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Shakespeare and Aurality

Carla's next stage of research focuses on sound studies and Shakespeare, 
from sound in theatre to aural translation.

Shakespeare Bulletin
Accents in Shakespeare
Shakespeare Unlimited podcast
Renaissance Shakespeare
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“Afterword,” in Shakespeare and ‘Accentism,’ ed. Adele Lee, Routledge, 2021, 198-208.

 “Shakespeare and American Bilingualism: Borderland Theatricality in Romeo y Julieta,” in Renaissance Shakespeare/Shakespeare Renaissances: Proceedings of the Ninth World Shakespeare Congress, eds. Martin Prochazka et al., University of Delaware Press, 2014, 286–95.

Book Review:
Shakespeare’s Accents, by Sonia Massai, in Shakespeare Bulletin, Vol. 40, No. 3 (2022): 475-79.

Shorter Essay:
“Staging Bilingual Classical Theatre,” HowlRound, 15 September 2020.

Podcast with Transcript:

“How We Hear Shakespeare’s Plays with Carla Della Gatta,” Shakespeare Unlimited podcast,

Folger Shakespeare Library, 15 July 2021.     

Shakespeare & Latinidad and Latinx Shakespeares

Shakespeare & Beyond
British Shakespeare Association
Latinx Shakespeares
Latinx Shakespeares
Shakespeare and Latinidad
Shakespeare Studies
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Latinx Shakespeares: Staging U.S. Intracultural Theater, University of Michigan Press, January 2023.

Also available open access.


Digital Humanities:

Latinx Shakespeares.Org. Created, built, and manage an online archive of Latinx theatre adaptation.

The archive holds information on over 275 plays and productions, including ephemera and

resources. I wrote over 35,000 words of content and serve as project manager and editor.

The site has reviews from over 20 contributors and growing. Launched in February 2023.


Co-Edited Collection:

Shakespeare and Latinidad, Edinburgh University Press, 2021. Edited with Trevor Boffone.

This collected edition includes essays and interviews from twenty-five playwrights, actors, scholars, dramaturgs, and directors who work at the intersection of Shakespearean and Latinx theatrical production.


“Accruing Gravitas, Or Why There Isn’t a Latino King Lear (Yet), Shakespeare, Special Edition on Inessential Shakespeare, 2024. 1-16.

“Introduction: Shakespeare and Latinidad,” co-authored with Trevor Boffone in Shakespeare and Latinidad, eds. Trevor Boffone and Carla Della Gatta, Edinburgh UP, 2021, 1-20.

“Staging Shakespeare for Latinx Identity and Mexican Subjectivity: Marqués: A Narco-Macbeth,” in

Shakespeare and Latinidad, eds. Trevor Boffone and Carla Della Gatta, Edinburgh UP,

 2021, 21-37.

The Aleph and the Space of Shakespeare,” Postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies, Tenth

Anniversary Edition on ‘Confessions’, Vol. 11, No.2-3 (2020): 236-42.

*Re-published in Critical Confessions Now, eds. Abdulhamit Arvas, Afrodesia McCannon, and

Kris Trujillo, Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.

“From West Side Story to Hamlet, Prince of Cuba: Shakespeare and Latinidad in the United States,” in Shakespeare Studies, Vol. 44 (2016): 151–56.

Shorter Essays:

"Latinx Shakespeares as Performance Methodology," British Shakespeare Association Blog, British Shakespeare Association, 8 August 2023.


West Side Story: A New Take on Romeo and Juliet, 60 Years Later,” Shakespeare & Beyond, Folger

Shakespeare Library, 4 January 2022.

“Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet Turns 25,” Shakespeare & Beyond, Folger Shakespeare Library,

2 November 2021.

“West Side Story: 60 Years as a Cultural Barometer,” Shakespeare & Beyond, Folger Shakespeare

Library, 19 October 2021.

Latinx & Latin American Theatre

Latinx adaptation of Strindberg
Octavio Solis
Latino Literature
Revista Teatro
Quixote Nuevo; Routledge Companion to Latine Theatre
New Theatre Quarterly
Theatre Research International
Latinx Theatre Commons Encuentro
Theatre Journal
The Panza Monologues
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“Material Bodies and Object Vitality: Octavio Solis’ Don Quixote and Quixote Nuevo,” The Routledge Companion to Latinx Theatre and Performance, eds. Noe Montez and Olga Sanchez Saltveit. Routledge, 2024. 299-307.

“Octavio Solis,” Fifty Key Figures in LatinX and Latin American Theater, eds. Paola S. Hernández and

Analola Santana. Routledge, 2022. 158-162.


“Introduction to Miss Julia,” in Seeking Common Ground: Latinx and Latin American Theatre and

Performance, eds. Trevor Boffone, Teresa Marrero, and Chantal Rodriguez, Methuen Drama,

2021, 95-98.

Performance and Book Reviews:

Lonesomes: Conrado and Paisley Blue: Ashland New Play Festival, virtual, 2021,” Teatro Magazine, March2021.

From Scenarios to Networks:  Performing the Intercultural in Colonial Mexico, by Leo Cabranes-Grant, in New Theatre Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 1 (2018): 94.

