The Catholic University of America

Patrick B. Tuite

Associate Professor of Drama, Chair of the Drama Department and Director of the M.A. Program in Theatre History

Office: 108 Hartke


Education: B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.A., San Francisco State University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In 2010, Susquehanna University Press published Dr. Tuite’s book, Theatre of Crisis: The Performance of Power in the Kingdom of Ireland, 1662-1692. He also recently completed a fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library during which he wrote “From Antimasque to Execution: Revising History through Performance,” a book chapter that examines how radical dissenters staged the execution of King Charles in 1649. The chapter appears in Imagining Early Modern Histories (London: Ashgate Publishing, 2016). In 2016, he published another essay, “Making the Case for Artaban: Robert Leigh, Katherine Philips, and the Court of Claims,” in the November issue of the journal, Women Writing. The essay investigates how dramaturgs in Ireland and England supported Katherine Philips as she translated and staged Corneille’s Pompey at Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre in 1663. The most recent essay includes research that Dr. Tuite has gathered for his next book project: Dramaturgy in the Age of Monarchy: New Play Development in Ireland, 1662–1665. Dr. Tuite continues to teach courses in early modern drama each summer as part of the Irish Summer Institute.

Introduction to Theatre Research
Theatre Topics
Shakespeare in Theatre
Shakespeare on Film
Dramaturgy I and II