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Professor Places Musical Theatre in Historical Context

When Larry Stempel, Ph.D., came to Fordham some 30 years ago,
the chair of the art history and music department suggested he teach
a course on musical theatre, since he loved the subject.
MM“You’ve got to be kidding; there are so few materials available,” said Stempel, an associate professor of music.


Move Over, Shakespeare:
Boys’ Companies Revel in Location, Location, Location

In early modern London, when women weren’t allowed onstage
and a person could spot an aristocrat by the color and drape of his cape, troupes of boy actors were busy producing new and often
controversial material.
MMMary Bly, Ph.D., associate professor of English, studies these
16th- and 17th-century boys’ companies and their plays.


When Wars End:
Professor Explores Strategies for Peacebuilding

War is as old as humanity itself. Peacebuilding is much newer,
at least as an institutionalized endeavor.
MMMelissa Labonte, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science
in Fordham College at Rose Hill, is devoted to analyzing this
urgently needed activity, which was formalized by the United Nations
only six years ago.



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