Toronto Metropolitan University
A West Australian who makes his permanent home in Toronto, Toby Malone (he/him/his) has worked as an actor, dramaturg, academic, and playwright, before moving into Library and Information Sciences. He holds a PhD in Shakespearean textual analysis and dramaturgy from the University of Toronto, a Master of Library and Information Sciences degree from the University of Western Ontario, and a BA (Hons) in English from the University of Western Australia. He has published articles in Shakespeare Survey, Literature/Film Quarterly, Canadian Theatre Review, Borrowers and Lenders, appears in published collections with Routledge, Cambridge, and Oxford, and has co-authored books on "Cutting Plays for Performance" with Routledge and on "War Horse" with Palgrave Macmillan. He is currently Contract Open Access Coordinator at Toronto Metropolitan University Libraries.


  • Quoting Shakespeare in Twentieth-Century Film
  • Staging Shakespeare in Social Games: Towards a Theory of Theatrical Game Design
  • Adapting War Horse: Cognition, the Spectator, and a Sense of Play
  • 'Hast Thou Been Tampering?': Dramaturgical Adaptation and 'Richard III'
  • 'Distract Parcels in Combined Sums': The Stratford Festival Archives' Stage-Managerial Collections
  • 'A Dog, a Rat, … a Cat to Scratch a Man to Death': Olivier's Richard III and Popular Cultures
  • Behind the Red Curtain of Verona Beach: Baz Luhrmann's William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
  • Tagging Time and Space: TEI and the Canadian Stratford Festival Promptbooks
  • A digital parallel-text approach to performance historiography
  • Digital Shakespeare
  • Farah Karim-Cooper and Tiffany Stern, eds. Shakespeare’s Theatre and the Effects of Performance. London: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2012. xix + 296 pp. $85. ISBN: 978-1-40814-692-7.
  • Parallel-Text Analysis and Practical Dramaturgies
  • Using Theatrical Prompt-Books for Cultural Insight
  • Cutting Plays for Performance: A Practical and Accessible Guide
  • Parallel-text analysis and practical dramaturgies
  • "The True Tragedy of Richard the Third," by Anonymous
  • Cutting and Adapting Text for the Virtual Performing Landscape
  • What is a Prompt Book?
  • Behind the Red Curtain of Verona Beach: Baz Luhrmann’s William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet
  • Adapting War Horse : Cognition, the Spectator, and a Sense of Play
  • “Distract parcels in combined sums”: The Stratford Festival Archives' Stage-Managerial Collections
  • 'Hast Thou Been Tampering?' Adaptive Dramaturgy and Richard III
  • Polychronic Actants: Modern Promptbooks as Anticipated Acts, Unanticipated Acts, and Ideal Assemblages

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