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PhD Candidate, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge

Rebekah King is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge writing a thesis on the figure of King Solomon in early modern drama. Rebekah has two masters' degrees: an MSt in English 1550-1700 from the University of Oxford, and the practice-led MA in Shakespeare and Creativity from the Shakespeare Institute, taught jointly with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Rebekah has always had one foot in academia and one in the world of theatre and storytelling: she is an internationally-performed playwright who won the inaugural Pembroke Players Playwriting Award 2020-21 and in 2020 was a finalist for the Questors Student Playwriting Award and the Radius Drama Award. She is also the co-creator of 'Cambridge Festival Creatives,' a public engagement project aiming to bring accessible and engaging content from the Cambridge Festival and the Cambridge Museums to a wider audience via social media.


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    PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge