Emma Whipday is a writer of books and plays. Her play Shakespeare's Sister (Samuel French, 2016) won the Theatre Royal Haymarket's Masterclass 'Pitch Your Play' Award in 2015, and received its international premiere at the American Shakespeare Center (ASC) in 2016. She has written two Austen adaptations for the ASC - Sense and Sensibility (Samuel French 2017) and Emma - and her play The Defamation of Cicely Lee won the ASC's Shakespeare's New Contemporaries award in 2019. Her short plays have appeared in an Old Vic New Voices showcase and at the Old Vic Tunnels. Emma's plays are regularly performed by drama schools, schools, and amateur groups. Both Shakespeare's Sister and Sense and Sensibility are now published and licensed by Concord Theatricals.
Emma is Lecturer in Renaissance Literature at Newcastle University. Emma studied English at Oxford, and has received an MA and PhD in Shakespeare from University College London (UCL). She has taught at Shakespeare's Globe; King's College London; UCL; Brasenose College, Oxford; and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Her first academic book, Shakespeare’s Domestic Tragedies (Cambridge University Press, 2019), is co-winner of the Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award 2020. Emma is an AHRC BBC New Generation Thinker 2022.
Emma Whipday, Brian Mc...
Emma Whipday, Brian McMahon
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