Nebraska Authors

David M. Clark

AKA: "Doc"

Born 1936-01-05 Sterling, IL (USA)

Died 2015-05-05
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Professor of Speech and Theatre at Nebraska Wesleyan University for 37 years retiring in 1999.

Before coming to Wesleyan, licensed as a Methodist minister, he served a congregation in Malden, IL from 1959 to 1960. He was a playwright – writing and producing several one-act plays from 1962 to 1986, including (among others) "Something There Is" for the Town and Country Commission of the Methodist Church in Philadelphia, PA, and "Souls That Take Wings." "Souls That Take Wings," is a chancel play with a Nebraska foundation, Clark wrote the work as part of the celebration of the bicentennial of American Methodism in 1984, basing it on the life of Methodist laywoman, women's rights advocate, and social reformer Angie Newman, who lived in Lincoln from 1871 to 1910.

Dr. Clark was also the author of Wesleyan University publications including Student Directing Handbook (1969, revised in 1979, 1982, 1985 and 1991); Speaking: A Guide to Specific Purposes and Thoughtful Preparation (1979); Planning for Creativity: A Workbook on Creative Drama (1986); Theatre Production Handbook (1986); and Preparing Purposeful Speeches: An Analytical Approach (1988)

Served on the review panel for the Artists in the Schools program of the Nebraska Arts Council.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Malden, IL

Author Of

  • Play/Screenplay

Keywords

Methodist Church; Church Plays

Education

Northern Illinois University, B.S. (Education), 1958, M.A., 1962
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ph.D., 1976

Places Worked

Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE

Bibliography

Souls That Take Wings. 1984.

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