- Ph.D., English, University of Iowa, 2000
- M.A., English and Theatre, University of Nebraska, 1991
- B.A., English and Psychology, Doane College, 1989
- Taking Shakespeare from Stage to Class
- Professor Moncrief Co-Edits New Volume On Lessons from Early-Modern English Dramas
- WC’s Dr. Kathryn Moncrief Is Co-Editor of Newly Published Book on English Drama
- WC’s Dr. Kate Moncrief to Co-Edit the forthcoming new edition of Shakespeare’s Life and Times
- Washington College Students Bring Renaissance London into the 21st Century
Awards And Honors
- Washington College Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Teaching
- Washington College Nominee for Carnegie-Case-Phi Beta Kappa UP Professor of the Year
Published Work (Selected)
- “‘The King shall live without an heir’: Child Loss, Grief, and Recovery in Shakespeare’s Late Romances.” In Literary Cultures and the Child, edited by Naomi J. Miller and Diane Purkiss. Palgrave, 2016. (Accepted, forthcoming 2017.)
- “And are by child with me”: Original Practices and the Performance of Pregnancy in Shakespeare’s All’s Well that Ends Well.” Shaping Shakespeare for Performance: The Bear Stage, edited by Catherine Loomis and Sid Ray. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2015.
- “Metacognition Meets Research-Based Learning in the Undergraduate Renaissance Drama Classroom.” Co-authored with Michele Santamaria. In Metaliteracy in Practice. ALA Editions, 2016.
- Shakespeare Expressed: Page, Stage, and Classroom in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013.
- “‘Obey and be attentive’: Gender and Household Instruction in Shakespeare’s The Tempest.” In Gender and Early Modern Constructions of Childhood, edited by Naomi Miller and Naomi Yavheh. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2011.
- Performing Pedagogy in Early Modern England: Gender, Instruction, and Performance
- Performing Maternity in Early Modern England (Ashgate, 2007)
- Competitive Figure Skating for Girls (Rosen Publishing, 2001)
- Editorial Board, Internet Shakespeare Editions
- Section Editor, Shakespeare’s Life and Times
Research And Teaching Areas
- Shakespeare (Text and Performance)
- Early Modern English Drama
- 16th and 17th Century English Literature and Culture
- Dramatic Literature
- Gender in Early Modern England
Academic Technologies and Curricular Initiatives
- Preparing for King Lear: The Scholar: http://chestertownspy.com/2013/03/29/preparing-for-king-lear-the-actor-the-director-and-the-scholar/
- King Lear Production: http://www.washcoll.edu/live/news/2071-video-although-the-last-not-the-least
- King Lear: The Final Curtain http://www.washcoll.edu/live/news/2306-the-final-curtain
- Sophie Kerr Comes Home: http://chestertownspy.org/2015/05/11/sophie-kerr-comes-home/
Moncrief holds an M.A. in English and Theatre Arts and Dance at the University of Nebraska (where she worked as Assistant Stage Manager at the Leid Center for the Performing Arts, held a Fling Fellowship, and taught “Introduction to Theatre”) and a Ph.D. in English at the University of Iowa (where she held a Seashore Dissertation Fellowship and was the recipient of the William Irwin Teaching Award).
Her research and teaching interests include Shakespeare, performance, gender, and early modern material culture as represented on stage and in the popular press. Her research has taken her to: The British Library, Lambeth Palace Library, the Wellcome Institute Medical Library, the Courtauld Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, the Globe Theatre Archives, and the National Theatre Archives (all in London), the Bodleian library in Oxford, the Royal Shakespeare Company archives at the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, the Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Yale Medical School Historical Library, the Huntington Library, and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. Moncrief has worked as a stage manager, dramaturg, and actor.
Outside the classroom, she enjoys travel, horseback riding, and figure skating. She is also a certified yoga instructor (RYT 200).