I have joined The Capital Centre as an Associate Fellow in October 2007.
Between 2005 and 2007 I have been a Research Fellow working on a joint project between the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance and The Capital Centre at Warwick. My project, the Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama website, is an open-access resource on the page and stage history of five Jacobethan playwrights and nine of their plays. It combines interactive databases, hypertext and performative readings of play fragments, performance reconstruction and archiving, and up-to-date bibliographies. Apart from the range of performance material made available, this website:
- proposes an innovative teaching and learning tool for contextualising the period (see the timeline), and for engaging with the playtexts (see key fragments);
- makes available an informed space for academic research on the Jacobethans - focusing both on critical history and performance reconstruction and archiving;
- invites and provides templates for new forms of assignment for student work on the plays, the playwrights and the period;
- allows for creative exploration of the performance element in the study of the Jacobethans.
As a Lecturer in English Literature - Shakespeare at University of Worcester, I teach a range of modules: Contextualising Shakespeare (MA), English Literature from 1585-1800 and Renaissance Texts and Contexts (UG - 1st year), Shakespearean Comedies (UG - 2nd year), Justice and Revenge in English Renaissance Drama and Literature in Film (UG - 3rd year).
At Worcester I am currently developing the EMRG website.