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Mark Hutchings

Associate Professor in Early English Theatre


On secondment from Reading, I am currently a Beatriz Galindo (Senior) Fellow in the Departamento de Filología Inglesa, Universidad de Salamanca, and a Visiting Fellow at the Warburg Institute, University of London.

At Reading I have contributed to the department's delivery of Part 1 and Part 2 modules (and to Part 1 in the Spanish Programme in the Department of Languages and Cultures), and I have convened modules at Part 2 and Part 3. At Salamanca I teach in medieval and early modern literature at undergraduate and MA levels. See

I work principally on theatre history and performance, ranging from ‘conventional’ drama to diplomatic ceremonial in the early modern period. I am a member of an international research network (funded by the Spanish government) on Anglo-Spanish relations from the reign of Henry VIII to the fall of Charles I: At Salamanca I am a founder member of a group of theatre and performance specialists working across the Humanities.

I would welcome expressions of interest from prospective PhD students in any of these areas, as well as further afield in drama and theatre more generally and in any area of Anglo-Turkish or Anglo-Spanish literary, theatrical, and diplomatic relations.

Selected publications

‘Diplomacy Narratives as Documents of Performance’, in Ana Sáez-Hidalgo and Berta Cano-Echevarría, eds., Exile, Diplomacy and Texts: Exchanges between Iberia and the British Isles, 1500-1767 (Brill 2021), 208-27

(ed.) The Changeling: A Critical Reader (Bloomsbury, 2019)

‘“Enter Ralph Trapdore”’, Shakespeare Bulletin 37 (2019), 187-204

'Titus Andronicus and Trapdoors at the Rose and Newington Butts', Shakespeare Survey 71 (2018), 221-31

(with Berta Cano Echevarría) ‘The Spanish Ambassador's Account of James I’s Entry into London, 1604 [with text]’, The Seventeenth Century (online 2017; print 2018)

Turks, Repertories, and the Early Modern English Stage (Palgrave, 2017)


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