University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign :: Department of English

Michael Shapiro

Office: 109 English Blg
Office Phone: 333-7295

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Previous Courses

Spring 2003:

ENGLISH 284 M: MODERN JEWISH LITERATURE

ENGLISH 319 S: SHAKESPEARE, II

Fall 2002:

ENGLISH 218: INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE

ENGLISH 318 P: SHAKESPEARE, I

Spring 2002:

ENGLISH 284 Q: MODERN JEWISH LITERATURE

ENGLISH 319 M2: EARLY SHAKESPEARE

Summer I, 2002:

ENGLISH 361: SUMMER STUDY: THEATER IN ENGLAND

Areas of Interest

Renaissance literature; modern Jewish literature; American ethnic minority literature.

Publications

  • Children of the Revels: The Boy Companies of Shakespeare's Time and Their Plays
  • Divisions Between Traditionalism and Liberalism in the American Jewish Community
  • Gender in Play on the Shakespearean Stage: Boy Heroines and Female Pages
  • Articles and reviews on Shakespeare, other Renaissance dramatists, and modern Jewish literature.

Work in Progress

Adaptations and appropriations of Shakespeare's plays, the boy companies, traditions of female impersonation in English Renaissance plays, Abraham Cahan's English prose.

Links of Interest

Drobny Program in Jewish Culture