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In late 2009, I started this blog for two reasons: to work on my writing between seminar papers while in graduate school, and to practice thinking through Shakespeare texts in performance. While I am fortunate now to be a tenure-track faculty member at a small liberal arts college, the purpose of this blog remains the same. It is a place to test ideas—as writers, part of the job is making our mistakes in public, after all—about the experience of early modern playtexts in performance, and to work on my writing. I hope you’ll join me in the conversation.

In 2016, I moved from Illinois to Oregon. Here, I began working with a First Folio technique troupe, the Original Practice Shakespeare Festival, as part of a larger project on playing companies, the repertory system, and house styles. Starting in 2017, part of this blog’s evolution will include research notes and reviews pertaining to this larger project. In short, get ready to hear a lot about the cool work OPS Fest is getting after.

Do you have a production, film, or other medieval or early modern English-ish performance you think might suit a review for this blog? Do please contact me to let me know! Interested in my professional vita? You can find more information about my work on academia.edu or my professional portfolio.

Many thanks for stopping by!

View of “The Taming of the Shrew,” Original Practice Shakespeare Festival at the Mission Theatre, Portland, OR. 10 April 2017.