Publications

Monographs

1. Publishing the History Play in the Time of Shakespeare: Stationers Shaping a Genre (Cambridge University Press, 2022) [110,000 words]

2. Wartime Shakespeare: Performing Narratives of Conflict (Cambridge University Press, 2023) [110,000 words]

3. Authorships and Authority in Early Modern Dramatic Paratexts, Studies in Early Modern Authorship (Routledge, forthcoming) [90,000 words]


Edited Collections

1. Shakespeare at War: A Material Historyed. by Amy Lidster and Sonia Massai (Cambridge University Press, 2023) [100,000 words]

Articles

1. At the Sign of the Angel: The influence of Andrew Wise on Shakespeare in print’, Shakespeare Survey 71 (2018), 242-254

2. ‘Shakespeare and the implications of paratextual attribution’, Shakespeare Studies, 46 (2018), 150-155

3. Challenging monarchical legacies in Edward III and Henry V’, English: Journal of the English Association, 68:261 (2019), 126-42

4. “With much labour out of scattered papers”: The Caroline reprints of Thomas Heywood’s and 2 If You Know Not Me You Know Nobody’, Renaissance Drama, 49:2 (2021), 205-28 *Winner of 2023 Palmer Award for Best Essay

5. ‘“Not on his Picture, but his Booke”: Shakespeare’s First Folio and Practices of Collection’, Shakespeare (2023), 1-28, DOI: 10.1080/17450918.2023.2244463

Chapters

1. ‘Publishing King Lear (1608) at the Sign of the Pied Bull’, in Old St Paul’s and Culture, ed. by Shanyn Altman and Jonathan Buckner, Early Modern Literature in History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), pp. 293-318

2. [With Catherine Evans], ‘Resources’, Arden Research Handbook for Shakespeare and His Contemporaries, ed. by Michelle Dowd and Tom Rutter (London: Bloomsbury Arden, 2022), p.327-38

3. ‘Making Sense of Error in Commercial Drama: The case of Edward III’,  in Printing and Misprinting: A Companion to Typos and Corrections in Renaissance Europe (1450-1650), ed. by Geri Della Rocca de Candal, Anthony Grafton, and Paolo Sachet (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2023), pp.418-31

4. ‘Hamlet Mobilized: Political Parody during the Napoleonic Wars’ in Shakespeare at War: A Material History, ed. by Amy Lidster and Sonia Massai (Cambridge University Press, 2023), pp. 38-49

5. [With Sonia Massai], ‘Introduction: A Material History’ in Shakespeare at War: A Material History, ed. by Amy Lidster and Sonia Massai (Cambridge University Press, 2023), pp. 1-5

6. ‘Negotiating patronage: Nashe and his “toys for private Gentlemen”’, in The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Nashe, ed. by Andrew Hadfield, Jennifer Richards, and Kate De Rycker (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

7. ‘Preliminaries and Paratexts’, in The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Authorship, ed. by Rory Loughnane and Will Sharpe (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

Critical Editions

1. Edward III, ed. by Amy Lidster and Sonia Massai, Linked Early Modern Drama Online [old-spelling edition, modern edition and textual introduction are peer-reviewed and published on ISE; full critical edition is forthcoming with LEMDO]

2. Henry VI, Part 1, introduction by Amy Lidster, ed. by Sarah Neville (from the New Oxford Shakespeare), Oxford World’s Classics (Oxford University Press, forthcoming in 2025)

Other Publications

1. Co-founder of The Still Point Journal, ed. by Francesca Brooks, Francesca Allfrey, Thalia Allington-Wood, James Fisher, Amy Lidster, James Morland, and Charlotte Rudman (Issue 1, 11/2015; Issue 2, 02/2017; print/digital) [The journal continues to be edited by arts and humanities researchers in London, supported by the AHRC and LAHP]

2. Review of Erin McCarthy, Doubtful Readers: Print, Poetry, and the Reading Public in Early Modern England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020) in The Spenser Review, 51.3.9 (Fall 2021) http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/spenseronline/review/item/51.3.9

3. Amy Lidster and Sonia Massai in conversation with Maria Aberg, ‘Who Pays the Price? Maria Aberg on Roy Williams’s Days of Significance (Royal Shakespeare Company, 2007)’, in Shakespeare at War: A Material History, ed. by Amy Lidster and Sonia Massai (Cambridge University Press, 2023), pp. 231-37 [published interview with theatre director Maria Aberg]

4. Amy Lidster and Sonia Massai in conversation with Nicholas Hytner, ‘“May I with Right and Conscience Make this Claim?”: Testing the “Just War” Tradition in Nicholas Hytner’s Henry V (National Theatre, 2003)’, in Shakespeare at War: A Material History,ed. by Amy Lidster and Sonia Massai (Cambridge University Press, 2023), pp. 213-19 [published interview with theatre director Nicholas Hytner]

5. Amy Lidster and Sonia Massai in conversation with Iqbal Khan, ‘“Thou Hast Set Me on the Rack”: Torture and Modern Warfare in Iqbal Khan’s Othello (Royal Shakespeare Company, 2015)’, in Shakespeare at War: A Material History, ed. by Amy Lidster and Sonia Massai (Cambridge University Press, 2023), pp. 249-54 [published interview with theatre director Iqbal Khan]

6. Amy Lidster and Sonia Massai in conversation with Julia Pascal, ‘Framing the Jew: Julia Pascal’s The Shylock Play (Arcola Theatre, London, 2007)’, in Shakespeare at War: A Material History, ed. by Amy Lidster and Sonia Massai (Cambridge University Press, 2023), pp. 185-91 [published interview with writer and theatre director Julia Pascal]

7. Amy Lidster and Sonia Massai in conversation with Maggie Smales, ‘Forgotten Histories: The Barnbow Lasses in Maggie Smales’s Henry V (Upstage Centre, 41 Monkgate, York, 2015)’, in Shakespeare at War: A Material History, ed. by Amy Lidster and Sonia Massai (Cambridge University Press, 2023), pp. 129-35 [published interview with theatre director Maggie Smales]

8. Review of Jason Scott-Warren, Shakespeare’s First Reader: The Paper Trails of Richard Stonley (University of Philadelphia Press, 2019) in The Sixteenth Century Journal (forthcoming 2024)

9. Amy Lidster, ‘Shakespeare and War’, in Oxford Bibliographies in British and Irish Literature, ed. by Andrew Hadfield (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2024) [commissioned contribution; complete and in review]

Teaching Resources

Reading list for ‘Staging Shakespeare in His Time’, part of Cambridge Shakespeare: https://www.cambridge.org/core/publications/collections/cambridge-shakespeare/reading-lists