Dr Farah Karim-Cooper


She is frequently a keynote speaker and panellist at national and international conferences on Shakespeare, Renaissance drama, early modern culture and theatre practice.

Research Interests

Farah’s research and teaching focuses on feminist approaches to Shakespeare, material culture, phenomenology and early modern performance, theatre history and early modern cultural history.

Select Publications


Cosmetics in Shakespearean and Renaissance Drama (EUP, 2006, 2012), The Hand on the Shakespearean Stage: Gesture, Touch and the Spectacle of Dismemberment (Bloomsbury/Arden, 2016), Shakespeare, Death and the Spectator (forthcoming 2020)

Edited Collections:

Shakespeare’s Globe: A Theatrical Experiment, co-editor Christie Carson (CUP, 2008), Shakespeare’s Theatres and the Effects of Performance, co-editor Tiffany Stern (Bloomsbury/Arden, 2013), Moving Shakespeare Indoors: Performance and Repertoire in the Jacobean Playhouse, co-editor Andrew Gurr (CUP, 2014), Titus Andronicus: The State of Play (Bloomsbury/Arden, 2018)

Play editions:

The Duchess of Malfi, The Routledge Anthology of Early Modern Drama, general editor Jeremy Lopez (forthcoming 2020)

Series Editing:

Shakespeare in the Theatre, co-editors Bridget Escolme and Peter Holland (Bloomsbury/Arden), Arden Critical Intersections, co-editors Sonia Massai, Gordon McMullan and Lucy Munro (Arden/Bloomsbury)