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Ao.Univ-Prof. i.R. Dr. Manfred DRAUDT (retired)


Research Interests

 Shakespeare and Renaissance drama
Nineteenth-century popular literature, including Shakespeare burlesques

Twentieth-century drama
Editing and analytical bibliography
Comparative studies and metadrama

Selected Publications

 Charles Mathews, Othello, the Moor of Fleet Street (1833), ed. Manfred Draudt (Tübingen and Basel, 1993).
'Printer's Copy for the Quarto of Love's Labour's Lost (1598)', Library, vi, 3 (1981), 119-31.

'"Two sides of the same coin, or...the same side of two coins": An Analysis of Tom ‘Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead', English Studies, 62 (1981), 348-57.

'The "Rosaline-Katherine Tangle" of Love's Labour's Lost', Library, vi, 4 (1982), 381-96.

'Shakespeare's Use of "You" and "Thou": The Subtext of Love's Labour's Lost', Wiener Beiträge zur Englischen Philologie, 79 (1982/83), 1-12.

'Another Senecan Echo in Hamlet', Shakespeare Quarterly, 34 (1983), 216-17.
'The Rationale of Current Bibliographical Methods: Printing House Studies, Computer-Aided Compositor Studies, and the Use of Statistical Methods', Shakespeare Survey, 40 (1987), 145-53.

'Shakespeare's Awareness of Emblem and Allegory', La Folie - Shakespeare et les Arts - Le Tragique. (Paris: Société Française Shakespeare, 1989), 145-55.

'Metadrama in Ben Jonson's Volpone', The Show Within: Dramatic and Other Insets. English Renaissance Drama (1550-1642), ed. François Laroque, 2 vols (Montpellier, 1991), ii, 319-31.

'"Committing Outrage against the Bard": Nineteenth-Century Travesties of Shakespeare in England and Austria', Modern Language Review, 88 (1993), 102-9.

'Venus and Mars: The Relationship of Love and War in Shakespeare', Cahiers Elisabéthains, 46 (Oct. 1994), 9-21.
'Shakespeare's Marriage and Hamnet's Death', Notes and Queries, 246 [N.S. 48] (2001), 303-5.
'The Delayed Entrance of the Protagonist in Shakespeare's Tragedies', Spannung: Studien zur englischsprachigen Literatur. Für Ulrich Suerbaum zum 75. Geburtstag, eds. Raimund Borgmeier and Peter Wenzel (Trier, 2001), 77-90.

'The Impact of Titus Andronicus on The Revenger's Tragedy', Shakespeare Studies, 40 (2002), 48-63.

´Shakespeare's English Histories at the Vienna Burgtheater´, Shakespeare's History Plays: Performance, Translation and Adaptation in Britain and Abroad, ed. Ton Hoenselaars (CUP, 2004), 196-212.

'Textual Problems and New Readings in Love's Labour's Lost, with Some Principles of Emendation', "Not of an Age, but for All Time": Shakespeare across Lands and Ages, ed. Sabine Coelsch-Foisner and György E. Szönyi (Wien, 2004), 113-21.

'Charles Molloy Westmacott', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (OUP, 2004).

´Between Topographical Fact and Cliché: Vienna and Austria in Shakespeare and other English Renaissance Writing´, Shakespeare et l´Europe da la Renaissance, ed. Pierre Kapitaniak and Yves Peyré (Paris, 2004), 95-115.
‘Eating, Drinking and Genre in Shakespeare’, The Pleasures and Horrors of Eating: The Cultural History of Eating in Anglophone Literature, ed. Marion Gymnich and Norbert Lennartz (Bonn, 2010), 77-93.

In print:
‘Shakespeare and England’s Place in the International Order’, The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare, ed. Bruce Smith (CUP 2014)





1988        Habilitation (Universitätsdozent/ Reader in English Language and Literature)

1972        Ph.D, Vienna University

1964-72   Study of English language and literature and German language and literature at Vienna University and at Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham


Career and Positions


Part time

Since 2002   Lecturer, ‘University Meets Public’- programme, Vienna

1976-1980   Lecturer in English literature, The Institute of European Studies, Vienna

1973-76        Lecturer in English literature, Vienna Teachers’ Training Colleges

     (Pädagogisches Institut and Pädagogische Akademie/ Hochschule)

1968-69        Lecturer, Drama Department, Austrian Television Corporation (ORF)


Full time

1995-2003  Associate Professor of English Language and Literature, Vienna University

1988-95       Reader in English literature, Vienna University

1972-88       Lecturer in English literature, Vienna University


Academic functions


2011            Panel Co-chair, ”Shakespeare in the Habsburg Empire”, International Shakespeare Congress, Prague

Since 2008 Reviewer, Shakespeare (British Shakespeare Association)

2002, 2008  Advisory Board, “World Shakespeare Conference”, Calcutta (India)

1999            Board Member, 400 Years of Shakespeare, Murcia (Spain)

1993-2003  Coordinator of ERASMUS/ SOCRATES Intensive Courses and exchange programmes

1990-93      Board Member, Deutsche Shakespeare Gesellschaft (West)

Since 1980  Member of the International Shakespeare Conference, Stratford-upon-Avon


Lectures and papers in Great Britain, Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Czech Republic, Poland, Bulgaria, Rumania and Greece, also in Egypt, South Africa, India and Japan


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