Associate Professor of Theatre
Ph.D., Kent State University, Ohio
M.A., San Diego State University
B.A., California Western University
In addition to his extensive experience in live theatre, Dr. Edgecombe has published numerous articles on subjects as varied as the life of Shakespeare, Russian actor education and interpreting plays for the hearing impaired. He was the Founding Director of the Indiana Shakespeare Festival, a position he held for more than a decade. He is active in the theatre educators' professional organization, the Northwest Drama Conference. For that group he served as Critic's Forum Director, Vice President and most recently was elected President. He is a member of the American College Theatre Festival where one of his productions won regional awards. Dr. Edgecombe is also a playwright and his most recent play Libby received a national tour and won a "four star" rating at the Edinburgh Fringe Theatre Festival. In addition to directing productions for the University of Alaska Anchorage, he directs for Cyrano's Off-Center Playhouse and is a board member and participant of the Edward Albee Last Frontier Theatre Conference.
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Theatrical Training During the Age of Shakespeare
| ||Chapters include: The Education of William Shakespeare: Indications of Future Achievement In the Dramatic Arts, The Training of the Apprentices In Shakespeare's Company, The Elizabethan Boy Companies: Their Education and Performance Experience, and The Bard in Class: Contemporary Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare. |