Lisanna Calvi


Lisanna Calvi is Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Verona. Her main research interests have focussed on Restoration and early modern drama and literary culture as well as Shakespearean adaptations. She wrote a book on Restoration and early eighteenth-century tragedy (QuiEdit 2015) and on James II’s devotional papers and Imago Regis (ETS 2009). She also authored articles on John Dryden (2000), Robert Browning (2002, 2010), Thomas Otway (2007), Edmund Gosse (2009), The Tempest and the commedia dell’arte (Routledge 2012), madness and autobiography in seventeenth-century England (2012 and 2013), and Romeo and Juliet on the nineteenth-century Italian stage (2013 and 2017), and Shakespearean eighteenth-century adaptations (2020 and 2021). She co-edited a miscellany on The Tempest (Palgrave 2014) and on Romeo and Juliet (Routledge 2016). In 2018 she edited a collection on Romeo and Juliet and its afterlife (ETS 2018) and co-edited (with Maddalena Pennacchia) the forthcoming 2022 special issue of Cahiers Élizabéthains. She is currently working on a project on Italian nineteenth-century Shakespearean actors with a focus on Romeo and Juliet.

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