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Forsyth, Alison 1961-

FORSYTH, Alison 1961-


Born January 28, 1961, in London, England; daughter of John Johnstone (a company director) and Catherine (a civil servant; maiden name, Docherty) Forsyth. Ethnicity: "White." Education: University of Surrey, B.A. (with honors), 1986; University of Edinburgh, M.A., 1987; University of Stirling, Ph.D., 1997. Politics: "Non-party political." Religion: "None." Hobbies and other interests: Theater, ballet, gardening, walking, collecting porcelain.


Home—8 Courtland Mews, Stafford ST16 3GR, England. Office—Staffordshire University, College Rd., Stoke-on-Trent, England; fax: 44-0208-740-9053. E-mail—[email protected].


University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland, part-time lecturer in English, 1992-97; University of Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain, lecturer in drama, 1997-98; University of Aberystwyth, Aberystwyth, Wales, lecturer in modern European theater, 1998-2001; Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, lecturer in drama and theater arts, 2001—. Also worked as a secretary and as an editor; London Chamber of Commerce, member of Institute of Qualified Private Secretaries.


European Society.


Gadamer, History, and the Classics: Fugard, Marowitz, Berkoff, and Harrison Rewrite the Theatre, Peter Lang Publishing (New York, NY), 2002.

Contributor to books, including The Professions in Contemporary British Drama, Intellect Books (London, England), 2002.


Editing Adaptations of the Classics: An Edited Critical Anthology, for Routledge (London, England), completion expected in 2004; Other Othellos: The History of a Character.


Alison Forsyth told CA: "I write because I am a research-active academic. Also I feel compelled to combat (in a small way) the overwhelming canon-bashing standpoints that have taken hold in academe. My work is loosely cultural materialist, so I am motivated by a desire to investigate art (theater especially) within a wider socio-political context. I also have a particular interest in how we receive art and hermeneutics. Particular dramatists that I have a current interest in include Ariel Dorfmann and Harold Pinter."

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