Karen Brazell - in memoriam

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GloPAC founder and Director, Karen Brazell, passed away in January 2012. Karen founded the Global Performing Arts Consortium back in 1998, personally prepared and contributed many of the materials now in GloPAD, and is the author of numerous sections of this Japanese Performing Arts Resource Center. Her energy and friendship will be sorely missed.
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GloPAC founder and director since 1998 and Goldwin Smith Graduate Professor of Japanese Literature and Theatre at Cornell University, Karen Brazell earned a Ph.D. from Columbia University and won a National Book Award for her first book, Confessions of Lady Nijo. Since then she has specialized in Japanese theatre, especially the classical noh theatre. She collaborated with Monica Bethe in several works about noh performance, and her latest book, Traditional Japanese Theater: An Anthology of Plays (1999) is regularly used in classrooms around the world. From 2000 on she devoted herself to actively developing GloPAC's performing arts database and resource centers. 

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