Tracy Irish

Tracy is the Warwick Business School Shakespeare Scholar at The University of Warwick where she is engaged in doctoral research to explore the value of Shakespeare for education. She leads workshops for students from Primary to Postgraduate level and her particular interest is in how theatre based approaches to working with Shakespeare’s text can facilitate intercultural dialogue with young people.

Tracy was the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Education Programme Developer for the World Shakespeare Festival and her experiences internationally have greatly influenced her research. She has worked with the RSC since 2007, currently in a freelance capacity as an Education Associate Practitioner.  She was a teacher of English and drama for 15 years, running departments both in the UK and abroad, and during this time she wrote a series of books for the classroom called The Shorter Shakespeare. Tracy achieved a distinction on the Shakespeare Studies MA at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham in 2001 and is a visiting lecturer on their education programme.

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