B.A.  English & History (McMaster); M.A.  English literature (Rice);  Ph.D.  Dramatic Literature (Northwestern) ; M.T.S.  Theological Studies (McMaster); Th.M.  Church History, Historical Theology (Toronto)

Other Publications


“Thomas Nabbes’s Hannibal and Scipio: Sources and Theme,” Studies in English Literature 11 (1971): 327-43.

“Morality and Masque: The Context for Thomas Nabbes’s Microcosmus,” English Studies 53 (1972): 328–34.

“A Reading of ‘The Sleepers’,” Walt Whitman Review 18 (1972): 17-28.

“Comparative Theatre Historiography, Essays in Theatre 1 (1983): 64-72.

“Theatre History as an Academic Discipline,” in Interpreting the Theatrical Past, ed. Thomas Postlewait and Bruce A. McConachie (University of Iowa Press, 1989):  1-18.

“Issues in Theatre Historiography,” Nordic Theatre Studies: Special International Issue (1990): 21-36.

Opsis as a Term in Dramatic Theory,” Assaph: Studies in Theatre no.6 (1990): 89-102.

“Historicizing the Sixteenth-Century Playhouse,” in Theatre Symposium 4: Theatrical Spaces and Dramatic Places (University of Alabama Press, 1996): 39-50.

“The Aristotelian Theatrical Paradigm as Cultural-Historical Construct,” Theatre Research International 22, Supplemental Issue (1997): 38-47.

“Industry or Mere Accident: The Making of a Theatrical Event,” Journal of Theatre and Drama 3 (1997): 103-13.

“The Ritual and Performative Basis of Greek Combat Sport and Hoplite Battle,” Theatre Annual 50 (1997): 72-78.

“The Field of Medieval Theatre,” Humanitas Taiwanica 62 (2005):71-97.

“Richard Hooker on the Eucharist: A Commentary on the Laws V.67,” Anglican Theological Review 89 (2007): 421-42.


Ancient and Medieval Theatre: A Historiographical Handbook (Greenwood Press, 1984).

Renaissance Theatre: A Historiographical Handbook (Greenwood Press, 1984).

Neoclassical Theatre:A Historiographical Handbook (Greenwood Press, 1987).

A Companion to the Medieval Theatre (Greenwood Press, 1989).

Advisory Editor and Contributor

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance, 2 vols., ed. Dennis Kennedy (Oxford University Press, 2003).

The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance, ed. Dennis Kennedy  (Oxford University Press, 2010).


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