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
(Shakespeare's Globe, London)