Emma Smith (scholar)

Emma Smith is Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Hertford College. She has published and lectured widely on Shakespeare and on other early modern dramatists. Her lectures are available as podcasts Not Shakespeare: Elizabethan and Jacobean Popular Theatre and Approaching Shakespeare.

Books in order of publication

Selected publications

  • Thomas Kyd: The Spanish Tragedie (ed. 1998)
  • Shakespeare in Production: Henry V (2000)
  • Shakespeare’s Comedies: a Guide to Criticism (Blackwell Guides to Criticism, 2003)
  • Shakespeare’s Histories: a Guide to Criticism (Blackwell Guides to Criticism, 2003)
  • Shakespeare’s Tragedies: a Guide to Criticism (Blackwell Guides to Criticism, 2003)
  • The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare (Cambridge University Press, 2007)
  • Five Revenge Tragedies: The Spanish Tragedy, Hamlet, Antonio’s Revenge, The Tragedy of Hoffman, The Revenger’s Tragedy (Penguin UK, 2012)
  • The Cambridge Shakespeare Guide (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
  • The Elizabethan Top Ten: Defining Print Popularity in Early Modern England. Eds. Dr Emma Smith, Dr Andy Kesson (Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2013)
  • Women on the Early Modern Stage: A Woman Killed with Kindness, The Tamer Tamed, The Duchess of Malfi, The Witch of Edmonton (2014)
  • The Making of Shakespeare’s First Folio, (Bodleian Publishing, 2015)
  • Shakespeare’s First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book, (Oxford University Press, 2016)
  • This Is Shakespeare (Pelican, 2019)
  • Portable Magic: A History of Books and Their Readers (2022)
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