My research and teaching deal with drama and theatricality in many periods from the Renaissance to the present day, especially including Shakespeare, and especially interested in the relation between theatrical forms and political and cultural history.
I am currently working on a book about the various applications and histories of the idea of dialogue.
1976 - PGCE, Manchester University
1984 - PhD in English Literature, Edinburgh University
1988 - Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer in English Literature, University of East Anglia
Dialogue (The New Critical Idiom)
ISBN 0415329221UEA Repository
The Writing of Travel
ISBN 9781405187626UEA Repository
The Comical Scene: Perspective and Civility on the Renaissance Stage
pp. 32-56UEA Repository
Nobody, Somebody, and King Lear
in New Theatre Quarterly
pp. 195-207Full Text UEA Repository
English Renaissance Drama
ISBN 978-0631226307UEA Repository
ISBN 0-3337-63726UEA Repository
Secularising King Lear: Shakespeare, Tate and the Sacred
Cambridge University Press
ISBN 0521815878UEA Repository
Key Research Interests
Drama and theatricality in many periods from the Renaissance to the present day, especially including Shakespeare, and especially interested in the relation between theatrical forms and political and cultural history.
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