Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois

Elizabeth Elaine Tavares

Graduate Student

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  • Office hours by appointment only, as I will be on research leave for the 2015-16 academic year.


BA, English, DePaul University, 2009; BA, History, DePaul University, 2009; MA, English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010; Certification,The Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, 2016; PhD, English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, June 2016.

Research Interests

Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Playing companies, itinerancy, and early modern theatre economics, Original Practices theory and methodology, Shakespeare and/in film, Ecocriticism, English Renaissance and Restoration literature and culture, and Digital Humanities pedagogy.

Selected Publications


  • Tavares, Elizabeth E., and Esther Dettmar. A Guide to Conferencing at Illinois. Ed. Kelly Ritter. Urbana: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015. 15 Jul. 2015.

Book Contributions

  • Tavares, Elizabeth E. "Claire Kens Well: Appropriation and Itinerant Performance in Outlander Onscreen." Outlander's Sassenachs: Essays on Gender, Race, Orientation and the Other in the Novels and Television Series. Ed. Valerie E. Frankel. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2016. forthcoming.

Journal Articles

  • "A Race to the Roof: Cosmetics and Contemporary Histories in the Elizabethan Playhouse, 1592–1596." Shakespeare Bulletin 34.2 (2016): 193–217.
  • "A Tale of Two Shrews: Recovering the Repertory of the Lord Pembroke’s Players." The Journal of the Wooden O Symposium 14 (2016): forthcoming.
  • "The Chariot in II Tamburlaine, The Wounds of Civil War or Marius and Scilla, and The Reign of King Edward III." Notes and Queries 63.3 (2016): forthcoming.
  • "Super Troupers; or, Supplemented Playing before 1594." Shakespeare Studies 44 (2016): forthcoming.

Special Issues of a Journal

  • 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. <>.


Website Articles


  • Rev. of Julius Caesar, Shakespeare Bulletin 32.4 (2014): 756–60.
  • Rev. of Mankind, Shakespeare Bulletin 31.3 (2013): 558–62.
  • Rev. of The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice, Shakespeare Bulletin 31.2 (2013): 286–9.
  • Rev. of Twelfth Night, Shakespeare Bulletin 31.2 (2013): 289–92.
  • Rev. of The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare Bulletin 29.1 (2011): 60–4.
  • Rev. of Shakespeare’s Stage Traffic: Imitation, Borrowing and Competition in Renaissance Theatre, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism 30.2 (2016): 143–5.