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Andrea Stevens

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Shakespeare and early modern drama; theater history from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century; performance studies, especially theories of the performing body; and methods of original practices staging.

Drama, Gender/Sexuality Studies, Seventeenth Century, Sixteenth Century, Performance Studies


  • Ph.D., English literature, University of Virginia
  • M.A., English literature, Dalhousie University
  • B.A. Honours, Huron University College

Additional Campus Affiliations

Associate Professor, English
Associate Professor, European Union Center

Highlighted Publications

Stevens, A. (2013). Inventions of the Skin: The Painted Body in Early English Drama, 1400-1642. Edinburgh University Press.

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Recent Publications

Stevens, A. (Ed.) (2020). The Fatal Contract, by William Heminge. In J. Lopez (Ed.), The Routledge Anthology of Early Modern Drama (pp. 136-194). Routledge.

Stevens, A. (2017). Edward II: A Stage History. In K. Melnikoff (Ed.), Edward II: A Critical Reader (pp. 43-72). (Arden Early Modern Drama Guides). The Arden Shakespeare.

Stevens, A. (2015). The Spotting of Lady Conscience in the Three Ladies of London. Web publication/site

Stevens, A. (2014). Shakespeare Without Resources: Staging Shakespeare in the Midwest. In A. J. Hartley (Ed.), Shakespeare on the University Stage (pp. 110-125). Cambridge University Press.

Stevens, A. (2013). Cosmetic Transformations. In F. Karim Cooper, & T. Stern (Eds.), Shakespeare's Theatres and the Effects of Performance (pp. 94-117). The Arden Shakespeare.

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