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Robert C. Burroughs Biography (1923-)
Born March 1, 1923, in Milwaukee, WI; son of S. Dillon (a sales manager) andMatta (Smith) Burroughs; married Patricia Genematas (a costume designer), December 29, 1951; children: Robert, Christopher. Addresses: HOME--5810 N. Williams Drive, Tucson, AZ, 85704. OFFICE--Department of Drama, Universityof Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 85721.
- Birth Details
- March 1, 1923
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
- PRINCIPAL EDUCATIONAL APPOINTMENTS--Temporary instructor of drama, Hanover College, IN, 1942-43.
- instructor of theatre, San Diego State University, 1948.
- instructor in speech and drama, University of Alabama, 1949-50.
- instructor, University of Arizona's High School fine arts camp, 1954.
- instructor in theatre, U.S. Army Special Services, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, 1961-62.
- professor of drama, University of Arizona, 1947--.
- head of drama department, College of Fine Arts, University of Arizona, 1978--.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK
- Director at the University of Arizona: Follies; Over Here; Dear Liar; Charley's Aunt; The Imaginary Invalid; The Clown Who Ran Away; The Little Foxes;A Doll's House; Pinocchio; The Heiress; Born Yesterday; The Steadfast Tin Soldier; Who'll Save the Ploughboy; Absence of a Cello; Misalliance; I Never Sang for My Father; The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie; Indians; Under Two Flags; The Taming of the Shrew; Playboy of the Western World; The Pursuit of Happiness; Hotel Paradiso; The Guardsman.
- Also directed plays at the National Music Camp, Interlochen Center for the Arts, MI; Arizona Theatre Company, Tucson, AZ; Imperial Players, Cripple Creek, CO.Designer, University of Arizona: An Evening with Lincoln; Girl Crazy;The Guardsman; Gigi; The Pursuit of Happiness; Peer Gynt; Hello, Dolly!; Hamlet; Mourning Becomes Electra; Playboy of the Western World; King Lear; HenryIV, PartI; Othello; Antony and Cleopatra; Misalliance.
- Designed plays at the University of Alabama, summer seasons, 1949- 50; designed She Stoops to Conquer, Joan of Lorraine, and The Dove and the Duck, all at the University of Iowa, 1946-47; designed The Doughgirls, U.S.O., Alaska, 1944; designed Take a Break, U.S. Army Special Services Overseas Touring production, 1944-45; designed at the Tucson Children's Theatre, 1950-70.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- With the Town Hall Players, Brewster-on-the-Cape, MA, 1948.
- Wagon Wheel Theatre, Rockton, IL, 1954.
- University of Arizona, 1947--.
- University of Alabama, 1949-50.
- narrator, San Xavier Fiesta, Tucson Festival Society, 1958--.
- narrator, Tucson Symphony, 1983.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Take a Break, U.S. Army Special Services Overseas production, 1944- 45.
- (with Professor J.E. Lafferty) Syllabus for Stagecraft and Stage Lighting, 1960.
- A Bibliography of Interest to Theatre Workers, American Educational Theatre Association Inc., 1961.
- "Some New Solutions for Old Problems," The Arizona Journal of Speech andDrama, 1961.
- Athenian Theatre: 2000 Years Later, Drama at Calgary, International Theatre Publication, 1969.
- "Plays and Awards," Arizona Speech and Drama Journal, 1964.
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