Robert Skloot

ROBERT SKLOOT was on the Theatre and Drama faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison starting in 1968, teaching courses in theatre literature and serving as a staff director for more than 40 plays. He has published numerous articles on modern drama and theatre, as well as The Darkness We Carry: The Drama of the Holocaust (1988) and the edited two-volume anthology, The Theatre of the Holocaust (1982, 1999). He has won several teaching awards and Fulbright Lectureships to Israel, Austria, Chile and the Netherlands. From 1996-2002, Skloot served as an associate vice chancellor for academic affairs for undergraduate education; he holds a joint appointment in the Center for Jewish Studies. His one-act play: If The Whole Body Dies: Raphael Lemkin and the Treaty Against Genocide was published in 2006 by Parallel Press. The play imagines the last day of Lemkin’s life and his obsession to stop genocide, the word he coined, through the international treaty he wrote. It requires 3m, and 3w (the protagonist’s role is very challenging), with modest technical requirements and is especially suited for classroom, conference and religious settings. Skloot retired from the U. of Wisconsin in 2008.

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