North American Scholar

REES, Kelley

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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1878-02-12
  • Born City: Mulberry
  • Born State/Country: TN
  • Parents: John Harrison, a planter & baker, Elizabeth Schofner R.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1954-06-17
  • Death City: Merion
  • Death State/Country: PA
  • Married: Florence Hopper, 26 June 1907.
  • Education:

    Study at Vanderbilt, 1898-9; A.B. Stanford, 1902; study at Halle, 1903-4; Ph.D. U. Chicago, 1906; Harrison Res. fell. U. Pennsylvania, 1906-7.

  • Professional Experience:

    Prof. Gk. Adelphi Coll. (Brooklyn), 1907-8; asst. prof. Gk. Yale, 1908-12; chair class, dept. & prof, class. Reed Coll., 1912-8; pres. CAPN, 1915-6.

  • Dissertation:

    "The So-Called Rule of Three Actors in the Classical Greek Drama" (Chicago, 1907); printed (Chicago, 1908).

  • Publications:

    "The Distribution of the Rôes in the New Menander," TAPA 40 (1909) lxxv-lxxvi; "The Meaning of Parachoregema," CP 2 (1907) 387-400; "The Three Actor Rule in Menander," CP 5 (1910) 291-302; "The Number of the Dramatic Company in the Period of the Technitae," AJP 31 (1910) 43-54; "The Significance of the Parodoi in the Greek Theatre," AJP 32 (1911) 377-402; "The Function of the πρόθυρον in the Production of Greek Plays," CP 10 (1915) 117-38.

  • Notes:

    Rees began a career of great promise by authoritative work on the Greek theater, but following the death of his brother, Rees assumed the directorship of sales of Rees & Co., the sales firm of Elk Cotton Mills, Fayetteville, TN, owned by his family.

  • Sources:

    NatCͅAB 40:563.

  • Author: Ward W. Briggs, Jr.