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The Edwin Booth Prompt Books: A Theatrical Book History. In progress.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Ada Rehan and the Case of the Missing International Star.” Women on Stage. Eds. Jan Sewell and Clare Smout. New York: Palgrave, 2020.

Historicizing Shakesfear and Translating Shakespeare Anew.” Theatre History Studies. Vol. 36, (2017) 211-230.

“William Winter, Nineteenth-Century American Dramaturg.” Theatre Annual. Vol. 69. (Fall 2016). 25-46.

“Acting in the Paratext: Theatrical Material in Horace Howard Furness’s New Variorum Shakespeare.” Shakespeare Bulletin. 33.2. (Summer 2015) 191-213.

“Making Citizens of Savages: Columbia’s Roll Call at the Hampton Institute.” Journal of American Drama and Theatre. 24.2 (Spring 2012) 33-48.

Essays in Edited Book Collections

“‘Has this thing appeared again?’: the history of an American Yorick.” Performing Objects and Theatrical Things. Eds. Marlis Schweitzer and Joanne Zerdy. New York: Palgrave, 2014.

Speaking in the Silence: Deaf Performance at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.” Shakespeare Expressed:  Page, Stage, and Classroom. Eds. Kathryn M. Moncrief, Kathryn McPherson, and Sarah Enloe. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013.

  • Described as a “fascinating chapter” by Claire Hansen in her review of the volume.

Articles in Progress and Under Review

“Ada Rehan and the Case of the Missing International Star.” Women on Stage. Ed. Jan Sewell and Clare Smout. Volume under review with Palgrave.

Lectures and Invited Talks

“Edwin Booth’s Quest to Solve the Hamlet Problem.” UNLV Opera Theatre Hamlet Festival. University of Nevada, Las Vegas. May 3, 2017.

“Capturing Shakespearean Performance in Print: The Edwin Booth Prompt Books.” First Folio Colloquium. University of Nevada, Las Vegas. September 20, 2016.

“‘There was a star danced’: Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing and Female Celebrity.” University Forum Lecture Series. University of Nevada, Las Vegas. September 30, 2015.

“‘Speak Scholarly and Wisely’: William Winter and the Nineteenth-Century Stage.” Folger Shakespeare Library Fellows Speaker Series. July 18, 2014.

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