ENGL 710: The Play's the Thing


(Return to Dramaturgy Hub)

Course Resources

Course Outline

Reading List


Ben Crystal - Speaking the Bright and Beautiful Language of Shakespeare: 'As You Like It'/'Richard III'

NEW: Lyric vs. dramatic approaches to acting (Sam West)

Reference and Organisation

American Shakespeare Center

Early Modern London Theatres

Original Pronunciation

Performance as Research Conference

Performing the Queen’s Men (username: sqm password: shakespeare)

Queen’s Men Editions

Records of Early English Drama Patrons and Performances

Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare’s Language Conference

Simulated Environment for Theatre


Barton, Bruce, and Pil Hansen. “Research-Based Practice: Situation Vertical City Between Artistic Development and Applied Cognitive Science.” TDR: The Drama Review 53.4 (2009): 120-36.

FéralJosette and Ronald P. Bermingham"Theatricality: The Specificity of Theatrical Language." SubStance 31, No. 2/3 (2002). 94-108

Knowles, Ric. "Meaning." How Theatre Means. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 15-42.

---. "Theatre." How Theatre MeansBasingstokePalgrave Macmillan, 2014. 43-80.

---. "Disseminations."  How Theatre Means. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 81-110.

Lin, Erika T. "Materializing the Immaterial.Shakespeare and the Materiality of Performance. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012. 3-22.

Piccini, Angela, and Baz Kershaw. "Practice as research in performance: from epistemology to evaluation." Digital Creativity, 15:2 (2004). 86-92.

Walsh, Brian. "Unkind Division: The Double Absence of Performing History in 1 Henry VI.Shakespeare Quarterly 55:2 (Summer 2004): 119-47.


(Return to Dramaturgy Hub)

Employment Opportunity for Sessional Instructors

The Speech Communication program at the University of Waterloo is searching for several new sessional instructors to teach core communication courses.  Based in a liberal arts faculty with high national and international standards, the Speech Communication program currently serves approximately 150 majors, 50 minors, and delivers many sections of communication courses to four Faculties from across the University.

Sessional instructors could teach up to three sections per academic term of the following courses: Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Science Communication, or Communication in the Engineering Professions. Each of these courses include emphases on foundational communication competencies and are designed to align with the Speech Communication program objectives. More information on the Speech Communication program can be found here:


Interested instructors should have a PhD or be working toward completing a PhD, and should send a CV and a brief letter of interest that addresses qualifications and teaching philosophy to:

Dr. Robert Danisch

Chair, Department of Drama and Speech Communication

University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1