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Farah Karim-Cooper

Farah Karim-Cooper is Professor of Shakespeare Studies, King’s College London and Director of Education & Research at Shakespeare’s Globe.

She has published over 40 chapters in books, reviews and articles and is a General Editor for Arden’s Shakespeare in the Theatre series and their Critical Intersections Series. Her pubished books include: Cosmetics in Shakespearean and Renaissance Drama (Edinburgh University Press, 2006, revised ed. 2019), The Hand on the Shakespearean Stage: Gesture, Touch and the Spectacle of Dismemberment (Arden 2016), and most recently The Great White Bard – Shakespeare, Race and the Future (One World, 2023).

In 2018 Farah curated the Globe’s first Shakespeare and Race Festival. She is an executive board member for RaceB4Race, a consortium of scholars and institutions that seek racial justice in the field of pre-modern literary studies.

Photograph courtesy of Shakespeare’s Globe/Sarah Lee

Recommended Play(s)

Farah recommended Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti.