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D.J. Hopkins


Critical Studies, Dramaturgy, Theatre History and Theory


D.J. Hopkins is a Professor at San Diego State University, where he served as the Director of the School of Theatre, Television, and Film from July 2012 to June 2018. Hopkins is a scholar whose research interests include Shakespeare in Performance (especially contemporary productions and Shakespeare on film) and the relationship between performance and the production of (urban) space. 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 is published by Routledge. He is co-editor of the essay collections Performance and the City and Performance and the Global City (Palgrave). The Performance and the City titles received the 2016 ATHE Excellence in Editing Award. 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, Liam Clancy and Dani Bedau. Hopkins is the 2011 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 served as co-editor and editor of Theatre Topics from 2011 to 2015. Hopkins holds an MFA and a PhD, both from the University of California, San Diego. (Photo: Karli Cadel)

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