Emma Whipday has jointly been awarded this year's £3,000 Shakespeare's Globe Book Award, along with Oliver Morgan. The biennial award is given to a scholar who has made a significant contribution to our understanding and appreciation of the theatre of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Emma's book, Shakespeare’s Domestic Tragedies, was selected from fifteen titles by a panel chaired by Patrick Spottiswoode (Director, Globe Education) and included Dr Will Tosh (Research Fellow and Lecturer, Shakespeare’s Globe) and four previous award-winners: Dr Gwilym Jones (Senior Lecturer in English, University of Westminster), Dr Abigail Rokison-Woodall (Senior Lecturer in Shakespeare and Theatre, University of Birmingham), Dr Simon Smith (Lecturer in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama, University of Birmingham) and Dr Gillian Woods (Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Theatre and Drama, Birkbeck University of London).

Emma will be a part of the prize-winners talks, which will be available to watch online on 18 September. For more information, visit the Shakespeare's Globe website.