Elizabeth Elaine Tavares, PhD

Assistant Professor of English
Pacific University
Dr. Elizabeth E. Tavares is Assistant Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literatures at Pacific University. Specializing in early English drama, my research foci include playing companies, theatre history, and Shakespeare in performance. This research has won prizes from the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society and the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, and has been supported by grants from the Mellon Foundation, Harvard University, and McGill University. This summer, I will be on a fellowship with the Huntington library examining Renaissance stagings of Genghis Khan.
Currently completing a book project, The Elizabethan Repertory System before Shakespeare: Playing the Stock Market (under contract), my scholarship and reviews have appeared in or are forthcoming from Shakespeare Studies, Shakespeare Bulletin, and The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, among others. I have also contributed to numerous theatre blogs, Digital Humanities projects, and edited collections in Television Studies. I currently serve as Scholar-in-Residence with the Original Practice Shakespeare Festival, and editor for Silk Road Review and the International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities.
You can find me writing regularly on these and other topics on my blog and twitter.