Recently retired as a Professor Emeritus from a 48 year career in education, the last 32 years at Texas A&M University, Michael L. Greenwald is both a theater scholar-historian and practitioner who has directed over 80 plays at the professional, educational, and community theater level. He is the lead author/editor of three "Longman Anthologies of Theater and Drama," and a co-author of Longman's "Shakespeare: Script, Stage, Screen." He has written articles and theater reviews for scholarly journals, including several on popular entertainments in the USA. As well as teaching a variety of courses on theater history and world (i.e. non-Western) theater, he has taught courses in popular entertainment, particularly pop entertainment and politics. From 2007-2011 he was director of the International Studies Degree Program at Texas A&M, which allowed him to travel and see theater throughout the world. In 2011 he worked with amateur theater companies in Rwanda that created short plays to educate their peers about a variety of social and health issues affecting that country.