B.A., University of California at Berkeley (1996); Ph.D. Cornell University (2001).
is the author of numerous books and articles on the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, including, most recently, The Arden Introduction to Reading Shakespeare
(2018). He is the general editor of the Routledge Anthology of Early Modern Drama
(forthcoming 2020), which will be the first entirely revisionary anthology of its kind in over a century. Since 2018 he has been the Editor of Shakespeare Quarterly
. Current work in progress includes essays on Othello
, the life and work of John Fletcher, and failure on the early modern stage.
The Arden Introduction to Reading Shakespeare
Constructing the Canon of Early Modern Drama
Theatrical Convention and Audience Response in Early Modern Drama
Shakespeare Handbooks: Richard II
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)
Richard II: New Critical Essays
(editor) (Routledge, 2012)
“Time for James Shirley,” in James Shirley and Early Modern Drama
, ed. Barbara Ravelhofer (Routledge, 2017). 17-31.
“The Shadow of the Canon.” Shakespeare Quarterly 65 (2014): 109-19.
“Alleyn Resurrected,” Marlowe Studies 1 (2011) 167-80.
“Success the Whitefriars way: Ram Alley and the negative force of acting,” Renaissance Drama 39 (2010) 199-225.“
“A partial theory of original practice,” Shakespeare Survey 61 (2008) 302-17.