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GRACE TIFFANY
received her doctorate in English from Notre Dame in 1989, and now teaches Shakespeare, non-Shakespearean Renaissance drama, and Renaissance literature at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Predominantly a Shakespearean, she has authored a number of scholarly articles, book chapters, and books which analyze Shakespearean drama as both literature and stagecraft. For twelve years she has also been a contributing editor to the international quarterly The Shakespeare Newsletter. Her research interests include Shakespeare and gender, Shakespeare and classicism, the London Theater Wars of 1599-1600, and the Protestant Reformation. She has edited Shakespeare's The Tempest, co-edited an MLA volume on teaching Shakespeare, and written books on Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, androgyny, and the Theater Wars and on the pilgrimage tradition as it pertained to Renaissance literature. She has also authored a historical novel about the professional rivalry among Shakespeare, Jonson, and Christopher Marlowe. Her work on Shakespeare has appeared in Shakespeare Studies, Renaissance Quarterly, The Upstart Crow, Renascence, and Christianity and Literature, among other journals.

In Grace Tiffany's classes, students are urged to read and write about literature with attention to these or other Renaissance historical contexts. Professor Tiffany's Shakespeare classes also integrate the study of Shakespeare's poetry with the study of his dramaturgical achievements, treating his plays as plays: that is, as complex, volatile entities which fully exist only in performance.


(Shakespeare's Globe, London)


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