David Carnegie


David Carnegie, FRSNZ, is a founding Trustee and past Chair of the Summer Shakespeare Trust. Emeritus Professor of Theatre at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, he has been active in the close association of the School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies with the Summer Shakespeare since its inception. He has published widely on early modern drama and stagecraft, including editing Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part 1 (Thomas Nelson), co-editing Twelfth Night (Internet Shakespeare Editions and, in book form, Broadview Press), and the multi-volume Works of John Webster (Cambridge University Press). He wrote the Julius Caesar and Duchess of Malfi volumes in the Shakespeare Handbooks series (Palgrave Macmillan). After directing the world premiere of Gary Taylor’s The History of Cardenio he co-edited a collection of essays entitled The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes, and the Lost Play (Oxford University Press). Professional theatre experience includes time with the Young Vic, Oxford Playhouse, and the Théâtre du Soleil, and founding the Fortune Theatre, Dunedin, New Zealand; as a member of Globe Research, he conducted stagecraft workshops at Shakespeare’s Globe on the use of arras and stage hangings.

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