William Green

18 November, 2013

I regret to announce the passing of William Green, IFTR past president.

Here are some facts compiled by Gary Williams.


William Green 1926-2013
William Green, ASTR Secretary-Treasurer from 1966-73 and President of IFTR in 1983, died on November 13th.  He was a professor of English at Queens College—CUNY for fifty-two years. He earned his B.A. there and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia.  Specializing in Shakespeare, he wrote Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor (Princeton: 1962) and edited the play (Signet, 1965), providing its stage history. Among his other publications were articles on the plays for the Reader’s Encyclopedia of World Drama, ed. John Gassner and Edward Quinn (1969; reprint 2002), and he contributed to the Cambridge Guide to World Theatre, ed. by Martin Banham (1988), winner of the 1989 Barnard Hewitt award.  He also wrote on Broadway musicals and popular entertainment. He was an engaged and familiar figure at ASTR, IFTR, and SAA meetings for over five decades.  His two children, three grandchildren and his sister survive him.
Jerry Bangham

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