Nebraska Authors

William L. Burke

Born 1933-08-15 NE (USA)

Died 2014
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Stanford, CA
San Francisco, CA
Chicago, IL
Evanston, IL
New York, NY
Austin, TX
Manhattan, KS
Kano, NIGERIA

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction
  • Play/Screenplay
  • Visual Work

Keywords

Drama; Journalism; Literary Reviews; Fiction; Short Story; Art

Education

Undergraduate Studies in Dramatic Literature and Theatre, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech, 1959, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Master of Arts Degree, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Ph.D. in Communication and Film Study, 1965, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Occupation

Actor
Director--Theatre and Television
Producer--Radio and Television
University Professor
Radio News Editor
Film and Book Reviewer
Radio Public Affairs

Places Worked

Broadway
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
University of Texas, Austin, TX
Contemporary Films, Inc., Chicago, IL
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
International College
Bayero University, Kano, NIGERIA
The Manhattan Mercury, Manhattan, KS

Associations

Understudied Cyril Richard as 'Hook' in stage and television productions of Peter Pan

Bibliography

The Presentation of the American Negro in Hollywood Films 1946-1961: Analysis of a Selected Sample of Feature Films. 1965.

Published author of short fiction and verse including:
Indices. 1984.

Published several three-act plays including:
The Detached Retina : A Comedy in Three Trajectories. 1988.
Ghost Dances: A Play in Three Acts. 1988.

He contributed to professional journals in the areas of media and film criticism

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