The Food of Love: The Taste of Shakespeare in Four Seasons

by Chef Alan Deegan and Alycia Smith-Howard, Graficas: Glasbury-on-Wye (2012)

Studio Shakespeare: The Royal Shakespeare Company at The Other Place (London, 2006)

Selected Reviews

‘Splendid work’ – Dame Judi Dench, CH, DBE, FRSA

‘A meticulously researched and richly informative study of a vital part of modern theatrical history’ – Michael Billington, The Guardian

‘A very important book. Alycia writes with great insight and detail. It is an illuminating and very readable account of “that other place.”‘ – Cicely Berry, OBE, Hon. D. Lit., Voice Director: RSC

‘Wonderful book’ – Michael Grandage, author of “A Decade at The Donmar”, Former Artistic Director, Donmar Warehouse

‘Provides valuable documentary evidence of the shifting nature of performance. Indeed, the documentation throughout is thorough and detailed…The study is particularly rich in its account of the Other Place’s founder, Buzz Goodbody… supplying invaluable insight into Goodbody’s passion and alternative approach.’ – Theatre Research International

Selected for “Essential Shakespeare Reading List” – V&A Museum, Theatre Collection

Nominated for the 2007 “Theatre Book Prize” – Society of Theatre Research

The Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams (New York, 2005)

Selected Reviews

“A godsend for actors, directors and anyone who loves Tennessee Williams” – Elizabeth Ashley, Award-winning American actress of stage and screen

“…an excellent resource. Well written and well organized…Highly recommended.” – Choice Magazine

“An excellent guide. One of the best reference books of the year.” – American Reference Books Annual

Suzan-Lori Parks: A Casebook (New York, 2007)

Selected Reviews

“The first critical volume dedicated to the works of one of America’s most engaging and provocative literary and dramatic talents.”

Book Chapters

“’In th’ posture of a whore’: Shakespeare and the Female Hero,” Women Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Contemporary Issues (ed.) Roberta Rosenberg, Ph.D., New York: Peter Lang, 2000

 Scholarly Articles

“Knowing Her Place: Buzz Goodbody’s Shakespeare Studio”, Early Modern Studies Journal special issue, “Shakespeare and Performance”, Autumn 2012

“Envisioning Princess Hamlet in Theory and Practice,” Interfaces: the International Journal of Word and Image, special issue: “Envisioning Shakespeare,” Winter 2006

“Equal Opportunity Shakespeare: Seizing Princess Hamlet,” Inter-Cultural Shakespeare, special issue of Inter-Cultural Studies, Fall 2006

Popular Articles  (selected list)

“Treasures on the doorstep: Warwickshire as Shakespeare saw it”, Warwickshire Life (Nov 2012)

“Much Ado About Meera – Meera Syal’s first attempt at Shakespeare”, Warwickshire Life (Aug 2012)

“On the road to Rio: Shakespeare’s Ambassador”, Warwickshire Life (Apr 2012)

“An old curiosity: Dickens & Shakespeare”, Warwickshire Life (Feb 2012)

“Fifty years of the Royal Shakespeare Company”, Warwickshire Life (Apr 2011)

“Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare – wherever you are”, Warwickshire Life (Apr 2011)

“A New Theatre for the RSC”, Warwickshire Life (Jan 2011)

“Why Shakespeare?” Warwickshire Life (Apr 2010)


Editor, Books-in-Review, New England Theatre Journal (2001-2007)