Bernice W. Kliman 


Speaker on during Shakespeare week at the New York Public Library, 12 April 2011.

Bernard Beckerman Memorial Speaker, Columbia University Shakespeare Seminar, 12 March 2010.

Subvention, Columbia University Seminars, for work on both the book version and the web version of Hamlet. 2009-2010.

Admission and waiver of fee to Folger Shakespeare Library Institute, “Staging Political Thought: Shakespeare and the History of Political Thought.” May-June 2007. 

Huntington Library, Francis Bacon Foundation Fellowship, for one month in residence, during 2003-4. 

Project Director, NEH Award, Preservation and Access Project for New Variorum Hamlet June 2002-June 2007 (with Frank N. Clary, Hardin Aasand, and Eric C. Rasmussen). 

Folger Fellowship for three months’ residence at the Shakespeare Library, 2001-02.

Distinguished Achievement Bi-Annual Award, Nassau Community College, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1995, 1993.

Gladys Trieble Delmas Foundation grant for “The New Variorum Hamlet Portal.” Web site for collaborators. June 2000, supporting the work of web-master Jeffery Triggs.

Project Director: NEH Award, Preservation and Access Project for New Variorum Hamlet Sept. 1997-Nov. 2000 (with Frank N. Clary, Hardin Aasand, and Eric C. Rasmussen).

Sabbatical Awards, spring 1997, 1989-90, 1882-3. 

Project Director: NEH Award, Research Tools Project for New Variorum Hamlet Sept. 1994-August 1997 (with Frank N. Clary, and Hardin Aasand).

NEH Research Fellowship for College Teachers and Independent Scholars, spring and summer 1993.

Folger Shakespeare Library Short-Term (Three-Month) Fellowship, summer 1991 and 1992.

Appointment as SUNY Faculty Exchange Scholar, announced 1990.

SUNY Sabbatical Scholar Award, 1989-90.

NEH grant to coordinate a faculty study group, “A Time to Think about Shakespeare.” June 1989.

AACJC: The NEH Shakespeare project, “A Time to Think About Teaching.” selected as a model project for dissemination to other community colleges, 1990-92.

FIPSE grant, “Improving Undergraduate Education Through Literacy-Intensive Courses.” 1987-90, initiator and principal grant writer. 

NEH “Travel to Collections” Grant, 1987.

NEH Summer Institute, “Shakespeare’s Texts in Action.” Folger Shakespeare Library, 1987.

Co-recipient, Faculty Grant for the Improvement of Undergraduate Instruction, SUNY, 1985-86, to develop a team-taught course, “Shakespeare on Page and Stage.”

NEH Summer Institute, “Contemporary Literary Criticism and the Core Literature Course.” Sponsored by the Community College Humanities Association , 1985.

NEH Summer Institute, “Shakespeare in Performance.” Folger Shakespeare Library, 1982.

SUNY Faculty Research Fellowship, summer 1981. 

CUNY Assistance Award, 1975. 

Dissertation Year Fellowship, 1968.


Coordinator and Editor:, with fellow editors (in order of joining project) Frank Nicholas Clary, Hardin L. Aasand, and Eric Rasmussen, and with Jeffery Triggs web master. Launched August 2006 at the International Shakespeare Conference, Stratford-upon-Avon.


Macbeth. Shakespeare in Performance Series. Second edition, enlarged, Gen. Eds. J. R. Mulryne and James Bulman. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2004.

Macbeth. Shakespeare in Performance Series. Gen. Eds. J. R. Mulryne and James Bulman. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1992. Paperback version, 1995. 

Hamlet: Film, Television and Audio Performance. Madison, New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1988. On Website.

The Tragedy of Hamlet: Prince of Denmark. Ed. with James H. Lake. The New Kittredge Shakespeare. Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing, 2008. A school edition with a performance emphasis.

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Ed. with Laury Magnus. The New Kittredge Shakespeare. Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing, 2008. A school edition with a performance emphasis.

Latin American Shakespeares. Ed. with Rick J. Santos. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2005.

The Enfolded Hamlets: Parallel Texts of <F1> and {Q2}, each with unique elements bracketed. New York: AMS, 2004. Invented way to display all Q2 and F1 variations.

The Three-Text Hamlet: Parallel Texts of the First and Second Quartos and First Folio. Second revised and enlarged edition, hardcover and paperback. With Paul Bertram, Introduction by Eric Rasmussen. NY: AMS, 2003.

Approaches to Teaching Hamlet. New York: MLA, 2001, 2002. Contributed substantial front matter.

The Enfolded Hamlet (Q2 with material F1 variants enfolded). Iona, New York: Shakespeare Newsletter Monograph Series, inaugural text, [April] 1996. on Web Site: Invented way to display material Q2 and F1 variations.

The Three-Text Hamlet: Parallel Texts of the First and Second Quartos and First Folio. With Paul Bertram. New York: AMS Press, 1991. 


“Hallmark Hall of Fame: Three Go’s at Hamlet (1953, 1970, 2000).” Accepted for the forthcoming book, in press, ed. Sarah Hatchuel and Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin. 2011.

Romeo and Juliet Variations on Television.” In Television Shakespeare: Essays in Honour of Michéle Willems. Ed. Sarah Hatchuel and Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin. Rouen: Publications des Universités de Rouen et du Harve, 2008. 61-77.

“Video Clips as Clues to a Whole Film and Companion to the Playtext: The Instance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Michael Hoffman. Shakespeare on Screen: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Ed. Sarah Hatchuel and Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin. Proceedings of the Conference organized at the Université de Rouen (5-6 Dec. 2003) by the ERAC (Equipe de Recherche sur les Aires Culturelles)-CETAS (Centre d'Etudes Transdisciplinaires Anglo-Saxonnes). Rouen: Publication de l’Université de Rouen, 2004. 37-56. 

Hamlet Productions Starring Beale, Hawke, and Darling From the Perspective of Performance History.” In A Companion to Shakespeare’s Works. Vol. 1. The Tragedies. Ed. Richard Dutton and Jean E. Howard, Maldon, MA and Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2003. 136-57. 

 “Explicit Stage Directions (Especially graphics) in Hamlet.” In Stage Directions in Hamlet: New Essays and New Directions. Ed. Hardin L. Aasand. Madison, New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2003. 74-91.

 “Television.” The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare. Ed. Michael Dobson and Stanley Wells. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2001. 464-66.

 “The Unkindest Cuts: Flashcut Excess in Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet.” Talking Shakespeare: Shakespeare into the Millennium. Ed. Deborah Cartmell and Michael Scott. Houndmills: Palgrave, 2001. 151-67.

 “Gleanings: The Residue of Difference in Scripts: The Case of Polanski’s Macbeth..” Illuminations: Essays in Honor of Marvin Rosenberg, Ed. Jay L. Halio and Hugh Richmond. Newark, Delaware: University of Delaware Press, 1998. 131-46.

“Samuel Johnson and Tonson’s 1745 Shakespeare: Warburton, Anonymity and the Shakespeare Wars.” Reading Readings: Essays on Shakespeare Editing in the Eighteenth Century, ed. Joanna Gondris. Madison, New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1998. 299-317.

“Welles’s Macbeth, a Textual Parable.” In Screen Shakespeare. Ed. Michael Skovmand. , Aarhus, Denmark: Aarhus University Press, 1994: 25-37.

“The Setting in Early Television: Maurice Evans’ Shakespeare Productions.” Shakespeare and the Arts: A Collection of Essays from the Ohio Shakespeare Conference, 1981, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, sel. and ed. Cecile Williamson Cary and Henry S. Limouze (Washington: Univ. Press of America, 1982), 135-53. Reprinted in Shakespeare on Television: An Anthology of Essays and Reviews. Ed. J.C. Bulman, and H. R. Coursen. Univ. Press of New England, 1988: 91-101.

 “Part-Time Professional Employment.” Careers and Couples: An Academic Question, ed. Leonore Hoffmann and Gloria DeSole (New York: MLA, 1976), 7-11.


For over 20 years (through Dec. 2009), editor and coordinator of a team editing the New Variorum Hamlet, The New Variorum Shakespeare, Modern Language Association, with fellow editors (in order of joining project) Frank Nicholas Clary, Hardin L. Aasand, and Eric Rasmussen.  . 


“At Sea about Hamlet at Sea.” Will appear in The Shakespeare Quarterly summer 2011.

“The Theatre for a New Audience Measure for Measure (2009/2010}.” The Shakespeare Newsletter Winter 2009/2010, 81+.

“John Mosedale, Citizen Shakespearean.” The Shakespeare Newsletter Winter 2009/2010, 115.

“Hudson Warehouse Summer Season 2009: Three Actors Play Hamlet—Interactively.“ The Shakespeare Newsletter Spring/Summer 2009, 1+.

“Print and Electronic Editions Inspired by the New Variorum Hamlet Project.” Shakespeare Survey 59 “Editing Shakespeare” (2006): 157-67. Ed. Peter Holland. Invited essay.

“A Plan for An Offshoot of the New Variorum Hamlet Project.” The Shakespearean International Yearbook 4: Shakespeare Studies Today. Ed. Graham Bradshaw. Tom Bailey and Mark Turner. 4 (2004): 135-67.

“John Hughes and Shakespeare: The Eighteenth-Century Poet and the Construction of Knowledge.” The Shakespearean International Yearbook 3: Where are we now in Shakespearean Studies. Ed. Graham Bradshaw et al. 3 (2003): 228-43. 

“Television.” The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare. Ed. Michael Dobson and Stanley Wells. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2001. 464-66. 

“Charles Jennens’ Shakespeare and his Eighteenth-Century Competitors.” Cahiers Elisabéthains: Late Medieval and Renaissance English Studies No. 58 (October 2000): 59-71. 

