Shakespeare At Holy Cross













Edward Isser, associate professor and chair of the Department of Theatre, worked on Broadway, off Broadway and in regional theatre as an actor, stage manager and production manager prior to earning a joint doctorate in Drama and Humanities from Stanford University . After a two-year stint in the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania as a Lecturer in Theatre Arts, he assumed his current position at Holy Cross. Isser is the author of Stages of Annihilation: Theatrical Representations of the Holocaust (Fairleigh Dickenson UP, 1997) and has published articles and reviews in numerous journals including Modern Drama , Theatre Journal , Essays in Theater , The Shakespeare Bulletin , and The Bernard Shaw Annual . He regularly writes program notes for The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington , D.C. , and is the executive director and associate artistic director of the Redfeather at Holy Cross Theatre Company. He has directed over 30 plays in academia and professionally including works by Beckett, Brecht, Büchner, O'Neill, Pirandello, Rice, and Shakespeare.



Permissive, Implied and Missing Stage Directions: Exeunt Omnes and The Temptest

Elizabethan Theatre Reconstruction: Fetish, Fascination, or Folly?


All's Well That Ends Well

Measure for Measure

The Tempest

Timon of Athens

Romeo and Juliet

As You Like It

Program Notes

Henry IV, Part One: A Primer to Power

Henry IV, Part Two: The Limits of Friendship

Measure for Measure

Richard III: The Seductive Quality of Evil

Romeo and Juliet: A Failed Comedy

The Comedy of Errors: An Existential Joyride

Timon of Athens: A Glorious Mess