Emma J. Smith

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Dr Emma J. Smith is a lecturer in English at the University of Oxford, and a fellow of Hertford College. She has published widely on Shakespeare and on other early modern dramatists

Smith recently presented an extract of Robert Daborne's A Christian Turn'd Turk as part of a special Read Not Dead event at Shakespeare's Globe in the newly constructed Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.[1] Four directors and four scholars were teamed up with actors to present their arguments with selected scenes at a special hustings event on Thursday 29 May 2014. Emma was 'teamed up' with director David Oakes and actors Alex Lanipekun, Helen Bradbury, Adam Ewan and Matthew Houlihan. Theirs was the winning play and was performed on Sunday 5 October 2014 in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.[2]

As part of Oxford University's open education project, Smith has written and presented two series of lectures released as podcasts, Not Shakespeare: Elizabethan and Jacobean Popular Theatre [3] and Approaching Shakespeare. [4]


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Oxford podcasts[edit]


  1. ^ "Globe Read Not Dead Wanamaker Playhouse Poll 2014". Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  2. ^ http://moviezmagazine.com/2014/06/read-dead/
  3. ^ http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/not-shakespeare-elizabethan-and-jacobean-popular-theatre
  4. ^ http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/series/approaching-shakespeare

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