Mason, Jeffrey D(aniel)

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MASON, Jeffrey D(aniel)

MASON, Jeffrey D(aniel). American, b. 1952. Genres: Plays/Screenplays, Theatre. Career: Drama teacher and founder of drama program at a high school in Grass Valley, CA, 1975-79; University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, associate instructor in dramatic art, 1980-82; Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA, instructor in performing arts, 1982; San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, lecturer in theater arts, 1983-84; California State University-Bakersfield, lecturer, 1984-85, assistant professor, 1985-87, associate professor, 1987-92, professor of theater, 1992-97, chair, Department of Fine Arts, 1991-97; University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, professor of theater arts and department head, 2001-. Participant in Valley Writers Read, a series broadcast by KVPR-Radio, 1999. Publications: PLAYS: The Interview, 1980; The Husband, 1981; A Game of Chance, 1983; Sherlock Holmes: The Legend, 1988; Camille (trans. and adaptation of La dame aux Camélias by A. Dumas), 1989; Last Dance (one-act play), 2000. OTHER: Wisecracks: The Farces of George S. Kaufman, 1988; Melodrama and the Myth of America, 1993; Cousin Jack (novel), 1996; (ed., with J.E. Gainor) Performing America: Cultural Nationalism in American Theatre, 1999. Contributor to books. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals and Internet Web sites. Address: Theater Arts Department 1231, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]