Leeds Barroll is the founder of the Shakespeare Association of America, a founding editor of Shakespeare Studies and Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, and the lead editor for the early modern volume of the Revels History of Drama in English series. He is also a professor emeritus at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, the author of four volumes on early modern drama and culture, and the recipient of a Festschrift, Center or Margin?. His current work is on early modern England and the East.
David Bevington is the Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Humanities at the University of Chicago. His books include From “Mankind” to Marlowe (1962), Tudor Drama and Politics (1968), Action Is Eloquence (1984), Shakespeare: The Seven Ages of Human Experience (2005), This Wide and Universal Theater: Shakespeare in Performance, Then and Now (2007), Shakespeare’s Ideas (2008), Shakespeare and Biography (2010), and Murder Most Foul: Hamlet Through the Ages (2011). He is the editor of Medieval Drama (1975), The Bantam Shakespeare Complete Works (29 volumes, 2005–8), and The Complete Works of Shakespeare (6th edition, 2008). He is a senior editor of the Revels Student Editions, the Revels Plays, The Norton Anthology of Renaissance Drama, and The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson (2012). [End Page 219]
Mary Bly is a professor of English at Fordham University, teaching Shakespeare and early modern drama. Her field of research is boys’ theater companies from 1600 to 1610. Her first book was Queer Virgins and Virgin Queans on the Early Modern Stage, and she is just finishing the second, The Geography of Fashion, which uses cultural geography and tourist theory to explore plays written specifically for the three boys’ companies operating at that time. Parts of this work have been published in PMLA, the collection Masculinity and the Metropolis of Vice, and The Handbook of Middleton Studies.
Christopher Braider is a professor of French and comparative literature at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is the author Refiguring the Real: Picture and Modernity in Word and Image, 1400–1700 (1993), Indiscernible Counterparts: The Invention of the Text in French Classical Drama (2002), Baroque Self-Invention and Historical Truth: Hercules at the Crossroads (2004), and, most recently, The Matter of Mind: Reason and Experience in the Age of Descartes (2012).
Richard Burt is a professor of English and film and media studies at the University of Florida. He is the author of Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media (2008), Unspeakable ShaXXXspeares: Queer Theory and American Kiddie Culture (1998), and Licensed by Authority: Ben Jonson and the Discourses of Censorship (1993). Burt is the editor of Shakespeare After Mass Media (2002) and Shakespeares After Shakespeare: An Encyclopedia of the Bard in Mass Media and Popular Culture (2006), and the coeditor of Shakespeare, the Movie: Popularizing the Plays on Film, TV, and Video (1997) and Shakespeare, the Movie II: Popularizing the Plays on Film, TV, Video, and DVD (2003). Burt is presently cowriting a book with Julian Yates titled “What’s the Worst Thing You Can Do to Shakespeare?”
S. P. Cerasano is the Edgar W. B. Fairchild Professor of Literature at Colgate University. Her research centers on the drama and theater history of early modern England and most specifically on the theater owners Philip Henslowe and Edward Alleyn. She is the editor, most recently, of Julius Caesar and, with Steven May, of a collection of essays titled In the Prayse of Writing: Early Modern Manuscript Studies. She is also the editor of the annual journal Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England.
Barbara Fuchs is a professor of Spanish and English at UCLA, where she also directs the Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century [End Page 220] Studies and the Clark Memorial Library. Her books include Mimesis and Empire: The New World, Islam, and the Construction of European Identities (2001), Passing for Spain: Cervantes and the Fictions of Identity (2003), Romance (2004), and, most recently, Exotic Nation: Maurophilia and the Construction of Early Modern Spain (2009), and the forthcoming The Poetics of Piracy: Emulating Spain in English Literature. She is one of the editors of the Norton Anthology of World Literature (2012).