Professor Clare's research focusses on Shakespeare, Renaissance and early modern literature with a strong interest in drama.
Her publications span a period from c.1550 to 1685 and range from women's writing in the Renaissance to the censorship of drama during the Exclusion crisis of the late Stuart period.
Professor Clare has given plenary lectures at the conferences of the International Shakespeare Association, the German Shakespeare Society and the Italian Association for Shakespeare and Early Modern Studies.
She has taught and given guest lectures in Ireland, France, Italy, Brazil, Germany, Austria, Norway and Japan. She enjoys giving lectures in schools and at the Globe Theatre, London.
May 2017: Guest lecture, 'Shakespeare's Hybrid Texts', Università del Salento, Lecce.
- April 2017: Plenary lecture, 'Authorisation and Reform', German Shakespeare Society conference on Shakespeare and the Reformation, Weimar.
- December 2106: Plenary lecture, international conference, 'New Perspectives on Censorship in Early Modern England', Maisons des Sciences de l'Homme, Università Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand.
- November 2016: Guest lecture, 'Transcultural Shakespeare', Università di Pisa
- August 2016: 'Till Birnam Wood Remove to Dunsinane': Moving to and from Wild Places', lecture at the Globe Theatre, Into the Woods.
- 'In Our Time', Elizabethan Revenge Tragedy, BBC Radio 4, June 2009.
- 'The First English Opera: The Siege of Rhodes', BBC Radio 3, 2010.