Pamela Allen Brown




Professor Pamela Allen Brown has taught Shakespeare, poetry, drama, creative writing, and other courses since 1998, and in 2005-6 she served as Director of the London Program. A poet and playwright, she has poems published or forthcoming in Mojave River Review, Public, Epiphany, New Square, P/rose, The Sonnets Remixed, and Visual Verse. Her one-act plays have been performed at St. Marks Poetry Project and LaMama e.t.c. (The Fit in the Choir), and the Boston Director’s Lab (The Ice House). She has also directed a short film featuring Isabella Andreini’s writing and acting, The Amorous Debate on Arms and Letters.

In addition to many articles and chapters, she has published the following:

The Diva’s Gift to the Shakespeare Stage: Agency, Theatricality and the Inamorata (Oxford UP, 2022)

Better a Shrew than a Sheep: Women, Drama and the Culture of Jest in Early Modern England (Cornell UP, 2003)

Editor and co-translator, with Julie Campbell and Eric Nicholson. The Lovers’ Debates: A Bilingual Translation of Isabella Andreini, Fragmenti di alcune scritture (Iter/ACMRS, forthcoming in 2022)

Co-author, with Jean E. Howard. William Shakespeare, As You Like It: Texts and Contexts Bedford/St Martins, 2014

Co-editor, with Peter Parolin. Women Players in Early Modern England: Beyond the All-Male Stage (Ashgate, 2005)


  • Early modern popular comedy
  • Shakespeare and non-Shakespearean English Drama
  • Theatrical interactions between Italy and England
  • Racialization and stage types
  • The history of the earliest actresses
  • Renaissance laughter, jokes, fools, and folly
Pamela Allen Brown
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Stamford, CT 06901
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