Elizabeth E. Tavares, PhD

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Dr. Tavares is assistant professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature in the English department at Pacific University. Specializing in Shakespeare and Tudor drama, her research foci include playing companies, theatre history and performance. She holds advanced degrees in English Literature and History from DePaul University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Tavares’ scholarship and performance reviews have appeared in or are forthcoming from Notes & Queries, Shakespeare Bulletin, Shakespeare Studies, The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, The Journal of the Wooden O Symposium, and The Shakespeare Newsletter among others. She has also contributed to numerous theatre blogs, Digital Humanities projects, and edited collections in Television Studies. She currently serves as Scholar-in-Residence with the Original Practice Shakespeare Festival, as well as senior drama editor of Silk Road Review.


HUM 100 | Word Limits: The Life and Times of the Essay (First-Year Seminar)
ENGL 201 | Expository Writing
ENGL 223 | Magical Realisms (World Literature)
ENGL 232 | British Literature
ENGL 323 | Shakespeare, Text, Performance
ENGL 340 | Estrangéd Woods: Theatre and the Environment (Studies in Drama)


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