Christopher Matusiak

Christopher Matusiak

Associate Professor, Department of English
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences
Faculty, Classical Studies
Faculty, Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Specialty:Shakespeare, Early English Theater History, Renaissance Literature
Phone:(607) 274-7371
Office:326 Muller Center
Ithaca, NY 14850

Christopher Matusiak received his Ph.D from the University of Toronto in 2009 before joining Ithaca College's English faculty in 2010.  He teaches courses on Shakespeare and the literature of his early modern contemporaries.

Christopher's current research is focused on the social and economic dimensions of theatrical culture during the English Civil Wars.  He is associate editor of Renaissance dramatic selections for Representative Poetry Online  and a contributor to The Lost Plays Database .  He is also currently editing a critical edition of Robert Greene’s comedy Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay (1594) for the Queen’s Men Editions series.

Recent Courses

ICSM 10512, Shakespeare in America (Fall 2014)

ENGL-219, Shakespeare and the Theatre of the World (Fall 2014)

ENGL-219,  Shakespeare's Women (Fall 2013)

HNRS-2300, Slow Read: Hamlet (Fall 2013)

ENGL-331, The Erotic Renaissance (Fall 2013)

ENGL-373, The Age of Marlowe (Spring 2013)

ENGL-430, King's Men: Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton (Fall 2012)

ENGL-331, English Renaissance Beasts (Spring 2012)


Recent Publications

“Marlowe and Theater History,” Christopher Marlowe at 450, eds. Sara Munson Deats and Robert A. Logan. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2015. 281-308

“Lost Stage Friars and their Narratives,” in Lost Plays in Shakespeare’s England, eds. David McInnis and Matthew Steggle. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 208-228. 

"Elizabeth Beeston, Sir Lewis Kirke, and the Cockpit's Management during the English Civil Wars."  Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England 27 (2014): 161-191


Entries for "Bendo and Richardo," “Doctor Lambe and the Witches,” "Friar Fox and Gillian of Brentford," “Friar Rush and the Proud Woman of Antwerp,”  "Marquis D'Ancre," “The Whore New Vamped,”  and "Zenobia" in The Lost Plays Database, eds. Roslyn L. Knutson and David McInnis. 2010-2012.


“Christopher Beeston and the Caroline Office of Theatrical ‘Governor’.” Early Theatre 11.2 (2008): 39-56

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