Monograph: A Jacobean Company and Its Playhouse: The Queen’s Servants at the Red Bull (c.1605-1619) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013)
Articles and chapters in books:
‘The White Devil: A Performance History’ in The White Devil: A Critical Reader ed. by Paul Frazer and Adam Hansen (London: Bloomsbury Arden, 2016), pp. 55-82
Review for the RSC production of The Witch of Edmonton at Stratford-Upon-Avon
‘Playing Indoors’. An article on the scholarship behind The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe. Times Literary Supplement (5798), May 16, 2014, 15
‘Martin Slatiar and the Red Bull playhouse’, Huntington Library Quarterly 74(4), 2011, 553-574
‘James Shirley and the Earl of Kildare: Speculating playhouses and Dwarves à la Mode’ in Dublin and the Pale in the Renaissance, c.1540-1660, ed. by Thomas Herron & Michael Potterton, (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2011), pp. 352-371
”Til the state fangs catch you.’ James Shirley the Catholic: Why it does not matter (and why it really does). Times Literary Supplement (5583), April 2, 2010, 14-15
‘Christopher Beeston, His Property and Properties’, in A Handbook on Early Modern Theatre, ed. Richard Dutton, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), pp.607-622
‘Inside and Outside: Animal Activity and the Red Bull Playhouse, St. John Street’ in Linda Kalof and Brigitte Resl, eds., The Cultural History of Animals, 6 vols. (Oxford: Berg, 2007) IV, A Cultural History of Animals In the Age of Enlightenment, ed. by Matthew Senior, pp.102-119 (Oxford: Berg, 2007), 101-119
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004): ‘Anne Bedingfeild’ of the Red Bull; ‘Susan Baskervile’, also of the Red Bull; ‘William Ecclestone’ and ‘Samuel Gilburne’ (King’s Men actors); ‘Banks’ the exhibitor of a famous performing horse
Europe 1450-1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World (N.Y.: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2004): ‘William Shakespeare’, ‘Christopher Marlowe’, ‘Ben Jonson’
‘New Material for a Jacobean Playhouse: The Red Bull Theatre on the Seckford Estate’, Theatre Notebook 55, 2001, 5-23
Seminar #49 ‘Theatrical Families’ Theatre History Seminar: travel grant and conference fee waiver given to Dr. Griffith for seminar leadership at the Shakespeare Association of America meeting in Los Angeles 28–31 March.
British Shakespeare Association funding awarded to Dr. Griffith and Dr. Rebecca Bailey for actor and musician involvement in ‘The First Playhouse in Drury Lane’ on 9 September 2017 at the London Metropolitan Archives.
Society for Renaissance Studies bursaries awarded to Dr. Griffith and Dr. Rebecca Bailey for scholars to attend ‘The First Playhouse in Drury Lane’ at the London Metropolitan Archives.
Liverpool John Moores University funding awarded for ‘The First Playhouse in Drury Lane’ (internship involvement and lunch).
The Society for Renaissance Studies awarded funding for bursaries to attend ‘Shakespeare’s Friends and Rivals’ on 9 April 2016 at the London Metropolitan Archives.
Research money awarded by the Society for Theatre Research for a contracted stage history of John Webster’s The White Devil (for Bloomsbury Arden).
Durham University Department funding of £1220 for an extended period in London, Oxford, Cambridge and Kent archives for research for OUP-encouraged biography of James Shirley, Style and Substance: Life and the Work of James Shirley.
£2500 from the AHRC Shirley Project and Durham University for trip to the United States to study manuscript and print work by James Shirley.
- $3000 as holder of Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Curatorial Endowment Fellowship, the Harry Ransom Center, Austin, Texas
- $2,500 as a Mayers Fellow at the Huntington, San Marino, California
- £500 bursary from the Malone Society for work on Shirley exempla on the East Coast of America.
Durham University faculty funding of £982 for Paris conference participation and attendance and collation of BNF texts with search of Paris archives.
In receipt of British Academy grant money to research James Shirley MSS around the UK.
British Academy grant money for development of thesis work: A Jacobean Company and Its Playhouse: The Queen’s Servants at the Red Bull Theatre (c.1605-1619).
