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us: Croyden, Margaret



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    • found: Her Lunatics, lovers and poets, 1974.
    • found: U.S. copyright file, Sept. 27, 2005 (Croyden, Margaret, 1922- )
    • found: New York Times obituary, viewed online Apr. 23, 2015 (CROYDEN--Margaret, 92, well known theatre critic, commentator, and journalist, died Feb. 22 at the Lillian Booth Actors' Home in Englewood, NJ. Her pieces on theater in the United States and abroad appeared in The New York Times and The New York Times Magazine, Village Voice, American Theater Magazine, The Nation, Vogue and other publications. As a host of CBS TV's Camera Three for over a decade, Ms. Croyden interviewed leading theater directors, actors, and teachers. Her insightful and broad ranging journalism informed theater scholars and critics--and the public--about such pioneering figures as Grotowski, Ionesco, Beckett, Peter Brook, and others. Among her four books are "Lunatics, Lovers, and Poets: The Contemporary Experimental Theater," a seminal study of the history and current state of avant- garde theater, and "Conversations with Peter Brook: 1970-2000." Born in Brooklyn, Ms. Croyden was educated at Hunter College, New York University, Oxford University, and the Shakespeare Institute and was an English professor at Jersey City State University. She lectured widely in the United States and internationally and was the recipient of several honors, including an Asian Cultural Council grant. She also helped found the League of Professional Theater Women, from which she received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003, and with author Marilyn Stasio, she co-founded the Drama Desk, which honored her at its 2014 annual meeting)
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