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- United Kingdom
- Royal Holloway, University of London
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- theatre history, Shakespeare performance history, women's history
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- About Me
I write theatre history and the performance history of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. I have written a history of women directors working on Shakespeare – MsDirecting Shakespeare (Women’s Press, 1998). My Lilian Baylis: A Biography (University of Hertfordshire Press, 2006) offers a completely new view of this extremely influential woman, who was one of the founders of the UK’s National Theatre, the English National Opera, Sadler’s Wells and the Royal Ballet.
Currently I am writing a performance history of The Merry Wives of Windsor for the Manchester University Press Shakespeare in Performance series.
I also do creative history and produced a ‘new’ play by Shakespeare called Margaret of Anjou for the 4ooth anniversary of Shakespeare’ death in 2016.
- Recent Publications
2018 Theatre & Christianity, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan
2017 ‘Much Ado About Age’, co-written with Sara Reimers, ‘Much Ado About Nothing: A Critical Reader, Arden early modern drama guides, edited by Deborah Cartmell and Peter J.Smith, London: Bloomsbury:111-131 ISBN 978-1-4742-8437-0.
2015 ‘Re-forming Nostalgia: Geoffrey Rush and The Merry Wives of Windsor, Brisbane’, in Shakespeare and Emotions: Inheritances, Enactments, Legacies, edited by R.S. White, Mark Houlahan, Katrina O’Loughlin, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan: 240-250. ISBN 9781137464743.
2013 ‘Re-making Katherina: Julia Marlowe and The Shrew’, in Women Making Shakespeare, edited by Gordon McMullan, Lena Orlin and Virginia Mason Vaughan, London: Bloomsbury: 283-92. ISBN 9781408185339.
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- Country Focus
- Expertise by Geography
- Australia, United Kingdom
- Expertise by Chronology
- 3, 6, 7
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