MemberHugh M. Richmond

…The School of Love: the Evolution of the Stuart Love Lyric,  Princeton University Press, 1964; reprinted in paperback 2015.

Shakespeare’s Political Plays, New York: Random House, 1967

Shakespeare’s Sexual Comedy, New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1972

Renaissance Landscapes: English Lyrics in a European Tradition, Hague: Mouton, 1973

The Christian Revolutionary: John Milton, Berkeley, University of  California Press, 19…

I head the U.C.B. Shakespeare Program which develops audio-visual/digital materials for the teaching of Shakespeare such as the video documentaries “Shakespeare and the Globe” (distributed by Films for the Humanities),and “Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Restored” and “Shakespeare and the Spanish Connection” (both distributed by TMW Media). In addition to the above-cited web site, “Shakespeare’s Staging,” we have also developed Milton material, such as the documentary “Milton by Himself” (Films for the Humanities) and a website:

MemberEmer McHugh

…‘Kenneth Branagh, Irishness, and the Shakespeare Industry’, Irish Society for Theatre Research annual conference 2021. Queen’s University Belfast, May 2021 [postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic].
*‘English histories and Irish lenses: navigating space, place, and history in DruidShakespeare’, Shakespeare’s Globe/London Shakespeare Centre symposium on Performing the Histories. Shakespeare’s Globe, TBC [postponed from Marc…
…Irish Renaissance Seminar, 2014-present
European Shakespeare Research Association, 2014-present
British Shakespeare Association, 2014-present
International Shakespeare Association, 2014-present
The Society for Theatre Research, 2015-present
The STR New Researchers’ Network, 2015-present
Shakespeare Association of America, 2015-present
International Federation for Theatre Research, 2017-present
…2014-2018: PhD candidate and IRC Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholar, NUI Galway. Passed without corrections.

2012-2013: MA in Shakespeare and Theatre with Distinction, The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham.

2008-2012: Double First Class Honours in English and History with Theatre and Performance, NUI Galway….
Emer McHugh, Irish Shakespeares: Gender, Sexuality, and Performance in the Twenty-First Century (forthcoming with Routledge).
Delia Jarrett-Macauley, Emer McHugh, and Varsha Panjwani, ‘Richard II at Shakespeare’s Globe: A Collective Perspective’, Otherness: Essays and Studies (forthcoming 2021).
Emer McHugh, ‘Writing (Irish) histories on the body: DruidShakespeare, gender, and the Shakespearean …

I graduated with my PhD in Drama and Theatre Studies at NUI Galway in 2019. Recently I was a Research Assistant on the Early Modern Studies in the Global Classroom project, as well as a Research Assistant on the Curriculum and Canon project collecting data on early modern drama performed at Dublin’s Werburgh Theatre. At present I am an Occasional Lecturer at University College Dublin. I am the author of the forthcoming Irish Shakespeares: Gender, Sexuality, and Performance in the Twenty-First Century, currently under contract with Routledge. This is an expansion upon my doctoral dissertation (fully funded by the Irish Research Council), and looks at contemporary Shakespeare performance by Irish practitioners inside and outside of Ireland, exploring their engagement with gender, queerness, and feminisms, and exploring this in tandem with its contested relationship with issues of Irish national identity. Case studies include Druid Theatre’s Henriad adaptation DruidShakespeare (2015), Shakespeare’s Globe’s production of The Taming of the Shrew (2016), the Abbey Theatre’s production of Twelfh Night (2014), and the Almeida/Harold Pinter Theatre production of Hamlet (2017). I am also working on a number of projects, including: Stage Traffic: Shakespeare and the Irish Actor, a history of Irish Shakespearean actors; a history of Twelfth Night in performance; and a co-edited collection on the idea of the Shakespearean actor. My research interests include: early modern performance studies; Shakespeare and Ireland; theatre and celebrity culture; the histories of actors, acting, and acting practices; theatre history and historiography; audience and reception studies; contemporary Irish and British performance; and queer and feminist theory and performance. I am currently writing and developing articles and book chapters on Irish Shakespeare performance; Shakespeare on film and celebrity culture; and the terminologies of early modern performance studies. From 2015-2018, I served on the steering committee of the Society for Theatre Research’s New Researchers’ Network. I also co-hosted the podcast Feminist Theatre Squadron, and have contributed my work to Women Are BoringShakespeare in Ireland, and Reviewing Shakespeare. I’ve taught undergraduates in Drama at NUI Galway, and have also taught in the Discipline of English at NUIG, the School of English, Drama and Film at University College Dublin, and in the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. I specialise in and have taught classes on theatre histories and historiographies; global Shakespeares; the history and practice of performing Shakespeare; film and Shakespeare; revenge tragedies; approaches to staging classical texts; modern Irish theatre; and comedy in performance. (And, of course, I am always open to specialising in other areas too.)