My research tends to look at the relationship between text and performance, as I have always been interested in how texts direct actions, both in the theatrical and in the religious sense. My publications focus upon the overlapping categories of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, textual editing, the English Reformation, performance criticism, and the reception of Shakespeare in the American West.
My research meets the public not just through my classroom teaching, but also in the form of books, published articles, reviews, and public lectures and talks.
Here are some examples:
Printing now: Critical Edition of The Revenger's Tragedy
In Progress: The History of Shakespeare in Montana; Critical Edition of Twelfth Night; Critical Edition of Much Ado About Nothing .
- “‘The season of all natures’: Montana Shakespeare in the Parks’ Global Warming Macbeth.” Shakespeare Bulletin 36.3.
- “The Wrathful Dragon versus the Foolish, Fond Old Man: Duality of Performance in the 2013 Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s King Lear.” With Kevin A. Quarmby. Cahiers Élisabéthains 86 (2014): 63-74.
- “Apocalyptic Tragicomedy for a Jacobean Audience: Dekker’s Whore of Babylon and Shakespeare’s Cymbeline.” Renaissance and Reformation 36.1 (2013): 131-54.
- “The Word as an Artifact of Remembrance: Joyce Hales, John Bradford, and a Bible.” With Michael F. Graham. Reformation 18.1 (2013): 64-83.
- “The Afterlife of Timon of Athens: The Palest Fire.” Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation 5.1 (2010): 1-16.
Invited Lectures and Public Presentations
- “Shakespeare’s Sojourns in Western Montana.” Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Montana (February, 2018)
- “Shakespearean Texts and Eco-criticism.” Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (June, 2018)
- “Forced Conversion and Unnatural Grace in Thomas Middleton’s Tragedies.” Conversion as Periodization workshop (Montreal, Aug. 2017)
- “Shakespeare’s Montana Schoolhouses.” Festival of the West (MSU, Apr. 2017)
- “Friendship’s Price in Timon of Athens.” Festival Noons talk at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, Sep. 2016)
- Presenter and writer, “Death in Hamlet.” Montana Shakespeare in the Parks fundraiser, “Perchance to Dream” (Jul. 2016)
- “Shakespeare Stories in Montana: Mountain Men to Miners.” Willy the Kid: Shakespeare in the American West (Cedar City, UT, Jul. 2016)
- Presenter, Shakespeare’s music and the significance of “The Willow Song” in Othello. Montana Shakespeare in the Parks fundraiser, “The Dream Event” (July 2015)
- “Performance and Power in Much Ado about Nothing.” Festival Noons talk at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, June 2015)
- “Knavish Sentences: Middleton’s Commonplacing in The Revenger’s Tragedy.” Strathclyde University (Glasgow, Nov. 2014)
- Narrator and writer, Fathers and Son, an adaptation of Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2. Montana Shakespeare in the Parks fundraiser, “A Midwinter Night’s Dream” (Feb. 2014)
- “The Bursting Heart of King Lear” and “Cymbeline: A Fairy Tale Gone Mad.” Two Festival Noons talks at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, Aug. 2013)
- “War, Lechery, and Impossible Points of View in Troilus and Cressida.” Festival Noons talk at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, Aug. 2012)
- “Setting the scene” lecture on Timon of Athens (The Globe Theatre, London, Sep. 2008)
- Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, dir. Greg Doran (London, Nov. 2014). http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/scene/2015/01/Henry_IV_RSC/
- Troilus and Cressida, dir. Rob Melrose (Ashland, OR, Aug. 2012) and William Brown (American Players Theatre, Aug. 2012). Shakespeare Bulletin 31.3 (2013): 529-35.
- Timon of Athens, dir. Lucy Bailey (The Globe Theatre, London, Sep. 2008). Shakespeare Bulletin 27.2 (2009): 344-8.
- Timon of Athens, dir. Stephen Ouimette (Stratford, ON, Sep. 2004). Theatre Journal 57.3 (2005): 519-21.