I am a writer and educator in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. My specialist areas are Shakespeare (particularly with regard to the female characters),Early Modern dramatic practice, dramaturgy, directing, speaking verse drama, performance analysis, and theatre history. My PhD is from the Drama department of Trinity College Dublin, so Irish things will sometimes feature here, too. Raising a little boy also gives me plenty of cause to reflect on parenting and social justice issues.

On this site I post about Shakespeare and all manner of theatre-related things, and offer an up-to-date list of my publications and links to my videos.

Pieces on social justice, feminism and popular culture have often been cross-posted at Hoyden About Town, where I blogged under the handle Orlando from 2010 – 2017, and there is usually interesting discussion in the comments. If I am writing on Shakespeare, directing or teaching drama it may just be posted here.

You can also check out my book Shakespeare and the Shrew at the Palgrave Macmillan website, in their Shakespeare Studies series.

My edition of Much Ado About Nothing is published with Arden Performance Editions.

Please visit Shakespeare TwentyScore for a record of Shakespeare in Australasia all through the anniversary year of 2016.

My YouTube channel has videos on Shakespeare, Early Modern Drama and Dramaturgy.

Find me on Twitter at @orlandocreature and @Shakes20Score


2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi,

    I’m trying to get a copy of “Rehearsal in Films of the Early Modern Theatre: The Erotic Art of Making Shakespeare”

    My uni Library does not have a copy.

    • Hi Arpad, thanks for your interest. That article was published in Shakespeare Bulletin, so if your uni has access to JSTOR or Project MUSE or similar you should be able to read it online.

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