Barnes, Jennifer


  • Lecturer (Teaching and Research), English
  • United Kingdom


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Film Studies

EN11003 Reading the Screen

EN21003 Classic Hollywood Cinema

EN12005 Perspectives and Movements in Cinema

EN22004 Film Noir

EN32020 Film Art

EN31024 Staging Cultures: Renaissance to Restoration Theatre

EN41028 Shakespearean Stars: the Corpus on Screen


  • Shakespeare and Early Modern drama in performance
  • Renaissance and Restoration theatre
  • Stardom and Celebrity
  • Performance and the archive
  • Filmic autobiography


Jennifer's research focuses on early modern performance studies and appropriations of ‘Shakespeare’ on stage and screen from the Restoration period through to contemporary performance. She is particularly interested in the cinematic adaptation of early modern drama and in theories of stardom and celebrity. This informs her current work on the concept of Shakespearean stardom. Other research interests include the relationship between performance and the archive, the intersection of film and autobiography and overlaps between early modern medical discourses and ideas about acting.

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Research Output

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in 'The Taming of the Shrew' (1967)

Barnes, J., 31 Aug 2017, Exeter : Bill Douglas Cinema Museum.

Research output: Other contribution

Shakespearean Star: Laurence Olivier and National Cinema

Barnes, J., Jul 2017, United Kingdom: Cambridge University. 226 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    'Auteur Shakespeare': Laurence Olivier

    Barnes, J., 2016, In : Shakespeare Bulletin. 34, 3, p. 487-491

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Art not without ambition: stardom, selfhood and Laurence Olivier’s unmade Macbeth

    Barnes, J., 3 Feb 2014, Shakespeare on screen: Macbeth. Hatchuel, S., Vienne-Guerrin, N. & Bladen, V. (eds.). First ed. France: Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havre, (Shakespears on screen).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    “Posterity is dispossessed”: Laurence Olivier’s Macbeth manuscripts in 1958 and 2012.’

    Barnes, J., 2012, In : Shakespeare Bulletin. 30, 3, p. 263-297 35 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle