Paul D’Andrea


Scholar and playwright Paul D’Andrea began his career at Harvard, earning a B.A. in Physics. After studying Philosophy at Oxford, he returned to Harvard for a Ph.D. in English Literature. He helped found the Institute of the Arts and the Theatre of the First Amendment at Mason. His prize-winning plays include “The Trouble with Europe”, “A Full Length Portrait of America”, and “The Wonderful One-Hoss Shay”, which are produced widely. He has taught at Harvard, the University of Chicago and the University of Minnesota. Paul D’Andrea won the Morse/Amoco Distinguished Teaching Award at Minnesota and the Teaching Excellence award at Mason. In 2000 his play “The Einstein Project” was presented at the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge, MA.

Professor D’Andrea teaches courses on topics such as Renaissance Art, Philosophy, and Literature; views of gender from Aristophanes through “Much Ado about Nothing” to “Sex and the City”; the moral vision of contemporary drama; and Shakespeare.  He has written screenplays and is interested in linking the humanities and the arts through contemporary media.

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