Steve Vineberg

Theatre Department

Distinguished Professor of Arts and Humanities
On Leave 2020-2021
Ph.D., Stanford University

Fields: History, Literature, Criticism & Film

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Office Phone: 508-793-2791
Office: OKane 469
PO Box: 0104A
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Professor Steve Vineberg teaches theatre history, dramatic literature and film. He is the author of three books: High Comedy in American Movies: Class and Humor from the 1920s to the Present (2005), No Surprises, Please: Movies in the Reagan Decade (1992), and Method Actors: Three Generations of an American Acting Style (winner of the Joe A. Calloway Prize for Best Book in Drama, 1991).

He writes regularly on movies and theatre in The Boston Phoenix, The Threepenny Review, The Christian Century and The Perfect Vision, and has also been published in The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Pakn Treger, The Oxford American, Sight and Sound, American Film, Film Quarterly, and many other places.

At Holy Cross he has directed The Sea Gull, The Night of the Iguana, Chicago, Three Sisters, Waiting for Lefty, Bury the Dead, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Marco Polo Sings a Solo, Undersea/Wedlock, Pal Joey, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale, The House of Blue Leaves, The Threepenny Opera and Lydie Breeze (See Photos). 


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  • Modern Drama
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