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Dept. of Drama & Dance
Aidekman 207
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: 617-627-2535
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Barbara Wallace Grossman, Professor
Theatre History, Dramatic Literature and Criticism, Directing, Voice and Speech

Barbara Wallace Grossman, M.F.A., Ph.D., has been a faculty member in the Department of Drama and Dance since 1991. A Professor of Drama, her specialties include American popular entertainment, musical theatre, women in theatre, the Holocaust on stage and screen, and voice. Author of Funny Woman: the Life and Times of Fanny Brice (Indiana University Press), her most recent book is A Spectacle of Suffering: Clara Morris on the American Stage (Southern Illinois University Press). A Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts (1994-1999) and the United States Holocaust Memorial Council (2000-2005), she currently serves as Vice Chair of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She is member of the American Repertory Theatre's Board of Advisors and the Newton Cultural Alliance's Board of Directors.

At Tufts, she chairs the Academic Awards Committee and serves as Ombudsperson of the Faculty Grievance Panel. A member of the Graduate School of Arts and Science's Executive Board, she also is an adjunct faculty member of the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service and co-chairs its faculty Executive Committee. She serves on the Academic Standing and Honors Committee as well as on the Advisory Boards for Career Services, the Center for the Humanities, Communication and Media Studies, and International Letters and Visual Studies.

In addition to teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, Professor Grossman directs departmental productions, most recently Parade, Company, and Kiss Me, Kate, and last season's Our Class.

Courses Taught:
DR 3 Early Modern Theatre
DR 28 Voice and Speech
DR 33 The American Musical
DR 72 Imagining the Holocaust on Stage and Screen
DR 93-03: Contemporary Musical Theater
DR 235 Molière and the Theatre of His Time
DR 240 History of Popular Entertainment
DR 254 Domestic Tragedy: Sexuality, Identity, Performance
DR 294 Confronting Genocide on Stage and Screen

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