Current Curriculum Vitae as PDF
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- Copyright and the Value of Performance, 1770–1911
A monograph about how the commodification of performance during the development of Anglo-American performance rights law shaped thinking about performance and value. Cambridge University Press, 2018.
- Hear or read an interview about the book on the Theatre History Podcast with Michael Lueger, hosted by HowlRound.
- Listen to an interview on Ipse Dixit, a podcast about legal scholarship, hosted by Prof. Brian L. Frye.
- Read reviews by Prof. Sarah Meer in Theatre Journal, Prof. John Shanahan in Modern Drama, by Prof. Meredith McGill in PublicBooks, by Prof. Elena Cooper in Law, Culture and the Humanities, and by Dr. Eleanor Massie in New Theatre Quarterly.
- Five, Six, Seven, Eight: Broadway by the Numbers
A quantitative history of Broadway in the twentieth century. Chapters include a longitudinal study of cast sizes, comparative readings of contemporaneous plays and musicals, and sociological analyses of Broadway’s artistic network.
- “On Typographical Copyright, with Examples from Modern Drama.” Theatre Survey, under review.
- “You’re Already a Digital Humanist. Why Aren’t You Thinking Like One?” In Mixing Methods in Performance Research, eds. Tracy C. Davis and Paul Rae.
- “The Business of Rodgers & Hammerstein.” In The Cambridge Companion to Rodgers and Hammerstein, ed. William A. Everett. In progress.
- “Performance Rights.” In Elgar Concise Companion of Law and Literature, eds. Robert Spoo and Simon Stern. In progress.
- “Tickets.” In Theatre Things: Material Theories and Histories, eds. Andrew Friedman and Eero Laine. In progress.
Articles and Book Chapters
- “On Broadway as Real Estate.” In A Cultural/Creative Industries Reader: Creative Management and Cultural Economy, Vol. 2, eds. Tain-Dow Lee and Li-Min Lin. Yuan-Liou Publishing, forthcoming. (In Chinese)
- “Rethinking the Canon through the Digital.” With Miguel Escobar Varela. In Troubling Traditions: Canonicity, Theatre, and Performance in the US, eds. Lindsey Mantoan, Matthew Moore, and Angela Farr Schiller. London: Routledge, 2002.
- “Realism.” In Ibsen in Context, eds. Narve Fulsås and Tore Rem. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021.
- “Defining Repertory.” A Response to William Weber and François Velde. In Databases, Revenues, & Repertory: The French Stage Online, 1680–1793, eds. Sylvaine Guyot and Jeffrey S. Ravel. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2020.
- “On Bow and Exit Music.” Journal of American Drama and Theater 30, no. 1 (Fall 2017).
- “Knowledge Transmission: Media and Memory.” In A Cultural History of Theatre, Vol. 5. General Editors: Christopher Balme and Tracy C. Davis. Volume Editor: Peter W. Marx. London: Bloomsbury Press, 2017.
- “Average Broadway.” Theatre Journal 61, no. 4 (December 2016): 529–53.
- “The Salve of Duty: Global Theater at American Borders, 1875–1900.” Journal of Global Theatre History 1, no. 1 (2016): 20–33.
- “New Directions in Law and Narrative.” Co-Authored with Robin Wharton. Law, Culture and the Humanities 15, no. 2 (2019): 294--304. (Published online June 5, 2016.)
- “Polyvocally Perverse; or, the Disintegrating Pleasures of Singing Along.” Studies in Musical Theatre 6, no. 1 (2012): 89–98.
- "Performative Performances: A History and Theory of the ‘Copyright Performance.’ Theatre Journal 64, no. 2 (2012): 161–77.
- “On Piano Performance—Technology and Technique.” Contemporary Theatre Review 21, no. 3 (2011): 261–75.
- "‘Underneath the Ground’: Jud and the Community in Oklahoma!" Studies in Musical Theatre 2, no. 2 (2008): 163–74.
- Review of Theatre in Market Economies by Michael McKinnie. Theatre Survey, 63, no. 1 (2022): 124–6.
- Review of Beyond Broadway: The Pleasure and Promise of Musical Theatre Across America by Stacy Wolf. Modern Drama 63, no. 4 (2020): 515–7.
- Review of Music for the Melodramatic Theatre in Nineteenth-Century London & New York by Michael V. Pisani. Modern Drama 28, no. 2 (2015): 270–2.
- Review of Weavers of Dreams, Unite!: Actors’ Unionism in Early Twentieth-Century America by Sean P. Holmes. Theatre Survey 56, no 1 (2015): 105–7.
- Review of Showtime: A History of the Broadway Musical Theater by Larry Stempel and South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten by Jim Lovensheimer." TDR: The Drama Review 57, no. 1 (2013): 190–3.
- “On Material Music Histories” (review essay). Musicology Australia 34, no. 2 (2012): 307–15.
- Review of West Side Story, directed by Arthur Laurents. Theatre Journal 61, no. 3 (2009): 479–81.