Academic PositionGraduate Student
Academic PositionGraduate Student
B.A in Comparative literature, University of Linkoping, Sweden M.A In Language and Culture in Europe, University of Linkoping, Sweden
HUGH RICHMOND is Professor Emeritus of English at U.C. Berkeley, with a B.A. from Cambridge University and a D. Phil. from Oxford University, as well as diplomas from the University of Florence and the University of Munich. Currently he directs the U.C. Berkeley Shakespeare Program, producing videos on "Shakespeare & the Globe" (Films for Humanities); "Shakespeare's Globe Restored" (TMW Media); and "Shakespeare and the Spanish Connection" (TMW Media). He has edited Shakespeare's "Henry IV Part 1" and "Henry VIII," and written books about "Shakespeare’s Political Plays" and "Shakespeare’s Sexual Comedy." However, his initial research at Cambridge was focused on Milton, and at Oxford on 17th C. poetry (see "The School of Love" Princeton U. P.), and he continues to teach Milton with contributions both to the first MLA teaching handbook on Milton and the forthcoming second one (2012). He has also produced a video documentary currently distributed by Films for the Humanities, called "Milton By Himself" - in which he delivers Milton's own words, and which is partly based on previous performances of "Comus," and "Paradise Lost" at U.C. Berkeley. His script for this "Paradise Lost" is published by Peter Lang. He also explores Milton's poems in "Renaissance Landscapes", published by Mouton, while the U.C. Press published his study, "The Christian Revolutionary: John Milton." He also directs the website at shakespearestaging,berkeley.edu, but has now added this parallel site "Milton Revealed" as director of the Milton Program at the Townsend Humanities Center of U.C.Berkeley. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~PROJECT BIBLIOGRAPHY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bibliographies of dynamic Milton presentations can be found elsewhere on the site, but the following citations by the project director illustrate possible kinds of entry that might be submitted: ►Richmond, Hugh M., The Christian Revolutionary: John Milton, Berkeley, University of California Press,'74, pp.176. ►--------,John Milton's Drama of "Paradise Lost" New York: Peter Lang,1992, pp.xii, 80. ►--------, "Personal Identity and Literary Personae: a Study in Historical Psychology," PMLA, XC.2 (March, 1975), 209-21. ►--------,"Milton Contexts," in Approaches to Teaching "Paradise Lost," ed. G. Crump, New York: M.L.A. (1986),143-53. ►--------,"Paradise Lost : Performance as Criticism," Milton Quarterly, 22.1 March, 1988), pp.17-20. ►--------,"Teaching the Humanities" in What Good Teachers Say about Teaching, Essays from Berkeley, ed. Stephen K. Tollefson, Berkeley: Office of Educational Development,1995. 29-30. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~PERFORMANCE DATA~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ►Richmond, Hugh M.,producer, director & script-writer for a live performance of John Milton's Masque: “Comus “(1 hour) in the Fife Room, Wheeler Hall, May 2-3, 1994 (with video recording in UCB Mofftt Library, excerpted on this site). ►Milton By Himself (27 mins.): TV documentary funded by N.E.H.,U.C.B.; produced by Ed.TV.O.Dec.,1986. Directed by P. Shepard; produced, scripted, and Milton role by H. Richmond. Films for the Humanities. ►Milton, Paradise Lost (2 hrs.), two live public performances in April.1985 in Fife Room of Wheeler Hall. Student cast directed by P. Shepard; script, producer: H.Richmond ►Milton, Paradise Lost (2 hrs.), videor ecording,1985, of previous item directed by P. Shepard & produced by Ed.TV.O; executive producer, H.Richmond (available in UCB Moffitt Library, and on this site's video gallery). ►The Music of Milton's Comus (15 mins.) educational television documentary, 1986; filmed & edited by Ed.TV.O., presented by P. Shepard, music by P. Brett, singer: S.Friedman, executive producer H.Richmond
Why You Joined the Lab:
We are working to develop a group devoted to John Milton and his works, partly based on a website using the English Department's accumulation of audio-visual materials about him, but also assimilating the many comparable achievements worldwide. The group extends to include those interested in rhetoric, drama, history, theology, comparative literature, sociology, psychology, etc., as well as English, and it already has significant contacts with the artistic and theatrical worlds.