I am a writer and educator in Drama and Theatre Studies. My specialist areas are Shakespeare (particularly with regard to the female characters), 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.
This site where I write about Shakespeare and all manner of theatre-related things, and offer an up-to-date list of my publications.
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.
Find me on Twitter at @orlandocreature and @Shakes20Score