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Arnott, Peter D., 1931-90
Peter Douglas Arnott (1931-1990), professor of drama and an internationally accomplished puppeteer who performed ancient Greek tragedies, was chair of the Department of Drama for six years (1975-81).
Born in Ipswich, England, Arnott earned bachelors degrees from both the University of Wales and Oxford. He taught in the classics department of the State University of Iowa after receiving his Ph. D. from the University of Wales in 1958.Upon coming to Tufts in 1969, Arnott became the youngest professor on campus. He chaired the Department of Drama from 1975 to 1981, and directed more than twenty productions in the Tufts Arena Theater.
Arnott translated and performed marionette versions of Greek classics at nearby universities, as well as in Canada and Great Britain. He also authored two books focused on theater arts. He was married to Eva C. Schenkel, with whom he had two children. He died on November 3, 1990.
Source: VF; BG, November 6, 1990
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