Dr E Griffith
Teaching and Research Interests
Dr. Griffith’s main research interests concern early modern English theatre and all its contexts, including the city, the court, audiences, companies, repertoires and touring in Britain and Europe. She has taught on early modern drama, modern European drama and has worked as an actor with the National Theatre company, at the Royal Court and in the West End. Her work on the Jacobean Red Bull theatre centres on her discovery of documents showing the location of this inn-yard playhouse, built in Clerkenwell c.1605 for the Servants of Queen Anna of Denmark. In 2005 she organised her own conference, ‘Beyond Shakespeare’s Globe’, with the Institute of Historical Research at the London Metropolitan Archives. Her book, A Jacobean Company and its Playhouse, is near completion and under consideration with CUP. For The Complete Works of James Shirley, Eva has travelled extensively around the British Isles, visiting archives in London, Leeds, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and also recently in Belfast, Dublin, and Paris where she has worked on manuscripts concerning the playwright and poet’s work. In 2011 she completed a 3-month trip to the United States,visiting the Huntington Library in California, the Harry Ransom Center in Texas, and East Coast repositories including those in New York, Washington and New Haven. For further details concerning the Shirley edition see the project website.
Further Interests• Recusants and drama • Twentieth-century European drama • Localisation in a theatrical context • What makes us laugh
- Griffith, Eva. (2010). ''Til the state fangs catch you.' James Shirley the Catholic: Why it does not matter (and why it really does). Times Literary Supplement (5583): 14-15.
- Griffith, Eva. (2010). Gabriel Heaton. 'Writing and Reading Royal Entertainments: From George Gascoigne to Ben Jonson.'. Review of English Studies 62(253): 139-140.
Essays in edited volumes
- Griffith, Eva. (2011). James Shirley and the Earl of Kildare: Speculating Playhouses and Dwarves à la Mode. In Dublin and the Pale in the Renaissance, c.1540-1660. Herron, Thomas & Michael Potterton. Dublin: Four Courts Press. 352-371.
- Griffith, Eva (2009). Christopher Beeston, His Properties and Property. In A Handbook on Early Modern Theatre. Dutton, R. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 607-622.
- Griffith, E. (2007). Inside and Outside: Animal Activity and the Red Bull Playhouse. In A Cultural History of Animals. Kalof, L. & Resl, B. Oxford: Berg. 4: 101-119.
Journal papers: academic
- Griffith, Eva (2011). Martin Slatiar and the Red Bull Playhouse. Huntington Library Quarterly 74(4): 553-574.
- Griffith, Eva. (2010). A Prompt Book Copy of 'St Patrick for Ireland' at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Études Épistémè 17.
- Griffith, E. (2001). New Material for a Jacobean Playhouse: The Red Bull Theatre on the Seckford Estate. Theatre Notebook 55: 5-23.
- Griffith, E. (2004). Banks, William [Richard] (fl. 1591–1637), showman.
- Griffith, E (2004). Baskervile [née Shawe], Susan (bap. 1573, d. 1649), theatre company associate.
- Griffith, E. (2004). Bedingfeild [née Draper], Anne (1560–1641),theatre landlord and benefactor.
- Griffith, E. (2004). Ecclestone, William (d. c.1624), actor.
- Griffith, E. (2004). Gilburne, Samuel (fl. 1605), actor.