Latin Numbers: Playing Latino in Twentieth-Century U.S. Popular Performance, by Brian Eugenio Herrera, in Theatre Research International, Vol. 41, No. 2 (2016): 185–86.

 “The Upstairs Concierge: Teatro Vista, Chicago 2015,” in Theatre Journal: Special Edition on ‘Possible

Worlds,’  Vol. 67, No. 4 (2015): 700–702.

Shorter Essays:

“Play as Process at the Latinx Theatre Commons Designer and Director Colaboratorio,” HowlRound, 25 September 2023

Coming Full Circle: The 2017 LTC International Convening,” co-written with Marci R. McMahon,

Café Onda; The Journal of the Latinx Theatre Commons, HowlRound, 21 December 2017.

 “‘Pushing Buttons, Pushing Boundaries’: A Roundtable of Latinx Theatre Scholars,” HowlRound, 1 November 2016.

 “Pedagogy Notebook: The Role of Latina/o Adaptations in the Teaching of Classical Theatre,”

HowlRound, 19 March 2016.

“Pedagogy of the Panza Featuring Carla Della Gatta,”, 11 October 2015.

“Cafecito: Georgina Escobar,” HowlRound, 4 September 2015.

Encyclopedia Entry:

“María Irene Fornés,” Latino Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students, eds. Christina Soto van der Plas

and Lacie Buckwalter Cunningham, ABC-CLIO, 2023. 107-110.

Early Modern Drama and Identity

La Dama Boba
Sixteenth Century Journal
Peer English
Cardenio by Shakespeare
The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Race
The Q Brothers Othello: The Remix
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Oral Histories:

“Shakespeare and Race: The Oral Histories,” The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Race, ed. Patricia Akhimie, Oxford University Press 2024. 97-102, 121-28, 325-38, 490-97, 514-28, 566-74, 632-38. Oral histories of: Adjoa Andoh, Lileana Blain-Cruz, Carl Cofield, Ako Dachs, Noma Dumezweni, Raúl Esparza, Chukwudi Iwuji, Iqbal Khan, Jani Lauzon, John Leguizamo, Natsuko Ohama, Bill Rauch, Whitney White, and Sherri Young.

“The Oral Histories: Outtakes,” The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Race, ed. Patricia Akhimie,

Oxford University Press, 2024. 1-26.


“Casting Shakespeare Today,” The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Race, ed. Patricia Akhimie,

Oxford University Press 2024, 477-489.

“Shakespeare, Race, and ‘Other’ Englishes: The Q Brothers’s Othello: The Remix,” in Shakespeare Survey, Special Edition on ‘Re-Creating Shakespeare’, Vol. 71 (2018): 74–87.

“Adapting La Dama Boba and The Taming of the Shrew for a Foreign Audience,” in Bulletin of the Comediantes, Vol. 67, No.1 (2015): 119–29.

“Performing Spanish Culture Through Flamenco: Aurality and Embodiment in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2011 Cardenio,” in The Creation and Re-creation of Cardenio: Performing Shakespeare, Transforming Cervantes, eds. Terri Bourus and Gary Taylor, Palgrave MacMillan, 2013, 185–96.

“Constructing Shylock: Post-Theatre Talks as Secondary Performance Spaces,” in Peer English—The Journal of New Critical Thinking, Vol. 6 (2011): 33-49.

Book Review:

Shakespeare, the Orient, and the Critic, by Abdulla al-Dabbagh, in Sixteenth Century Journal, Vol. 42, No. 4 (2011): 1231–32.

Early Modern Drama & Theatre

Shakespeare Bulletin
Teaching Social Justice Through Shakespeare
The Shakespearen International Yearbook
Cardenio by Shakespeare
Multicultural Shakespeare
Shakespeare Bulletin
Shakespeare Journal
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“From Metaphor to Metonym: Shakespearean Recognition in the U.S. University,” in Multicultural Shakespeare, Special Edition on ‘The Origins of Shakespeare Studies,’ Vol. 27, No. 42 (2023): 179-94.

“Confronting Bias and Identifying Facts: Teaching Resistance through Shakespeare,” in Teaching Social Justice Through Shakespeare: Why Renaissance Literature Matters Now, eds. Hillary Eklund and Wendy Hyman, Edinburgh UP, 2019, 165-73.

A New Era of Global Shakespeare: The State of the Field, 2014–2015,” in Shakespearean International Yearbook, Special Section: Shakespeare and Value, Vol. 17 (2018): 125–42.

“Cultural Mobility and Transitioning Authority: The Cardenio Project,” in The Quest for Cardenio, eds. David Carnegie and Gary Taylor, Oxford UP, 2012, 329–43.

Performance and Book Reviews:

Macbeth: Berkeley Repertory Theatre 2016,” in Shakespeare Bulletin, Vol. 34, No. 3 (2016): 521–24.

La Tempestad: Compañia del Chapitô, Almagro, Spain 2011,” in Shakespeare: Special Edition on Global Shakespeares, Vol. 9, No. 3 (2013): 353–55.

Hamlet: Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2010,” in Shakespeare Bulletin, Vol. 30, No. 1 (2012): 72–73.

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