B.A. in Anthropology and English, with Poetry Writing Concentration, Muhlenberg College
M.A. in English, St. John’s University
Tara Bradway is an ABD Ph.D. candidate at St. John’s University. She is writing her dissertation, The Actor as Critic: With Some Remarks Upon the Importance of Contemporary Shakespearean Performance. In this work, she argues for the actor to have greater agency as a critic of their work in performing Shakespeare’s plays with focused readings on gender and the body in Richard II, the actor-king in Henry V, and the use of rhetoric and gesture in a practical guide to preparing the role of Hamlet. After defending her dissertation in September, Tara will be playing the title role in Hamlet with the Adirondack Shakespeare Company in October.
Tara has taught as an adjunct at St. John’s University as well as for SUNY Adirondack, where she also works as a Professional Tutor in their Center for Reading and Writing. She has presented her work at the Blackfriars Conference at the American Shakespeare Center, the Shakespearean Theatre Conference at the University of Waterloo in Stratford, Canada, and at the Northeast Writing Centers Association Conference. She is also a co-founder and the Artistic Director of the Adirondack Shakespeare Company in upstate New York.