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David S. Thompson

Annie Louise Harrison Waterman Professor of Theatre

Phone: 404.471.6250
Email: dthompson@agnesscott.edu

Academic Degrees

  • B.A., University of Tennessee
  • M.F.A., University of Tennessee
  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Teaching and Scholarly Interests

Thompson is an expert on Broadway theatre, particularly the Tony Award, Broadway's highest honor. He is also an expert on award-winning women playwrights, the topic of his 1997 dissertation. He is a director, theatre theorist, consultant and critic who also researches American drama and the pedagogy of theatre.

Professional Activities

Thompson’s articles and commentaries have appeared in theatrical publications, online sources and a variety of leading newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Sun and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Additionally, his work has been carried by the New York Times, Knight Ridder and Scripps Howard news services. Thompson’s first book, a critical edition of the 1921 musical Shuffle Along is scheduled for publication on 2008.

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