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|Birth:||14th September, 1916|
|Profession:||Critic, Playwright, Professor, Translator|
Eric Russell Bentley was born in Bolton, Lancashire, England. He is a British-born American critic, playwright, professor, and translator. He earned a B.A. degree and a B.Litt degree from Oxford University. He earned a Ph.D. degree from Yale University in 1941. From 1960–1961, he was the Norton professor at Harvard University. He is considered one of the preeminent experts on Bertolt Brecht, whom he met at UCLA as a young man and whose works he has translated extensively. He has written many critical books, including A Century of Hero-Worship, The Playwright as Thinker, Bernard Shaw, What Is Theatre?, The Life of the Drama, Theatre of War, Brecht Commentaries, and Thinking About the Playwright. He won a Robert Chesley Award in 2007.
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