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William Arrowsmith Biography (1924-)
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"The essential thing is poetry, dramatic poetry in particular, which I'mprepared to follow across any linguistic or disciplinary boundaries. Hence, my professional interest in teaching and writing about the films of Kurosawa and Antonioni, Greek drama, Marlowe and Shakespeare, T. S. Eliot, Amerindian poetry."
- educator, critic, writer, translator
- Birth Details
- April 13, 1924
- Orange, New Jersey
Theatre-Related Career: Education
- instructor, classics, Princeton University, 1951-54; instructor, classicsand humanities, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, 1953-54; assistant professor, classics and humanities, University of California at Riverside, 1954-56; faculty member, University of Texas, 1958-70, professor classics, 1959-70,chairman department, 1964-66, University Professor Arts and Letters, 1965-70: visiting professor of humanities, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1971; professor of classics, Boston University, 1971-76; Visiting, Henry McCormick, Professor of Dramatic Literature, Yale School of Drama, 1976-77; professor, writing seminars and classics, Johns Hopkins University, 1977-81.
- Ford Foundation, 1970-71; Leadership Training Institute, Office of Education, 1970-71; visiting professor, MIT, 1971;
- Center, Advanced Studies, Wesleyan University, 1967; Battelle Memorial Institute, Seattle, WA, 1968; Woodrow Wilson, 1947-48; Prix de Rome, Senior research fellow, American Academy of Rome, 1956-57; Guggenheim, 1957-58; Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar, 1964-65; Rockefeller, in humanities, 1980-81.
- Founding editor, Chimera, 1942-44; Hudson Review, 1948-60,Arion, and Journal of Classical Culture, 1962; advisory editorTulane Drama Review, 1960-67; advisory board, Mosaic, 1967; Image of Italy, 1961; Five Modern Italian Novels, 1964; The Greek Tragedy in New Translation Oxford University Press, 33 vols., 1973-.
The Satyricon, 1959; The Bacchae, Cyclops, Heracles, Orestes, Hecuba, 1960; The Birds, 1961; The Clouds, 1962; Alcestis, 1973. BOOKS--The Craft and Context of Translation (with R. Shattuck), 1962; Dialogues with Leucò (with D. S. Carne, Cesare Pavese), 1965; Hard Labor (with Cesare Pavese), 1976.