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I’m currently a Lecturer in Shakespeare & Early Modern Drama and Literature at the University of Essex, in the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies.

I completed my PhD in Drama at the University of Exeter (UK) in June 2016. Currently, I am focused on my long-term practice-as-research project, Measure (Still) for Measure. 


Throughout 2021, I will be co-authoring a series of monthly blog posts reviewing Ian Doescher’s William Shakespeare’s Star Wars series of plays, with Arezou Amin. The first installment can be read here.

My husband and I recently launched an edutainment podcast called Not Another Shakespeare Podcast! The premise is to take neither ourselves nor Shakespeare seriously. In each episode, I introduce James to an early modern play, and he gives his honest (often hilarious) reactions.

You can now pre-order my edition of As You Like It for the Arden Performance Editions (expected July 2021), as well as The Arden Research Companion to Shakespeare and Performance, edited by Peter Kirwan and Kathryn Prince, for which I co-curated (with C. K. Ash) ‘Part 3: New Directions in Shakespeare and Performance’.






My main interests include:

Nora leading a theatre workshop. Photo by Christian Ludwig Hansen

Photo by Christian Ludwig Hansen

⇒Shakespeare and early modern drama

⇒Performances thereof (both historical and contemporary)

⇒Shakespeare/early modern drama and digital culture

⇒Gender/identity and performance

⇒Adaptations of classical drama


For writing that isn’t quite academic, check out my blog.

I’m always happy to talk about future projects and potential collaborations.

Please feel free to email me or contact me through HCommons

You can also find me on Twitter @noraj_williams.

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