The Shakespeare Standard - An Interview with Dr Stephen O'Neill

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 09:45

Shakespeare is a broad field comprised of multiple, and more often than we’d like, disparate, communities — scholarship, performance, education, media, pop culture, and modern language to name a few. The mission of The Shakespeare Standard is to foster and celebrate these communities online, and to drive the conversation among these communities and their members, believing that this conversation will constitute a modern living playhouse, where ideas, images, discussion, debates, current events, arts, and individuals forge a new and emerging community comprised of the disparate parts.

This interview is part of an ongoing series of interviews with working Shakespeareans, how they got started in the field, and their ongoing interests.  This month, Jeffrey Kahan spoke with Stephen O’Neill, Department of English, Maynooth University and author of Staging Ireland: Representations in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama (2007), Shakespeare and the Irish Writer (2010), and the recent Shakespeare and YouTube: New Media Forms of the Bard (2014).