Wednesday, 30 December
750. Presidents and Plays
1:45–3:00 p.m., Liberty Ballroom Salon B, Philadelphia Marriott
Program arranged by the American Theatre and Drama Society
Presiding: Dorothy Chansky, Texas Tech Univ.
1. “American Theater and the Presidency of Personal Scandal: Bill Clinton and Unpopular Plays,” Ryan Howe, Univ. of Pittsburgh
2. “Corruption Is Sweeping the Country: George S. Kaufman’s Unforgiving Presidential Musical Satires,” Garrett Eisler, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York
3. “White House Indicted: The People (of House Arrest) versus Bill Clinton,” Jacqueline O’Connor, Boise State Univ.
4. “‘Damn Job’s a Pain in the Ass’: President ‘Chuck’ Smith, Lesbians, and International Adoption in David Mamet’s November,” Robert Vorlicky, New York Univ.