John Brown

John Brown

Affiliations and Expertise

John Russell Brown is Professor of Theatre at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and has taught in the past at a variety of colleges including New York University and Stanford University. For fifteen years he was an Associate Director of the National Theatre in London. He has directed plays in many theatres including Cincinnati Playhouse, the Empty Space in Seattle, and the Clurman Theatre in New York. His productions have also toured Poland and India. He is also the editor of The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre (0-19-212997-X). Professor Brown has written extensively about theatre, especially Shakespeare and contemporary theatre. He lives in Ann Arbor, MI and East Sussex, England.