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Dr Lawrence Green. BA (Leeds), MA (Warwick), PhD (Birmingham: Shakespeare Institute)

Hon. Research Fellow.

Research Specialisms

  • Early modern literature and the visual arts
  • Shakespeare and the Medieval legacy
  • Shakespeare's history plays in performance


The Stephen Joseph award of The Society for Theatre Research (1990-91).

Published Editing

George Puttenham’s Partheniades (as ‘A New Yeares Gifte’, 1579) BL, MS Cotton, Vespasian, E.viii, fols. 169r-178r and other poems dedicated to the Queen during her reign.

Thomas Churchyard’s A Sparke of Frendship (London: T. Orwin, 1588); A Rebuke to Rebellion, BL, MS Royal: 17 B. vii; A Pleasant Conceite (London: Roger Wardle, 1593).

Richard Vennard’s The Right Way to Heaven (London: Thomas Este, 1601).

Sorrowes Ioy ([London]: Iohn Legat for the Vniversitie of Cambridge, 1603).

James Aske’s Elizabetha Triumphans (London: by Thomas Orwin for Thomas Gubbin and Thomas Newman, 1588) and other material relating to the Spanish Armada of 1588.

Threno-Thriambeuticon, Cantabrigiae (Cantabrigiae: Ex officina Iohannis Legat, 1603); Oxoniensis Academiæ Funebre Officium in Memoriam Honoratissimam Serenissimæ et Beatissimæ Elisabethæ, nuper Angliæ, Franciæ, & Hiberniæ Reginæ (Oxford: Joseph Barnes, 1603).

All of the above in a new edition of John Nichols’s Progresses and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth (London 1788-1823) (Oxford: OUP, 2014).


‘Wolves, Sheep and the Making of England: towards a re-appraisal of James Aske’s Elizabetha Triumphans (1588)’, Society for Renaissance Studies Bulletin, April, 2008, pp. 4-15.

‘“Talkest thou nothing but of ladies?”: Courtly love and the aged Muse in Thomas Churchyard’s Pleasant Conceite (1593)’, Society for Renaissance Studies Bulletin, October, 2008, pp. 19-35.

'Thomas Churchyard and the War of the University Wits', Society for Renaissance Studies Bulletin, April, 2010, pp. 3-6.

"And do not say 'tis superstition": Shakespeare, Memory, and the Iconography of Death, Comparative Drama, vol. 50, No. 2 & 3, Summer & Fall, 2016, pp. 249-70.

Recent Conference Papers

‘“What Ceremony Else?”: Performing Power from Divine Right to the Age of Irony’ at the International Federation for Theatre Research World Congress (University of Warwick, July-August, 2014).

'"Come home wilde heades, then gad no more abroad": Some Early Modern Notions of 'home' as exemplified in the writings of Thomas Churchyard' at the Biennial Conference of the Society for Renaissance Studies (July 2012) at Manchester University.

'"A fine and private place": Shakespeare, Graves and Space Invaders' for the Research Workshop 'Over HIs Dead Body', 27 March, 2015 organised by the Universities of York and Leicester in connection with events surrounding the re-interment of the remains of KIng Richard III.

'"This loam, this rough-cast and this stone": Walls both 'wicked' and 'courteous' in Shakespeare's plays for the Second Northern Renaissance Roses Seminar 'Scrutinizing Surfaces in Early Modern Thought' organised jointly by the Universities of Lancaster and York, 8-9 May, 2015.

'Thomas Churchyard (1523?-1604): A Life Lived in Print' for Shaping the Self Print culture and construction of collective identity (1460-1660), Warwick University, 5th March, 2016.

'Shakespeare's "baseless fabric" and the Poetics of Exclusion: Cultures of Exclusion in the Early Modern World: Enemies and Strangers 1600-1800, University of Warwick,18-19 May, 2017.

'The Otherness of Shakespeare's Invisible Architecture', International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, 3-6 July, 2017.

' “And do not say ‘tis superstition…”: Shakespeare, Memory and the Iconography of Death', International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July, 2018.


Henry IV, Part One (OUP//Nelson Thornes, 2003) and study workbook;

Much Ado About Nothing (OUP//Nelson Thornes, 2004) and study workbook.


Jayne Archer, Elizabeth Goldring and Sarah Knight (eds), The Progresses, Pageants and Entertainments of Queen Elizabeth I (OUP, 2007).

Jayne Elisabeth Archer, Elizabeth Goldring and Sarah Knight (eds), The Intellectual World of the Early Modern Inns of Court [First Draft] (MUP, 2011)




John Nichols Project