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Stephen Wisker

PhD, Theatre & Performance
swisker@buffalo.edu

Stephen is a practitioner, performer, and theatre historian, specializing in Comedy, Clowning and Early Modern Theatre. He has also directed new plays, including at The Brave New World Festival on Broadway, in 2002, and musicals.

He has taught and directed Shakespeare widely, for many years at the Actors Center, London, and then for NYU/Tisch School of the Arts when he moved to the US. Stephen is currently ABD, writing his thesis and a chapter for Bloomsbury’s Cultural History of Comedy.
His dissertation is entitled “Dying Laughing: On the Death and Resurrection of the Clown in Shakespearean Drama.”