James C. Bulman

Title: (Faculty Emeritus) Henry B. and Patricia Bush Tippie Professor of English
Department: English
Research Fields of Interest : Shakespeare and Renaissance drama, Milton, modern drama, performance studies.
Degrees: B.A., Cornell University; M.A. University of Wales (UK); Ph.D. Yale University.

Contact Info:
Email: jbulman@allegheny.edu
Phone: (814) 332-4325

Office Location: Odd Fellows 234


  • Bulman, James. (General Editor.) Shakespeare in Performance Series. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, St. Martin’s Press. Twenty-seven volumes published thus far (1984- ).
  • Bulman, James. The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Performance. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • Bulman, James. (ed.) Henry IV, Part Two, The Arden Shakespeare 3rd Series. London: Bloomsbury, 2016.
  • Bulman, James. Shakespeare Re-Dressed: Cross-Gender Casting in Contemporary Performance. Cranbury, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2007.
  • Bulman, James. Shakespeare, Theory, and Performance. London: Routledge, 1996.
  • Bulman, James. The Merchant of Venice: Shakespeare in Performance Series. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1991.
  • Bulman, James. Shakespeare on Television: An Anthology of Essays and Reviews, edited with H. R. Coursen. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1988.
  • Bulman, James. Comedy from Shakespeare to Sheridan: Change and Continuity in the English and European Dramatic Tradition, edited with A. R. Braunmuller. Cranbury, NJ: University of Delaware Press, 1986.
  • Bulman, James. The Heroic Idiom of Shakespearean Tragedy. Cranbury, NJ: University of Delaware Press, 1985.
  • Bulman, James. Timon, edited with J. M. Nosworthy. Oxford: Malone Society Reprints, 1980.


  • Bulman, James. “Shakespeare on American Stages,” The Shakespearean World. Ed. Jill Levenson and Robert Ormsby. Routledge, 2017.
  • Bulman, James. “Spectatorship, Remediation, and One Hundred Years of Hamlet,” Shakespeare in Our Time. Ed. Dympna Callaghan and Suzanne Gossett. Bloomsbury, 2016: 91-98.
  • Bulman, James. “The (Mis)Fortunes of Falstaff in Performance,” The Text, the Play, and the Globe. Ed. Joseph Candido. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016: 173-93.
  • Bulman, James. ‘To gain the language, ’tis needful that the most immodest word be looked upon and learnt’: Editing the Bawdy in Henry IV, Part Two”, Shakespeare / Adaptation / Modern Drama. Ed. Katherine Scheil and Randall Martin. University of Toronto Press, 2011: 145-65.
  • Bulman, James. “Performing the Conflated Text of Henry IV: The Fortunes of Part Two,” Shakespeare Survey 63 (2010) 89-101.
  • Bulman, James. “Bearding the Queen: Male Cross-Dressing at the New Globe,” Shakespeare in Performance II: A Collection of Essays. Ed. Frank Occhiogrosso. Fairleigh Dickinson Press, 2008: 74-91.
  • Bulman, James. “Queering the Audience: All-Male Casts in Recent Productions of Shakespeare,” in A Companion to Shakespeare and Performance. Ed. Barbara Hodgdon and W. B. Worthen. Blackwell, 2005: 564-87.
  • Bulman, James. “Bringing Cheek by Jowl’s As You Like It Out of the Closet: The Politics of Gay Theatre,” Shakespeare Bulletin. 22.3 (2004) 31-46.
  • Bulman, James. “Caroline Drama,” The Cambridge Companion to English Renaissance Drama. Ed. A. R. Braunmuller and Michael Hattaway, revised 2nd ed. Cambridge University Press, 2003: 344-71.
  • Bulman, James. “Shylock, Antonio, and the Politics of Performance,” Shakespeare in Performance: A Collection of Essays. Ed. Frank Occhiogrosso. University of Delaware Press, 2003: 27-46.
  • Bulman, James. “Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2,” The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare’s History Plays. Ed. Michael Hattaway. Cambridge University Press, 2002: 158-76.


  • Honorary Research Fellow, The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon (2009)
  • Julian Ross Award for Excellence in Teaching (2000)
  • President, Shakespeare Association of America (1998-99)
  • Vice-President, Shakespeare Association of America (1997-98)
  • Board of Trustees, Shakespeare Association of America (1997-2000)
  • NEH Research Chair, Allegheny College (1988-91)
  • NEH Research Fellowship (1987-88)
  • NEH Summer Seminar, Indiana University (1983)
  • NEH Summer Seminar, National Theatre, London (1978)
  • Folger Shakespeare Library grants (1977, 1993)
  • Prize Teaching Fellowship, Yale University (1975-76)
  • University Fellowships, Yale University (1972-75)
  • Keasbey Memorial Foundation Scholarship, University of Wales, UK (1969-72)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Cornell University (1969)