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Sally Barnden

Sally joins Wadham in 2021 to teach early modern literature (1550-1760). 

  • Sally Barnden

Sally joins Wadham in 2021 to teach early modern literature (1550-1760). 

Sally completed her BA at the University of York, and her MA and PhD at King’s College London. She has previously taught at King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London, Brunel University and the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Her research interests are in early modern drama, performance studies, and media history. Her first book, Still Shakespeare and the Photography of Performance, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. Her work has also been published in Theatre Journal and Shakespeare Bulletin, and she has co-edited a special issue of the open access journal Borrowers and Lenders on ‘Shakespeare and Politics Between Media.’ 

Sally was a postdoctoral research associate for the collaborative project ‘Shakespeare in the Royal Collection’ at KCL and Birkbeck University of London. She is currently writing a monograph based on this research, titled Shakespeare and the Royal Actor.  

Selected publications

Still Shakespeare and the Photography of Performance, Cambridge University Press, December 2019. ISBN 9781108497931, 248 pp. 

‘Photographing Titus Andronicus: textual fidelity, spectacle and the performance tradition,’ Theatre Journal 69.4 (December 2017), pp. 555-571. 

‘Site-specificity, archaeology and the empty space at the contemporary Rose Playhouse,’ Shakespeare Bulletin, 35.2 (Summer 2017), pp. 207-226. 

‘Shakespeare and Politics Between Media: Introduction,’ (with Nora J. Williams), Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation 13.1 (June 2020), http://www.borrowers.uga.edu/784518/show 

‘Agincourt, Waterloo, Normandy: Screening Henry V and re-organising British history for the royal family,’ Shakespeare Bulletin 39.1, forthcoming 2022.