Samuel L. Leiter

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Gender Male
Industry Education
Occupation retired professor of theatre
Location Howard Beach, New York, United States
Introduction Distinguished Professor Emeritus (Theatre), Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. Drama Desk voting member. Author/editor of 30 books. Most recent: KABUKI AT THE CROSSROADS (2014); MEIJI KABUKI (2022). Others include ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE NEW YORK STAGE, 1920-1930, 1930-1940, 1940-1950; SHAKESPEARE AROUND THE GLOBE; FROM BELASCO TO BROOK; FROM STANISLAVSKY TO BARRAULT; THE GREAT STAGE DIRECTORS; FROZEN MOMENTS; ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ASIAN THEATRE; HISTORICAL DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE TRADITIONAL THEATRE; THE ART OF KABUKI; KABUKI PLAYS ON STAGE (4 vols.), etc. “Back-translations” of THE LION KING, AIDA, and WICKED for Tokyo productions. Drama Desk Awards voter: 2012-present. Blogs: KABUKI WOOGIE and THEATRE'S LEITER SIDE. Regular contributor to THEATER PIZZAZZ, THEATER LIFE.