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Douglas S Bruster

ProfessorPh.D., 1990, Harvard University

Mody C. Boatright Regents Professor of American and English Literature, Distinguished Teaching Professor
Douglas S Bruster



Shakespeare; Drama; Renaissance literature; Film; Theory


Douglas Bruster’s research centers on Shakespeare, drama, and literary history. His discoveries have been featured in such venues as The New York Times and National Public Radio. His books on Shakespeare and early modern drama include Drama and the Market in the Age of ShakespeareQuoting ShakespeareShakespeare and the Question of CulturePrologues to Shakespeare’s TheatreTo Be or Not To Be and Shakespeare and the Power of Performance. He is editor of Thomas Middleton’s The Changeling, the morality plays Everyman and Mankind, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. In addition to the University of Texas, he has taught at Harvard University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Paris.


Selected Recent Publications:

"Shakespeare's Lady 8." Shakespeare Quarterly 66.1 (2015): 47-88.

(with Geneviève Smith) "A New Chronology for Shakespeare's Plays." Digital Scholarship in the Humanities (formerly Literary and Linguistic Computing) (December, 2014): 1-20.

"The Representation Market in Renaissance London." Renaissance Drama 41: 1,2 (2013): 1-23.

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