EDUCATION: 

Ph.D. -- University of Notre Dame (1971) 

B. A. -- La Salle College (1966) 

NEH Folger Institute -- Ceremony and Text in the Renaissance, Thomas Greene (1991) 

NEH Seminar -- Milton and the Fall into Reading, Stanley Fish (1980) 

NEH Seminar -- Robert Lowell and Shakespeare at Sonnets, Monroe Spears (1975) 
 

EXPERIENCE: 

Professor of English, Saint Michael's College (1985) 

Department Chairperson (1988-91; interim replacement, 1993-94) 

Associate Professor (Tenure), Saint Michael's College (1975) 

Assistant Professor of English, Saint Michael's College (1970) 
 

PUBLICATIONS: 

“Maclise and Macready: Collaborating Illustrators of Hamlet.” The Shakespeare Bulletin 25. No. 1 (Spring 2007): 33-59. 

"Having It Both Ways: Reading Two Early Acting Editions of Hamlet." The Shakespeare Newsletter, 56:1, No. 268 (Spring/Summer 2006): 7-8; 28-30.  

Preface to Ida Washington’s translation of The Shakespeare Studies of Otto Ludwig (Andrew Mellon Press, 2006) 

hamletworks.org. Hamlet database, launched April, 2005. 

“Charles Gildon’s Editorial Apparatus and Nicholas Rowe’s Hamlet.” Hamlet Studies. Silver Jubilee Volume, 25 (2003): 156-174. 

“Pictures in the Closet: Properties and Staging in Hamlet 3.4,” Stage Directions in Hamlet: New Essays and New Directions. Ed. Hardin L. Aasand (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2003): 170-188.

“‘Whether 'tis nobler in the mind’: Multiple-Text Hamlet in the Undergraduate Classroom,” Shakespeare and the Classroom (Fall 2002): 28-35. 

“Teaching Hamlet with a Variorum Edition,” Teaching Approaches to Hamlet, Ed. Bernice W. Kliman. (MLA Press, 2001): 62-65. 

“‘The very cunning of the scene’: Hamlet's Divination and the King's Occulted Guilt.” and “Hamlet and the Mirror up to History:  Allegory, Analogue, and Allusion.”  Co-authored with Hardin L. Aasand. Thirty-one New Essays on Hamlet (Extracted from Hamlet Studies Vols. 1-21), Ed. R. W. Desai (Nai Sarak, Delhi: Doaba House, 2000): 318-335 and 416-444. 

Hamlet and the Mirror up to History:  Allegory, Analogue, and Allusion.”  Co-authored with Hardin L. Aasand. Hamlet Studies.  21 (Summer 1999): 20-54. 

“Hamlet's Mousetrap and the Play-within-the-Anecdote of Plutarch: An Instance of Erasure in Eighteenth-Century Editions.” In Reading Readings: Essays on Shakespeare Editing in the Eighteenth Century.  Ed. Joanna Gondris (Deleware UP, 1998): 164-187. 

“‘The very cunning of the scene’: Hamlet's Divination and the King's Occulted Guilt.” Hamlet Studies. 18 (1996): 7-28.

      

“‘Imagine No Worse of Them’: Hippolyta on the Ritual Threshold in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.” In Ceremony and Text in the Renaissance, Ed. Douglas Rutledge (University of Delaware Press, 1996): 155-166. 

“Reformation and Its Counterfeit: The Recovery of Meaning in Henry IV, part 1.” In Ambiguities in Literature and Film, Ed. Hans P. Braendlin (Florida State University Press, 1988): 76-94. 

“‘A Great Reckoning in a Little Room’: Robert Lowell's Visions and Revisions,” Missouri Philological Association Bulletin (1977).  

“The Vol and the Pone: A Reconsideration of Jonson's Volpone,” ELN. 10 (December 1972): 102-107. 
 

REVIEWS; 

Review of Jeffrey Knapp's Shakespeare’s Tribe: Church, Nation, and Theater in Renaissance England Chicago: U of Chicago Press.  Sixteenth Century Journal (Fall, 2003): 908-910. 

Review of Alan R. Young’s Hamlet and the Visual Arts, 1709-1900. Newark: U of Delaware Press. Shakespeare Quarterly (Fall, 2003): 344-346. 

Review of Scott McMillin's The First Quarto of Othello. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. Sixteenth Century Journal (Winter, 2002): 1117-1119. 

Review of Robert Lanier Reid’s Shakespeare’s Tragic Forms: Spirit in the Wheel. U. Delaware Press. Sixteenth Century Journal (Fall, 2001): 898-899.  
 

PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS: 

Pre-performance Talk. Aquila Theatre Company’s production of Romeo and Juliet, University of Vermont Lane Series, May 2, 2007. 

Pre-performance Talk, Aquila Theatre Company’s production of Hamlet, University of Vermont Lane Series, April 9, 2006.

