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Lucia Alden

I am interested in early modern drama and literature and, more specifically, the interplay between the print and theater industries in early modern England. My research focuses on the the different business models used by the increasingly commercial print and theater industries and their dramatists and the representation of self-interest and greed in early modern drama. My research incorporates economic history, book history, and theater history to analyze Shakespeare, Marlowe, Jonson, and Middleton and the economics of early modern theater. Interests include: early modern, book history, bibliography and textual editing, history of capitalism, economic history, theater history, period costume design and costume history, theatrical adaptation, Shakespeare, Spenser, Middleton, Milton, and rhetoric and speechwriting in history, film, and literature.