Professor of English, University of Warwick

Tony Howard publishes on performance in its social and political contexts. His book Women as Hamlet: Performance and Interpretation in Theatre, Film and Fiction (Cambridge 2007) includes studies of the shifting relationship of Shakespeare, culture and gender in many societies and ideological situations - from nineteenth-century Britain, America and France to Weimar Germany, Stalinist Russia, and Eastern Europe during the fall of Communism.

His research currently focuses on the relationship between race and Shakespeare in Britain in the 1950s and '60s, and on Shakespearean cinema.

He is Principal Investigator for Multicultural Shakespeare, a major AHRC-funded project to record the contribution of Black and Asian artists to the development of Shakespearean performance in the UK.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of English, University of Warwick

Publications

  • 2007
    Women as Hamlet: Performance and Interpretation in Theatre, Film and Fiction,
  • 2007
    Women as Hamlet: Performance and Interpretation in Theatre, Film and Fiction,