Marc Robinson

Marc Robinson's picture
Malcolm G. Chace '56 Professor of Theater & Performance Studies and English, Acting Chair of English

B.A. Hamilton College, 1984
D.F.A., Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Yale School of Drama, 1992

Marc Robinson is Professor of English, Theater and Performance Studies, and American Studies. He is also Professor in the Practice of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale. His books include The American Play: 1787-2000 (Yale Univ. Press, 2009) and The Other American Drama (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1994). In addition, he is the editor of three books: The Myopia and Other Plays by David Greenspan (Critical Performances series, Univ. of Michigan Press, 2012), The Theater of Maria Irene Fornes (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1999), and Altogether Elsewhere: Writers on Exile (Faber and Faber, 1994). His edition of Adrienne Kennedy’s plays and prose, including ten previously unpublished works, will appear from Library of America in September 2023. He has been awarded the 2009 George Jean Nathan Award and the 2010 George Freedley Special Jury Prize (both for The American Play), the 2012 Lambda Literary Award in Drama (for The Myopia and Other Plays by David Greenspan), and the 2004 Betty Jean Jones Award for Outstanding Teaching of American Drama. He is a fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities.


Undergraduate: Theater Now; Modernism and American Theater; Modern European Drama, American Experimental Theater; Contemporary American Drama

Graduate: Criticism Workshop, The American Avant-Garde, Modern American Drama, Contemporary American and British Drama, American Drama to 1914, Realism