Joseph Twadell Shipley

Joseph Twadell Shipley[2] (August 19, 1893 – May 11, 1988[3]) was an American drama critic, author, editor and associate professor of English at Yeshiva College in New York City.[1][4]

Joseph Twadell Shipley
Born(1893-08-19)August 19, 1893
Brooklyn, New York, US
DiedMay 11, 1988(1988-05-11) (aged 94)
London, United Kingdom
NationalityAmerican
Alma materCity College of New York
Columbia University
OccupationDrama critic
Author, editor, and translator
Professor
Years active1914–1982
Known forDrama criticism
Notable work
Dictionary of world literature
Dictionary of World Literary Terms, Forms, Technique, Criticism
The origins of English words: A discursive dictionary of Indo-European roots
Spouse(s)Shirley Shipley
Notes

Early lifeEdit

Shipley graduated from City College in 1912.[1] He received a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Columbia in 1931 with the thesis The quest for literature; a survey of literary criticism and the theories of the literary forms.[1][5]

AcademiaEdit

Shipley taught English at Stuyvesant High School from 1914 to 1957, and also taught at City College and Brooklyn College.[1] He was secretary to the president of Yeshiva college, assistant professor and then associate professor at Yeshiva college in the period 1928 to 1944 - "a member of the first faculty of Yeshiva College."[1]

LiteratureEdit

Shipley became drama critic of The Call in 1918.[1] The Call later became The New Leader and Shipley was drama critic in this paper until 1962.[1] His theater reviews were broadcast on the radio station WEVD in New York on his program First Nights from 1940 to 1982.[1] He was president of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle 1952-1954[6] and was secretary for the group for 16 years, until 1982.[1]

He was the author or editor of 27 books.[1] He published a book about Eugene O'Neill in 1928 and was among the first to write about O'Neill.[1] His last book: Origins of English Words, was published in 1984 by Johns Hopkins University Press.[1][7][8]

Shipley was an honorary overseas member of the Critics Circle in London, and was in 1977 awarded the Townsend Harris Medal by City College for his distinguished career in criticism.[1]

BibliographyEdit

The bibliography is based on books registered with Library of Congress Online Catalog.[9]

AuthorEdit

Title Edition Year Copyright year Comment Publisher Notes
The art of Eugene O'Neill. 1928 1928 University of Washington book store, Seattle [10]
The art of Eugene O'Neill 1974 1928 Folcroft Library Editions, [Folcroft, Pa.] [11]
The art of Eugene O'Neill. 1976 1928 Norwood Editions, Norwood, Pa. [12]
The art of Eugene O'Neill 1977 1928 R. West, Philadelphia [13]
Auguste Rodin, a biography. 1939 1939 by Victor Frisch and Joseph T. Shipley Frederick A. Stokes company, New York [14]
Auguste Rodin, a biography, in Spanish: La vida y el arte de Auguste Rodin. 1945 1945 by Victor Frisch and Joseph T. Shipley Editorial Poseidón, Buenos Aires [15]
The Crown guide to the world's great plays, from ancient Greece to modern times. Rev., updated ed. 1984 1984 Rev. ed. of Guide to great plays. 1956.[16] Crown Publishers, New York [17]
Dictionary of early English. 1955 1955 With a pref. by Mark Van Doren. Philosophical Library, New York [18]
Dictionary of word origins. 1945 1945 The Philosophical Library, New York [19]
Dictionary of word origins. 2d ed. 1945 1945 Philosophical Library, New York [20]
Dictionary of word origins. 2d ed. 1969 1945 Greenwood Press, New York [21]
Guide to great plays. 1956 1956 Public Affairs Press, Washington [22]
In praise of English: the growth & use of language 1977 1977 Times Books, New York [23]
King John 1925 1925 Greenberg, Publisher Inc., New York [24]
The literary isms. 1931 1931 University of Washington book store, Seattle [25]
The literary isms 1978 1931 Norwood, Pa. : Norwood Editions [26]
The literary isms 1977 1977 Folcroft Library Editions, Folcroft, Pa. [27]
The mentally disturbed teacher. 1st ed. 1961 1961 Chilton Co., Book Division, Philadelphia [28]
The origins of English words: a discursive dictionary of Indo-European roots 1984 1984 Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore [29]
Playing with words. 1960 1960 Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J. [30]
The quest for literature; a survey of literary criticism and the theories of the literary forms. 1931 1931 R.R. Smith, inc., New York [31]
Trends in literature. 1949 1949 Philosophical Library, New York [32]
Word games for play and power. 1962 1962 Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J. [33]
Word play. 1972 1972 Hawthorn Books, New York [34]

