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I am passionate about the intersection between scholarship and performance and when in rehearsal, an Arden edition, lexicons, and other resources are always close by. I believe the process of mounting a production gives important knowledge about the inner workings of a play; knowledge that is valuable and should be shared more frequently.
 

My research interests include Margaret of Anjou, modern performance, Shakespeare’s history plays, character, feminism, adaptation, and original practices.

Public-facing
Work

Staging Sexual Assault Responsibly: Lessons from The Changeling

HowlRound Theatre Commons

10 June 2019

howlround.com/staging-sexual-assault-responsibly

Substack

I have never succeeded at being a consistent blogger, but here is where my current musings, when they happen, are living.

charlenevsmith.substack.com

Brave Spirits Theatre

While artistic director of Brave Spirits Theatre, I contributed many blog posts on rehearsal process and the staging of early modern drama.

www.bravespiritstheatre.com/blog/

American Shakespeare Center Blog

During the 2011 and 2013 Blackfriars Conferences, I was part of a team of live-bloggers who covered the keynotes, plenaries, and paper sessions.

americanshakespearecenter.com/category/blackfriars-conference

Blogspot

For a deep dive, here are my blog archives starting from 2010. While this site is rather outdated, I'm thankful for the cross-posting I did, saving blog entries I wrote for other sites that are no longer around.

arslnga.blogspot.com/

Podcast Appearances

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Not Another Shakespeare Podcast!

Nora’s a Shakespeare expert and university lecturer. James is her husband and a theatre skepitc. Together, we’re exploring the canon of early modern plays with just a touch of irreverence.

I appear on S2:E10 to discuss Troilus and Cressida.

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The Original Cast

A podcast about original cast albums and the people who love them hosted by playwright Patrick Flynn.

I joined Patrick in 2017 to talk about the 1968 recording Man of La Mancha - the Complete Musical Play.

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The Standardized Patients Podcast

Join professional actor and standardized patient, Katie Culligan, and dive into the who, what, why, and huh of this quirky industry that no one's ever heard of.

I appear on Ep. 11 to talk about virtual SP work.

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Shakespeare Unlimited

Join the Folger Shakespeare Library for a “no limits” tour of the connections between Shakespeare, his works, and our world.

With a luminous group of DC theatre people, I was interviewed on Episode 2: "Actresses on Shakespeare."

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No Holds Bard

Dan Beaulieu and Kevin Condardo argue about the intersection of Shakespeare and the present day, all while trying not to swear or talk too much about sports.

I appear on episode 90, the 2017 Fantasy Season Shakespeare Draft.

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