Department of English

University of Toronto

Astington, John

John AstingtonJohn H. Astington
Faculty Bookshelf

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 Theatre Notebook (2017, 2012), 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).


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

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)

Site Information:

Site Tools:

Click below for directions to the University of Toronto!

University of Toronto, St. George Campus
Map of St. George Campus
Map of Mississauga Campus
Map of Scarborough Campus