Emma Smith


Publications 2017

Reading Shakespeare’s Stage Directions’, forthcoming, Dustagheer and Woods

‘Henry V in the 21st Century’, forthcoming in Britland and Cottegnies

Recent and forthcoming talks 2017-8

10 November, ‘Shakespeare’s Southwark Reformation’, College of Canons, Southwark Cathedral

12 November, Historicisms, Theory Day School, Oxford University Department for Continuing Education

15 November, Drama Graduate Seminar, University of Exeter

7 December, Hamlet, Cherwell School Oxford

22 January, Hamlet, Twyford CE School, Ealing

31 January, King Lear, Holland Park School

2 March, Henn Lecture, St Catharine’s Cambridge

9-10 March, ‘Dramatic character in the early modern theatre’, University of Fribourg

13 March, introducing Macbeth at the Vue Oxford: tickets

18 April, ‘Reading Shakespeare when he was new’, Arts Society, Leeds

23 April, ‘#MeToo: Measure for Measure in the 21st century’, Hull Shakespeare Lecture

Coming in July 2018; Society for Renaissance Studies, Sheffield; Marlowe Society of America, Wittenberg; Nashe conference, Newcastle

                                             NEWS 24 January 2018

  1. New Humanities Commons site

  2. New publication: delighted to be one of the contributors to Sarah Dustagheer and Gill Woods’ Stage Directions and Shakespearean Theatre!

  3. Shakespeare’s First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book paperback coming soon from OUP

  4. New lectures added to ‘Approaching Shakespeare’ (26 lectures) and ‘Not Shakespeare’ (11 lectures) on Apply Podcasts or via Oxford podcasts

  5. some short Shakespeare articles online as part of the British Library’s excellent Discovering Literature site

I work at Hertford College as Fellow and Tutor in English, and at the University of Oxford as Professor of Shakespeare Studies in the Faculty of English Language and Literature.

My research and teaching interests are in Shakespeare’s reception in print, performance, and criticism, and in early modern theatre.