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Brander Matthews

James Brander Matthews (1852 - 1929) was an American writer and educator. He was the first full-time professor of dramatic literature at an American university and played a significant role in establishing theater as a subject worthy of formal study in the academic world. His interests ranged from Shakespeare, Moliere and Ibsen to French boulevard comedies, folk theater and the new realism of his own day.