Gerald Weales

Gerald Weales's “American Theater Watch” appeared in these pages from 1978 until 2010, and we have also featured on occasion his essays and reviews on topics that have included World War II and the early-career political cartoons of one Theodore Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss). In addition to his distinguished career as an author and drama specialist, Weales was a longtime professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, from which he retired in 1987; a senior Fulbright scholar at the University of Sri Lanka; and the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship.

Georgia Review Archive for Gerald Weales

American Theater Watch, 1977-1978

on America’s Great Illustrators by Susan E. Meyer

American Theater Watch, 1978-1979

The Quality of Mercy, or Mrs. Warren’s Profession

on The Harvest Festival by Sean O’Casey

American Theater Watch, 1979-1980

American Theater Watch, 1980–1981

on The Art of Maurice Sendak by Selma G. Lanes

What Price Hollywood? (on The Inquisition In Hollywood: Politics in the Film Community, 1930-1960 by Larry Ceplair, Steven Englund; & Hollywood Goes to War: Films and American Society, 1939-52 by Colin Shindler)

Hawks at Length (on Hawks on Hawks by Joseph McBride)

American Theater Watch, 1981–1982

on The Essays, Articles and Reviews of Evelyn Waugh by Donat Gallagher

American Theater Watch, 1984–1985

on Great Reckonings in Little Rooms: on the Phenomenology of Theater by Bert O. States & The Idea of the Actor: Drama and the Ethics of Performance by William B. Worthen

American Theater Watch, 1982–1983

on The Hound & Horn Letters by Mitzi Berger Hamovitch

on The Collected Screenplays of Bernard Shaw by Bernard F. Dukore

American Theater Watch, 1983–1984

American Theater Watch, 1986–1987

American Theater Watch, 1987–1988

on The Collected Letters of William Morris. Volume I, Volume IIA, Volume IIB by Norman Kelvin

on The Selected Correspondence of Kenneth Burke and Malcolm Cowley, 1915-1981 by Paul Jay

on The Magic Lantern by Ingmar Bergman and Joan Tate

American Theater Watch, 1988–1989

on Bernard Shaw on Photography by Bill Jay and Margaret Moore

American Theater Watch, 1989–1990

American Theater Watch, 1990–1991

American Theater Watch, 1991–1992

A Realist in the American Theatre: Selected Drama Criticism of William Dean Howells by Brenda Murphy

American Theater Watch, 1992–1993

American Theater Watch, 1993–1994

American Theater Watch, 1994–1995

on By Southern Playwrights: Plays from Actors Theatre of Louisville by Michael Bigelow Dixon and Michele Volansky

American Theater Watch, 1995–1996

American Theater Watch, 1996–1997

Playwrights Talking, Playwrights Writing (on Speaking on Stage: Interviews with Contemporary American Playwrights by Philip C. Kolin and Colby H. Kullman; & Plays for the End of the Century by Bonnie Marranca)

American Theater Watch, 1997–1998

American Theater Watch, 1998–1999

American Theater Watch, 1999–2000

Horton Hatchets Hitler (on Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel by Richard H. Minear

American Theater Watch, 2000–2001

American Theater Watch, 2001–2002

American Theater Watch, 2002–2003

American Theater Watch, 2003–2004

“Mille Tenderesse, T” (on The Complete Stories of Truman Capote; Too Brief a Treat: The Letters of Truman Capote by Gerald Clarke

American Theater Watch, 2004–2005

on Drawn to Extremes: The Use and Abuse of Editorial Cartoons by Chris Lamb

American Theater Watch, 2006–2007

American Theater Watch, 2007–2008

The Last Noël (on The Letters of Noël Coward, edited by Barry Day)

American Theater Watch, 2008–2009

“Silly Old Bear”: Pooh Old, Pooh New (on David Benedictus’ Return to the Hundred Acre Wood)

American Theater Watch, 2009–2010

American Theater Watch, 1977–2010 (excerpts and introduction by Stephen Corey)

A Case for Charlie Chan (on Yunte Huan’s Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History)

“If you don’t make it better I’ll stick pins in you” (on Pauline Kael’s The Age of Movies: Selected Writings of Pauline Kael, edited by Sanford Schwartz; and Brian Kellow’s Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark)