As well as a large number of scholarly articles, book chapters, reviews, and programme notes (for the RSC, for Shakespeare’s Globe, for Sam Mendes, for the Mokwha Repertory Company of Korea, and for Peter Stein, among others), my publications include:
- Shakespeare and Amateur Performance: A Cultural History (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
- The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare, second edition, with Stanley Wells as Associate General Editor and Erin Sullivan and Will Sharpe as revising editors (Oxford, 2015).
- Great Shakespeareans: John Philip Kemble, in Great Shakespeareans volume 2, ed. Peter Holland (Continuum, 2010)
- The Complete Oxford Middleton: Wit at Several Weapons (Oxford, 2007). The Oxford Middleton, produced under the general editorship of Gary Taylor, won the MLA Prize for a Distinguished Scholarly Edition, 2007-8.
- Performing Shakespeare’s Tragedies Today: the actor’s perspective (Cambridge, 2006). Contributors include Sir Antony Sher, David Warner, Simon Russell Beale, Imogen Stubbs, Nonso Anozie, Samuel West.
- The New Penguin Shakespeare: Twelfth Night (Penguin, 2005).
- England's Elizabeth: an afterlife in fame and fantasy, co‑authored with Nicola Watson (Oxford, 2002). The paperback edition was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book for 2004.
- The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare, with Stanley Wells (Oxford, 2001, revised 2005, 2009, 2011). Winner of an American Library Association Award as an outstanding reference work, 2001, and of the Bainton Prize for best reference book in sixteenth-century studies, 2001-2.
- The Making of the National Poet: Shakespeare, Adaptation and Authorship, 1660‑1769 (Oxford, 1992). The paperback edition was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book for 1994
Recent articles and book chapters include:
‘Afterword: Shakespeare and myth,’ in Aneta Mancewicz and Alexa Joubin, eds., Local and Global Myths in Shakespearean Performance (Basignstoke: Palgrave, 2018)
‘Costume drama: realism and the problems of Much Ado About Nothing in modern performance,’ for a special edition of Cahiers Elisabethains, 2018
‘Four centuries of centenaries: Stratford-upon-Avon,’ Shakespeare Survey 59, 2017
‘Preface: Shakespeare and Cervantes, together at last,’ in José Manuel González, José María Ferri and María del Carmen Irles, eds., Cervantes-Shakespeare. 400 años después (Berlin: Reichenberger, 2017)
‘Cutting, interruption and the end of Hamlet,’ New Theatre Quarterly volume 32 issue 3, August 2016
‘Shakespearean comedy and the boundaries of Europe,’ in The Text, the Play, and the Globe: Essays on Literary Influence in Shakespeare’s World and his Work in Honor of Charles R. Forker ed. Joseph Candido (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016)
‘Shakespeare and the idea of national theatres,’ Shakespeare Survey 57, 2015