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Dr Eoin Price

Dr Eoin Price

Senior Lecturer, English Literature

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I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing specialising in the politics of playing and playgoing in sixteenth-and seventeenth-century London and in the afterlives of plays from this period in later centuries, including our own. I am the author of  ‘Public’ and ‘Private’ Playhouses in Renaissance England (Palgrave, 2015) and my work on the intersections of book, theatre, and performance history has appeared in journals including Shakespeare Survey, Shakespeare Bulletin and Early Theatre, as well as edited collections such as Christopher Marlowe, Theatrical Commerce and the Book Trade (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

I am currently working on Shakespeare’s Successors, a book about the writers that took Shakespeare’s place in the King’s Men after his retirement. With Professor Farah Karim-Cooper (Shakespeare’s Globe) I am co-editing a special issue of the journal Shakespeare emerging from the British Shakespeare Association Conference on Shakespeare, Race, and Nation, which I organised at Swansea in July 2019. With Dr Harry Newman (Royal Holloway), I am co-editing a collection of essays for Cambridge University Press entitled Reprints and Revivals of Renaissance Drama.

At Swansea I teach drama at all levels of the undergraduate degree programme and at postgraduate level. I currently serve as the Programme Director for the MA in English Literature and the MA Welsh Writing in English. I am very happy for any prospective students to contact me to discuss either of our programmes.

I would be delighted to discuss research supervision with any student interested in any aspect of early modern theatre.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Early Modern Drama
  • Shakespeare
  • Jacobean Drama
  • Theatre History
  • Book History
  • Performance

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

At Swansea I teach drama at all levels of the undergraduate degree programme and at postgraduate level. I convene the compulsory first year drama module The Stage Play World which takes students on a journey from medieval York to present day London via the plays of writers such as William Shakespeare, Aphra Behn, and Henrik Ibsen. I also convene the second year Contentious Shakespeare module which aims to investigate race, gender, sexuality, and class in Shakespeare’s drama. I offer a final year module: this year, I am teaching a class on Jacobean drama which moves beyond Shakespeare. At MA Level, I teach ‘After Macbeth: Stage and Screen Adaptation’, a module which traces the performance of Shakespeare’s Macbeth from the Restoration to the present day. I also convene the MA dissertation and dissertation preparation modules.

Research Award Highlights Collaborations