A. Biographical and Academic History

1. Personal:
Home address: 303 Sumach St., Toronto M5A 3K4
University address: University College 145
Centre for Medieval Studies,
39 Queen's Park Cresc. E.,
Home telephone: 964-1405
Office telephone: University College 978-8096
Medieval Centre 978-5422
e-mail: david.klausner@utoronto.ca

Date of birth: 1 July 1941; Redlands, California, USA
Citizenship: Canadian, US

2. Degrees:
A.B. Harvard University, 1963 (magna cum laude)
Member, Phi Beta Kappa, Chapter Alpha of Massachusetts

Ph.D. Cambridge University, 1968
Thesis: Didacticism in some Middle English Romances, its Nature and Origins
Supervisors: Ursula Dronke (principal supervisor),
Derek Brewer,
Helena M. Shire

3. Research awards and academic honours:

4. Extra-university service

a. Broadcasting For the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation I have appeared regularly as a commentator on subjects dealing principally with early music and drama.
The series "Mostly Beecham", a sequence of thirteen 1½-hour programs dealing with the life and career of Sir Thomas Beecham for which I wrote the scripts, produced by the CBC through its program "Mostly Music" in 1979, has been broadcast all over the world, and received the 1979 International Gabriel Award for Broadcasting.

b. Arts administration

Poculi Ludique Societas:
Board of Directors, 1980-; Chair 1990-1993
Production Committee, Chair 1993-7

Bald Ego Theatre:
Board of Directors, Vice-president and Chair 1993-6
President and Chair 1996-8

Toronto Early Music Centre:
Board of Directors, 1994-8

University of Toronto Art Centre:
Board of Trustees, 2001-

Last updated 2 December 2002.