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Jan. 6, 2009

Contact: Pam Joseph (419) 995-8284 or Lesley King Fry (419) 995-8671

New faculty books dominated by award-winning poetry and influential actor

It’s all about the arts in the latest crop of publications from the faculty of The Ohio State University at Lima, whether it is an examination of one of the world’s most influential actors or a collection of award-winning poetry.

Dr. Maria Ignatieva is an Associate Professor of Theatre who specializes in Russian Theatre and Children’s Theatre. Her new book, Stanislavsky and Female Actors: Women in Stanislavsky’s Life and Art, explores influential Russian actor and theatre director Konstantin Stanislavsky’s artistic and personal relationships with the leading actresses of the Moscow Art Theatre. It seeks to portray their life-long artistic dialogue and offers a new biographical study of the previously unknown spheres of Stanislavsky's life, as well as the lives of the Moscow Art Theatre's principal actresses. Stanislavsky and Female Actors is available from the University Press of America.

For more information about Dr. Ignatieva’s activities, visit her faculty website at http://Lima.OSU.edu/academics/theatre/mignatieva.php .

Doug Sutton-Ramspeck, Coordinator of the Writing Center and a Lecturer in English, has written a book of poetry called Black Tupelo Country. The book received the 2007 John Ciardi Prize for poetry and is published by BkMk Press (University of Missouri-Kansas City.) The annual Ciardi Prize recognizes the best book-length collection in English by a living author. Black Tupelo Country was chosen from 326 entries by final judge, poet Leslie Adrienne Miller. The Library of Congress describes Black Tupelo Country as a poetry collection that “explores the themes of animism, superstition and anachronism as they occur in rural Midwestern landscapes and urban strip malls.”

For more information about Sutton-Ramspeck, his writing and the classes he teaches, visit his faculty website at http://Lima.OSU.edu/academics/English/DougSutton-Ramspeck.html.

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