Sarah Werner is a book historian, Shakespearean, and digital media scholar based in Washington, DC. She worked for nearly a decade at the Folger Shakespeare Library, first as Undergraduate Program Director, founding that program and teaching seminars on early modern book history, and then as Digital Media Strategist, creating their research blog (The Collation) and leading the overhaul of their website. She has a PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania and is the author of numerous works on Shakespeare and performance, including Shakespeare and Feminist Performance (Routledge 2001), as well as on bibliography, digital tools, and pedagogy. She is currently writing A Handbook for Studying Early Printed Books, 1450-1800, a textbook and open-access website for learning how hand-press books were made and how to work with them in print and on screen.


PhD, English, University of Pennsylvania, 1996. BA, English, Bryn Mawr College, 1990.

Other Publications

Performance in Digital Editions of Shakespeare,” The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Performance, ed. James C. Bulman. Forthcoming 2017. “Digital First Folios,” The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare’s First Folio, ed. Emma Smith. Cambridge UP, 2016. 170-84. Textual Editor, The Taming of the Shrew, Norton Shakespeare, 3rd edition. Norton, 2015. “Othello and Theatrical Language.” Shakespeare’s World of Words, ed. Paul Yachnin. Arden Shakespeare, 2015. 171-86. “Digital Scholarship and Digital Studies: The State of the Discipline.” Co-written with Matthew Kirschenbaum. Book History. 17 (2014) 406-458; DOI: 10.1353/bh.2014.0005. Editor, New Directions for Renaissance Drama and Performance Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Shakespeare and Feminist Performance: Ideology on Stage. Accents on Shakespeare. Routledge, 2001.



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