Professor Alison Findlay


Current Teaching

Alison Findlay is Professor of Renaissance Drama and Director of the Shakespeare Programme in the Department of English and Creative Writing. She specialises in sixteenth and seventeenth century drama and early modern women's writing.

At Undergraduate level she supervises final year dissertations and teaches on the Part II Shakespeare, Women Writers, and Renaissance and Restoration courses. She lectures on the Part I Introduction to English Literature course.

Alison has supervised postgraduate work at MA, MPhil and PhD level son Shakespeare, Renaissance drama, and early modern women's writing. She would be pleased to discuss proposals for research topics in any of these areasand can be contacted at the Department of English.

Preternature: the early modern witch
Findlay, A., Oakley-Brown, L. 31/03/2014 In: Preternature. 3, 1
Special issue

Women, Shakespeare and Popular Culture
Findlay, A. 2014 In: Cambridge World Shakespeare Encyclopedia. Cambridge University Press

Findlay, A., Oakley-Brown, L. 21/11/2013 In: Twelfth Night. London : Continuum ISBN: 9781441128782.

Twelfth Night: a critical reader
Findlay, A., Oakley-Brown, L. 21/11/2013 Bloomsbury. 304 p.

Make my image but an alehouse sign: the poetry of women in Shakespeare's drama
Findlay, A. 2013 In: The Oxford handbook of Shakespeare’s poetry. Oxford : Oxford University Press ISBN: 9780199607747.

Marlowe and women
Findlay, A. 2013 In: Christopher Marlowe in context. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press ISBN: 9781107016255.

A day to remember: wedding and ceremony in Shakespeare
Findlay, A. 2012 In: Shakespeare. 8, 4, p. 411-423. 13 p.
Journal article

Ceremony and Selfhood in The Comedy of Errors (c.1592)
Findlay, A. 2012 In: The Oxford handbook of Tudor drama. Oxford : Oxford University Press p. 338-354 . 17 p. ISBN: 9780199566471.

Relative Values: Gendering Time and Space
Findlay, A. 2012 In: Renaissance and Reformation. 35, 1, p. 169-185. 17 p.
Journal article

Much ado about nothing: a guide to the text and the play in performance
Findlay, A. 2011 Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan. 176 p. ISBN: 978-0-230-22261-8 .

The Madcap and Politic Prince of Wales: Ceremony and Courtly Performance in Henry IV
Findlay, A. 2011 In: 1 Henry IV . London : Continuum ISBN: 9780826441966.

Where Noble Virgins Still Shall Meet: Spaces of Sisterhood in Early Women’s Drama
Findlay, A. 2011 In: Ein Platz für sich selbst : schreibende Frauen und ihre Lebenswelten (1450-1700) . Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang ISBN: 9783631613375.

Playing for All in the City
Findlay, A. 10/2010 In: Feminist Review. 96, 1, p. 41-57. 16 p.
Journal article

Surface tensions: ceremony and shame in 'Much Ado About Nothing'
Findlay, A. 2010 In: Shakespeare Survey. 63, n/a, p. 282-290. 9 p.
Journal article

Women in Shakespeare: a dictionary
Findlay, A. 2010 London : Continuum. 546 p. ISBN: 978-0-8264-5889-6.

“Though it be not written down, yet forget not”: cultural amnesia in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing
Findlay, A. 2010 In: SYNTHESIS. 2, p. 7-16. 10 p.
Journal article

Remaking Homes: Gender and the Representation of Place
Findlay, A. 07/2009 In: Home Cultures. 6, 2, p. 115-121. 7 p.
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Dramatizing home and memory: Lady Mary Sidney and Lady Mary Wroth
Findlay, A. 2009 In: Home Cultures. 6, 2, p. 135-147. 13 p.
Journal article

Highe excellente Queene: The Rhetoric of Majesty in Diplomatic Letters Relating to Mary, Queen of Scots
Findlay, A. 2009 In: The Ritual and Rhetoric of Queenship: Medieval to Early Modern. Dublin : Four Courts Press p. 118-130 . 13 p. ISBN: 9781846821783.

Theatres for Early Modern Women: From Household to Playhouse
Findlay, A. 2008 In: Heroines of the Golden StAge. Kassel : Edition Reichenberger p. 205-224. 20 p. ISBN: 9783937734422 .

Journal of George Fox: A Technology of Presence
Hinds, H., Findlay, A. 2007 In: Quaker Studies. 12, 1, p. 89-106. 18 p.
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'As you like it'.
Findlay, A. 2006 In: The literary encyclopedia..

