University professor of theatre; playwright. Born– April 5, 1939, Mobile. Parents– Jack R. and Sadie B. (Daves) Atkins. Married– Mary Ellen O’Brien, April 14, 1964. Children– Two. Education– Duke University, B.A., 1961; Yale University, M.F.A., 1964. Taught at Vassar College, 1964-1965; Hollins College, 1965-1982; University of New Orleans, 1982-. Contributed articles and plays to film and literary journals.  General editor of Monarch Film Series for Simon & Schuster.  Founder, editor, and publisher of Film Journal (1971-76) and Scripts South.


Contemporary Authors online


The Blue Man, A Novel. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1978.

Circus Maximus.  Row, Peterson, 1959.

Pigeons, a New Musical Comedy. S.l.; KA Record & Sound Corp., 1977.

The Sword and the Scroll; a Drama in Three Acts. Evanston, Ill.; Row, Peterson, 1959.


The Fire Came By; the Riddle of the Great Siberian Explosion. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1976.


Frederick Wiseman. New York; Monarch Press, 1976.

Graphic Violence on the Screen. New York; Monarch Press, 1976.

Ken Russell. New York; Monarch Press, 1976.

Movies and Sexuality. Hollins College, Va.; Film Journal, 1973.

Science Fiction Films. New York; Monarch Press, 1976.

Sexuality in the Movies. Bloomington, Ind.; Indiana University Press, 1975.


A collection of papers of Thomas Radcliffe Atkins is held by the Libby Library at Indiana University.