Richard SchochBSc(Georgetown 1984), PhD(Stanford 1996)
Professor of Drama QUB
Member PL&AElected in 2021
Richard Schoch is Professor of Drama at Queen’s University Belfast. He was elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2021. Schoch is the author of ‘A Short History of Shakespeare in Performance’, ‘Writing the History of the British Stage’, ‘Not Shakespeare’ and ‘Shakespeare’s Victorian Stage’, all published by Cambridge University Press. He led the AHRC-funded project Performing Restoration Shakespeare, in partnership with Shakespeare’s Globe in London and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. His book ‘The Secrets of Happiness’ has been translated into six languages and has connected him with new audiences worldwide through television, radio, print and podcasts.