Elizabeth Tavares

Elizabeth Tavares

Elizabeth E. Tavares, PhD (she/her) is assistant professor in 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. Now completing a book on Shakespeare and the repertory movement, Tavares’s prize-winning scholarship has appeared in academic journals, edited...
Elizabeth E. Tavares, PhD (she/her) is assistant professor in 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. Now completing a book on Shakespeare and the repertory movement, Tavares’s prize-winning scholarship has appeared in academic journals, edited collections, and handbooks. A three-time Mellon Foundation fellow, she has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Society for Theatre Research, Newberry, Folger, and Huntington libraries.

Recent dramaturgy credits include a three-woman 'Macbeth' at Portland Center Stage; consultancy with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Back Room Shakespeare Project, and Original Practice Shakespeare Festival; and blog series for Artists Repertory Theatre’s 'Feathers & Teeth', 'Magellanica', 'Teenage Dick', and 'The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart'. She serves as the director of research for the Alabama Shakespeare Project (alabamahsax.org).