The following includes lists of resources, both digital and in print, that prove useful for studying and tracing Shakespearean breeches performances from 1660-1900. These lists will continue to grow and resources will continue to be added as our project develops. If you have a resource that you would like to see added, feel free to reach out via our “Contact” page.

Works Cited

  • Burden, Michael and Jonathan Hicks, co-directors. The London Stage Calendar 1800-1844, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, 2021.
  • Greene, John C. and Gladys L.H. Clark, editors. The Dublin Stage, 1720-1745. Lehigh University Press, 1993.
  • Hogan, Charles Beecher, editor. Shakespeare in the Theatre, 1701-1800 (two volumes). Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1952. (Note: Hogan includes adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays in this volume; accordingly, we have included breeches roles from these adaptations in Points Like A Man)
  • Norwood, Janice. “A reference guide to performances of Shakespeare’s plays in nineteenth-century London.” Shakespeare in the Nineteenth Century, edited by Gail Marshall. Cambridge University Press, 2012.
  • Van Lennep, William, editor. The London Stage 1660-1800: A Calendar of Plays, Entertainments & Afterpieces Together with Casts, Box-Receipts and Contemporary Comment (five volumes). Southern Illinois University Press, 1965.

Digital Resources

Printed Resources

  • Burling, William J. Summer Theatre in London, 1661-1820, and the Rise of the Haymarket Theatre. Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 2000.
  • The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Stage, eds. Stanley Wells and Sarah Stanton. Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • The Colonial American Stage, 1665-1774: A Documentary Calendar, eds. Odai Johnson and William J. Burling. Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 2001.
  • Drury Lane Calendar, 1747-1776, ed. Dougald MacMillan. Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1938.
  • Merrill, Lisa. When Romeo Was a Woman: Charlotte Cushman and Her Circle of Female Spectators. University of Michigan Press, 2000.
  • Mullenix, Elizabeth Reitz. Wearing the Breeches: Gender on the Antebellum Stage. St. Martin’s Press, 2000.
  • Nagler, A.M. A Source Book in Theatrical History. Dover, 1959.
  • Shakespeare in the Nineteenth Century, ed. Gail Marshall. Cambridge University Press, 2014.
  • Shakespeare in the Theatre: An Anthology of Criticism (Oxford Shakespeare Topics), ed. Stanley Wells. Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • Shattuck, Charles H. The Shakespeare Promptbooks: A Descriptive Catalogue. University of Illinois Press, 1965.
  • Smither, Nelle. A History of the English Theatre in New Orleans. Benjamin Blom, 1944.
  • Wojczuk, Tana. Lady Romeo: The Radical and Revolutionary Life of Charlotte Cushman, America’s First Celebrity. Avid Reader Press, 2020.
  • Women Making Shakespeare: Text, Reception and Performance, eds. Gordon McMullan, Lena Cowen Orlin, and Virginia Mason Vaughan. Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare 2014.