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Nora J. Williams

Nora J. Williams holds a PhD in early modern drama, and is currently on the job market. She's also a teacher, actor, director, and singer, sometime all at once. She likes Shakespeare, but doesn't like, like him. You can find out more about her work at http://norajwilliams.hcommons.org and on Twitter @noraj_williams. 

A Game at Chess
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A Game at Chess

The Most Controversial Play You’ve Never Heard Of

10 August 2017

Following the controversy around the Public’s Shakespeare in the Park Julius Caesar production, Nora Williams provides a parallel story about a play that was censored and caused the Globe to be shut down in 1624 because it depicted living monarchs unfavorably.

Seriously, Calm Down
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Seriously, Calm Down

A Healthy Dose of #Shakespeare400 Skepticism

11 July 2016

Renaissance scholar Nora J. Williams discusses the #Shakespeare400 celebrations, and the myth that Shakespeare is the “greatest playwright” in the English language.

Devising!
Avant-garde theatre.
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Devising!

Recommended reading/watching/listening for DRA1012 Research & Performance students