Weales, Gerald

views updated

WEALES, Gerald

WEALES, Gerald. American, b. 1925. Genres: Novels, Children's fiction, Literary criticism and history, Theatre. Career: Professor Emeritus of English, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, since 1987 (Assistant Professor, 1958-63; Associate Professor, 1963-67; Professor, 1967-87). Instructor in English, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, 1951-53, Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey, 1953-55, and Wayne State University, Detroit, 1955-56; Assistant Professor of English, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1957-58. Publications: Miss Grimsbee Is a Witch, 1957; Tale for the Bluebird, 1960; Religion in Modern English Drama, 1961; American Drama since World War II, 1962; A Play and Its Parts, 1964; Miss Grimsbee Takes a Vacation, 1965; The Jumping-Off Place: American Drama in the 1960's, 1969; Clifford Odets, Playwright, 1971, 1985; Canned Goods as Caviar: American Film Comedy of the 1930's, 1985. EDITOR: Edwardian Plays, 1962; Eleven Plays, 1964; The Complete Plays of William Wycherley, 1966; Death of a Salesman, by A. Miller: Text and Criticism, 1967; The Crucible, by A. Miller, 1971; (with R.J. Nelson) Revolution (collection of plays), 1975; (with R.J. Nelson) Enclosure (collection of plays), 1975. Address: 208 S. 43rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]