Editor, translator and introductionsEdit

Title Edition Year Copyright year Comment Publisher Notes
Albert Adès' A naked king 1924 1924 Translated from the French by Joseph T. Shipley. A. & C. Boni, New York [35]
The American bookman. v. 1, no. 1-2; winter 1943/44-fall 1944. 1943-44 1943-44 "A quarterly of criticism and theory of the public arts." Edited by J.T. Shipley and others. Philosophical Library, New York [36]
Dictionary of world literature; criticism, forms, technique. 1943 1943 Editor The Philosophical Library, New York [37]
Dictionary of world literature: criticism, forms, technique. New rev. ed. 1953 1953 Editor with the collaboration of 250 scholars and other authorities. Philosophical Library, New York [38]
Dictionary of world literary terms, forms, technique, criticism. Completely rev. and enl. ed. 1970 1970 Editor Writer, Boston [39]
Encyclopedia of literature. 1946 1946 Editor Philosophical Library, New York [40]
Modern French poetry; an anthology 1926 1926 Compiler and translator Greenberg, New York [41]
Modern French poetry; an anthology. 1972 1926 Compiler and translator Books for Libraries Press, Plainview, N.Y. [42]
Paul Éluard's Pablo Picasso (À Pablo Picasso) 1947 1947 Translated by Joseph T. Shipley Philosophical Library, New York [43]
Ralph Cheyney's Touch and go. 1926 1926 Introduction by Joseph T. Shipley H. Harrison, New York [44]
Roy Mitchell's The school-theatre; a handbook of theory and practice. 1925 1925 Introduction by Joseph T. Shipley Brentano's, New York [45]

LegacyEdit

Beyond his accomplishments in authoring, editing and translating 27 books, and his legacy at Yeshiva College, the New York Times obituary wrote about leaving behind his wife, sister and children, along with 19 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchldren.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o MERVYN ROTHSTEIN (May 14, 1988). "Joseph Shipley, 94, Drama Critic And the Author of Many Books". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  2. ^ Charles Weir (May 15, 1949). "Through the Mirror of the Arts: Trends in Literature, By Joseph T. Shipley. 457 pp. New York: The Philosophical Library. $3.75". [[[The New York Times]]. Mr. Shipley has an impressive number of books to his credit as author or editor
  3. ^ "Joseph T. Shipley Biography (1893-1988)". film reference. Advameg, Inc. Retrieved 8 November 2014. OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES: Variety, May 18, 1988.
  4. ^ "A man who loved theatre". New Straits Times. May 17, 1988. p. 12. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  5. ^ "The quest for literature; a survey of literary criticism and the theories of the literary forms,". WorldCat library catalog. Retrieved 8 November 2014. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Columbia University, 1931
  6. ^ "History". New York Drama Critics’ Circle. Retrieved 8 November 2014. Past Presidents of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle: 1952-1954 Joseph Shipley, New Leader
  7. ^ Russell Baker (January 3, 1987). "Observer: Bard, Thou Never Did It". The New York Times.
  8. ^ Joseph Twadell Shipley (1984). Origins of English words. ISBN 978-0-8018-3004-4. a discursive dictionary of Indo-European roots
  9. ^ "Search for Shipley, Joseph T. (Joseph Twadell), 1893-1988". Library of Congress Online Catalog. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  10. ^ The art of Eugene O'Neill, 1928 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  11. ^ The art of Eugene O'Neill, 1974 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  12. ^ The art of Eugene O'Neill, 1976 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  13. ^ The art of Eugene O'Neill, 1977 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  14. ^ Auguste Rodin, a biography, 1939 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  15. ^ La vida y el arte de Auguste Rodin, 1945 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  16. ^ "The Crown guide to the world's great plays : from ancient Greece to modern times". WorldCat library catalog. WCcrown. Retrieved 8 November 2014. Rev. ed. of Guide to great plays. 1956. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  17. ^ The Crown guide to the world's great plays, 1984 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  18. ^ Dictionary of early English, 1955 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  19. ^ Dictionary of word origins, 1945 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  20. ^ Dictionary of word origins, 1945 2nd ed. in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  21. ^ Dictionary of word origins, 1969 2nd ed. in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  22. ^ Guide to great plays, 1956 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  23. ^ In praise of English, 1977 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  24. ^ King John, 1925 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  25. ^ The literary isms, 1931 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  26. ^ The literary isms, 1978 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  27. ^ The literary isms, 1977 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  28. ^ The mentally disturbed teacher, 1961 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  29. ^ The origins of English words, 1984 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  30. ^ Playing with words, 1960 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  31. ^ The quest for literature, 1931 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  32. ^ Trends in literature, 1949 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  33. ^ Word games for play and power, 1962 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  34. ^ Word play, 1972 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  35. ^ Albert Adès' A naked king, 1924 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  36. ^ The American bookman, 1943-44 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  37. ^ Dictionary of world literature, 1943 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  38. ^ Dictionary of world literature, 1953 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  39. ^ Dictionary of world literary terms, forms, technique, criticism, 1970 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  40. ^ Encyclopedia of literature, 1946 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  41. ^ Modern French poetry, 1926 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  42. ^ Modern French poetry; an anthology, 1972 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  43. ^ Paul Éluard's Pablo Picasso, 1947 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  44. ^ Ralph Cheyney's Touch and go, 1926 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.
  45. ^ Roy Mitchell's The school-theatre, 1925 in Library of Congress Online Catalog.

External linksEdit

Archives containing material written by Joseph T. Shipley