B.A., University of Kansas, 1969
M.A., University of Illinois, 1971
Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1973
Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century British History, Literature, and Drama; world drama; textual theory and practice.
W. R. Streitberger has written five books and several dozen articles. His principle historical focus has been on entertainments at the Tudor and Stuart courts. More generally he is interested in drama and theatricality from the beginning to the present. He also teaches the core course in Printed Texts in the Interdisciplinary Textual Studies Program, where another of his interests is theory and practice in documentary editing. His current research and writing is focused on producing a series of articles and a book-length study of Elizabeth I's revels: biographies of her Masters of the Revels, an administrative history of their office; and a study of the aesthetics and politics of their revels.