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Alice Griffin and Geraldine Thorsten
Published: Feb 10 2010
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Alice Griffin is a professor emerita and former director of graduate studies in English at Lehman College of the City University of New York. She is the author of Rebels and Lovers: Shakespeare's Young Heroes and Heroines, Understanding Tennessee Williams, Understanding Arthur Miller, and Shakespeare's Women in Love.
Geraldine Thorsten retired, taught English and Women's Studies at Lehman College of the City University of New York. Her previous books are God Herself and The Goddess in Your Stars.
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