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Alan R. Andrews is emeritus Professor of Theatre at Dalhousie University. Born in England in 1935, he was educated at King Henry VII and King Edward VI schools before earning his Bachelor and Masters of Arts degrees and a Diploma of Education from Leeds University. He later obtained his PhD at the University of Illinois.
Andrews joined Dalhousie’s English Department in 1966, but moved to the Theatre Department in 1969, where we was promoted to full professor in 1981. His scholarly interests included George Bernard Shaw, Granville Barker and St. John Hankin, about whom he wrote and lectured frequently for the Shaw Festival in Ontario. He directed many University theatre productions, served as chairman of the Theatre Department (1968-1971) and Editor of The Dalhousie Review (1985-1995), and was secretary to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in the early 1980s. He had close ties with Neptune Theatre, was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and served as President of CAUT (Canadian Association of University Teachers) from 1992-1994. Alan Andrews retired from Dalhousie in June 2001.