OUDS SeniOR Member


Professor Emma Smith

Emma's research combines a range of approaches to Shakespeare and early modern drama. Much of her recent work has been about the reception of Shakespeare in performance, print, and criticism, and about the scholarly and cultural investments in Shakespearean criticism. Her work on Shakespeare's First Folio, for example, combined the history of the book with work on collecting, historical performance, the editorial tradition and Shakespeare's cultural and economic value over four centuries. Her recent book This Is Shakespeare was a Sunday Times bestseller and has been translated into several other languages. She has worked with theatre companies including at the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre and Donmar Warehouse, participated in radio programmes including Radio 3's Sunday Feature and Radio 4's In Our Time and The Long View, and served as a consultant for TV and film.