Kathryn PRINCE


Kathryn PRINCE
Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and thereby authorized to supervise theses and Associate Professor

2005 – PhD, University of Ottawa
2000 – MPhil, Shakespeare Institute
1997 – MA, University of Manitoba

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Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 1260

Work E-mail: kprince@uOttawa.ca

Kathryn Prince


Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and thereby authorized to supervise theses.

Dr Kathryn Prince is a theatre historian with a particular interest in early modern drama. Her current work focuses on the intersections of space, bodies, objects, and emotions in early modern performance, as well as “performance” in a broader sense relating to early modern accounts of cross-cultural contact. Her recent publications include the edited collections Performing Early Modern Drama Today and History, Memory, Performance as well as the monographs Shakespeare in the Victorian Periodicals and (forthcoming) Shakespeare in Practice: Space as well as numerous articles and book chapters on Shakespeare in performance from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries.

She is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa in the Department of Theatre and for part of 2015 was an Early Career International Research Fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions in Australia.


Current and forthcoming research

Shakespeare and theatrical space (SSHRC grant)

Emotions, objects, and space (ARC Centre for the History of Emotions fellowship)

Shakespeare and Practice: Space (monograph)

Shakespeare’s World (monograph with historian David Dean)

“Emotions and drama, 1100-1800” (book chapter)

“Much Ado About Nothing in performance” (book chapter)

“Shakespeare on stage since the Restoration” (book chapter)

“Intimate and epic Macbeths” (book chapter)

“The ethics of cross-gender casting” (book chapter)

“Actresses on the colonial frontier” (book chapter)


Recent publications

History, Memory, Performance (edited collection, with David Dean and Yana Meerzon, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) 

Performing Early Modern Drama Today (edited collection with Pascale Aebischer, Cambridge UP, 2013) 

"Dame Judi Dench." Great Shakespeareans, volume 16, ed Russell Jackson. Bloomsbury, 2013: 159-215.

"Shakespeare in the Victorian Periodicals." Shakespeare in the Nineteenth Century, ed Gail Marshall. Cambridge UP, 2012: 60-75.

"Shakespeare and English Nationalism." Shakespeare in the Eighteenth Century, eds Fiona Ritchie and Peter Sabor. Cambridge UP, 2012: 277-96.

"'True Original Copies': Charlotte Lennox's Shakespeare Illustrated, Originality, Invention, and Eighteenth-Century Shakespeare Reception." No Other But a Woman's Reason: Women on Shakespeare, eds Katarzyna Kwapisz Williams and Krystyna Kujawinska. Peter Lang, 2013: 21-31. 

Fields of Interest

  • Shakespeare in performance
  • Early modern drama
  • History of emotions
  • Early modern contact and exploration
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