Shakespeare's Staging
Directors' Biographies
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Hugh Macrae RICHMOND (photo: Jay Yamada)

BORN: 3/20/32, Burton-upon-Trent, England. Married Velma E. Bourgeois, Baton Rouge, Louisiana: 8/9/58. Children: Elizabeth (1964), Claire (1968).

EDUCATION: Burton-upon-Trent Grammar School, 1940-1950; Emmanuel College, Cambridge University (U.K.), 1951-1954, Cambridge University B.A.1954 (First Class Honors, English Tripos)  Wadham College, Oxford U. (U.K.):1955-57, D.Phil., 1957 in English: Thesis "Traditional Themes in 17th Century Love Poetry". Diplomas: in Italian, Univ. of Florence, Italy (1952); in German, Univ. of Munich (1956)

EMPLOYMENT:
Lieutenant, Royal Artillery,1950-51 (Reserve 1951-1954);
Concordia Youth Camp Warden, Summer of 1954;
Assistant d'anglais, Lycée Jean Perrin, Lyon, France,1954-55;
English Dept., University of California, Berkeley,1957-94 ;
(Professor: 1968-94); Emeritus: 1994-; Recalled 1994-6;
UCB Osher Instit. Life-long Learning, '04,'05,'08,'09,'11,'12;
Director, Shakespeare Program, UCB, from 1973 to present;
Director, University of California Shakespeare Forum: 1980-95;
UCB Chancellor's Adviser for Educational Development: 1983-6.
Director, Education Division, Shakespeare Globe, U.S.A.,1995-9.

AWARDS:
United Kingdom State Scholarship in History, 1948;
Open Scholarship (English), Emmanuel Coll., Cambridge,1949;
Senior Exhibition, Emmanuel College, 1953; Tripos Prize, 1954;
Goldsmiths' Co. Exhibition, Wadham College, Oxford,1957.
A.C.L.S. Fellowship,1964-5; U.C. Research Professor,1968,1975;
U.C. Humanities Institute Awards, 1973, 1976, 1987;
U.C. Regents Teaching Grants, 1973, 1974, 1976-78;
U.C.B. Teaching Grants, 1975, 1979, 1983, 1985, 1995;
Nat. Endowment for Humanities Educ. Grants,1976-8,1984-6;
N.E.H. Research Fellowships, 1977, 1988;
U.C.B. Senate Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1979;
U.C.B. Humanities Center Grant, 1993;
California Council for Humanities Grants, 1999, 2000;
U.C.B. Instructional Improvement Grant, 2007.

PUBLICATIONS:

Literary & Theatre Studies:
THE SCHOOL OF LOVE: THE EVOLUTION OF THE STUART LOVE LYRIC, Princeton University Press, 1964.
SHAKESPEARE'S POLITICAL PLAYS, Random House, 1967;
Reprinted by Peter Smith, 1977;
SHAKESPEARE'S SEXUAL COMEDY, Bobbs-Merrill, 1971;
Questia Media Inc., Internet Reprint, 2001.
RENAISSANCE LANDSCAPES: ENGLISH LYRICS IN A EUROPEAN TRADITION, Mouton, 1973.
THE CHRISTIAN REVOLUTIONARY: JOHN MILTON, University of California Press, 1974.
PURITANS & LIBERTINES: ANGLO-FRENCH LITERARY RELATIONS IN THE REFORMATION, University of California Press, 1981.
SHAKESPEARE IN PERFORMANCE: "KING RICHARD III", Manchester University Press (U.K.), 1990; Reprinted 1991.
SHAKESPEARE IN PERFORMANCE: "KING HENRY VIII", Manchester University Press (U.K.), 1994.

Reference Works:

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SHAKESPEARE AND THE RENAISSANCE STAGE & SHAKESPEAREAN STAGE HISTORY: ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHIES. University of North Carolina,  Asheville: Pegasus Press, 2000.
SHAKESPEARE'S THEATRE: A DICTIONARY OF HIS STAGE CONTEXT, London: Continuum International, 2003; paperback reprint, 2005. Credo Reference (Internet Library Access) 2009.

Editing:
SHAKESPEARE'S HENRY IV, Pt. 1, Bobbs Merrill, 1971.
SHAKESPEARE'S HENRY VIII, Wm.Brown,1971.
THE ENTERING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT: CHANGES & EDUCATIONAL IMPLICATIONS, U.C. President's Office, 1975,
JOHN MILTON'S DRAMA OF "PARADISE LOST", Peter Lang, '92.
COLLECTED ESSAYS ON SHAKESPEARE'S "KING RICHARD III", G. K. Hall,1999.
SHAKESPEARE ILLUMINATIONS: ESSAYS IN HONOR OF MARVIN
ROSENBERG, U. Delaware Press, 1998 (Co-editor: Jay Halio).

VHS & DVD Educational Documentaries:
SHAKESPEARE & THE GLOBE,1985, Films for the Humanities.
A PROLOGUE TO CHAUCER, 1986, Films for the Humanities
MILTON BY HIMSELF, 1986, Films for the Humanities
SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE THEATRE RESTORED, 1998, TMW Media.
SHAKESPEARE & THE SPANISH CONNECTION, 2007, TMW Media.  

