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Matteo Pangallo

Assistant Professor
(804) 827-8433
Hibbs Hall 433


BA Bates College
MA King’s College London
PhD University of Massachusetts Amherst

Research/Teaching Focus

Early modern dramatic literature and theater history, Shakespeare, history of the book


Playwriting Playgoers in Shakespeare’s Theater. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017.

Recent/Selected Publications

“Nonprofessional Playwrights” in A New Companion to Renaissance Drama. Eds. Arthur F. Kinney and Thomas W. Hopper. Wiley-Blackwell, 2017. 598–611.

“Trumpeters from China in Bristol in 1577?”. Early Theatre 20.1 (June 2017): 119–24

“A Pirate’s Verse for the Secretary of State: Sir Francis Verney’s 1606 Poem to Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury”. Journal of Early Modern Cultural Studies 16.1 (Winter 2016): 3–49.

“‘I will keep and character that name’: Dramatis Personae Lists in Early Modern Manuscript Plays”. Early Theatre 18.2 (December 2015): 87–118.

“The Pirate, the Pirate-Hunter, and the Beginning of Early Modern Play Editing”. English Literary Renaissance 45.1 (February 2015): 146–71.

“‘Mayn’t a Spectator write a Comedy?’ Playwriting Playgoers in Early Modern Drama”. Review of English Studies 64:263 (February 2013): 39–69.

“Dramatic Meter” in The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare. Ed. Arthur F. Kinney. Oxford UP, 2012. 100–25.


Co-editor, The Amazon by Edward Herbert, for The Malone Society Collections XVII. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016.

Editor, The Tragedy of Antigone, the Theban Princesse by Thomas May, for The Malone Society. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016.



Upcoming Deadlines

Classes Begin
JANUARY 14, 2019

Add/Drop Deadline
JANUARY 20, 2019

Graduation Application Deadline
JANUARY 25, 2019

Spring Break
MARCH 3-10, 2019

Course Withdrawal Deadline
MARCH 22, 2019

Last Day of Classes
MAY 3, 2019



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