Emeritus Professor Charles Berst Passes Away

September 28, 2019

The English department mourns the loss of  Emeritus Professor Chuck Berst, who passed away on Saturday.

Charles A. Berst taught modern drama and English Literature at UCLA for thirty years. His publications include Bernard Shaw and the Art of Drama (1973); an edited collection of essays, Shaw and Religion (1980); Pygmalion: Shaw’s Spin on Myth and Cinderella (1995); and numerous articles on Shaws’s life and plays.  In addition to being an avid and dedicated researcher and scholar, Berst was also a beloved teacher and devoted bruin. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award, a University Service Award, and served as chair of the College of Letters and Science faculty, and chair of the faculty senate.

Chuck will be missed and always remembered.

Read more about Charles’ inspiring life.