My research interests are wide-ranging, with a particular focus on meeting points between popular artforms, canonical works and the avant-garde. As well as teaching at Goldsmiths on modernism, postmodernity, translation and adaptation, I also direct musicals and train actors at Amersham and Wycombe College. My background combines literature and theatre as I did a BA in English Language and Literature at the University if Southampton, an MA in Creative Writing in Prose from the University of East Anglia, and a practice-based PhD in theatre and performance at Goldsmiths.
My recent publications include ‘Animals and Angels: a Scene of Abjection in Lush’s Shop Window in Regent Street’, Performance Research 20.2 (spring 2015), ‘Islamic Extremism and The Merchant of Venice’, Swans Commentary (2014), and online articles on theatre, art, film, TV and Theory collated at http://www.catherinerosario.blogspot.co.uk
My recent theatre writing includes Strange Land, a musical, based on the writings of Ernst Toller, with original lyrics by Tim Gilvin, at the Chelsea Theatre, London (May 2016), How to Make Money from Art, with Caroline Byrne, at the Phoenix Artist Club, Charing Cross (August 2015), and collaboratively writing and devising an adaptation of The Odyssey for Factory Theatre, London, directed by Tim Carroll, which toured Britain, including the Globe Theatre, London (touring from February 2012 to 2015).
I am currently finalising a book on rewritings of Shakespeare’s Othello, which spans four centuries and explores the aesthetics of burlesque and tragedy.
Rosario, Catherine. 2015. Black Rams and Extravagant Strangers: Shakespeare’s Othello and its Rewritings, from Nineteenth-Century Burlesque to Post-Colonial Tragedy. Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London