British Academy travel grant for trip to Toronto to attend the Sixteenth-
Century Studies Conference
Holder of a Francis Bacon Fellowship at the Huntington Library, San
RECENT CONFERENCES, CURATED EVENTS AND SEMINARS WITH PAPERS
- ‘An Apology for Dead Actors’ – an exhibition with actors held in the Crypt of St. James Church Clerkenwell. Exhibition banners, part-funded by the British Shakespeare Association, are available for other events.
- ‘Christopher Beeston and the Cockpit in documents’, London Metropolitan Archives, 9 September 2017. An introductory talk concerning the first playhouse in Drury Lane using documents curated by Dr. Griffith present in the Huntley Room. This was for ‘The First Playhouse in Drury Lane: a symposium on the Cockpit-Phoenix’.
- ‘The Cockpit in Performance’ a performance-based entertainment with extracts from Cockpit plays put together by Eva Griffith presented in the Huntley Room. The entertainment was performed by professional actors and musicians and was led by Jason Morell.
- ‘The Measure of the Curtain: instigators, owners, sharers and players’, London Metropolitan Archives, 10 September 2016: An introductory documents and maps-based talk, speculating on the people and places around the Curtain field, Shoreditch, with reference to curated documents present in the Huntley Room.
- ‘Crime, Punishment and Revenge: Sixteenth- to Seventeenth-century Actors in Early London Records’, London Metropolitan Archives, 9 April 2016:
A documents-based talk discussing the actors of the Red Bull playhouse, Clerkenwell, with reference to curated documents present in the Huntley Room.
- ‘Diplomacy and Drama Abroad? Queen Anna and her Players in England and Europe’, The Tudor-Stuart Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, London, 23 November 2015
- ‘Queen Anna, her Danish family and her English actors abroad’, Shakespeare and Scandinavia Conference, 8 October 2015.
- ‘Serious context for an entertaining playhouse: games, Thomas Greene and new things about the Red Bull, Clerkenwell’, Medieval and Tudor London Seminar at the Institute of Historical Research, London, 5 June, 2014
- ‘Managing Queen Anna’s men and the single-parent mother: Viscount Lisle, Thomas Greene, Christopher Beeston and Susan Baskervile’, Shakespeare Association of America, Toronto, 28 March, 2013.
- ‘Hesitation and Erasure: A Life in James Shirley’s Hand’, for the Staff/Postgraduate seminar at the English Department, Durham University, 10 October, 2012.
- ‘Pictures, plans and playhouses: Anne Bedingfeild, brewer’s daughter and landlady of the Red Bull playhouse’, Medieval and Tudor London Seminar at the Institute of Historical Research, London, 16 June, 2011.
- ‘The Word ‘Complement’ in the Works of James Shirley’, Ideals and Values in the Seventeenth Century (Seventeenth Century Studies conference) 21 July, 2010.
- ‘ “The Glories of our blood and state”: James Shirley’s funeral song and its notable public appeal’, Poétique de la ‘catastrophe’/ A Poetic of ‘Catastrophe’: Visual and Literary Representations of the English Regicide in Early Modern Europe. 11 June 2010.
In 2005 Eva organised a conference with the Institute of Historical Research at the London Metropolitan Archives. It was called ‘Beyond Shakespeare’s Globe’ and centred on early modern theatre north of the City’s walls. She has lectured and taught at, for example, Durham and Sussex universities and in American study centres in London. She has advised on numerous productions of non-Shakespeare works – for example a private reading of James Shirley’s Changes or Love in a Maze, helping to produce a staged reading of Thomas Heywood’s The Rape of Lucrece at St. Bartholomew’s Priory, Smithfield. She has acted as dramaturg to a Globe Education play-reading of the two-part If You Know Not Me You Know Nobody by Thomas Heywood and has worked in other capacities at Shakespeare’s Globe with the Lions Part acting company. Texts worked on have included George Peele’s The Old Wives Tale (1595), Thomas Nashe’s Summer’s Last Will and Testament (1600), The Merry Devil of Edmonton (for the ‘Winter Playing’ actors at the Globe), and Gammer Gurton’s Needle.