Dr. Frederick Lapisardi is a retired professor who most recently taught literature, writing, drama, advertising, and journalism courses at California University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Ph.D. from New York University in modern dramatic literature; published scholarship includes books on W. B. Yeats and Eva Gore-Booth, as well as numerous articles in national and international journals. In the 1990s, Dr. Lapisardi worked in Ireland as a scholar in residence at University College, Dublin and dramaturg for the Yeats Festival at the Abbey Theatre. In retirement, Fred continues to publish book reviews in several periodicals and is currently writing plays and novels. He has been an actor since early childhood, when he started a fight onstage during the school play.
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