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Writings & Research

Linked below are my doctoral, masters, and undergraduate theses from my Ph.D. in History at the University of Toronto, from my M.A. in Early Modern History at the University of Sussex, and from my B.A. in English and Theater/Dance at Princeton University. (See, also, my Publications and About Me for my CV.

Dissertations and Theses

Reformation and Revelry: The Politics and Practices of Dancing in Early Modern England, c.1550-c.1640 (Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Toronto, 2012) -- Note: Large pdf file, 7073KB

'Unmasquing' the Dance: Alternative Sources and Interpretations of Dancing in Early Modern England (M.A. Dissertation, University of Sussex, 2003)

The Bard's Galliard... or how to party like an Elizabethan (B.A. Thesis, Princeton University, 1999)

  Research Thesis - history of Renaissance dance, steps and terminology, the court masque, dance in particular Shakespeare plays

  • Bibliography - annotated listing of primary and secondary works consulted

  • Top 10 Resources - as originally published (see
Resource Guide for updated recommendations)

  • Play Script
- Introduction to Renaissance Court Dance and seven Shakespeare scenes; with musical scores and dance tabulations

  • In Performance - pictures from rehearsals and performances, production and program notes



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