Nebraska Authors

Stephen M. Buhler

AKA: Steve Buhler

Born 1954 Brooklyn, NY (USA)

Stephen Buhler, a celebrated professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, specializes in Shakespearean scholarship and Early Modern English Literature. In 2002, he helped found the Flatwater Shakespeare Company, which has been entertaining Lincoln and surrounding communities in the years since. His writing has been published in numerous scholarly journals including English Literary Renaissance, Milton Studies, Post Script, Renaissance Quarterly, and Shakespeare Quarterly.

Places Lived

Brooklyn, NY
Long Beach, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Silverado Canyon, CA
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Literary Criticism; Performance Studies; Pedagogy; Shakespeare; Theater; Film


Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1976, California State University, Long Beach, CA
Master of Arts Degree, 1984, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Ph.D., 1989, University of California, Los Angeles, CA


Aaron Douglas Professor of English, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Education Director and Co-founder, Flatwater Shakespeare Company, Lincoln, NE
High School Teacher, Southern California

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Flatwater Shakespeare Company, Lincoln, NE


College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1991
Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award (OTICA), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1999
Member of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Academy of Distinguished Teachers, admitted in 1999
Featured Reader, John H. Ames Reading Series, Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors, January 2003
Aaron Douglas Professorship for Teaching Excellence, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2010-present (renewed 2015)
Lincoln Arts Council and City of Lincoln Mayor's Art Awards, Artistic Achievement in Literary Arts, 2015


Flatwater Shakespeare Company


Shakespeare in the Cinema: Ocular Proof. 2002.

Many articles published in scholarly journals

View Buhler's January 2003 Ames Reading series appearance:

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