 “Considering The Terminology of the New Bibliography and After.” Analytical and Enumerative Bibliography n.s. 10.3 (1999): 148-65. 

“Samuel Johnson, 1745 Annotator? Eighteenth-Century Editors, Anonymity and the Shakespeare Wars.” Analytical and Enumerative Bibliography N.S. 6.3-4 (1992 [published fall 1994]): 185-207 (revised version in Reading Readings, above]

“A Macbeth for Our Time.” Upstart Crow 13 (1993 [published summer 1994]): 94-108.

“Thanes in the Folio Macbeth.” Shakespeare Bulletin 9.1 (Winter 1991): 5-8. Presented as a conference paper: New Issues in the Reconstruction of Shakespeare’s Theatre, Athens, Georgia, 18 February 1990.

“The Hall/Hoffman Merchant: Which is the Anti-Semite Here?” Shakespeare Bulletin 8.2 (Spring 1990): 11-13.

“Opportunities Seized and Occasions Created: The Boston Shakespeare Company Hamlet.The Upstart Crow 6 (1986): 94-104.

“A Palimpsest for Olivier’s Hamlet.” Comparative Drama 17.3 (Fall 1983): 243-53.

“The Spiral of Influence: ‘One Defect’ in Hamlet.” Literature/Film Quarterly 11.3 (1983):159-66; a seminar paper, International Shakespeare Conference, Stratford-upon-Avon, August 1981.

“Isabella in Measure for Measure.” Shakespeare Studies 15 (1982): 137- 48; a seminar paper, Shakespeare Association of America, April 1980.

“Kozintsev’s Hamlet, a Flawed Masterpiece.” Hamlet Studies 1.2 (1979): 117-28; paper read at NEMLA, 1978.

“Visual Poetry in Throne of Blood.” The Literary Review 22 (Summer 1979): 472-81; invited paper read at “Shakespeare Among the Nations.” a symposium at Rutgers, 1978.

“John Barbour and Rhetorical Tradition, A Summary.” Proceedings of the Conference (Univ. of Strasbourg, 1979), 162-84; presented at the Second Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Scots Language and Literature, 1978.

“ ‘The Biscuit Eater’: Racial Stereotypes, 1939-72.” Phylon 39 (March 1978): 87-96.

“Women in Roth’s Fiction.” Nassau Review 3 (1978): 75-88.

“Olivier’s Hamlet: A Film-Infused Play.” LFQ, 5 (1977): 305-14; presented at MLA, 1976.

An American Tragedy: Novel, Films, and Scenario.” LFQ 5 (1977): 258-68; presented at NEMLA, 1975.

“Women in Early English Literature: Beowulf to the Ancrene Wisse.” Nottingham Mediaeval Studies, 21 (1977): 32-49.

“Speech As a Mirror of Sapientia and Fortitudo in Barbour’s Bruce.” Medium Aevum 44(1975): 151-61.

“Changes of Names in Film Derived from Fiction: An American Tragedy.” ANS [American Name Society] Bulletin, no. 42 (Sept. 1975): 4-9.

“Cummings, Number 16 and the Bhagavadgita.” Visva-Bharati Quarterly, West Bengal, India, 40 (1974-75): 340-43.

“Alliteration in Barbour’s Bruce, a Study Using SNAP Programming.” Computers and Literary Studies (Edinburgh: Univ. of Edinburgh Press, 1973), 263-71; presented at the Second Symposium on the Uses of Computers in Literary Research, Univ. of Edinburgh, 1972.

“Names in Portnoy’s Complaint.” Critique: Studies in Modern Fiction 14(1973): 16-24; presented at the American Name Society Meeting in New York, 1970.

“Chivalry in Barbour’s Bruce.” Medieval Studies 35(1973): 477-518.

“The Significance of Barbour’s Naming of Commoners.” Studies in Scottish Literature 11(June-Oct. 1973): 108-13; presented at the American Name Society Meeting in Denver, 1969.


“Team Teaching Shakespeare: Breaking Barriers to the Bard.” With Robert Einenkel. Essay in Teaching Shakespeare through Performance. Ed. Milla Cozart Riggio. New York: MLA, 1999. 266-76. 

Workshop on teaching Hamlet, Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque. 29 April 1999. 

Lecture on teaching Hamlet, University of Nevada, Reno, 31 March 1999.

All-day workshop on teaching Macbeth through performance for 70 school teachers from Long Island, at the Writing Project at NCC, 26 April, 1996.

“Teaching through performance: Macbeth’s Witches.” PEGO (Professional Education Graduate Organization), SUNY Binghamton, 3 November 1995.

“Teaching Shakespeare’s Hamlet.” Visiting faculty, NEH-sponsored summer institute, Center for Renaissance and Shakespearean Staging, 19-22 July 1995, Harrisonburg, VA.

 “Writing Dialogue to Argue Interpretations: Bianca in Shrew.” Shakespeare and the Classroom 2.2 (Fall 1994:60-62.

