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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.

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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

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Borderlands Shakespeares
Borderlands Shakespeare Colectiva
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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.


“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

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“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

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“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

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“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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