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Thesis title: Staging Shakespeare's Apocrypha
Kath is a PhD student in the School of Arts and Humanities. Kath's thesis is entitled Staging Shakespeare's Apocrypha.
There has recently been a significant growth in academic research dedicated to non-canonical Shakespearean drama, particularly in the area of attribution studies. In addition, the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2013 publication of William Shakespeare and Others: Collaborative Plays, edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen is an attempt to canonise a set list of these plays. While such an important range of textual work is being undertaken, it is timely that a similarly serious investigation should be taken into the performance history of these plays.
Kath's project will bring together the body of scholarly works which already address Shakespeare's apocryphal / collaborative plays, together with more ephemeral theatrical records, including unexamined archival material such as prompt books, costume bibles, press releases, working scripts, play texts and critical reviews.
Kath is keenly interested in documenting in detail the areas in which academic and theatrical professionals may differ in both their definition of, and approaches to, these dramatic texts.
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United States of America