School of Theatre, Television and Film


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D. J. Hopkins

Professor, Director of the School of Theatre, Television, and Film

Critical Studies, Dramaturgy, Theatre History and Theory

Office: DA 215

Phone: 619-594-5091

D.J. Hopkins is a Professor at San Diego State University, where he is the Director of the School of Theatre, Television, and Film. Hopkins is a scholar whose research interests include Shakespeare in Performance (especially contemporary productions and Shakespeare on Film). His publications have appeared in journals such as TheatreForum, Theatre Journal, Theatre Topics, and Modern Drama, and in collections including Shakespeare After Mass Media, Performing Transversally, and Rematerializing Shakespeare. His book City / Stage / Globe: Performance and Space in Shakespeare’s London (2008) is published by Routledge. He is co-editor on a collection of essays entitled Performance and the Global City (Palgrave 2012, paperback 2015). This volume is a sequel of sorts to a previous collection of original scholarly writing, Performance and the City (Palgrave 2009). Both collections explore the relationship between performance and the production of (urban) space. As dramaturg, Hopkins has worked with numerous writers, directors, choreographers, and theatre artists including Les Waters, Tina Landau, Joe Chaiken, Robert Woodruff, Chay Yew, Greg Gunter, Jose Rivera, Naomi Iizuka, Chuck Mee, Joe Alter, and Liam Clancy. Hopkins is the 2012 recipient of the Elliott Hayes Award for Achievement in Dramaturgy, in recognition of ten years as editor of Review, the online journal of dramaturgy. He recently served as editor of Theatre Topics. Hopkins holds an MFA and a PhD, both from the University of California, San Diego.

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