Alycia Smith-Howard is a noted Shakespeare scholar, columnist, theatre director, performance historian and speaker. She has served as a Shakespeare specialist around the globe for a diverse range of stage productions, films, competitions, radio and television programmes, such as “Antiques Roadshow”. She holds the notable distinction of having been Fiona Bruce’s “Shakespeare-scholar-on-call”!
Alycia earned her PhD and MA from The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon. Her full-time academic appointments have included faculty posts at New York University, Mt. Holyoke College, and the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Since relocating from Manhattan in 2008, Alycia has delivered lectures and led tours for a number of prominent heritage and tourism organisations, such as The British Council (Hong Kong), The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, The National Trust, HF Holidays and the Real Britain Company.
In addition, she regularly lectures for academic institutions and groups such as the British American Drama Academy (BADA), CAPA International Education – London, the Open University Shakespeare Society, and Westminster Shakespeare Summer School.