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James Loehlin is Shakespeare at Winedale Regents Professor of English and director of the Shakespeare at Winedale program. He is native Austinite and a Plan II graduate of UT, where he was a student in the Winedale program under founding Director James B. Ayres. He earned an English M.A. at Oxford as a Marshall Scholar, and a joint Ph.D. in Drama and Humanities at Stanford. He taught in the Drama Department at Dartmouth College for five years, serving as Director of the London Foreign Study Program, before returning to UT in 1999. Loehlin works with the evolving meaning of plays in performance, both from a scholarly and practical perspective. He has directed, acted in, or supervised productions of twenty-five of Shakespeare's plays, as well as all four of Chekhov's major plays. His books include four studies of plays as texts for performance, centered on "Henry V" (Manchester University Press, 1996), "Romeo and Juliet" (Cambridge University Press, 2002), "Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard" (Cambridge, 2006), and "Henry IV," Parts I and II (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008). He is currently working on "The Cambridge Introduction to Chekhov." He is a winner of the Harry Ransom Teaching Award, the Chad Oliver Teaching Award in Plan II and the President's Associates Teaching Award.
Shakespeare; Shakespearean production; Shakespeare on film; Drama; Theatre; Art & Humanities; Chekhov