Matteo Pangallo (MA, King’s College London; PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst) is a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. He has taught courses in early modern literature, dramatic literature, theater history, and book history at Bates College, Westfield State University, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mount Holyoke College, and Salem State University. His primary areas of research interest are early modern drama and theater history as well as the social and intellectual history of the book. His previous work has focused upon performance, audiences, and amateur playwriting in early modern England; his current project explores the causes and interpretations of theatrical failure in the period.
Matteo's book Playwriting Playgoers in Shakespeare's Theatre is forthcoming from the University of Pennsylvania Press. He has edited plays for the Malone Society and is currently a contributing editor for the Oxford Collected Works of Thomas Heywood, an assistant editor for the New Variorum Shakespeare edition of Titus Andronicus, an editor for Digital Renaissance Editions, and general editor of the anthology Stages of Transition: Texts and Contexts of 1603-1604. His work has appeared in journals such as English Literary Renaissance, Early Theatre, the Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Review of English Studies, Translation and Interpreting Studies, Early Modern Literary Studies, The Shakespeare Newsletter, and Notes & Queries, as well as the collections Divining Thoughts: Future Directions in Shakespeare Studies and The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare. A forthcoming essay will appear in the Blackwell New Companion to Renaissance Drama.
Matteo has been the recipient of numerous institutional and external awards, including grants from the Bibliographical Society of the United Kingdom, The Malone Society, the Shakespeare Association of America, and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, as well as a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship. Outside of his academic pursuits, Matteo is a director and dramaturge who has worked for Salem Theatre Company as its founding artistic director, Rebel Shakespeare Company, and the Globe Theatre in London. He is also an award-winning book-collector. More information about his research and teaching can be found at harvard.academia.edu/MatteoPangallo.