AACJC (American Association of Community and Junior Colleges) Mentor for NEH-funded dissemination project, “Developing Regional Humanities Networks.” 1991-92, working with Minneapolis Community College, and University of Toledo, Ohio, Community College.

AACJC Mentor for NEH-funded dissemination project, “Advancing the Humanities.” 1990-1991, working with Northern Virginia Community College and Thomas Nelson Community College.

Contributor of papers to the ERIC project (providing information on microfilm for teachers): 

“A Time to Think about Shakespeare.” a report about the NEH Study Group at NCC, summer 1989.

“Teaching Grammar As a Humanities Course.” a paper written for the NEH/CCHA Institute Contemporary Literary Criticism and the Core Literature Course, summer 1987. 

“Writing with and for Students.” a paper presented at MLA, 1988.

“Teaching Beowulf in Translation to Undergraduates.” Approaches to Teaching Beowulf. Ed. Jess B. Bessinger, Jr., and Robert F. Yeager. New York: The Modern Language Association, 1984.

 “Teaching Shakespeare in Nontraditional Ways to Nontraditional Students” and “Suggestions for Teaching Shakespeare.” digest of the special session at the MLA meeting in New York, Dec. 1981, Shakespeare Newsletter, Fall 1982, 25; Feb. 1981, 5. “Shakespeare and the Classroom.” SFNL 2 (April 1978):4-5,7; presented at MLA, 1977.

Short work

Review of Scholarship and Forgery in the Nineteenth Century by Arthur Freeman and Janet Ing Freeman. 2 vols. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004, in Shakespeare Quarterly 57 (Spring 2006): 108-10. 

“Two Sets of Lectures by Peter Saccio,” The Shakespeare Newsletter 55:4 (Winter 2005/2006): 101, 104.

Review of The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson by Jack Lynch, Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2003, in Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England 18 (2005): 220-22.

“Cum Notis Variorum: “A Nineteenth-Century ‘Restorer’ of Shakespeare’s True Text: David MacLachlan’s Hamlet.Shakespeare Newsletter 53:1 (Spring 2003): 15-16. 

“Cum Notis Variorum: Sucking Honey from Annotations: George Eliot and George Henry Lewes on Shakespeare.” Shakespeare Newsletter 49.3 (Fall 1999): 59-60, 64, 74, 78. Identified anonymous notes in an 1832 edition.

Review of Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The Shakespeare Newsletter 53.2 (Summer 2003): 35, 58.

Review of Winter’s Tale at Theatre Production Workshop, Marymount Manhattan College. Shakespeare Bulletin 21:2 (Spring/Summer 2003): 16-17.

Review of Troilus and Cressida , a Shakespeare in the Wild Production. Shakespeare Bulletin 21:2 (Spring/Summer 2003): 17-18.

“Preface” for A Synoptic Hamlet: a Critical-Synoptic Edition of the Second Quarto and First Folio Texts of Hamlet. Ed. Jesús Tronch-Pérez. València: Sederi: Universitat de València. 2002. 13-14.

““Another Ninagawa Macbeth.” The Shakespeare Newsletter 52:4 (Winter 2002/3): 93, 106.

11 Three Notes on Polonius: Position, Residence and Name.” Shakespeare Bulletin 20.2 (Spring 2002): 5-7.

Review of Mark W. Estrin’s book Orson Welles: Interviews. Conversations with Filmmakers series. Jackson: U of Mississippi P, 2002. In Shakespeare Bulletin 20.4 (Fall 2002): 44.

“Cum Notis Variorum: “Thomas Davies, Eighteenth-Century Commentator on Shakespeare: Marginalia and Published Notes.” Shakespeare Newsletter 51 (Winter 2001/2002): 83-84, 90, 96. 

 “TOFT Archive: The Betty Corwin Years.” Shakespeare Bulletin 19.2 (Spring 2001): 37.

Review of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark Ed. Robert Hapgood. Shakespeare in Production Series. In Shakespeare Quarterly 52.1 (2001) 142-5.

 “A Richness of Hamlets.” Shakespeare Newsletter 51 (Spring/Summer 2001): 39, 42, 44. 

Review of Twentieth Century Literary Movements Dictionary. Ed. Helen Henderson and Jay P. Pederson. Detroit: Omnigraphics, 2000. Hypotheses: Neo-Aristotelian Analysis. Nos. 31-32 (Fall 1999-Winter 2000): 13. 

“Cum Notis Variorum: Sucking Honey from Annotations: George Eliot and George Henry Lewes on Shakespeare.” Shakespeare Newsletter 49.3 (Fall 1999): 59-60, 64, 74, 78. 

“Cum Notis Variorum: Samuel Henley, Shakespeare Commentator in Bell’s Annotations.” Shakespeare Newsletter 48. 4 (Winter 1998/1999): 91-2; 108, 110.

 “Rowe 1709 Macbeth Illustration Again.” The Shakespeare Newsletter 48.3 (Fall 1998): 59-60. 

