My current activity in research and teaching is chiefly concerned with the history of Shakespeare performance, as reflected in Shakespeare's Theatre: a Dictionary of His Stage Context (Continuum International, 2002, 2004, and on the internet by Credo Reference) and in the website at: http://shakespearestaging.berkeley.edu This website has just (August 2016) been thoroughl;y revised and restructured. My full personal bibliography can be found on that site. Similar updating has been completed in the site devoted to performances of John Milton at http://miltonrevealed.berkeley.edu .Recently some of this material has been consolidated into a book entitled Shakespeare's Tragedies Reviewed: a Spectator's Role, published by Peter Lang on August 30 2015. Versions of my current research can be found in my entry on the site academia.edu
|Shakespeare's Audiences This material is co-ordinated with the website's performance bibliographies at http://shakespearestaging.berkeley.edu/ in a series of essays about the performance history of individual Shakespeare plays, matching the images in the site's performance galleries. The site will shortly be revised and updated, including revision of this data, stressing the remarkable parallelism between the theatre of....|
|Shakespeare's Tragedies Re-Viewed: a Spectator's Role My sequence of essays on Shakespeare's audiences has been consolidated into a print version in press at Peter Lang which was published on 30 August 2015 under the title: Shakespeare's Tragedies Re-Viewed: a Spectator's Role. It radically revises interpretation of the tragedies in the light of audience approval, as dictated by Lope de Vega in his witty poetic treatise On the New Art of Writing Play....|
“Shakespeare’s Navarre” in Shakespeare Criticism (Gale), vol. 137 (2011), 254-316
“Paradise Lost as Oral Epic,” in Approaches to Teaching Milton's Paradise Lost, Second Edition. Editor: Peter C. Herman. New York: Modern Languages Association, 2012, pp. 192-6.
"Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare vs. Lope de Vega," Shakespeare Newsletter, 61.3 (Winter, 2012), pp. 81, 92, 116-7. [Originally presented at I.S.A., Prague, 2011]
"Shakespeare in Performance," Shakespeare Forum (UCB English Ug. Soc.) Maude Fife Room, 19 April, 2014.
“Challenges and Rewards for Digital Humanities” World Shakespeare Congress. Stratford & London (Globe Playhouse & London University) 6 August, 3.45-5.15, 2016.
I am currently working on several projects:
(1) With MLA on a commisioned article about internet applications to Shakespeare's history plays.
(2) A commissioned essay on "Shakespeare's Mother(s)"
(3) A commissioned essay on "Milton for Millenials"
(4) A collection of essays entitled "Shakespeare Relocated: Studies in Historical Psychology"
No recent courses taught.