Charles R. Lyons (1933–1999) was a professor of drama and comparative literature at Stanford University and co-owner of the art gallery Lyons Ltd. He received his AB (1955), MA (1956), and PhD (1964) from Stanford as well. As an undergraduate at Stanford he focused on Shakespeare with the legendary professor Margery Bailey, the namesake of his endowed chair. He is best known as a theorist and teacher of theater. His interest in performance began in the 1950s as a professional actor in Los Angeles where he routinely performed at the Pasadena Playhouse. After finishing his masters, Lyons spent four years as a lieutenant in US Navy, where he served in the Far East and later in Washington, D.C as a liaison to Jacques Cousteau.

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  • Charles R. Lyons (* 27. März 1933 in Glendale, Kalifornien; † 11. Mai 1999 in Palo Alto, Kalifornien) war Professor für Theater und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft an der Stanford University und Inhaber der Galerie Lyons Ltd. Er erhielt sein B.A. (1955), M.A. (1956) und Ph.D. (1964) von Stanford. Während seines Grundstudiums hatte er sich durch die in Stanford bekannte und beliebte Professorin Margery Bailey, nach der sein Lehrstuhl später benannt wurde, für Shakespeares Dramen begeistern lassen. Lyons ist als Theaterwissenschaftler vor allem für seine Arbeiten zur Theorie und Ästhetik des Theaters bekannt. Er hatte in den 1950er Jahren als Schauspieler in Los Angeles gewirkt, unter anderem am Pasadena Playhouse. Nach seinem Magister- und vor seinem Doktoratsstudium diente er in der United States Navy, mit Einsätzen im Fernen Osten und schließlich in Washington D.C. als Assistent von Jacques Cousteau. Anfang der 1960er Jahre dozierte Lyons Theaterwissenschaft am Principia College in Illinois. Im Jahr 1968 erhielt er einen Ruf an die University of California, Berkeley, wo er später den Lehrstuhl für Theaterwissenschaft erhielt und später zum "Associate Dean of Letters and Sciences" avancierte. 1973 kehrte er nach Stanford zurück, wo er den Lehrstuhl für Theaterwissenschaft übernahm und einen neuen Studienplan sowohl für Grundstudium als auch Doktoranden entwarf. Sein Ziel war es, den Doktoranden mit Theorie und Praxis des Theaters zu konfrontieren, um hochqualifizierte Fachleute für beide Bereiche auszubilden. Viele von seinen Schülern übernahmen Lehrstühle an amerikanischen Universitäten und den Theatern des Landes. Andere arbeiten heute im Film. In seiner Forschung widmete sich Lyons Shakespeare, Tschechow, Ibsen, Brecht, Beckett und Shepard. Über diese publizierte er jeweils mindestens eine Monographie und mehrere Zeitschriftenbeiträge. Lyons führte auch immer wieder Regie, wie zum Beispiel Gays The Beggar’s Opera, Samuel Becketts Endgame, William Shakespeares Zwei Herren aus Verona und Hamlet. (de)
  • Charles R. Lyons (1933–1999) was a professor of drama and comparative literature at Stanford University and co-owner of the art gallery Lyons Ltd. He received his AB (1955), MA (1956), and PhD (1964) from Stanford as well. As an undergraduate at Stanford he focused on Shakespeare with the legendary professor Margery Bailey, the namesake of his endowed chair. He is best known as a theorist and teacher of theater. His interest in performance began in the 1950s as a professional actor in Los Angeles where he routinely performed at the Pasadena Playhouse. After finishing his masters, Lyons spent four years as a lieutenant in US Navy, where he served in the Far East and later in Washington, D.C as a liaison to Jacques Cousteau. In the early 1960s Lyons took a teaching position at Principia College in Illinois. In 1968 he moved on to the University of California, Berkeley becoming a professor of dramatic art and later the associate dean of letters and sciences. He returned to Stanford as chair of the theater department in 1973 and installed an undergraduate and doctoral program that established a new approach for the training of theater practitioners and theater scholars. Lyons' scholarly writings included Shakespeare, Chekov, Ibsen, Brecht, Beckett, and Shepard. His former students currently occupy key positions in theater and performance departments across the US and in Europe, as well in repertory theaters, professional theater companies, and the film industry. Throughout his career, Lyons continued to work at the practice of theater, directing productions of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, William Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona and Hamlet with Andre Braugher in the title role. Concerned with diversity issues within the arts, Lyons put forward a new Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford, financed by the James Irvine Foundation. (en)
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  • Charles R. Lyons (* 27. März 1933 in Glendale, Kalifornien; † 11. Mai 1999 in Palo Alto, Kalifornien) war Professor für Theater und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft an der Stanford University und Inhaber der Galerie Lyons Ltd. Er erhielt sein B.A. (1955), M.A. (1956) und Ph.D. (1964) von Stanford. Während seines Grundstudiums hatte er sich durch die in Stanford bekannte und beliebte Professorin Margery Bailey, nach der sein Lehrstuhl später benannt wurde, für Shakespeares Dramen begeistern lassen. (de)
  • Charles R. Lyons (1933–1999) was a professor of drama and comparative literature at Stanford University and co-owner of the art gallery Lyons Ltd. He received his AB (1955), MA (1956), and PhD (1964) from Stanford as well. As an undergraduate at Stanford he focused on Shakespeare with the legendary professor Margery Bailey, the namesake of his endowed chair. He is best known as a theorist and teacher of theater. His interest in performance began in the 1950s as a professional actor in Los Angeles where he routinely performed at the Pasadena Playhouse. After finishing his masters, Lyons spent four years as a lieutenant in US Navy, where he served in the Far East and later in Washington, D.C as a liaison to Jacques Cousteau. (en)
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