Assistant Director, Comedic Arts, Emerson College
Matthew McMahan is a performance scholar, dramaturg, and comedian. As the assistant director for the Center for Comedic Arts at Emerson College, he teaches the history of comedy. He has written on theatre, clowning, jazz, and comedy for Theatre Survey, Theatre Journal, TDR, Theatre History Studies, The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, The New England Theatre Journal, and The Texas Theatre Journal.
Dec 23, 2020 01:25 am UTC| Life
The first Christmas card was, perhaps predictably, one of good cheer. The concept is commonly credited to Sir Henry Cole, the founder of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. To spare himself the stress of...