Faculty in the Department of Theatre Arts are active in all areas of scholarship. Scholars regularily publish their research. Recent publications include the following:
Translation/Adaptation, So, Who Wears the Boobs in This Family? (Apollinaire’s Breasts of Tiresias), performed at New College (Sarasota, FL).
Strange Duets: Impresarios and Actresses in the American Theatre, 1865‑1914. Studies in Theatre History and Culture Series. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press. 2006. 378 pp. Winner of the Joe A. Callaway Prize for 2008 for the best book on drama or theatre, presented by New York University’s Department of English
The Gay and Lesbian Theatrical Legacy: A Biographical Dictionary of Major Figures of the American Stage in the Pre-Stonewall Era, co-edited with Robert A. Schanke and Billy J. Harbin. University of Michigan Press, 2005. 440 pp.
Staging Desire: Queer Readings of American Theater History, anthology of essays co-edited with Robert A. Schanke. University of Michigan Press, 2002. 416 pp.
Passing Performances: Queer Readings of Leading Players in American Theater History, anthology of essays co‑edited with Robert A. Schanke. University of Michigan Press, 1998. 352 pp.
“The Epoch Model: An Arts Organization with an Expiration Date,” chapter in 20Under40: Re-Inventing the Arts and Arts Education for the 21st Century, Edited by Edward P. Clapp. 2010.
“Artists Who Dare: Contemporary Carnival Designers,” Carnival: Theory and Practice, p 285 – 296, The Harriet Tubman Series on the African Diaspora, Toronto 2012
"Tony Kushner," The Norton Anthology of Drama. New York: WW Norton, 2009; Shorter Edition, 2010; Second Edition, 2013.
"Harold Pinter," The Norton Anthology of Drama. New York: WW Norton, 2009; Shorter Edition, 2010; Second Edition, 2013.
"Mapping The Inland Sea: Naomi Wallace's British Epic Drama." The Theatre of Naomi Wallace: Embodied Dialogues. Eds. Scott T. Cummings and Erica Steven Abbitt. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
"'Dramaturging' the Dialectic: Brecht, Benjamin, & Declan Donnellan's Production of Angels in America." Approaching the Millennium: Essays on Angels in America. Eds. Deborah R. Geis & Stephen Kruger. University of Michigan Press, 1997.
“Riding, Scarring, Knowing: A Queerly Embodied Performance Historiography,” Theatre Journal 64:4 (December 2012): 489-511. Winner of the 2013 ATHE Outstanding Article Award and Honorable Mention for the 2013 Oscar G. Brockett Essay Prize, American Society for Theatre Research.
“Equestrian Drama,” The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature, edited by Frederick Burwick, Nancy M. Goslee and Diane Long Hoeveler. Chichester, UK: Blackwell Publishing, 2012. (5000 w).
“Lesbian Scholar/Gay Subject: Turn-of-the-Century Inversions,” Theatre Topics (September 2003): 235-246.
“Clyde Fitch’s Too Wilde Love,” in Staging Desire: Queer Readings of Theater History, eds. Robert A. Schanke and Kim Marra. 23-54. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2002.
“Taming America as Actress: Augustin Daly, Ada Rehan, and the Discourse of Imperial Frontier Conquest,” in Performing America: Cultural Nationalism in American Theatre, ed. J. Ellen Gainor and Jeffrey Mason. 52-72. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1999.
“A Lesbian Marriage of Cultural Consequence: Elisabeth Marbury and Elsie de Wolfe, 1886-1933,” Theatre Annual: A Journal of Performance Studies 47 (Fall 1994): 71-96. Revised for reprinting in Passing Performances: Queer Readings of Leading Players in American Theater History, ed. Robert A. Schanke and Kim Marra. 104-128. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998.
Stage Management Occupational Trends Survey, national survey of 600+ stage managers, research conducted with graduate students and advanced undergraduates, 2013.
“Losing Its Home, Hancher Expanded its Footprint,” Invited Guest Opinion for Press Citizen newspaper, 2013.
“The Data Crunchers of Theater,” Commissioned Article in Stage Directions magazine, 2013
“Open for Business,” Roundtable Discussion on Teaching Arts Entrepreneurship, Lead Article for American Theatre magazine, moderated by Janice C. Simpson, 2013.
Stage Management Occupational Trends Survey, national survey of 525 stage managers, research conducted with graduate students and advanced undergraduates, 2010.
R. Eric Stone
Book Review for “Showcase” by Rafael Jaen, TD&T, Winter 2012, volume 48, #1, p 59-61, 2012.