2013 Alice Griffin Fellow: Professor Stephen Orgel

Stanford University


Stephen Orgel is among the world's most distinguished scholars of early modern literature and art, particularly eminent in Shakespeare studies, and the study of Stuart court theatre. His numerous books include The Jonsonian Masque (Harvard, 1965), Inigo Jones: the Theatre of the Stuart Court (with Sir Roy Strong, 1973), The Illusion of Power (California, 1974), Impersonations (Cambridge, 1996), The Authentic Shakespeare (Routledge, 2002) and Imagining Shakespeare (Macmillan, 2003) and Spectacular Performances (Macmillan, 2011). He has edited Shakespeare’s The Tempest, The Winter’s Tale, Pericles, Macbeth, King Lear, and Sonnets, as well as Ben Jonson and poems of Marlowe and Milton. His essays have set the terms of discussion for Shakespeare and Renaissance literature for several decades.