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Lucy Holehouse

Languages and Literature, University of Birmingham

Thesis title:

How Disguise Tropes in the Chamberlain/King�s Men�s Repertory from 1594 to 1630 Responded to the Rolling Process of Change Within the Company

My research focuses on how dramatic disguise conventions performed by the Chamberlain’s/King’s Men from 1594 to 1630 can provide insight into how early modern playing companies crafted their repertories and differentiated themselves from one another. 

Research Area

  • Languages and Literature

Conferences

  • June 2020: Presenter, 'The Perfect Disguise?: Forced Reveals in Cardenio and The Honest Man's Fortune', The Shakespeare Institute, Online
  • June 2019: Panel chair, Representing Gender, British Graduate Shakespeare Conference, The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • June 2018: Presenter, 'Pinching Slutty Maids: The Supernatural and Domestic Control in Shakespeare', British Graduate Shakespeare Conference, The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • May 2018: Presenter, 'Pinching Slutty Maids: The Supernatural and Domestic Control in Shakespeare', EMREM Annual Symposium, University of Birmingham, Birmingham


Public Engagement & Impact

  • May 2019 – Present: Orders Assistant, The Malone Society.
  • October 2018 – June 2019: Treasurer, British Graduate Shakespeare Conference, The Shakespeare Institute.
  • September 2017 – August 2018: SSCC Part-Time Student Representative, University of Birmingham.
  • December 2016 – March 2017: Panellist, Young Script Panel, Royal Court Theatre. 


Other Research Interests

  • Disguise
  • Repertorial practices
  • Theatre spaces
  • Early modern performance history
  • Stagecraft
  • Visual culture
  • Apprentice players
  • Intertextuality


Memberships

  • 2019 - present: The Malone Society
  • 2020 - present: Society for Renaissance Studies

Prizes

  • April 2020: Midlands4Cities AHRC Doctoral Studentship Award, University of Birmingham (Full)
  • December 2019: Stanley Wells Prize for outstanding scholarly work in an M.A. Dissertation, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham (£50)
  • September 2017: Shakespeare Institute Stanley Wells Scholarship, Shakespeare Institute, 2017, University of Birmingham, (£9,250)
  • July 2017: Highest Achievement Award in English Literature, University of Greenwich, 2017 (£200)
  • July 2016: Highest Achievement Award in English Literature and Creative Writing, University of Greenwich, 2016 (£200)