Elizabeth  Tavares

  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Department: English
  • College: Arts & Sciences


Elizabeth E. Tavares (@ElizETavares) is assistant professor of English with the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies at the University of Alabama. Specializing in early English drama, her research foci include playing companies, theatre history, and Shakespeare in performance. Through the support of grants and fellowships from the NEH, Mellon Foundation, Society for Theatre Research, and Newberry, Folger, and Huntington libraries, this research has won prizes from the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society and Illinois Humanities Research Institute. Currently completing a book project, The Repertory System before Shakespeare: Playing the Stock Market, Tavares’s scholarship and reviews have appeared in or are forthcoming from Early Theatre, Shakespeare, Shakespeare Bulletin, Shakespeare Studies, The Map of Early Modern London, Notes & Queries, and Hybrid Pedagogy, among others. Dramaturgy credits include a three-woman “Macbeth” at Portland Center Stage; consultancy with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Back Room Shakespeare Project, and Original Practice Shakespeare Festival; and blog series for Artists Repertory Theatre.