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  • David Richman received his B.A. from Harvard University and his Ph.D. from Stanford University. Richman teaches courses in the Interpretation of Shakespeare, Play reading, race and justice in theatre, and the History, Theory and Criticism of Theatre. He has directed UNH students in forty plays by Shakespeare, Ibsen, Beckett, and other classical and modern dramatists. Most recently, he has directed productions of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible; Trina Davies' The Bone Bridge, a world premier and Woodward prize winner about the aftermath of the Bosnian genocide; and his own adaptation of The Odyssey, based on the recently published Emily Wilson translation. In the summer of 2005, he acted Prospero in a production of The Tempest performed on Appledore Island, a role he reprised in the summer of 2017 in Guilford, Connecticut. In 2018, he wrote and performed in a play about Tiresias, the blind prophet of Thebes, at the Jefferson Market Library in New York, and reprised the performance at UNH in January, 2019. In the summer of 2014, he acted King Lear for Shakesperience Productions, a company founded by a UNH alum, and in the winter of 2017, he acted Oedipus at Colonus at UNH. Richman has authored books about Shakespearean comedies and W.B. Yeats' plays, as well as an assortment of articles on Shakespeare and other playwrights. He is a recipient of the Lindberg Award, given to the outstanding teacher‐scholar in the College of Liberal Arts and of the 1938 Professorship, awarded for university‐wide outstanding teaching. He is the 2018-19 recipient of the Jean C. Brierley Award, given to the outstanding teacher in the university.
  • Teaching Activities

  • History of Theatre II Taught course 2021
  • History of Theatre II Taught course 2021
  • Honors/History of Theatre II Taught course 2021
  • Honors/Theatre &Social Justice Taught course 2021
  • History of Theatre I Taught course 2020
  • Honors/History of Theatre I Taught course 2020
  • Independent Study Taught course 2020
  • Interp of Shakespeare in Thea Taught course 2020
  • History of Theatre II Taught course 2020
  • Honors/History of Theatre II Taught course 2020
  • Honors/Theatre &Social Justice Taught course 2020
  • Independent Study Taught course 2020
  • Introduction to Humanities Taught course 2020
  • History of Theatre I Taught course 2019
  • Honors/History of Theatre I Taught course 2019
  • Interp of Shakespeare in Thea Taught course 2019
  • Practicum//Technical Taught course 2019
  • Practicum/Performance Taught course 2019
  • History of Theatre II Taught course 2019
  • Honors/Theatre &Social Justice Taught course 2019
  • Top/Wom, Man, Work, Life, Resp Taught course 2019
  • American Theatre: 1920-1970 Taught course 2018
  • History of Theatre I Taught course 2018
  • Honors/History of Theatre I Taught course 2018
  • Independent Study Taught course 2018
  • Practicum/Performance Taught course 2018
  • History of Theatre I Taught course 2017
  • Honors/History of Theatre I Taught course 2017
  • Interp of Shakespeare in Thea Taught course 2017
  • Practicum/Performance Taught course 2017
  • History of Theatre II Taught course 2017
  • Honors/History of Theatre II Taught course 2017
  • Honors/Theatre &Social Justice Taught course 2017
  • Introduction to Humanities Taught course 2017
  • History of Theatre I Taught course 2016
  • Honors/History of Theatre I Taught course 2016
  • Independent Study Taught course 2016
  • Play Reading Taught course 2016
  • Intro Humanities/Marriage Taught course 2016
  • History of Theatre II Taught course 2016
  • Honors/History of Theatre II Taught course 2016
  • Honors/Theatre &Social Justice Taught course 2016
  • Practicum/Performance Taught course 2016
  • Practicum/Technical Theatre Taught course 2016
  • Surv/Theatre Provocative Act Taught course 2016
  • History of Theatre I Taught course 2015
  • Honors/History of Theatre I Taught course 2015
  • Interp of Shakespeare in Thea Taught course 2015
  • Practicum/Performance Taught course 2015
  • American Theatre: 1920-1970 Taught course 2015
  • History of Theatre II Taught course 2015
  • Honors/History of Theatre II Taught course 2015
  • Intro to Humanities: Ethics Taught course 2015
  • History of Theatre I Taught course 2014
  • Honors/Capstone Project Taught course 2014
  • Honors/History of Theatre I Taught course 2014
  • Independent Study Taught course 2014
  • History of Theatre II Taught course 2014
  • Honors/History of Theatre II Taught course 2014
  • Honors/History of Theatre II Taught course 2014
  • Independent Study Taught course 2014
  • Play Reading Taught course 2014
  • In Bed w/the Bard-Shakespeare Taught course 2013 - 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. English, Harvard University
  • Ph.D. English, Stanford University
  • Full Name

  • David Richman