Professor Pascale Aebischer



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Telephone: 01392 264335

Pascale Aebischer is Professor of Shakespeare and Early Modern Performance Studies. She specialises in the history of the performance of early modern drama (including Shakespeare), with an emphasis on 1580s-1700 and 1980s-present. She has a particular interest in bodies and performance technologies (from candlelight through social media to 'live' theatre broadcast), as well as in the connection between the reconstruction of early modern playhouses and urban regeneration. These interests are reflected in her teaching, which focuses on early modern - Restoration theatrical cultures and performance practices, Shakespeare, and present-day performance on stages and screens.

She has served as Director of Education and Head of Department for the Department of English and Film. From September 2018-April 2019, she is on study leave in order to finish her book on Shakespeare, Spectatorship and Technologies of Performance. During this period, she is not available for office hours although she continues supervising her PhD students. 

Office 319 (Queen's Building)