Professor Pascale Aebischer
Telephone: 01392 264335
I work in early modern performance studies, looking at the ways in which the plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries are redeployed in present-day performance, exhibitions, installations, digital media and criticism. There is an obvious connection between this research and my teaching, which concentrates on Shakespeare (Level 1), theatre history ('Theatrical Cultures: Renaissance to Restoration', Level 2), the wider early modern culture in which the plays are embedded ('Desire and Power', Level 2), and present-day performances of early modern drama across a range of media ('Spectacular Bodies', Level 3). I have also taught on the 'Staging Shakespeare' MA/MFA programme led by the Drama department and contribute to MA teaching in the Department of English. My current research on how performance technologies translate the spatial dynamics of early modern drama in present-day performance is intimately connected to the teaching I do for 'Theatrical Cultures' and to the work I do as General Editor of Shakespeare Bulletin.