Dr Oliver Morgan is joint winner of the Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award 2020

Image credit: ‘Turn-taking in Shakespeare’, by
Oliver Morgan. Published by Oxford University Press

The award is for Dr Morgan’s first book, Turn-taking in Shakespeare, published by Oxford University Press in 2019. The judges comments were as follows:

“Oliver Morgan’s Turn-taking in Shakespeare provides a galvanising new way of interpreting Renaissance plays. The mechanisms of dialogue – the sequencing of speakers, their interruptions, pauses, and failures to respond – open out new insights into character, dramaturgy, social relationships, and ideological structures. While the focus is on Shakespeare, and what Morgan stylishly argues is his brilliance in dialogue, the implications stretch to Renaissance drama more broadly.”