Welcome to Shakespeare at Adelphi University. This site represents a collaborative archive of Shakespearean pedagogy at Adelphi University, equally created by faculty and students.
The work is produced in as part of the early modern classes taught by the English department, and includes blog reflections, performance reviews and scholarly bibliographies. It is intended to serve as a comprehensive database for those who encounter Shakespeare at Adelphi and we hope that the material produces will range from a little fun to a lot academic.
So please, come on in, browse around, and feel free to contribute!
A Little About Me
I am an Assistant Professor of English at Adelphi University. Originally from England, I moved to the USA in order to work as a directing assistant at Atlantic Theatre Company, after which I joined Rattlestick Theatre as Literary Manager. During my time at Rattlestick, we produced new plays by such New York writers as Adam Rapp, Lucy Thurber, Harry Kondoleon, Joe Hortua and Jonathan Tolins. At Adelphi, my work is mostly in the field of early modern drama in performance – both past and present. I am currently developing a book that charts the stage history of Pyramus and Thisbe One article from this project, entitled “‘Know that I, Ringo the Drummer, Am’: Shakespeare, YouTube and the Limits of Performance,” was recently published in Shakespeare Bulletin and another, “‘Playing No Part But Pyramus’: Restructuring the Clown in A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” is forthcoming in Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England. My other academic interests include late twentieth-century British drama and theories of digital performance.
This year, I am developing on a collaborative project as part of the Shakespeare Association of America’s Annual Conference. We are developing a collaborative paper that attempts to theorize knowledge production in the field of digital Shakespeare. Our conversation can be followed at the site listed below:
Theorizing the Digital Archive Seminar (Shakespeare Association of America Annual Conference, 2014)