Macquarie University Research Fellow, Macquarie University

I am a Research Fellow based in the Department of International Studies: Languages and Cultures at Macquarie University. My research to date has focused on theatre, opera, adaptation and community, with a particular interest in the ways that musical and operatic adaptations of Shakespeare and other playwrights for the spoken stage have been used to create and maintain various forms of local, national and international community, both in the past and today. My current research project examines the ways in which the Australian director Barrie Kosky has rethought community in artistic and practical terms, especially in his work with the Komische Oper, Berlin.
As well as my PhD from UNSW, I have a Masters in Shakespeare and Theatre from the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, and separate honours degrees in Theatre Studies and in Opera Studies from the University of Manchester/Rose Bruford College. Prior to turning to academia, I had a career as a lawyer, both in-house and in private practice, and have an LLB(Hons) in Law and French from the University of Edinburgh.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Research Fellow, Macquarie University

Education

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    University of Birmingham, MA(Dist) Shakespeare and Theatre
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    University of Manchester/ Rose Bruford College, BA (Hons 1) Opera Studies
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    University of Edinburgh, Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice
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    University of Edinburgh, LLB(Hons) Law and French
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    University of Manchester/ Rose Bruford College, BA (Hons 1) Theatre Studies
  • 2015 
    University of New South Wales, PhD English and Theatre Studies

Publications

  • 2015
    Beyond Falstaff in 'Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor': Otto Nicolai’s Revolutionary 'Wives', Music and Letters
  • 2014
    Adaptation Studies, Convention, Vocal Production and Embodied Meaning in Verd's 'Macbeth': Rehabilitating the Brindisi, or, Lady Macbeth Unsexes Herself, Australian Literary Studies
  • 2014
    Salieri's 'Falstaff, ossia le tre burle' and 'The Merry Wives of Windsor': Operatic Adaptation and/as Shakespeare Criticism, Cambridge Opera Journal
  • 2014
    'All Shook Up' and the Unannounced Adaptation: Engaging with 'Twelfth Night''s Unstable Identities, Theatre Journal
  • 2013
    Interrogating Escapism: Rethinking Kenneth Branagh's 'Love's Labour's Lost', Shakespeare Bulletin
  • 2012
    A (White) Woman's (Ironic) Places in 'Kiss Me, Kate' and Postwar America, Studies in Musical Theatre