Emily Macleod

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Background

Emily MacLeod is a PhD student in English at the George Washington University. Her research interests include Shakespeare and early modern drama, with a particular interest in race, disability, repertory, and performance practices across historical periods. She holds a MA in Shakespeare Studies from King’s College London/Shakespeare’s Globe and a BA in drama from Vassar College. She has worked professionally as a teaching artist at Trinity Repertory Company, a director at the American Shakespeare Center Theater Camp, and a dramaturg for TheatreTruck in Massachusetts (The Mill Project, 2017) and Brave Spirits Theatre in Virginia (As You Like It, 2019). She has presented conference papers at Shakespeare’s Globe (2016), the European Shakespeare Research Association (2017), and the GW English Graduate Association (2018). Her writing on props and the physicality of acting can be found on The Collation, a research blog hosted by the Folger Shakespeare Library, where she participated in Joseph Roach’s seminar, What Acting Is, in fall 2018.