Nic Brownlie

Nic Brownlie

Shakespeare Institute
Doctoral researcher

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PhD title: Effects of Illumination in Shakespeare’s Late Plays
SupervisorsProfessor Tiffany Stern and Dr Simon Smith
PhD Shakespeare Studies


Candlelight has unique properties both in terms of its colour composition and its intensity. I am researching the effects of candlelight – with its unique visual impact – on a selection of plays which were performed by The King’s Men at the Blackfriars Playhouse. My research aims to throw fresh light (pardon the pun!) on these well-known texts.