Articles in:
COMPARATIVE LITERATURE, CRITICISM, HUNTINGTON LIBRARY QUARTERLY, JEGP, KENYON REVIEW, MODERN PHILOLOGY, MILTON QUARTERLY, PMLA, SHAKESPEARE BULLETIN, SHAKESPEARE CRITICISM, SHAKESPEARE QUARTERLY, SHAKESPEARE STUDIES, SOUTH ATLANTIC QUARTERLY, etc.


TEACHING & LECTURING:
Graduate & Undergraduate Courses in European Literature, Drama, Lyricism; Renaissance Literature; Shakespeare, Milton, Shakespeare Performance (on Stage, Film, TV); University Teaching of Literature & Composition, etc. Twenty Ph.D. dissertations directed. Fifty-two Shakespearean and other student productions, live & video. Many articles on teaching - on Shakespeare (2) & Milton (2) in MLA Series; use of Film & Video. Public Presentations & Lectures in: Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Russia, U.K., U.S.A. Lectures at Universities: Bristol, London, Warwick, Moscow, Munich, Vienna, Graz, Bamberg, Bayreuth, Texas (Austin), UCLA, Oregon, Chapman, Westminster, etc. Lectures and broadcasts for: National Public Radio & local P.B.S., N.E.H., Huntington and Folger Libraries, Holburne Museum, Bath (UK), Oakland & S.F. Museums, English-Speaking Union (San Francisco, San Diego, London), Berkeley Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Globe Centre, California Shakespeare Theatre, etc.

OTHER SERVICES AT VARIOUS TIMES:
Chair of U.C. Berkeley Senate Committees on: Teaching; Libraries; University Extension; Educational Development.
Boards of Directors: Shakespeare Globe Centre, U.S.A.; U.C.B. Art Museum; Pacific Film Archive; CA. Shakespeare Festival.
Twice President of Northern California Renaissance Conference. Western Region Representative of Modern Language Association.
Distinguished Visiting Professorships at Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz (Austria); Chapman University (CA). Westminster College (UT).
Dramaturge: California Shakespeare Festival; Advisory Board of the California Shakespeare Theatre.

WEB SITES
SHAKESPEARE'S STAGING at http://shakespearestaging.berkeley.edu/
MILTON REVEALED at: http://townsendlab.berkeley.edu/milton-revealed

ARCHIVAL COLLECTION
Career records, including Shakespeare Program productions, are
at the Bancroft Library of the University of California at Berkeley.

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The University of California at Berkeley; the Library entrance is at the right, with stacks under the lawn in the foreground.
 

Associate Director's Biography


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DAVID LANDRETH is an Associate Professor of English at UC Berkeley. He earned his Ph.D. from New York University in 2005.

Publications
The Face of Mammon: the Matter of Money in English Renaissance Literature: Oxford University Press, 2012
Money talked in 16th c. England, but the 16th c. gold and silver speaks for itself in strikingly different ways from modern discourse of money, as David Landreth demonstrates. The material and historical differences between Renaissance coins and today’s paper and electronic money invite reassessment of the relation between material substance and human value.

The book considers how literary texts investigated the materiality of gold and silver money. In new readings of Spenser’s Faerie Queene, Marlowe’s Jew of Malta, three plays by Shakespeare—King John, The Merchant of Venice, and Measure for Measure—the poetry of John Donne, and the prose of Thomas Nashe, Landreth argues that they situate the act of exchange in a  “common wealth” of political, ethical, and religious values with material ones, with a system of market value which corrodes it. He offers a new account of the historical transformations of the concept of value to scholars of early modern literature, culture, and art, as well as economic history.

Articles

"Crisis before Economy: Dearth and Reformation in the Tudor Commonwealth." The Journal of Cultural Economy 5.2 (May 2012): 147-63. 

“At Home with Mammon: Money, Matter, and Memory in Book II of The Faerie Queene,” ELH 73.1 (Spring 2006): 245-274.

 

“Once More into the Preech: the Merry Wives’ English Pedagogy.” Shakespeare Quarterly 55.4 (Winter 2004): 420-449.

Present Plans

My interest is in the rivalry of words and images, with the coin as its most compressed and everyday expression through the portrait and motto on each. This work bears on current critical developments, from the self-proclaimed "New Economic Criticism" to the "Thing Theory."

 My teaching at Berkeley has been split pretty evenly between Shakespeare, on the one hand, and the variety of his contemporaries, on the other--Spenser, Donne, Marlowe, the Jacobean drama, and Milton. 


Curator:

Stephanie Moore. B.A Yale; Ph.D. Candidate, U.C. Berkeley
 

Technical Staff

The earlier materials in "About Us" identify many of the individuals who contributed to creation of this web-site's content, but its specific technical creation and format are primarily attributable to four staff members of U.C. Berkeley: Adam Hochman, Alex Huang, Peter Munoz and Vahid Nadi, whose skills are greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

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