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Laura Grace Godwin

Laura Godwin

Associate Professor

Ferguson Ctr A138
(757) 594-9171


  • Ph D in Theatre History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MA in Theatre History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • BS in Theatre, Ball State University


theatre history, dramatic literature, theory/criticism, dramaturgy, arts administration


William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Early Modern English drama in performance, theatrical reviews and reviewing culture, bibliography and publishing history, dramaturgy


Dr. Godwin holds degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Shakespeare Institute (U.K.), and Ball State University. In addition to her work teaching theatre history and arts administration at CNU, she spends summers in London teaching Shakespeare for Midwestern State University's British Studies program. Dr. Godwin's scholarship and practice focus on Early Modern English plays in performance. She is a regular scholarly reviewer for SHAKESPEARE BULLETIN and has published chapters with Palgrave-Macmillan as well as with the MLA. As a practitioner, Dr. Godwin has extensive experience in dramaturgy, stage management, and direction. She is a member of Twenty-First Century Chorus, a London-based theatre company that creates new work by drawing on the practices and ideologies of the classical chorus.

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