Review of J. D. Martinez’s book, The Swords of Shakespeare: An Illustrated Guide to Stage Combat Choreography in the Plays of Shakespeare. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 1996, in Shakespeare Bulletin 15.2 (Spring 1997): 45-6. 

The Three-Text Hamlet: A Response.” Analytical and Enumerative Bibliography N.S. 7.4 (1993 [published 1995]): 212-15.

MACBETH by Falstaff Presents. Shakespeare Bulletin 13.2 (Spring 1995): 36-37.

“Who Called F1 Best First? A Note on Shakespeare’s First Folio in the Eighteenth Century.” Cahiers Élisabéthains: Late Medieval and Renaissance English Studies 47 (April 1995): 87-92.

The Tempest in Gotland, Sweden, Shakespeare Bulletin 13.1 (Winter 1995): 30-31.

Review of H R Coursen’s book Watching Shakespeare on Television in Shakespeare and the Classroom 2.2 (Fall 1994: 85. 

Review of book by Richard Studing, Shakespeare in American Painting: A Catalogue from the Late Eighteenth Century to the Present, in Comparative Drama 28.2 (Summer 1994): 271-73.

Review of book by Arthur Sherbo, Richard Farmer, Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge: A Forgotten Shakespearean, in Shakespeare Bulletin 12.3 (Summer 1994): 46.

Review of book edited by Thomas Clayton, The Hamlet First Published (Q1 1603): Origins, Form, Intertextualities. Newark, DE: U of Delaware P, 1992, in Shakespeare Bulletin 12.2 (Spring 1994): 47-49.

“The Dawn in Hamlet: Rosy or Grey? Theobald and Horatio.” The Shakespeare Newsletter 43.3 (Fall 1993):45.

“The Bed in Hamlet’s Closet Scene: Rowe 1709 and 1714.” The Shakespeare Newsletter 43.1 (Spring 1993):8-9.

“The Nicholas Rowe Macbeth Illustration Corroborated.” The Shakespeare Newsletter 42.2 (Summer 1992): 23.

Hamlet.” an Israeli troupe at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Shakespeare Bulletin 10.1 (Winter 1992): 12-13.

“[Riverside] Macbeth.” Shakespeare Bulletin 9.4 (Fall 1991): 42-43.

Review of Lynda Boose and Betty Flowers’s book, Daughters and Fathers. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1989, in Shakespeare Bulletin 9.2 (Spring 1991): 35-36.

“Ninagawa Macbeth.” Shakespeare Bulletin 9.1 (Winter 1991): 27-28.

Review of Jan Kott’s book The Bottom Translation: Marlowe and Shakespeare and the Carnival Tradition. Trans. Daniela Miedzyrzecka and Lillian Valee. Evanston: Northwestern UP, 1987. In Clio 17.3 (1988): 309-10.

“The Taming of the Shrew.” Theater for a New Audience production. Shakespeare Bulletin 6.3 (May/June 1988): 8-9.

Review of Terence Hawkes’s book That Shakespeherian Rag: Essays on a Critical Process. London and New York: Methuen, 1986. In Shakespeare Bulletin 5.6 - 6.1 (Nov. 1987/Feb. 1988): 42-44.

Review of Tori Haring-Smith’s book From Farce to Metadrama: A Stage History of the Taming of the Shrew, 1594-1983. Contributions in Drama and Theatre Studies Number 16. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1985. In Shakespeare Bulletin 5.5 (Sept. /Oct. 1987):

Review of Marvin Carlson’s book The Italian Shakespearians: Performances by Ristori, Salvini, and Rossi in England and America. Washington: The Folger Shakespeare Library, 1985. In Shakespeare Quarterly 38.3 (Autumn 1987): 398-99. A different review of the same book in Hamlet Studies 9 (1987): 115-117.

“An Absurdist All’s Well at American Shakespeare Repertory.” Shakespeare Quarterly 38.2 (Summer 1987): 240-42.

Twelfth Night.” Theater for a New Audience production. Shakespeare Bulletin 5.3 (May/June 1987): 12-13.

The Tempest.” New Artists Coalition Production. Shakespeare Bulletin 4.6 (Nov./Dec. 1986): 12-14.

The Riverside Taming of the Shrew. Stages 2.3 (Sept. 1985): 9. An expanded version in Shakespeare Bulletin 3.5 (Sept./Oct. 1985): 11-12.

46 Text and Performance series, a review of four texts. In Comparative Drama 19.4(Winter 1985): 383-85.

Review of Dale Silviria’s book Laurence Olivier and the Art of Film Making. Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. Press, 1985. In Shakespeare Bulletin 3.4(July/August 1985): 20-21.

“Tempest” at Hofstra University. Shakespeare Bulletin 3.3 (May/June 1985): 11-12.

Taming of the Shrew.” Stages 1.11 (March 1985): 16. A fuller review in the Shakespeare Bulletin 3.2 (March/April 1985): 12.

