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Emily Sloan-Pace
Emily Sloan-Pace is a lecturer on Shakespeare and English at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She also works with Marin Shakespeare Company doing prison outreach at San Quentin Correctional Facility, where the prisoners are staging a production of Hamlet to be performed this spring. In addition to her work as an actress, Emily is a dramaturg for Shakespeare Santa Cruz and writes a weekly blog on scholarship at She is an avid tweeter of all things Shakespeare, Simpsons and miniatures, and can be followed @shakespeareprof.

Entries by Emily Sloan-Pace

On Teaching (And Other Things)

(2) Comments | Posted September 8, 2015 | 2:15 PM

Teaching is tough work. This is both a truism and a cliche, I suppose.

Setting aside the mechanical issues (the preparation, the grading, the course design), the act of teaching is, for me at least, a process of opening up the self. Teaching is about being vulnerable. About standing before...

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(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2013 | 11:41 PM

An ill-conceived attempt at romance in NYC left me crying up and down half the neighborhoods in Manhattan. I forced myself out of the subway, determined to visit at least one museum that day. The MoMA is not my favorite; I am more of a Met girl. But I love...

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On Miley, Shakespeare and the Cult of Sustainability

(3) Comments | Posted August 29, 2013 | 2:55 PM

I awoke 48 hours ago to two painful realities. The first, as The Onion so presciently pointed out, was that Miley Cyrus's performance at the Video Music Awards was the nation's top story, warranting "above the fold" space usually reserved for news more pressing than "20 year-old gyrates awkwardly." Better...

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Shakespeare and the GOP's Comedy of Errors

(8) Comments | Posted March 12, 2012 | 2:48 PM

This year's GOP race all seems straight out of Shakespeare, both comedy and tragedy. Michele Bachmann's verbal gaffes are the stuff of Shakespearean comedy, while Rick Perry's death from self-inflicted wounds could be compared to those Shakespeare characters that seal their own fate with acts of political (or physical) suicide.

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