Performance Cruxes and Consequences

Teaching Shakespeare with Text and Performance


  • Elizabeth Charlebois St. Mary's College of Maryland




This article outlines a pedagogy that conceptually links the study of textual "cruxes" in Shakespearean editorial practice to moments of indeterminancy in theatrical performance in order to structure students' experience of attending, interpreting, and writing about a live production of a Shakespeare play.

Author Biography

  • Elizabeth Charlebois, St. Mary's College of Maryland

    Elizabeth A. Charlebois is a Professor of English at St. Mary's College of Maryland where she teaches and publishes on Shakespeare and early modern literature and drama.  Professor Charlebois is the co-founder of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Preamble Lecture Series which prepares audiences to see a live performance through an interpretive lens.  Charlebois has also served as the Scholar-in-Residence for St. Louis-based Prison Performing Arts.