“Radio City Music Hall Archives.” Shakespeare Bulletin 3.2 (March/April 1985): 22.

Twelfth Night.Stages 1.10 (Feb. 1985): 13.

Review of Joan Hartwig’s book, Shakespeare’s Analogical Scene: Parody As Structural Syntax. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 1983. In AN&Q 23 (1984): 59-60.

Macbeth..” the American Shakespeare Repertory production, Stages 1.7 (October 1984): 11. A fuller version of this review was also published in the Shakespeare Bulletin 2.8 (1984): 24.

“Sweet Prince.” By A. E. Hochner, performed by The Queensborough Company at the Shadow Box Theater, Shakespeare Bulletin 2.8 (1984): 24.

“Out of Chaos a Kind of Form.” The City Stage Co. Hamlet, Shakespeare Bulletin 2.7 (Jan. 1984): 24-26

“The Merchant of Venice.” The ACTER production at the Riverside Shakespeare Co., Shakespeare Bulletin [formerly the Bulletin of the New York Shakespeare Society] 2.7 (Jan. 1984): 22-23.

“Edmund Kean.” Review of the performance by Ben Kingsley, Bulletin of the New York Shakespeare Society, Sept. 1983, 4-5.

“`A Prelude to Hamlet’ by Samuel Sussman.” Hamlet Studies 5(1983): 95-97.

“`An Unseen Interpreter’: Interview with George Schaefer.” Film Criticism 7.3(Spring 1983): 29-37.

60 “Stony Brook Conference.” Bulletin of the New York Shakespeare Society, June 1983, 19-20. 

“Bertram and Helena Work Their Magic.” The RSC All’s Well, Bulletin of the New York Shakespeare Society, May 1983, 4-5.

“Folger Shakespeare Institute.” Bulletin of the New York Shakespeare Society, April 1983, 13-14.

“Diane Venora as Hamlet.” Bulletin of the New York Shakespeare Society, Jan. 1983, 3-5; also an extended review article, “Joseph Papp Presents Hamlet.” Hamlet Studies 6 (1984): 105-10.

Merchant at the Folger.” Bulletin of the New York Shakespeare Society, Dec. 1982, 5-6.

“The BBC Hamlet, a Television Production.” Hamlet Studies 4(Summer and Winter, 1982): 99-105; read at the Shakespeare Division session at MLA, 1980; extensively excerpted in Shakespeare on Television: An Anthology of Essays and Reviews. Ed. J.C. Bulman, and H. R. Coursen. UP of New England, 1988: 264-65.

“The Mayflower Hamlet.” Hamlet Studies 4(Summer and Winter, 1982): 116-17.

“Circle Rep Hamlet.” Hamlet Studies 2.2(1980): 69-70.

“Stoppard’s Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth.” Hamlet Studies 2.1 (1980): 65-68. 

Hamlet: A Window on Russia by Eleanor Rowe. Hamlet Studies 2.1 (1980): 72-73.

“Wordsworth in a Small German Magazine.” N&Q 12 (1965): 415-16.

“Wordsworth’s Use of the Word ’Reflex’.” N&Q 10 (1963): 447.


"Romeo and Juliet on Television." Austin College Departments of Theater and English. 12 March 2008, and “Hamlet at the graveside,” Austin College classroom presentation. 13 March 2008. 

“Enacting Anti-Semitism: Who is the Merchant and Who is the Jew?" presented at Hood College, Frederick, MD, 9 Oct. 2007.

"Video Clips as Clues to the Whole film and Companions to the Playtext,” presented at a conference on the Midsummer Night’s Dream  presented at the University of Rouen, 5 Dec. 2003.

“Threads of Gold in Midsummer Night’s Dream,” an enlarged version of the OSF paper, presented at a conference hosted by the University Of Málaga, Spain, 1 Dec. 2003. 

“Threads of Gold in Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, OR, 15 August 2003.

“The Ghost in Hamlet.” The Honors Program Annual Lecture. Iona College, New Rochelle, NY. 4 April 2001.

“The Ghost in Hamlet.” Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, OR. 21 July 2000.

The William and Sadie Effron Lecture in Jewish Studies: “Shakespeare and the Jews: Merchant of Venice in Performance.” 21 Oct. 1999. Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY; a revised version presented at the Jewish Studies Fall Program, Nassau Community College, 16 Nov. 1999.

Plenary speaker, “The Unkindest Cut: Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet.” Shakespeare on Screen: The Centenary Conference, Benalmádena (Málaga, Spain), 24 Sept. 1999. 

 Lear in performance.” Fordham University, 22 March 1999.

Keynote speaker at session for school teachers at the Shakespeare Association of America Conference, 22 March 1998, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Member of tribunal for the defense of the doctoral dissertation by Jesús Tronch Pérez: “El Editor Ante El Enigma Textual de Hamlet: Estudio critico de la transmisión y edición del texto de Hamlet de William Shakespeare.” September 30, 1996, at the University of Valencia, Spain.