Good sometimes Queen: Richard II, Mary Stuart and the Poetics of Queenship.
Findlay, A.G. 2006 In: Shakespeares Histories and Counter-Histories. Manchester University Press 67 p. ISBN: 0-7190-7074-0.

Playing Spaces in Early Women's Drama.
Findlay, A.G. 2006 Cambridge University Press. 260 p. ISBN: 0-521-83956-4.

Sisterly feelings in the drama of Cavendish and Brackley.
Findlay, A. 2006 In: Sibling relations and gender in the early modern world.. Aldershot : Ashgate p. 195-205. 11 p.

I hate such an old fashioned house : Margaret Cavendish and the search for home.
Findlay, A.G. 05/2004 In: Early Modern Literature Studies. 14, p. 1-14. 14 p.
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Adam's sons are my brethren: reading Beatrice's feminism, past and present.
Findlay, A.G. 2004 In: New studies in the Shakespearean heroine. Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press p. 1-19. 19 p. ISBN: 077346252X.

Daughters of Ben.
Findlay, A.G. 2003 In: Jonsonians : a living tradition. Aldershot : Ashgate Press p. 107-120. 14 p. ISBN: 0754606104.

Much Ado About Nothing.
Findlay, A.G. 2003 In: The Blackwell Companion to Shakespeare: The Comedies. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers 393 p. ISBN: 0-631-22634-6.

Playing spaces and performances in the age of Shakespeare.
Findlay, A.G. 2003 In: Literature Compass. 1, 1
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Region, religion and patronage : Lancastrian Shakespeare.
Dutton, A.R., Findlay, A.G., Wilson, R. 2003 Manchester : Manchester University Press. 284 p. ISBN: 071906368X.

Theatre and religion : Lancastrian Shakespeare.
Dutton, A.R., Findlay, A.G., Wilson, R. 2003 Manchester : Manchester University Press. 304 p. ISBN: 0719063620.

Gendering the Stage.
Findlay, A.G. 2002 In: The Blackwell Companion to Renaissance Drama. Oxford : Blackwell p. 399-415. 17 p. ISBN: 0-631-21950-1.

The events of 1633-34 and Heywood and Brome's "The late Lancashire witches".
Findlay, A.G. 2002 In: The late Lancashire witches. Manchester : Manchester University Press p. 146-165. 20 p.

Scenes from A Pastorall by Jane Cavendish & Elizabeth Brackley (video).
Findlay, A.G. 09/2000
Other contribution

(En)gendering performance: staging plays by early modern women
Findlay, A.G., Hodgson-Wright, S., Williams, G. 2000 In: Crossing boundaries. London : Associated University Presses p. 289-308. 20 p. ISBN: 0874137454.

A woman's space is in the play/house.
Findlay, A.G. 2000 In: Women and dramatic production, 1550-1700. Harlow, England : Longman p. 177-205. 29 p. ISBN: 0582319838.

Findlay, A.G. 2000 In: Women and dramatic production, 1550-1700. Harlow, England : Longman p. 1-14. 14 p. ISBN: 9780582319820.

Theatres of truth: drinking and drama in early modern England.
Findlay, A.G. 2000 In: A babel of bottles : drink, drinkers & drinking places in literature. Sheffield : Sheffield Academic Press p. 21-40. 20 p. ISBN: 1841270474.

Upon the world's stage: the Civil War and interregnum.
Findlay, A.G. 2000 In: Women and dramatic production, 1550-1700. Harlow, England : Longman p. 68-94. 27 p. ISBN: 0582319838.

Women and drama.
Findlay, A.G. 2000 In: A companion to English Renaissance literature and culture. Oxford : Blackwell p. 499-512. 14 p. ISBN: 9781405165280.

Women and dramatic production, 1550-1700.
Findlay, A., Hodgson-Wright, S., Williams., G. 2000 Harlow, England : Longman. 228 p. ISBN: 0582319838.

A feminist perspective on Renaissance drama.
Findlay, A. 1999 Oxford : Blackwell. 206 p. ISBN: 063120508X.

Playing the 'scene self' : Jane Cavendish and Elizabeth Brackley's The concealed fancies.
Findlay, A. 1999 In: Enacting gender on the English Renaissance stage. Urbana : University of Illinois Press p. 154-176. 23 p. ISBN: 0252024230.

Review of Shakespeare's life, times and stage.
Findlay, A. 1999 In: Shakespeare and the Globe. Cambridge [England] : Cambridge University Press 338 p. ISBN: 0521660742.