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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.
Dessen, Alan. "Much Virtue in O-Oh: A Case Study." Early Theatre, 20.2 (2017), 121-130.
Dessen, Alan. "Residual Allegory in Elizabethan Drama: The One-Scene Psychomachia and Arresting the Vice." In Early English Drama: New Research in Archives, Authorship, and Performance, ed. Robert L.A. Clark, vol. 56/57 (2020), pp. 47-66.
Thomson, Leslie. " 'Enter Above': The Staging of Women Beware Women." Studies in English Literature 26 (1986): 331-43.
Thomson, Leslie. "'On ye walls': The Staging of Hengist, King of Kent, V.ii." Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, Vol. 3 (1986): 165-76.
Thomson, Leslie. "Broken Brackets and 'Mended Texts: Stage Directions in the Oxford Shakespeare." Renaissance Drama n.s. 19 (1988): 175-93.
Thomson, Leslie. "Antony and Cleopatra, Act 4 Scene 16: 'A Heavy Sight'." Shakespeare Survey 41 (1989): 77-90.
Thomson, Leslie. "Window Scenes in Renaissance Plays: A Survey and Some Conclusions." Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, Vol. 5 (1990): 225-43.
Thomson, Leslie. "'With patient ears attend': Romeo and Juliet on the Elizabethan Stage." Studies in Philology XCII (1995): 230-47.
Thomson, Leslie. "A Quarto 'Marked for Performance': Evidence of What?" Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, Vol. 8 (1996): 176-210.
Thomson, Leslie. "The Meaning of Thunder and Lightning: Stage Directions and Audience Expectations." Early Theatre 2 (1999): 11-24.
Thomson, Leslie. "Shakespeare and the Art of Making an Exit." University of Toronto Quarterly 69 (2000): 540-59.
Thomson, Leslie. "The Theatrical Rhetoric of Edward III." Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, Vol. 15 (2002): 43-56.
Thomson, Leslie. "'As proper a woman as any in Cheap': Women in Shops on the Early Modern Stage." Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, Vol. 16 (2003): 145-61.
Thomson, Leslie. "Marlowe's Staging of Meaning." Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, Vol. 18 (2005): 19-36.
Thomson, Leslie. "Who's In, Who's Out?: The Knight of the Burning Pestle on the Blackfriars Stage." Inside Shakespeare: Essays on the Blackfriars Stage. Ed. Paul Menzer. Selinsgrove: Susquehanna University Press; Cranbury NJ: Associated University Presses, 2006. Pp. 61-71.
Thomson, Leslie. "Pass over the stage-again." Staging Shakespeare: Essays in Honor of Alan C. Dessen. Ed. Lena Cowen Orlin and Miranda Johnson Haddad. Delaware: University of Delaware Press, 2007. Pp. 23-44.
Thomson, Leslie. "Playgoers on the Outdoor Stages of Early Modern London." Theatre Notebook 64 (2010): 3-11.
Thomson, Leslie. "Staging on the Road, 1586-1594: A New Look at Some Old Assumptions." Shakespeare Quarterly 61 (2010): 526-50.
Thomson, Leslie. "Blackfriars Stage Sitters and the Staging of The Tempest, The Maid's Tragedy and The Two Noble Kinsmen." Shakespeare Embodied. Ed. Kathryn Moncrief, Kathryn McPherson, Sarah Enloe. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013. Pp. 175-85.
Thomson, Leslie. "Dumb Shows in Performance on the Early Modern Stage." Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, Vol. 29 (2016): 17-45.
Thomson, Leslie. "Beds on the Early Modern Stage." Early Theatre 19 (2016): 31-57. http://dx.doi.org.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/10.12745/et.19-2.2923
Thomson, Leslie. "Mucedorus: From Revision to Nostalgia." Theatre Notebook 71 (2017): 140-160.