Dr I Julia Bührle

I have worked on various authors and periods in English, French and German literature. The main focus of my recent research is the relationship between literature, music and dance, and the ways in which works of literature have been adapted by librettists and choreographers since the beginnings of ballet history. I am currently researching into dance adaptations of Shakespeare's works.

I mainly teach Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama, with a particular focus on performance and adaptation.

I recently contributed to the BBC documentary The King Who Invented Ballet: Louis XIV and the Noble Art of Dancehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p031ljry/player

New College website


  • Chorégraphies du salut: la fin des spectacles de ballet classique

  • Pas de deux for a hunchback and a cathedral: Roland Petit's ballet 'Notre-Dame de Paris'

  • Brigands in Pointe Shoes and Selfless Spirits: Salvage and Salvation in Nineteenth-Century Ballets

  • Titania’s Dream: three choreographic ‘Midsummer Night’s Dreams’ of the twentieth century

  • Shakespeare ballets in Germany: from Jean-Georges Noverre to John Neumeier

  • More
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