WILLIAM EDDELMAN, MA ’62, PHD ’72, earned his master’s degree in drama and doctorate in theater history and design at Stanford. He lived in Venice as a Fulbright scholar, completing his graduate dissertation on 17th- and 18th-century opera design at the Theater Institute of the Giorgio Cini Foundation. At Stanford, Professor Eddelman has taught classes in theater history, design aesthetics, cultural history and the psychology of dress. He has taught at the Stanford Center in Berlin and is currently building two extensive research collections, the history of costume and international theatrical design, for the San Francisco Museum of Performance and Design.
Talking about the Venice in Carnival program, Professor Eddelman explains, “For centuries the Venetian Carnival has drawn visitors to this most magical and unique city. In donning masks and costumes participants can enter into this world of elaborate fantasy and be transported into the past where the real and unreal mingle.”
Don’t ever replace Bill Eddelman! The man was born to give this tour. He has knowledge, contacts, wit and flair. He is endlessly enlightening.