Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts


Peter Kanelos, Ph.D.

Title/s: Assistant Professor of Theatre

Office #: Mundelein 1303

Phone: 773-508-8310

E-mail: pkanelos1@luc.edu


Dr. Peter Kanelos is an assistant professor of dramatic literature, theatre history and dramaturgy in Loyola University's Department of Fine and Performing Arts. Prior to arriving at Loyola, he taught at the University of San Diego, in the MFA in Dramatic Arts Program at the Old Globe Theater, and at Stanford University.

Dr. Kanelos' scholarly work focuses primarily on early modern drama, specifically Shakespeare. He is the editor of Much Ado About Nothing (the New Kittredge Shakespeare), associate editor of Twelfth Night (The New Variorum Shakespeare), and co-editor of the forthcoming Thunder at a Playhouse: Essaying Shakespeare and the Early Modern Stage. He has published articles, reviews and entries in Renaissance Quarterly, EMLS, Shakespeare Bulletin, Borrowers & Lenders, Quidditas, Proteus, Hamlet Studies, The Greenwood Companion to Shakespeare, Shakespeare's Language, Modern Philology and Theatre Survey. He is also the recipient of a number of research fellowships, including the National Humanities Center (NHC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Dr. Kanelos is presently at work on two book projects:Reading Shakespeare Slowly and Shakespeare and the Greeks.

Dr. Kanelos has served as dramaturg on many professional and university productions, most recently Taming of the Shrew, The Price, The Greeks, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Pericles, Richard III, Much Ado About Nothing and Twelfth Night. He also adapted an original work for the stage, Shostakovich and Hamlet. With an abiding interest in drama of the classical period, Dr. Kanelos is also at work on new translations of Aeschylus and Euripides.


Ph.D., University of Chicago
M.A., Boston University
B.A., Northwestern University