School of Communication

Mary M. Poole

Department of Theatre

Mary Poole

Charles Deering McCormick Distinguished Senior Lecturer
Theatre and Interpretation Center
1949 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2430

Mary M. Poole joined the faculty in 1990. Her professional performance credits include acting and directing with various Chicago Off-Loop theatres. Her principle areas of research focus on acting theory, and the drama of Shakespeare and contemporary British playwrights. She has published in Communications, the journal of the International Brecht Society.


PhD Northwestern University
MA Northwestern University
BA University of Michigan


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