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Philippa Wehle

Professor Emerita of French, Drama Studies, and Literature

Philippa Wehle is professor emerita of French, drama studies, and literature at Purchase College. She writes widely on contemporary theatre and performance and is the author of Le Théâtre populaire selon Jean Vilar (Actes Sud, 1991 and 2012), Drama Contemporary: France (Performing Arts Journal Publications, 1986), and Act French: Contemporary Plays from France (PAJ Publications, 2007). She has also translated numerous contemporary French language plays by Marguerite Duras, Nathalie Sarraute, Philippe Minyana, José Pliya, and others. Her current activities include translating contemporary New York theatre productions into French for supertitles. Professor Wehle is a Chevalier in the French Order of Arts and Letters.