Teaching and Research Interests
Renaissance Dramatic; Modern Dramatic.
B.A. (Queens College, CUNY), M.A., Ph.D. (Harvard)
The Oxford edition of Romeo and Juliet
(2000), and the introduction for the Malone Society edition of the first Quarto (2000).
Recent essays on Romeo and Juliet
: codes of violence (1995), rhetoric (1996), teaching the play through performance (1999), multiple texts (2000), narrative strategies (2000).
Papers on editing: after poststructuralism (1998) and with theatrical documents (1999).
In addition, the chapter on "Comedy" in the Cambridge Companion to English Renaissance Drama
Shakespeare in Performance: "Romeo and Juliet"
Essays on the original Romeo and Juliet narrative (1984) and on poetry in the play (1983).
On modern drama, essays on Tom Stoppard in Shakespeare Survey
(1983) and in a Cambridge Companion volume on Stoppard (2001).
In 1998 edited a collection of essays, Shakespeare and the Twentieth Century
, with Jonathan Bate and Dieter Mehl.
With a Connaught fellowship, launched a book-length project on Shakespeare and modern drama for Oxford University Press. Also preparing a descriptive bibliography for Romeo and Juliet and Othello