- Ph.D., English, University of Iowa, 2000
- M.A., English and Theatre, University of Nebraska, 1991
- B.A., English and Psychology, Doane College, 1989
- 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)
- “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. (Forthcoming, fall 2015)
- 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)
Research And Teaching Areas
- Early Modern English Drama (Shakespeare and his Contemporaries)
- Shakespeare in Performance
- 16th and 17th Century English Literature and Culture
- Women in Early Modern England
Born in Colorado and raised in western Nebraska, Moncrief completed an M.A. in English and Theatre Arts and Dance at the University of Nebraska (where she 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).
Her research and teaching interests include Shakespeare, gender, performance and early modern material culture as represented on stage and in the popular press (conduct books, marriage manuals, sermons, medical treatises, midwifery guides, broadsides, ballads, etc.). 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.
Outside the classroom, Prof. Moncrief enjoys travel, horseback riding, acting and figure skating. She is also a certified yoga instructor (RYT 200).
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