Keynote speaker at Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association Conference in Sydney Australia, 25 January 1996, on Polanski’s Macbeth. 

“Macbeth in Performance.” Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, OR. 4 August 1995. 

 Macbeth in History.” Hofstra University Colloquium, 1 March 1995.

“The Ghost in Hamlet on Page and Screen.” Saint Michael’s College (Vermont), Nov. 1994. 

“Shakespeare's Hamlets: Multiple Texts and Editorial Dilemmas.” for a colloquium on “The Endurance of Hamlet” sponsored by Fairleigh Dickinson University and the New Jersey Committee for the Humanities, November 1993.

Visiting Scholar, Virginia-sponsored Institute for High School Teachers, James Madison University, July 1992.

Featured speaker at Ohio Shakespeare Conference, June 1991.

“The FIPSE Seminars at Nassau Community College.” at the Association of SUNY Community and Technical Colleges Academic Officers, 7 June 1990.

“Censoring Shakespeare: Bowdlerizing the Text/Silencing Issues of Sexuality, Violence, Racism, and Anti-Semitism,” for featured panel at Shakespeare Association of America Meeting, April 1990.

Visiting Scholar, NEH Institute for School Teachers, Bowdoin College, July 1989.

Panelist on NEH session, “Shakespeare’s Texts in Action.” MLA, 1988.

SUNY conference on innovations in teaching, April 1988.

“Collaborative Learning.” at Niagara County Community College, 7 January 1988.

“Teaching Macbeth Through Performance.” at the FIPSE Project Directors Conference, 9 Nov. 1987.

Lear, Sources and Productions.” Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 6 February 1987.

“Teaching Shrew through videobits.” the Folger Shakespeare Library, Midday Colloquium, 3 July 1986.

An introduction to Polanski’s Macbeth, “Acting it Many Ways: Shakespeare on Film and Television.” a series at the Library of Congress’ Mary Pickford Theater, 17 March 1986.

“Film Bits in the Classroom.” on panel with Bernard Beckerman and Homer Swander, Riverside Shakespeare Company, 22 October 1983. 

“Introduction to Hamlet Films.” “Hamlet at Iona.” a Shakespeare conference organized by the English Department of Iona College, 15 October 1983.


Co-Editor, Co-Founder, and Contributor, Shakespeare on Film Newsletter (SFNL) published from Dec. 1976 through April 1992, now merged with the Shakespeare Bulletin. 

Contributing Editor, Shakespeare Bulletin: A Journal of Performance Criticism and Scholarship, from 1992, ed. James Lusardi and June Schlueter (Lafayette College); on Editorial Board from 1982 when the journal originated, then listed as a founding editor. 

Co-editor and Contributor, BRIDGE newsletter, at Nassau Community College, about teaching and learning, 1988-1994. New series 2000.

Frequent reviewer of mss. for publishers; for example, Shakespeare for Kids Discover Magazine, Dec. 2000; and mss. for Cambridge UP, Cornell UP, U of Delaware P and others.

PUBLICATIONS IN SFNL Dec. 1976-April 1992 while co-editing the newsletter 

“A Beginner's Concise Annotated Bibliography for Shakespeare on Film.” 1.1 (Dec. 1976):8.

With Kenneth S. Rothwell, “Shakespeare and the People: Elizabethan Drama on Video.” 1.2 (April 1977): 4.

Broken Lance is not Lear.” 2.1 (Dec. 1977): 3.

“Chabrol's Ophelia: Mirror for Hamlet.” 3.1 (Dec. 1978):1.

“Wilders Interview at MLA.” 4.1 (Dec. 1979):3.

Reviewer, “Homage to Olivier's Henry V.” A stage performance. 6.1 (Jan. 1982): 1.

“A Cinematic CSC Hamlet.” 8.2 (April 1984): 6.

“Shakespeare on Video.” 8.2 (April 1984):1; 9.2 (April 1985): 2.

“National Archives Radio Collection.” 9.2 (April 1985): 3.

Reviewer, “All's Well in New Text Series.” Book by J. L. Styan. 10.2 (April 1986): 2.

“Shakespeare on Film Series at the Library of Congress.” 10.2 (April 1986): 4.

Reviewer, Hamlet on Stage” by John Mills. 11.1 (Dec. 1986): 2.

With co-editor Kenneth S. Rothwell, “A Tenth Anniversary Editorial.” 11.1 (Dec. 1986):1.

Reviewer, “Swedish Hamlet Bursts Into View.” 11.2 (April 1987): 1.

“The Making of Welles's Othello.” 11.2 (April 1987): 1.

“Video Catalogs.” 11.2 (April 1987):6.

“1909 Lady Macbeth on Film.” 12.2 (April 1988):3.

“Katharine Hepburn as Hamlet and Juliet (in Morning Glory).” 13.2 (April 1989): 6.

Reviewer, The Bottom Translation by Jon Kott. 13.2 (April 1989): 6.

