Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois

Elizabeth Elaine Tavares

Graduate Student

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  • By appointment only for summer and fall 2014.


BA, English, DePaul University, 2009; BA, History, DePaul University, 2009; MA, English, University of Illinois, 2010; PhD, English, University of Illinois, 2016 (projected).


Theatrical Marketplace: Negotiating Pluralism in the Elizabethan Repertories, 1582–1594

Research Interests

repertory studies, early modern English drama, audience culture, theatre history, performance theory, ecocriticim, adaptation theory, Renaissance literature

Selected Publications

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  • Tavares, Elizabeth E. "Fidelity and the Politics of Appropriation in Sidney Lumet’s The Deadly Affair." A Mirror for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. Spec. iss. of elected Proceedings of the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies 2012 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference (2012): 119-132. 1 Oct. 2012. <>.
  • Tavares, Elizabeth E. "‘Birding in Men’s Purses’: Consumption Networks in Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist and Bartholomew Fair." New Directions in Ecocriticism. Spec. iss. of Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS) (2011): 1 Jun. 2011. <>.



  • Rev. of Julius Caesar, Shakespeare Bulletin (2014): forthcoming.
  • Rev. of Mankind, Shakespeare Bulletin 31.3 (2013): 558-62.
  • Rev. of Twelfth Night, Shakespeare Bulletin 31.2 (2013): 119–132.
  • Rev. of The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice, Shakespeare Bulletin 31.2 (2013): 286–89.
  • Rev. of The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare Bulletin 29.1 (2011): 60-4.