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 and reviews have appeared in or are forthcoming from ShakespeareShakespeare Bulletin, Early TheatreShakespeare Studies, Notes & QueriesSceneThe Journal of Dramatic Theory & Criticism, and The Map of Early Modern London, among others. 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.

For more, visit her website, blog, or follow Tavares on Twitter (@ElizETavares).


PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016

MA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010

BA, DePaul University, 2009


American Society for Theatre Research
Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas
Malone Society
Marlowe Society of America
Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
Modern Language Association
Phi Alpha Theta
Renaissance Society of America
Southeastern Renaissance Conference
Sigma Tau Delta
Shakespeare Association of America
Society for Theatre Research

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