University of Exeter

Exeter, UK

University of Exeter

Director: Evelyn O'Malley

University of Exeter

Students in Evelyn O'Malley's 2021 drama courses created two short adaptations of Cymbeline exploring ecocritical themes. After performing their works on campus, the students also performed their adaptations at the Willow Globe theatre in Powys, Wales, in 2022.

Evelyn O’Malley is a Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Exeter, where she teaches, researches and writes about environmental theatre and performance. Published work includes the monograph Weathering Shakespeare: Audiences and Open Air Performance (2020), in addition to articles and book chapters on theatre, performance, sea and mountain-scapes, weather, climate change and reproductive rights. She has also written short pieces for Waymaking: an anthology women’s adventure writing, poetry and art, An Ecotopian Lexicon and Tree Tales. Her collaborative research in the field has included working with scientists and meteorologists from the UK Met Office and University on a Natural Environment Research Council Climate Stories project, in addition to a UK Arts and Humanities Research Council project on Atmospheric Theatre: Open Air Performance and the Environment, with Chloe Preedy. She is also a collaborator on a global SSHRC practice-research collaboration Cymbeline in the Anthropocene, led by Randall Martin.


The CymbelZine: Reflections and Musings on Cymbeline 

Shakespeare Link Interview with Evelyn O’Malley 

Performance announcement 

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