Jean Howard

Jean E. Howard is George Delacorte Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University where she teaches early modern literature and theater history. Her books include Shakespeare’s Art of Orchestration (Illinois, 1984); The Stage and Social Struggle in Early Modern England (Routledge, 1994); Engendering a Nation: A Feminist Account of Shakespeare’s English Histories (Routledge, 1997), co-written with Phyllis Rackin; Theater of a City: The Places of London Comedy 1598-1642 (Pennsylvania, 2007); and Marx and Shakespeare, co-written with Crystal Bartolovich (Continuum, 2012). A co-editor of The Norton Shakespeare (third edition 2015), she is completing new books on King Lear and on the history play in contemporary Britain and America.