Mark Cosdon

Professional Title

Associate Professor


communication arts, Theatre


Broadway, History of American Theatre and Drama, Italian Travel


B.A., Colby College; M.A., Ph.D, Tufts University

Mark Cosdon’s areas of research include the contemporary American stage, the history of popular entertainments, and physical comedy.  His book “The Hanlon Brothers:  From Daredevil Acrobatics to Spectacle Pantomime, 1833 – 1931” studies a protean family of nineteenth-century performers renowned for an array of aerial, gymnastic, and pantomime specialties.  He has also published articles in the Journal of American Drama and Theatre, Theatre History Studies, Theatre Research International, Asian Theatre Journal, and Theatre InSight.