Languages and Literature, University of Birmingham
My project looks at the Chamberlain’s and King’s Men’s repertory through the lens of disguise tropes, arguing that their continued development and use of said tropes, especially in times of company upheaval, is indicative of distinguishing company characteristics. In analysing the repertory through distinct characteristics, I hope to develop and promote a more subtle understanding of the features of London theatre companies in the period.
I am also interested in company practices, including apprenticeships and casting practices, and the development of new dramatic genres in Elizabethan and Jacobean England.
2016 – 2017: