Albert Wertheim Fellowship & Prize

About Albert Werheim

After graduating with his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1965, Professor Wertheim taught at Princeton University before moving to Indiana in 1969. His dissertation at Yale concerned seventeenth-century British drama, and as his career evolved his research interests expanded to include English-language drama from America, Britain, Australia, and especially South Africa. The subjects of his published articles encompass virtually the entire canon of Western drama and theatre: from articles on Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, and James Shirley from the Renaissance stage to essays on Bertolt Brecht, Arthur Miller, Eugene O’Neill, William Inge, and many others from the modern stage. He is perhaps best known for two books: The Dramatic Art of Athol Fugard: From South Africa to the World (2000) and Staging the War: American Drama and World War II (published posthumously, 2004).