“Branagh’s Henry V: Allusion and Illusion.” 14.1 (Dec. 1989): 1.

“Video in Andrzej Wajda’s Stage Hamlet IV.” 14.2 (April 1990):7.

Enter Hamlet: A Demythologizing Approach to Hamlet” 15.1 (Dec. 1990): 2.

“A ‘Skimmington’ in Zeffirelli’s Shrew?” 15.2 (April 1991):10.

“Index” for volumes 1-16, April 1993. 


Co-Coordinator of Grants at Nassau Community College, 2001-2, temporarily replacing administrator on leave.

Coordinator of New Variorum Hamlet project 1988-

Project Director, grant writer and co-leader, 1986-1990: “Improving Undergraduate Education Through Literacy-Intensive Courses Generated in Faculty-Development Seminars.” a college-wide, interdisciplinary project funded by the United States Department of Education through the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), 1987-89.

Project Director, grant writer and coordinator, “A Time to Think about Shakespeare.” enabling twenty-six faculty at NCC to study four plays together for three weeks in June 1989, an NEH grant.

Coordinator of web site 1994-


PhD in English from CUNY, 1969. 

M.A. in English from Hunter College, 1963. 

B.A. in English from Hofstra University, 1960.


Columbia University Shakespeare Seminar, Member of Board, 1985-present; Co-Chair 2008-9; 1995-97, 1988-89; Co-Chair of programs, 1985-88.

Community College Humanities Association, Eastern Division Meeting, Nov. 1990, NYC, Shakespeare Workshop, Macbeth in Performance, and session organizer and leader, “Humanities Where Least Expected”; National Meeting, Nov. 1989, Washington, DC, report on “A Time to Think about Shakespeare”; Eastern Division: Program Committee, 1987-88; Eastern Division Meeting, Nov. 1987, Morristown, New Jersey, session co-leader, “Generating Topics for Papers.” 

ISA, International Shakespeare Association, seminar participant at conferences held every other year in Stratford-upon-Avon, attendance by invitation only. Invited seminar organizer: “Performance Texts of Hamlet from Q1 to Branagh.” August 1998. 

Kalamazoo, the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Co-organizer and member of the executive board of “Shakespeare at Kalamazoo.” a loosely structured group that organizes sessions on Shakespeare, 1989-1999. Presenter 1997, 1993. Secretary 1994. Chair and program organizer 1995; chair of sessions on “Shakespeare and the Middle Ages.” 1989, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1979, 1978..

MIT, The Shakespeare Interactive Research Group, member of Board of Consultants for an NEH-funded project in hypermedia at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992-94

NEMLA, participant in “Shakespeare on Film and Television, 1993; chair of workshop, “Is There a Theory in This Classroom.” on “Contemporary Literary Criticism and the Core Curriculum.” 1986; “Shakespeare on Film & TV.” 1985; on panel of “Shakespeare on Film & TV.” 1983; chair of “Shakespeare on Television.” 1982; chair of “Shakespeare on Film.” 1980, 1976; chair of workshop “Active Government Lobbying in the Humanities.” 1978; member of NEMLA Liaison Committee, 1975-77.

Shakespeare Association of America, invited seminar leader, annual meeting, 2004: “Editing Now: Issues and Answers”; invited seminar leader, annual meeting, 1994: “Editing Shakespeare in the Eighteenth Century: Territoriality, Anonymity and Erasure”; invited panelist, 1990; invited workshop leader for “Shakespeare on Video in the Classroom.” 1988; invited chair of seminar on “Medieval World Views in Shakespeare.” March 1985. Frequent participant in conference seminars and workshops.

Shenandoah Shakespeare (now American Shakespeare Company), member of Board of the theatrical and educational organization based in Staunton, Virginia. 

Other memberships: ADE, Association for Documentary editing; Women in the Renaissance Seminar, CUNY.


Magnus, Laury. “ ‘Got' An interview with Bernice W. Kliman, Nicholas Clary, and Peter Donaldson.“ The Shakespeare Newsletter Spring/Summer 2009, 13+.

Rosenbaum, Ron. “Shakespeare in Rewrite: The battle over how to read Hamlet.The New Yorker 13 May 2002. 68-77 (especially  p. 77). Also in Rosenbaum’s chapter on Hamlet in his book The Shakespeare Wars.  New York:  Random House, 2006 (especially pp. 75, 84, 86-89, 95-98, 251).


Nassau Community College—1976-1999; tenured, full-time professor; now emeritus.

Davenport College, Yale University—visiting fellow, fall 1973 (teaching “Film from Fiction”); fall 1975, spring 1977, spring 1979 (teaching “Shakespeare on Film”).

Baruch College—full-time assistant professor, 1974-75; adjunct assistant professor, spring 1974 and fall 1975. 

Queens College—part-time instructor, 1969-73.

C. W. Post College—part-time instructor, 1964, 1967-68.

Stony Brook—part-time instructor, 1964-65; full-time instructor, 1965-66.