“Daniel Maclise’s Illumination of the Play Scene in Hamlet," Shakespeare Association of America Conference, Philadelphia, April 15, 2006. 

“Hamlet’s Temptation to Remembrance and Revenge," Shakespeare Association of America Conference, Bermuda, March 2005.

“Verses added out of the old edition”: Single-text Passages in a Multiple-text Environment,” Shakespeare Association of America, New Orleans, 2004. 

Romeo and Juliet: The Tragic Deaths of Young People,” Visiting Lecture and Discussion, Colchester High School,, April 18, 2003. 

“Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Pre-performance talk for Culture Club, March 28, 2003.

“Shakespeare’s Multiple-text Plays: To Conflate or Not to Conflate, That is the Question,” Vermont Humanities Council, Autumn Conference, Star-Crossed and Moonstruck Lovers, November 8-9, 2002. 

“ ‘Canoniz’d Bones Have Burst Their Cerements’: Hamlet Acting Editions from Betterton to Bell’s Shakespeare,” International Shakespeare Conference, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, August, 2002.

“Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew,” Pre-performance panel for Lane Series, Flynn Theater, April, 21, 2002. 

“Modeling Conversion and Prospero’s Forgivenesses in The Tempest:,” Pre-performance talk for Culture Club, October 14, 2001.  

“Tomasso Salvini and the Internationalization of Hamlet,” 7th World Shakespeare Congress,Valencia, Spain, April, 2001. 

“Editing Hamlet: 400 Years of Contestation,” with Bernice W. Kliman, Hardin A. Aasand, and Eric C. Rasmussen. Nassau Community College Renaissance Workshop/Columbia University Shakespeare Seminar, New York, 1999. 

“Pictures in the Closet: Properties and Staging in Hamlet 3.4,” Shakespeare Association of America, San Francisco, 1999. 

“Early Acting Editions of Hamlet,” Symposium on Four Centuries of Editing Shakespeare, University of Nevada at Reno, 1999. 

“Hamlet: Story Roots and the Flowering of Adaptations,” Visiting Lecture, Montpelier High School, 1999. 

“Robert Wilks and the Interim Hamlet,” International Shakespeare Association,Stratford-upon-Avon, England, 1998. 

“Garrick's ‘Altered’ Hamlet and the Editorial Rivalries of the 1770’s,” Shakespeare Association of America, Cleveland, Ohio, 1998. 

“The Loss of Innocents in Romeo and Juliet,” Visiting Lecture, Calvert Hall High School, Baltimore Maryland, 1998. 

“Variations on the Variorum: Revisioning Hamlet in 1773,” Shakespeare Association of America, Washington, D.C., 1997. 

Hamlet through Looking-Glasses: At Least Two Ways of Seeing,” Visiting Lecture Series, University of New Hampshire, 1992. 

“Mirrors and Looking-Glasses: A Reading Context for the Hamlet Second Quarto,” Conference: Visions and (Re)Visions in Literature and Film, Florida State University, 1992. 

“Ghosts in Hamlet,” Faculty Colloquium Series, Saint Michael's College, 1990. 

“Death and the Unfamiliar: Cultural Strangeness in Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman,” General Lecture, Freshman Studies Program, 1990. 

“What Was It Like to See ‘The Murder of Gonzago’ in Hamlet?,” Visiting Lecture, Burlington High School, 1990. 

“Jazzing Up ‘Pyramus and Thisby,’” Conference: Ambiguities in Literature and Film, Florida State University, 1989. 

“What Makes People Laugh?” Exploration in Drama Series, Vermont Council on the Humanities and Public Issues, 1984. 

“Mis-Givings and Mis-Takings: The Aesthetics of Attention in A Midsummer Night's Dream,” Missouri Philological Association Meeting, 1983. 

“Misreading Areopagitica: ‘The Beginning of No Mean Endeavor,’” NEH Summer Seminar, 1980. 

“‘A Journey in My Head’: Shakespeare's Sonnets 18-126 as Paradigm,” Symposium on Shakespeare, Saint Michael's College, 1973. 
 

REVIEWS: 

Review of Jeffrey Knapp's Shakespeare’s Tribe: Church, Nation, and Theater in Renaissance England Chicago: U of Chicago Press.  Sixteenth Century Journal (Fall, 2003): 908-910. 

Review of Alan R. Young’s Hamlet and the Visual Arts, 1709-1900. Newark: U of Delaware Press. Shakespeare Quarterly (Fall, 2003): 344-346. 

Review of Scott McMillin's The First Quarto of Othello. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. Sixteenth Century Journal (Winter, 2002): 1117-1119. 

Review of Robert Lanier Reid’s Shakespeare’sTragic Forms: Spirit in the Wheel. U of Delaware Press). Sixteenth Century Journal (Fall, 2001): 898-899. 
 

