In Memoriam: Brian Johnston (April 1932-March 2013)

6 Mar

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Brian Johnston, Professor Emeritus in the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama and internationally recognized authority on the plays of Henrik Ibsen died on March 2 in Pittsburgh. He was eighty. His life’s journey was as interesting as it was improbable.Image

Born into poverty, he left home at the age of thirteen after dropping out of elementary school. He wandered in search of various unskilled laboring jobs in England before joining the British Army and serving three years in Malaysia. Following his discharge in 1953, he worked at other unskilled employment, and spent a year at Fircroft College, Birmingham. Professor Johnston then gained a scholarship to Cambridge University, receiving a First Class Honors Degree in 1960. From 1964 to 1968 he taught at Northwestern University, followed by positions at the University of California-Berkeley and Santa Barbara.

Unable to secure a teaching position following his return to Britain, he worked for…

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