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"I read to lose myself and find myself at the same time." - Imani Mosley

Katherine Steele Brokaw

Associate Professor of English and English Program Coordinator

Contact: kbrokaw@ucmerced.edu Website    

Professor Brokaw specializes in community performance; Shakespearen, medieval, and early modern drama; eco-theatre; and practice-based performance research. She is co-founder, co-producer, and co-director of Shakespeare in Yosemite, which produces free Shakespeare in Yosemite National Park every April, and features a combination of student, professional, and community actors, and of the EarthShakes Alliance, which brings together eco-minded theatres from around the world. 

Professor Brokaw is the author of Staging Harmony: Music and Religious Change in Late Medieval Early English Drama (Cornell University Press, 2016), which won the David Bevington Award for best new book in early English drama studies. She is co-editor, with Jay Zysk, of Sacred and Secular Transactions in the Age of Shakespeare (Northwestern University Press, 2019), and the editor of the Arden Performance Edition of Macbeth (Bloomsbury, 2019). She is currently writing a book on Shakespeare in community performance, and several essays on Shakespeare and eco-theatre.  

Professor Brokaw teaches Medieval and Rensaissance Literature and Culture, Theatre and Ecology, Tragic Drama, Introduction to Children's Literature, Advanced Shakespeare, Introduction to Shakespeare, Literary Romance, and Shakespeare and Ecology. 

Updated 2021