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Roger Copeland is Professor of Theater and Dance at Oberlin College where he teaches History of Western Theatre among other classes. He enjoys lecturing on the Choric Dithyramb, and representation not re-presenatation.
His essays about theater, film, and dance have appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, The Village Voice, Film Comment, Partisan Review, American Theatre, and many other publications. His books include What Is Dance? and Merce Cunningham: The Modernizing of Modern Dance.
His film Camera Obscura won the Festival Award at the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh in 1985. In 1989, Recorder, a video adaptation of his theater piece, "The Private Sector," was screened on WNET's Independent Focus series in New York City. His most recent feature-length narrative film is The Unrecovered.