CURRENT PROJECTS: 

New Variorum Hamlet, Bernice W. Kliman, Coordinating Editor (with Hardin L. Aasand and Eric C. Rasmussen. My responsibilities: Text and commentary collation (TLN 2023-2950), including editions as well as extra-editorial material, and assessment of each edition based on features of text section.  Also Appendix: Essay on Sources, Analogues and Influences (co-authoring with Hardin L. Aasand), Essay on the Acting Editions of Hamlet, and smaller items on other particulars, including specific characters and topical matters particularly relevant in my section of the text. In addition, supervision of four student aides each semester, funded by the College at @$3000 per year. 1993- 

Acting Edition of the RSC Hamlet (1965-1996), directed by Sir Peter Hall. Co-editor, Peter Harrigan.  My responsibilities: Introduction, text, text variants, appendices. 1992- 
 

AWARDS:

 

Gerald E. Dupont Award (Commencement 2005) 

NEH (recipient with Bernice W. Kliman, Hardin L. Aasand, and Eric C. Rasmussen) 3-year Preservation and Access Fellowship 2002-2005 ($243,000). Project: The New Variorum Hamlet 

Excellence in Scholarship (Academic Convocation 1999) 

NEH (recipient with Bernice W. Kliman, Hardin L. Aasand, and Eric C. Rasmussen) 2-year Preservation and Access Fellowship 1997-2000 ($165,000). Project: The New Variorum Hamlet  

Saint Michael’s College Faculty Research Award, 1998 ($1500). Project: Hamlet in America and Related Research for the New Variorum Hamlet 

NEH (recipient with Bernice W. Kliman and Hardin L. Aasand) 2-year Research Tools Fellowship, 1994-6 ($150,000): Project. The New Variorum Hamlet 

Saint Michael’s College Faculty Research Award, Summer 1993 ($920). Project: Sources, Analogues, and Influences Appendix for New Variorum Hamlet  

Saint Michael’s College Faculty Research Award, Fall 1991 ($1320). Project: Acting Edition of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1965-66 Hamlet, directed by Sir Peter Hall  

Saint Michael’s College Faculty Development Award (co-recipient with Elizabeth Inness-Brown), Summer 1992 ($1750). Project: Writing-across-the Curriculum Workshop 

Saint Michael’s College Faculty Research Award, Summer 1989 ($800). Project: Plays-within-Plays in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hamlet 

Excellence in Teaching Award (Academic Convocation 1988) 

Community Service Award (Commencement, 1985) 

Gerald E. Dupont Award (Commencement 1980) 

Student Recognition Award for Teaching (Commencement 1975) 

Outstanding Educators of America Award (1975) 

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Year Fellowship (1969-1970) 

University Fellowship, University of Notre Dame (1966-1969) 
 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES; 

Manuscript evaluation: Collection of Essays (prospective title Shared Space: Rethinking the Sacred and Profane in English Renaissance Literature, edited by Mary A. Papazian), 2006 

Advisory Board of SHAKSPER,. February, 2005. 

Consultant: Vermont Council on the Humanities planning meeting for Shakespeare Conference, November 8-9, 2002. 

Editorial Reviewer/Consultant, The Executionaer’s Daughter, Fiction for Young Readers, Henry Holt Publishers, 1999 

Chair, Literary Criticism Session, Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences Intercollegiate Symposium, 1998 

Respondent, MMLA Session (“Shakespeare in the Classroom,” Moderator: David George), October 1995 

NEH Review Panel for 1995-1996 NEH Fellowships, Summer 1995 

External Examiner for M.A. Thesis (Paul MacDonald: “Macready, Irving, and Beerbohm-Tree:

Image and the Play Scene from Hamlet”), Acadia University, July, 1995 

Danforth Associates of New England (DANE), 1992- 

Interim Associate Academic Dean, Saint Michael's College, Spring 1992 

Chair, Literary Criticism Session VAAS Intercollegiate Symposium, 1992 

Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Freshman Studies, 1988 and 1989 

NEH Library Seminar: The Individual and the Community in Politics and Literature for

the Vermont Council on the Humanities, Vermont, 1988 

Assistant to the Academic Dean, Saint Michael's College, 1982-1987 

Chair, Literary Criticism Session VAAS Intercollegiate Symposium, 1979 

Vermont Report, Vermont ETV Introductory Panel on the BBC Shakespeare Series, 1979 

Discussion Moderator, Vermont Festival of the Arts, 1977 

Summer Shakespeare Program: Shakespeare--Understanding Through Performance for Westfield College, London, 1977 and 1978 

Vice President, Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1977-1978 

General Chair of the Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences Intercollegiate Symposium, 1976 and 1978 

Trustee, Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1975-1979 

Chair, Literary Criticism Session, Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences Intercollegiate Symposium, 1975 

Co-Chair, Vermont Renaissance Symposium Co-hosted by Saint Michael's College and the University of Vermont, 1975 

London Wintersession Seminar: Drama in Performance for Saint Michael's College, 1975 

Humanist Consultant, Vermont Educational TV, 1975 

Chair, Shakespeare Symposium at Saint Michael's College, 1973