Dan Venning

Dan Venning

Job Title
Assistant Professor
Henle Dance Pavilion 202

Research interests

Dan Venning has published articles in Asian Theatre Journal, Forum for Modern Language Studies, and Performing Arts Resources, as well as numerous book and performance reviews in a broad range of scholarly journals. He is working on a book about Shakespearean performance and nation-building in nineteenth-century Germany. Before entering academia, he was the Associate Dramaturg at the California Shakespeare Theatre.


Introduction to the Study of Literature: Drama; History of Theatre; Contemporary American Theatre and Drama; Theatre Criticism; Culture and Nation (FYP).


Game of Thrones as Gesamtkunstwerk: Adapting Shakespeare and Wagner” in Vying for the Iron Throne: Essays on Power, Gender, Death and Performance in HBO’s Game of Thrones. McFarland and Company (October, 2018).

Richard III in the Era of Trump” (Review essay). PAJ 40, no. 2 (PAJ 119, May 2018): 1-12.

“‘See the Revolution of the Times’: Ivo van Hove’s Materialist Shakespeare Cycles” (Review Essay). Shakespeare: A Journal 14, no. 2 (May 2018): 181-88.

Kings of War by William Shakespeare and Toneelgroep Amsterdam” (Performance Review). Theatre Journal 70, no. 1 (March 2018): 90-92.

Julius CaesarA Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Hamlet: The Public Theater’s Summer Shakespeare” (Performance Review). Shakespeare Bulletin 35, no. 4 (Winter 2017): 711-20.

“Isaac Asimov’s Shakespeare.” In Critical Insights: Isaac Asimov. Ed. M. Keith Booker. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2017. 224-38.

“Review Essay: Subject Histories of Taylor Mac’s ‘Radical Faerie Realness Ritual’ History.” With David Román, Kalle Westerling, Jennifer Buckley, Miriam Felton-Dansky, Kim Marra, César Alvarez, and Erik Patterson. Theatre Journal 69, no. 3 (September 2017): 403-15.

Academic Credentials

B.A., Yale University; M. Litt., University of St. Andrews; Ph.D. CUNY Graduate Center