Boika Sokolova

Adjunct Associate Professor


Shakespeare, performance, appropriation


Shakespeare in London, Playing Shakespeare


Sokolova teaches Shakespeare and Shakespeare in performance at the University of Notre Dame (USA) in England. She has published widely on Shakespeare in Europe and the performance history of his plays. Her essays have appeared in Shakespeare Survey, Shakespeare Bulletin, Cahiers Élsabéthains and in a number of collections, among them A New Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture (Blackwell, 2007 and 2010) and lately, The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Global Appropriation (2019). 

Her latest book is Shakespeare’s Others in 21st Century European Performance: The Merchant of Venice and Othello, co-edited with Janice Valls-Russell, (The Arden Shakespeare, 2022).

Among her other books are Painting Shakespeare Red. An East-European Appropriation, co-author, (University of Delaware Press, 2001), The Merchant of Venice, (, 2008), Shakespeare in the New Europe, co-editor, (Sheffield Academic Press, 1994, rept. 2015).

Sokolova initiated the Annual Notre Dame Shakespeare Lecture in Honor of Professor Sir Stanley Wells at Notre Dame London. She is a founder member of the European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA), and has served as member of its board.


Shakespeare’s Romances as Interrogative Texts (1992)

Painting Shakespeare Red (co-author, 2001)

The Merchant of Venice, (, 2008),

Shakespeare in the New Europe (1994, rept. 2015).