Professor Pascale Aebischer

Teaching

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.

Since the Student Guild's Teaching Awards were first introduced in 2009-10, I have been nominated for a range of awards every year. I was voted 'Lecturer of the Year' for English in 2009-10, 'Most Supportive Member of Staff' for English in 2010-11, and was shortlisted for the institutional award for 'Research-Led Teaching' in 2016. 

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