Passings Sidney P. Albert died peacefully on 9 January 2013; he was ninety-eight years old. Born in Syracuse, New York, Sid received an A.B. from Syracuse University in 1935 and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale in 1939. After serving in the military, he did postdoctoral study in drama and theater under the G.I. Bill at Carnegie Tech, Northwestern, Stanford, the University of Illinois, and Columbia. He was a founding member of the International Shaw Society and helped organize and run several Shaw organizations. His extensive collection of Shaw manuscripts, books, and correspondence, the Sidney P. AlbertBernard Shaw Collection, is now housed at Brown University. He is survived by his sister, Beverly Cooper Silvers; his former wife, Lucy Ann Albert, and their thee children, Vivian, Alan, and Laurence; four grandchildren; and his longtime friend, Elaine Amromin. A professor emeritus of philosophy at Cal State LA, Sid published his magnum opus, Shaw, Plato, and Euripides: Classical Currents in "Major Barbara," in 2012 with the University Press of Florida as part of its Bernard Shaw Series. According to the series' editor, R. F. Dietrich, "The sort of grit and determination that saw Sid through to the finishing of the book
SHAW The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies – Penn State University Press
Published: Sep 17, 2013
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