Gordon Rogoff

Professor in the Practice of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism 

BA, Yale University, 1952

Gordon Rogoff is Professor in the Practice of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism. His books include Theatre Is Not Safe and Vanishing Acts; his work-in-progress is Sunset Over Ice: Late Works of Verdi, Ibsen, Richard Strauss, Ingmar Bergman, and Matisse, and the essays on Verdi and Strauss have been published in Parnassus: Poetry in Review; the essay on Ibsen was published in The Yale Review. He was a regular critic for The Village Voice for thirteen years, and has appeared in such publications as The NationThe New RepublicThe Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Reporter. He was given the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award for Criticism by The American Academy of Arts and Letters (1991), and was the recipient of the George Jean Nathan Award in 1986. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities, and has been a resident Fellow in 2009, 2011, and 2013 of The Bogliasco Foundation. He has adapted plays and poems by Shakespeare, the stories of Italo Calvino, and won an OBIE award in 1976 for his direction of Morton Lichter’s play, Old Timers’ Sexual Symphony and other Notes.