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. 

Books

Coming soon: Shakespeare in Montana (University of New Mexico Press, 2020)

This book tells the story of Shakespeare in Montana, from the earliest days of mountain men and pioneers, to itinerant acting companies in mining camps, women’s clubs at the turn of the twentieth century, educational initiatives across the state, and the continued popularity of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks. By taking account of a broad historical and geographical span of Montana, this work enables a deeper understanding of the myriad places and times in which Shakespeare’s words have been heard and discussed.

Journal Articles

  • “‘The season of all natures’: Montana Shakespeare in the Parks’ Global Warming Macbeth.” Shakespeare Bulletin 36.3 (2018): 429-48.

  • “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 Last Best Place.” Provost’s Distinguished Lecture, MSU (Mar. 2019). Read the paper here.

  • “Performing Shakespeare’s Wild West.” Green College, University of British Columbia (Oct. 2018)

  • “Shakespearean Texts and Eco-criticism.” Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (June, 2018)

  • “Shakespeare’s Sojourns in Western Montana.” Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Montana (February, 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)

Performance Reviews

  • Henry V at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, dir. Rosa Joshi: https://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/scene/article/view/18523

  • 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.