation considered the ways in which mid-twentieth century theatre audiences learned to negotiate issues of class, race, integration within the framework of a particular 1942 production of Othello that featured Paul Robeson.
Paul Budra
Professor @Simon Fraser University
Paul Budra teaches Shakespeare and early modern literature and has published articles on Renaissance literature and contemporary popular culture. He is the author of A Mirror for Magistrates and the de casibus Tradition and Shakespeare Early and Late: a textbook. He is the co-editor of the essay collections Part Two: Reflections on the Sequel; Soldier Talk: Oral Narratives of the Vietnam War; From Text to Txting: New Media in the Classroom; and Shakespeare and Consciousness. He is a past president of the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society, former Chair of English Department, former Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and winner of the SFU Excellence in Teaching Award for 2004.