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My Teaching

During my time as a PhD candidate at Warwick I have embraced any teaching opportunities that have come my way.

I have presented on the travelling players of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in a second year module investigating Playing Places in Shakespeare's Britain. Here, I looked at the range of sites used for dramatic production by troupes of players, including stately homes such as Hardwick Hall and Chatsworth House (both of which were owned by the famous Bess of Hardwick). I have also presented for the past two years in a third year module which investigates Theatre Historiography. Here I have discussed the challenges that historiography presents to the historian with particular reference to my own research.

Beyond Warwick, I have been enjoying talking to interested groups about my areas of interest and about my current research. I have spoken about Chatsworth's Theatre at the Local Studies Library in Chesterfield, about Sir Percy Shelley's theatricals at Shaftesbury Rotary, about theatricals at the National Trust's Lyme Park to their volunteers, about Chatsworth's theatricals to the guides at the house to name but a few . I have also taught A-Level students about Elizabethan and early Jacobean theatre in preperation for their exams at a Derbyshire School. I taught two seminars a week to first year undergraduates in 2012-13 on the Introduction to Theatre module.