• Currently, Professor in the Department of Theatre, author of 5 major texts in theatre studies, and groundbreaking online text publication. Also, serve as director, playwright, and performer.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2020-01-01 Equivocal Character and the Principle of InterruptionBloomsbury2020-01-01
    2019-01-01 Interrogating Polyvocality: Explorations into the Evolving ActorOslo Academy Press2019-01-01
    2018-01-01 Polyvocal Playwriting and the Evolution in New Play Development: Examples from the EU Collective Play ProjectPraxis: The Journal for Theatre, Performance Studies, and Criticism2018-01-01
    2017-01-01 Collective Playwriting: A European ExperienceTheatre Times2017-01-01
    2017-01-01 Directing Ayckbourn (and contemporary British comedy) in an American Context: Establishing True Brit in the early rehearsal processInternational Journal of Arts and Humanities.  3:16-28. 2017-01-01
    2017-01-01 Higok Gongdong Changjak: Yureobui Gyeongheom (희곡 공동 창작: 유럽의 경험)Korean Theatre Journal2017-01-01
    2017-01-01 Straight White MenTheatre Journal.  69:590-595. 2017-01-01
    2016-01-01 Post Dramatic and Polyvocal Trends in Contemporary Italian Theatre: Tramedautore, XV Festival InternationalTheatre Forum2016-01-01
    2004-01-01 Using the facilitator to target your vision---from meeting to retreatThe Department Chair2004-01-01
    1996-01-01 Mannerist Space in early commedia dell'arte iconographyTheatre Symposium.  4:109-123. 1996-01-01
    1994-01-01 Mente teatrale: Andrea Calmo and the victory of the performance text in cinquecento commediaJournal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism.  8:37-57. 1994-01-01
    1993-01-01 Grotesque Images in early commedia dell'arte iconographyTheatre History Studies.  XII:45-60. 1993-01-01
    1993-01-01 Informing the New Dramaturgy: Critical Theory to Creative ProcessTheatre Topics/Johns HOpkins.  3:29-42. 1993-01-01
    1993-01-01 The scenari of the commedia dell'arte: a group discusionTheatre Symposium.  1:41-55. 1993-01-01
    1993-01-01 Varieties of Monologic Strategy: the Dramaturgy of Len Jenkin and Mac WellmanNew Theatre Quarterly.  IX. 1993-01-01


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    2020-01-01 Collaborative Playwriting: Polyvocal Approaches from the EU Collective Plays Project.  Routledge. 2020-01-01
    2012-01-01 New Playwriting Strategies: Language and Media in the 21st Century.  Routledge Publications. 2012-01-01
    2007-01-01 Theatre Beyond: A Cyber Journey Through the World of Theatre.  Kendall Hunt. 2007-01-01
    2001-11-01 New Playwriting Strategies: A Language Based Approach to Playwriting.  Routledge. 2001-11-01
    1996-01-01 Theatrical Spaces and Dramatic Places.  Ed. 4.  Theatre Symposium. 1996-01-01
    1995-01-01 Voice of the Dramaturgy.  Ed. 3.  Theatre Symposium. 1995-01-01
    1994-01-01 The Early Commedia dell'Arte: The Mannerist Context.  Peter Lang. 1994-01-01


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    2001-01-01 "East decodes West: Russian Formalism and the New American Dramaturgy-Critical Approaches to Creative Process,".  Peter Lang. 2001-01-01
    1997-01-01 The New Playwright and the “New” Dramaturg: the Dramaturg’s Approach to the First Draft.  Harcourt, Brace. 1997-01-01


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    2010-01-01 Transforming Classicisim into Romanticism and Beyond in Goethe's Roman CarnivalNeophilologus. 127-137. 2010-01-01
    2009-01-01 Eloquent Action: Body and Meaning in Early commedia dell'arteTheatre Survey. 2009-01-01
    2009-01-01 The grail quest: Providing entrance to Len Jenkin's theatreNeohelicon. 857-73. 2009-01-01
    2008-01-01 Narrative and Anti-Narrative: Televisual Representation and Non-Causal Linearity in Contemporary DramaSimon Fraser University MFA Thesis. 2008-01-01
    2006-01-01 Isabella Andreini (comica gelosa 1560-1604): petrachism for the theatre publicQuaderni d'Italianistica. 71-92. 2006-01-01
    2004-01-01 Visual and Forever.....by Salvi, MForum Italicum. 2004-01-01
    2000-01-01 El Recueil Fossard, la compañía de los Gelosi y la génesis de Don Quijote Julio Vélez-SainzCervantes [Publicaciones periódicas] : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America. Volume XX, Number 2, Fall 2000. 2000-01-01
    1998-01-01 Mise-en-scene of the non-Euclidean Character: Wellman, Jenkin, and StrindbergModern Drama. 355-370. 1998-01-01
    1997-01-01 Narrative and Anti-Narrative: Televisual Representation and Non-Causal Linearity in Contemporary DramaJournal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism. 1997-01-01
    1995-01-01 Recent Publications of Elizabethan England and Related FieldsBibliotheque d'Humanisme et Renaissance. 643-701. 1995-01-01
    1991-01-01 A Survey of Theatres and Theatrical Practices in Lauderdale County from 1870-1929Mississippi Department of Archives. 1991-01-01
    Feminist Translation as Interpretation, by David J. EshelmanTranslation Review.


    Research Overview

  • EU Collective Plays, Playwriting, Commedia, Italian Renaissance theatre, language playwriting, leadership.
  • Teaching Overview

  • Playwriting, Criticism, Dramatic Literature, Commedia dell'Arte, Directing
  • Full Name

  • Paul C Castagno