Research


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FORTHCOMING


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 Uniersity Press, forthcoming.


"New Directions in Law and Narrative." Co-Authored with Robin Wharton.
Law, Culture and the Humanities, published online, forthcoming in print.


"Database and Performance"
This chapter discusses the application of databases to performance history, addressing both the importance of database structures and the relationship between performance in and of the database. Digital Humanities for Theatre and Performance Studies, Ed. Nic Leonhardt, forthcoming from Routledge.


IN PROGRESS


In the Middle of Broadway
A monograph using quantitative analysis of theater history on Broadway to inspire new readings of plays, theatrical careers, and the theater industry. Chapters include a longitudinal study of cast sizes, paired readings of contemporaneous plays and musicals, and sociological analyses of Broadway's artistic network.


"Realism" in Ibsen in Context, Eds. Narve Fulsås and Tore Rem.


ARTICLES


"On Bow and Exit Music"
Journal of American Drama and Theater 30, no. 1 (Fall 2017).


"Knowledge Transmission: Media and Memory"
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): 529–553.


"The Salve of Duty: Global Theater at American Borders, 1875–1900."
Journal of Global Theatre History 1, no. 1 (2016): 20–33.


"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): 161–177.


"On Piano Performance - Technology and Technique."
Contemporary Theatre Review 21, no. 3 (2011): 261–275.


"'Underneath the ground': Jud and the community in Oklahoma!"
Studies in Musical Theatre 2, no. 2 (2008): 163–174.


ESSAYS AND REVIEWS


Review of Music for the Melodramatic Theatre in Nineteenth-Century London & New York by Michael V. Pisani.
Modern Drama 28, no. 2 (2015): 270–272.


Review of Weavers of Dreams, Unite!: Actors' Unionism in Early Twentieth-Century America by Sean P. Holmes.
Theatre Survey 56, no 1 (2015): 105–107.


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): 190–193.


"On Material Music Histories."
Musicology Australia 34, no. 2 (2012): 307–315.


"West Side Story (review)."
Theatre Journal 61, no. 3 (2009): 479–481.


OTHER


"The Prince of Broadway's Social Network." Special Feature for Playbill.com, 2017.


"The Acoustic Academy." Hearing Modernity's "Soundblog" at Harvard, 2013.


"A Different Good Friday Accord." Houghton Library Blog, 2011.