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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

2020:
  • Presenter, 'The Perfect Disguise?: Forced Reveals in Cardenio and The Honest Man's Fortune', The Shakespeare Institute, Online
2019:
  • Panel chair, Representing Gender, British Graduate Shakespeare Conference, The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Treasurer of the Twenty-First Annual British Graduate Shakespeare Conference (BritGrad), The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon

2018:

  • Presenter, 'Pinching Slutty Maids: The Supernatural and Domestic Control in Shakespeare', British Graduate Shakespeare Conference, The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Presenter, 'Pinching Slutty Maids: The Supernatural and Domestic Control in Shakespeare', EMREM Annual Symposium, University of Birmingham, Birmingham


Public Engagement & Impact

2020: 

  • General Editor, Shakespeare Institute Review. (Ongoing).
  • Presenter, Reading Early Plays Actor Session, 'Walter Haynes' and 'John Shank'.
  • Presenter, Reading Early Plays Actor Session, 'Alexander Cooke' and 'John Lowin'.
  • Presenter, Reading Early Plays Actor Session, 'William Kempe' and 'William Sly'.

2019:

  • Orders Assistant, The Malone Society. (Ongoing).

2018:

  • SSCC Part-Time Student Representative, University of Birmingham.

2016 – 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

  • Society for Renaissance Studies
  • The Malone Society

Prizes

2020: 

  • Midlands4Cities AHRC Doctoral Studentship Award, University of Birmingham (Full)

2019: 

  • Stanley Wells Prize for outstanding scholarly work in an M.A. Dissertation, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham (£50)

2017: 

  • Shakespeare Institute Stanley Wells Scholarship, Shakespeare Institute, 2017, University of Birmingham, (£9,250)
  • Highest Achievement Award in English Literature, University of Greenwich, 2017 (£200)

2016: 

  • Highest Achievement Award in English Literature and Creative Writing, University of Greenwich, 2016 (£200)