Dr. Peter Kirwan

Associate Professor in Shakespeare

Dr. Peter Kirwan is an Associate Professor in Shakespeare and Performance, who joined the S&P program in 2022.

He works widely on the textual, theatrical, and filmic history of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. His monographs include Shakespeare in the Theatre: Cheek by Jowl (Bloomsbury, 2019) and Shakespeare and the Idea of Apocrypha (Cambridge, 2015); edited collections include Arden of Faversham: A Critical Reader (with Duncan Salkeld; Bloomsbury, 2023), Shakespeare’s Audiences (with Matteo Pangallo; Routledge, 2021), The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance (with Kathryn Prince; Bloomsbury, 2021), Canonising Shakespeare (with Emma Depledge; Cambridge, 2017), and Shakespeare and the Digital World (with Christie Carson; Cambridge, 2014).

He has published numerous shorter pieces in journals and edited collections, and edited Doctor Faustus for the Routledge Anthology of Early Modern Theatre (2020).

Dr. Kirwan is the general editor of Shakespeare Bulletin, the leading journal of early modern performance studies, and is currently preparing a new critical edition of The Winter’s Tale for the Arden Shakespeare. His blog, The Bardathon, is the longest-running review blog of Shakespeare in the world, covering over 650 productions since 2006 (and counting!).