Kenneth Krauss

Associate Professor of Drama


Ph.D., M.Phil.English (TC) and Drama/Theatre (GSAS)Columbia University
M.A.English LiteratureRutgers University
B.A. with honoursEnglish with Classical GreekThe University of Sussex at Brighton

Professional Experience

Worked as playwright,correspondent for TheatreWeek, and actor/director off-off Broadway and at regional playhouses.

Teaching Interests

Drama and theatre, film, and literature.

Research/Creative Works

“The Drama of My Life: Theatricalization of Life and Love in Casanova’s l’Histoire de
ma Vie.” Study of Casanova’s memoir and its dramatic dimensions.
Male Beauty: Postwar Masculinity in Theatre, Film and Physique Magazines. Albany: SUNY
Press, 2014. An examination of how mid-twentieth-century theatre, film, and physique
magazines in the United States transformed the construct of masculinity.
Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis. Introduction and notes to Lewis’s 1922 novel. NY: Barnes & Noble Books, September, 2005
The Drama of Fallen France: Reading la comédie sans tickets: a full-length examination of the role of drama written and/or staged in Nazi-occupied Paris. Albany: SUNY Press, 2004
The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays by Oscar Wilde. Introduction and notes to Wilde’s major dramatic works. NY: Barnes & Noble Books, 2003
There’s a War Going On. Drama in Two Acts. Dallas: Dialogus, 1996.
Private Readings/Public Texts. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1993.
Maxwell Anderson and the New York Stage (co editor). Monroe, NY: Lib¬. Res. Assoc., 1991.