headshotAfter graduating from UCLA with a degree in English and a teaching credential, Bill Walthall returned to his hometown in Ventura County, California, to teach English and drama at Oxnard and Hueneme High Schools. Having spent a decade in the classroom, he took a year off to recharge his batteries, but was pulled into the private-sector rat race as a technology consultant.

After graduating from UCLA with a degree in English and a teaching credential, Bill Walthall returned to his hometown in Ventura County, California, to teach English and drama at Oxnard and Hueneme High Schools. Having spent a decade in the classroom, he took a year off to recharge his batteries, but was pulled into the private-sector rat race as a technology consultant.

In the last handful of years, however, he has rekindled his passion for literature and education. He has resumed literary study as a student in the SNHU Masters in English program. In August of 2017, he will present on military homosociality and the fear of cuckoldry in Much Ado About Nothing and Othello at the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s Wooden O Symposium; in the fall of last year, his content was used in the program of Vancouver, Canada’s Studio 58 production of Troilus and Cressida. In 2016, for the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival’s celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death at California Lutheran University, he presented on time in Romeo and Juliet, and moderated a panel on the myriad directorial interpretations of Henry V and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

logo141102He has appeared in and directed plays, as well as acted as dramaturg for Shakespearean stage productions (including winter 2017’s Much Ado About Nothing at the Camarillo Skyway Playhouse).

He continues to produce his blog, The Bill / Shakespeare Project, where he brings not only a fun, accessible yet still scholarly approach to a play-by-play analysis of Shakespeare’s works, but also the latest and greatest in Willy Shakespeare headlines every week in his “This Week in Shakespeare” podcast.