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Dessen, Alan. "The Elizabethan Stage Jew and Christian Example: Gerontus, Barabas, and Shylock," Modern Language Quarterly, 35 (1974), 231-45.
Dessen, Alan. "Reviewing Shakespeare for the Record," Shakespeare Quarterly, 36 (1985), 602-8.
Dessen, Alan. "'Tis Pity She's a Whore: Modern Productions and the Scholar." In "Concord in Discord": The Plays of John Ford, 1586-1986, ed. Donald K. Anderson, Jr. (New York: AMS Press, 1987), pp. 87-108.
Dessen, Alan. "'Taint Not Thy Mind...': Problems and Pitfalls in Staging Plays at the New Globe." In New Issues in the Reconstruction of Shakespeare's Theatre: Proceedings of the Conference Held at the University of Georgia, February 16-18, 1990, ed. Frank Hildy (Peter Lang: New York, 1990), 135-58.
Dessen, Alan. "Q1 Romeo and Juliet and Elizabethan Theatrical Vocabulary." In Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet": Texts, Contexts, and Interpretation, ed. Jay Halio (Newark: U. of Delaware Press, 1995), 107-22.
Dessen, Alan. "Massed Entries in The Winter's Tale." Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, 8 (1996), 119-27.
Dessen, Alan. "Recovering Elizabethan Theatrical Vocabulary: A Reconsideration of the Evidence." In Textual and Theatrical Shakespeare: Questions of Evidence, ed. Edward Pechter (U. of Iowa Press, 1996), 44-65.
Dessen, Alan. "Stage Directions as Evidence: The Question of Provenance." In Shakespeare: Text and Theater, ed. Lois Potter and Arthur F.Kinney (Newark: U. of Delaware Press, 1999), 229-47.
Dessen, Alan. "Staging Matters: Shakespeare, the Director, and the Theatre Historian," Proceedings of the British Academy 139 (2005 Lectures), 35-54.
Dessen, Alan. "Thomas Heywood and the Playgoer's Imagination." In Acts of Criticism: Performance Matters in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries, ed. Paul Nelsen and June Schlueter (Cranbury, NJ, 2006), pp. 46-57.
Dessen, Alan. "The Director as Shakespeare Editor," Shakespeare Survey 59 (2006), 182-92.
Dessen, Alan. "'Original Practices' at the Globe: A Theatre Historian's View." In Shakespeare's Globe: a Theatrical Experiment, ed. Christie Carson and Farah Karim-Cooper (Cambridge, 2008), pp. 45-53.
Dessen, Alan. "Robert Greene and the Theatrical Vocabulary of the Early 1590s." In Writing Robert Greene: Essays on England's First Notorious Professional Writer, ed. Kirk Melnikoff and Edward Gieskes (Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2008), pp. 25-37.
Dessen, Alan. "Stage Directions and the Theatre Historian." In A Handbook on Early Modern Theatre, ed. Richard Dutton (Oxford U.P., 2009), pp. 513-27.
Dessen, Alan. "Edward II and Residual Allegory." In Christopher Marlowe the Craftsman: Lives, Stage, and Page, ed. Sarah K. Scott and M. L. Stapleton (Ashgate, 2010), pp. 63-77.
Dessen, Alan. "Mist and Fog on the Elizabethan and Jacobean Stage." In Speaking Pictures: The Visual/Verbal Nexus of Dramatic Performance, ed. Virginia Mason Vaughan, Fernando Cioni, and Jacquelyn Bessell (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2010), pp. 106-118.
Dessen, Alan. "The Theatre Historian as Director", Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England 24 (2011), 131-49.
Dessen, Alan. "Portable Shakespeare: Exigencies and 'Magic' in Five-Actor Productions," Shakespeare Bulletin 29 (Spring 2011), 1-25.
Dessen, Alan. "Editing and Staging The Revenger's Tragedy: Three Problems." In Early Modern Drama in Performance: Essays in Honor of Lois Potter, ed. Darlene Farabee, Mark Netzloff, and Bradley D. Ryner (Newark: U, of Delaware Press, 2015), pp. 63-72.
Dessen, Alan. "Allegorical Action and Elizabethan Staging," SEL 55, 2 (Spring 2015), 391-402.
Dessen, Alan. "Divided Shakespeare: Configuring Acts and Scenes." In Shakespeare and Textual Studies, ed. Margaret Jane Kidnie and Sonia Massai (Cambridge U.P. 2015), pp. 332-41.