2004 writeup: This is an anthology of the best papers presented at the 28th Comparative Drama Conference at the Ohio State University April 29-May 1, 2004. This international three-day event had 59 sessions and 200 program participants who presented and discussed 168 research papers. The panelists were affiliated with 100 universities and 16 colleges. For 24 years, Text and Presentation published the finest papers presented at the annual conferences as periodicals. This 25th edition is the first to be offered in book form, comprised of 16 research papers, one review essay and five book reviews. Topics include Euripides, German and Russian theatre, dramatic antecedents of the striptease, surrogate love in The Glass Menagerie, surrealist drama, Greek comedy and the American concept musical, and theatre and politics.
Stratos E. Constantinidis, former director of the Comparative Drama Conference and former editor of the Journal of Modern Greek Studies, teaches in the Department of Theatre at Ohio State University and lives in Columbus.