Danielle Rosvally is a clinical assistant professor of theatre. She holds a PhD from Tufts University where she studied in the department of dance and drama. Her research involves the intersection between nineteenth century American businessmen, economy, and William Shakespeare as an examination of theatrical business and American theatre performance. Her monograph Value and Worth: Buying and Selling Shakespeare in Nineteenth-Century New York City examines the ways the businesspeople drafted value in conjunction with Shakespeare over the course of the nineteenth century. Her work has a heavy digital bent, using digital methodologies to examine and explore historical phenomena as well as examining digital media itself. She is the co-editor of Early Modern Liveness: Immediacy and Presence in Text, Stage, and Screen (Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2023).
As an actor, Danielle has trained with the American Globe Theatre, The Actor’s Institute, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Shakespeare & Company. She is also a professionally trained fight director with over fifteen years of experience in the industry.
Danielle’s work has recently been seen in print in the Early Modern Studies Journal, Theatre Topics, and The Fight Master magazine. She has worked as project coordinator with the Folger Shakespeare Library, assisting the digital division with projects such as Folgerpedia, Early Modern Manuscripts Online, BardMetrics, and the Elizabethan Court Day by Day.
Selected Recent Publications
Early Modern Liveness: Immediacy and Presence in Text, Stage, and Screen. Co-editing with Donovan Sherman. Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2023.
“Everyone in Illyria is Bi you Absolute Cowards”: Shakespeare TikTok, Twelfth Night, and the Search for a Queer Utopia. Article, co-authored with Trevor Boffone. Shakespeare Bulletin. Forthcoming.
“Stage Combats: Expectations, Illusions, and Quiescent Danger.” Book Section Introduction. Eds. Eero Laine and Broderick Chow, Sports Plays. Routledge. 2021.
“Sifting and Sorting: An Introduction to Database Methods and Pedagogy using Humanist Texts.” Article. Early Modern Studies Journal. Volume 7: 2021.
“The Parking Lot Rule: Theatre Criticism in Practice.” Article, HowlRound. July 14, 2019. https://howlround.com/basics-theatre-criticism