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Amy CookProfessorDepartment of EnglishCollege of Arts and Sciences


Amy Cook specializes in the intersection of cognitive science and theories of performance, theatre history and dramaturgy, early modern drama, and contemporary productions of Shakespeare. She has published widely in these areas, including Building Character: the Art and Science of Casting, Shakespearean Neuroplay, and Shakespearean Futures: Casting the Bodies of Tomorrow on Shakespeare's Stages Today (forthcoming). 


  • PhD, University of California, San Diego
  • BA, University of Michigan