Just Because

Here’s Looking at You, Kylo

The Star Wars-Casablanca mashup parody that no one asked for.

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Feminism, Pedagogy, Plays, Research

Measure for Measure and Rape Culture

With all the press around prominent men abusing their power lately, it's perhaps natural that people have been reminded of Shakespeare and Middleton's "problem play" Measure for Measure. One scene in particular is seeing renewed attention: having been told that she must have sex with the Duke's deputy in order to save her brother's life, Isabella tells… Continue reading Measure for Measure and Rape Culture

Beef, Feminism, London, Plays, Research

Review: The Changeling, 2015, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

After a long gestation period, I'm thrilled to announce that my review of the 2015 production of The Changeling at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse has been published in the latest issue of Early Modern Literary Studies! This was a pretty emotional review for me to write, partly because I had such strong feelings about the production, and partly… Continue reading Review: The Changeling, 2015, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Beef, Feminism

White Fragility Hijacked Hidden Figures

*with mountains of thanks to Sharanya for talking through ideas & recommending reading, as always x So I finally, finally saw Hidden Figures on a flight recently, and of course, I loved it. The film tells the story of three black women working at NASA during the “space race” in the 1950s and ’60s—in the… Continue reading White Fragility Hijacked Hidden Figures

Conferences, Plays, Research

Middleton and Shakespeare

I’ve been mulling over an SAA blog post for a couple weeks now, allowing everything to percolate before committing pen to paper (or...whatever the digital equivalent is). I’ve also been a little busy since returning from Atlanta rehearsing for a little show I’ve been working on. It’s taken me a while to get to this,… Continue reading Middleton and Shakespeare

Conferences, Feminism, Plays, Research

SAA Provocation: Shakespeare and Fan Theory

It's been a while since I wrote a blog post, but that doesn't mean that I haven't been writing! I'm working on a bunch of projects as I navigate the academic job market (again). So here's something new that I tested out on my Shakespeare Association of America (SAA) workshop group. I'm hoping to build… Continue reading SAA Provocation: Shakespeare and Fan Theory