Gordon Rogoff is Professor 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. He was a regular critic for The Village Voice for thirteen years, and has appeared in such publications as The Nation, The New Republic, The 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.