Elizabeth E. Tavares, PhD, (she/her) is assistant professor of English with the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies at the University of Alabama. Specializing in early English drama, her research foci include playing companies, theatre history, and Shakespeare in performance. Tavares’s scholarship has appeared in Early TheatreShakespeareShakespeare Bulletin, Shakespeare StudiesShakespeare, and The Map of Early Modern London, among other venues and edited collections.

She has been the recipient of fellowships and grants from the NEH, Mellon Foundation, Early Modern Conversions; Folger, Huntington, and Newberry libraries; and Society for Theatre Research. This research has been recognized with prizes from the Medieval & Renaissance Drama Society and Illinois Humanities Research Institute. Tavares is completing a book manuscript, tentatively titled “Playing the Repertory in Early Modern England.”

Additionally Tavares is a dramaturg for Shakespeare and contemporary work, serving as artistic director of the Alabama Shakespeare Project. For more on this and other projects, visit her website, blog, or follow along on Twitter (@ElizETavares).


PhD, English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MA, English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BA, English & History, DePaul University

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