Prominent Theatre History Scholar Oscar Brockett Dies at 87

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Prominent Theatre History Scholar Oscar Brockett Dies at 87

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AUSTIN, Texas — Theatre history scholar and University of Texas at Austin Professor Emeritus Oscar G. Brockett died on Nov. 7 in Austin, Texas, at the age of 87 due to complications following a massive stroke.

Brockett was a professor emeritus in The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Theatre and Dance and was head of the doctoral program in Theatre History from 1980-2006. He was presented the College of Fine Arts E. William Doty Award in 1998 to recognize him as an individual of distinction in his field who has demonstrated extraordinary interest in the college.

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Posted: Monday, November 8, 2010