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Doctor Honoris Causa Presented to Prof. Schechner


On Thursday, May 24, Sapienza University will present a Doctorate Honoris Causa in Music and Entertainment to Professor Richard Schechner.

Professor Schechner, who is also a theatrical director, founded the Performance Studies Department at the New York University Tisch School of Arts, one of the most acclaimed departments for Entertainment Studies in the United States.

In the 1960s, Richard Schechner started the Tulane Drama Review, a prestigious academic publication covering the Entertainment Sector, for which he is still the main publisher. Moreover, Professor Schechner also founded a theatrical company and directed a wide range of innovative and experimental plays.