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Terri Bourus

Campus Address: CA 501Q
Phone: 317-278-0887
Fax: (317)278-1287
Email: tbourus@iupui.edu
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Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama
Director and General Editor: New Oxford Shakespeare Project
Founding Director: Hoosier Bard Productions
President's Honorary Degree Committee (Appointment)


Ph.D. Northern Illinois University, May 2000
M.A. Northern Illinois University, August 1996
B.A. Benedictine University, May 1992
Member: Actors' Equity Association
Certified in Dance, Voice and Speech, and Stage Combat(SAFD)

Academic Interests

My primary research focuses on the Print and Performance of Early Modern Drama. As a Bibliographer and Text Editor as well as a performer, I am most interested in the ways that Early Modern Drama was received by, and integrated into late 16th and early 17th culture, creating a playing space for this drama that continues to prosper. How did performance and print make it both possible (and problematic) for that drama to be reinterpreted for every succeeding generation of scholars and performers? I am also interested in issues of adaptation and attribution by examining not just the early modern texts, but the stagings, films, photography and art that continue to evolve from them and adapt to new and exciting technologies: some in place, others yet to be developed. I am one of three General Editors of the New Oxford Shakespeare and as I edit, I will continue to explore these texts through the lens of performance. I am passionate about teaching these plays and, perhaps even more, I am passionate about performing them.


The Major Plays of Shakespeare
Conversations with Shakespeare
Theories of Theatre
Women Writers of the Early Modern Period
Critical Views of Shakespeare
Shakespeare's Contemporaries
Modern and Contemporary Irish Drama
Introduction to Drama
Introduction to Shakespeare
British Literature, 1500-1800
Fiction without Boundaries: Travel Literature 1600-1800
Introduction to Literary Theory


IU Trustees Teaching Award: 2012
IU New Frontiers' New Explorations Grant: 2010
IUPUI Research Frontiers Trailblazer Award: 2010
IU New Frontiers' Research Grant: 2010-2011
IU New Frontiers New Explorations Grant: 2009
IU Overseas Research Grant: 2009
IU School of Liberal Arts Summer Faculty Fellowship: 2009
IU Office of the Vice-President for International Affairs Grant: 2008
40th Anniversary of IUPUI Speakers' Fund Grant: 2008
NEH Summer Research Grant: 2008
New Frontiers Visionary Scholars’ Grant: 2007-2008
FACET: Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching: Awarded 2007
Folger Institute Grant-in-Aid: 2007
Indiana University Overseas Research Award: 2006
New Frontiers New Exploration Traveling Fellowship Award: 2006
Trustees Teaching Award 2005-2006
Claude Rich Excellence in Teaching Award: 2005-2006
New Frontiers New Perspectives Grant for the Arts: 2005
Trustees Teaching Award: 2004-2005
Amicus Award for Teaching Excellence: 2004-2005
New Faculty Merit Increase: 2003-2004
Indiana University RUGS Grant:, 2003-2004
IU Overseas Conference Award: 2003.
IU Summer Faculty Fellowship: 2002


Young Shakespeare's Young Hamlet (Palgrave 2014)
"Counterfeiting Faith: Middleton's Theatrical Reformation of 'Measure for Measure'" in Stages of Engagement: Drama and Religion in Post-Reformation England," (Duquenes University Press, 2014).
"It's a whole different sex!": Women Performing Middleton on the Modern Stage, for "The Oxford Handbook of Middleton Studies," Oxford University Press, 2012.
"May I be metamorphosed": Cardenio by Stages, for "The Quest for Cardenio", Oxford University Press, 2012.
Digital Editor: The Compendium of Renaissance Drama (CORD): Thomas Kyd’s Cornelia, Barnabe Barnes’s The Devil’s Charter, John Marston’s Jack Drum’s Entertainment, and Beaumont and Fletcher’s, The Island Princess, The Coxcomb, The Bloody Brother.
Text Editor: Hamlet, Sourcebooks MediaFusion New Series Shakespeare, Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks Inc., December 2006.
Text Editor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Sourcebooks MediaFusion New Series Shakespeare, Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks Inc., April 2006.
“Shakespeare and the London Publishing Environment: The Publisher and Printers of Q1 and Q2 Hamlet,” Analytical & Enumerative Bibliography 12 (2001): 206-228.
“The First Quarto of Hamlet in Film: The Revenge-Tragedies of Nicol Williamson and Mel Gibson,” Online journal, EnterText 1.2 “Text< - >Screen,” August, 2001: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/faculty/arts/EnterText/home.htm.
Editor and Essayist: Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’: Complete Study Edition. New York: IDG Books Worldwide, Inc., 2000.
(In progress): “A roaring girl whose notes till now never were, shall fill with laughter our vast theatre!”: Women Performing Middleton on the Modern Stage, for The Handbook of Middleton Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Projected publication Summer 2010.
(In-progress) “In my mind’s eye”: Directors’ Views of Filming Hamlet.


Research Advisory Committee
FACET Selection Committee
University Faculty Council Representative
Residency Director: American Shakespeare Center
Actors From the London Stage
Director: Tim Hardy Residency, "Galileo" and Barlow Lecturer 2009
Faculty Research Advisory Committee
Faculty Advisor/Mentor: IUPUI--Shakespeare Drama Club Library Advisory Council

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