Education: The Scholarly Thespian

English Professor Daniel Seltzer's classroom antics have made him a character on the Princeton University campus; during lectures, he suddenly breaks into near perfect imitations of Peter Lorre or John Gielgud or a Jewish mother. He can also transform his Shakespeare and modern drama classes into vibrant theater, effortlessly slipping into the role of King Lear, perhaps, or Uncle Vanya. But to the dismay of Seltzer's students, their professor is saving his best dramatic efforts these days for enthusiastic audiences on Broadway.

Seltzer, 43, is playing a starring role in Knock Knock, Jules Feiffer's...

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