William Babula

Literature (Shakespeare)

Office: Nichols Hall 277
Phone: (707) 664-2147
Email: babula@sonoma.edu


A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey and a Berkeley, Ph.D.  William Babula has taught Creative Writing, Drama, and Shakespeare at the University of Miami (Florida) and at the College of the Bahamas.  He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and The Mystery Writers of America. 

As a Shakespeare scholar he has had two books published and has written over two dozen articles and reviews published on Shakespeare and drama in various journals including Shakespeare Survey and Shakespeare Quarterly. He has delivered papers at the World Shakespeare Conference in Auckland, New Zealand and at the Wooden O Conference at Southern Utah University.

He is also a prize-winning playwright with six produced plays. He has won the following drama awards: Gualala (California) Arts Playwriting Competition; Jacksonville (Florida) University Playwriting Contest; National Playwrights Showcase Award; James Ellis Memorial Award, Theatre Americana.

He is the author of short stories and a series of five detective novels set in San Francisco that features P.I. Jeremiah St. John and his two partners.


Selected Scholarship

  • Babula, W. 2008. "Shakespeare and His Actors". Journal of the Wooden O Symposium 8: 1-10.
  • Babula, W. 2004." Taming of the Shrew and the New Historicism". Journal of the Wooden O Symposium 4: 1-8.
  • Babula, W. 1977. "Whatever Happened to Prince Hal? An Essay on Henry V." Shakespeare Survey: An Annual Survey of Shakespeare Studies and Production: 47-59.
  • Babula, W. 1977. "Character and the Conclusion." South Atlantic Bulletin: 94-100..
  • Babula, W. 1973. "Shylock's Dramatic Function." Dalhousie Review: 30-38.