In Memory of Philip B. Clarkson
PHILIP B. CLARKSON of Carmel, California, professor of theatre at Ripon from 1963-1972, died April 29, 2022. At Ripon, he was head of the drama department and interim dean. He received the May Bumby Severy, Class of 1908, Award in teaching, and an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree in 1994. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University and also trained at Central School, London, and the University of Paris. He had extensive experience as a director and producer, wrote numerous books and was literary executor to playwright William Inge. He also served Norwich University, Morningside College and SUNY at Plattsburgh. He lived in Carmel Valley for more than 40 years, was active in his church, taught at Monterey Peninsula College, worked in community theatre and led a play reading group for more than 25 years.