Announcement of new Alois M. Nagler Scholarship
27 July, 2018 by Jean Graham-Jones | 0 comments
Yale School of Drama is pleased to announce the Alois M. Nagler Scholarship, created to honor the renowned theater historian, author, and co-founder and past President of IFTR.
Yale School of Drama (YSD) is pleased to announce the Alois M. Nagler Scholarship, established by Dr. Richard Beacham, FRSA, Professor Emeritus at King’s College, to honor renowned theater historian and author Dr. Alois Nagler, co-founder and past President of the International Federation for Theatre Research. Professor Nagler was a revered member of the YSD faculty for thirty years—from 1946 until 1975—and is remembered with admiration and affection by the scores of students who learned the history of theater in his classes and seminars. The Alois M. Nagler Scholarship will benefit a deserving student of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at YSD and will serve as a lasting testament to a teacher whose commitment to education and scholarship has been a continued source of inspiration.
Professor Beacham is a theatre historian, with particular interest in both ancient theatre, and in the work of Adolphe Appia, “the father of modern stage practice”. He earned his BA at Yale University and his DFA at YSD. He has had a prolific career as a researcher, teacher and writer, and co-founded the School of Theatre Studies at the University of Warwick. Now Professor Emeritus at King’s College, London, he is a pioneer in 3D research-based computer modelling and virtual reality explorations of cultural heritage, including historic theatre sites and stage settings.
Yale School of Drama is grateful to Richard Beacham for his generosity in ensuring Dr. Nagler’s legacy through this scholarship at Yale School of Drama.