Department of English

University of Toronto

Astington, John

John AstingtonJohn H. Astington
Professor of English and Drama
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B.A. (Leeds), M.A. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Toronto).

History of theatre in Europe, principally England, 1400-1700. Current SSHRCC-funded research on English actors touring continental Europe. Over one hundred publications, large and small, in books and journals; within last five years essays in The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare (2016), The Shakespeare Circle (2015), Word & Image (2015), Lost Plays in Shakespeare's England (2014), English Literary Renaissance (2014), Moving Shakespeare Indoors: Performance and Repertoire in the Jacobean Playhouse (2014), Theatre Notebook (2012), Shakespeare Studies (2011), Shakespeare, Adaptation, Modern Drama (2011), Popular Entertainment Studies (2011).



Stage and Picture in the English Renaissance. The Mirror up to Nature (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, forthcoming 2017)

Actors and Acting in Shakespeare's Time: The Art of Stage Playing (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010 [& pb]; online 2012)

English Court Theatre, 1558-1642 (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1999; pb 2006)

The Development of Shakespeare’s Theater, ed. (New York: AMS, 1992)

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