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[End Page 268] John A. Bertolini teaches Shakespeare, dramatic literature, and film at Middlebury College, where he is the Ellis Professor of the Liberal Arts. He has written The Playwrighting Self of Bernard Shaw, edited SHAW 13 (“Shaw and Other Playwrights”), and introduced and annotated two collections of Shaw’s plays for Barnes & Noble, Man and Superman and Three Other Plays and Pygmalion and Three Other Plays. He is a member of the International Shaw Society Advisory Committee.

Charles A. Carpenter is professor emeritus of English at Binghamton University. His books include Bernard Shaw and the Art of Destroying Ideals: The Early Plays, Modern Drama Scholarship and Criticism [1966–1990]: An International Bibliography (2 vols.), and Dramatists and the Bomb: American and British Playwrights Confront the Nuclear Age, 1945–1964. He is a founding member of the International Shaw Society, whose website makes his comprehensive, annually updated bibliography of Shaw studies accessible for everyone’s use.

MaryAnn K. Crawford, professor of English and director of the University Writing Center and Program at Central Michigan University, is co– general editor of SHAW, was associate editor since 1999, and is one of the founding members of the International Shaw Society. In addition to SHAW, she researches, writes, and publishes on a variety of literary, linguistic, and literacy issues.

Bernard F. Dukore, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Theatre Arts and Humanities at Virginia Tech, has directed plays and written numerous books and articles on modern drama and theater. His most recent production is Arms and the Man (2001). His most recent books are Shaw’s Theater (2000) and Sam Peckinpah’s Feature Films (1999). He is a founding member of the International Shaw Society and serves on its Advisory Committee. He is presently writing a book titled Intimate Exchanges: Seriousness Redeemed by Frivolity.

Peter Gahan, who lives in Los Angeles, is the author of Shaw Shadows: [End Page 269] Rereading the Texts of Bernard Shaw (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2004). His introduction to a reprinting by Penguin Classics of Shaw’s Candida was published in 2006. He has served on the editorial board of SHAW since 2004.

A. M. Gibbs is emeritus professor of English at Macquarie University, Sydney. His books on Shaw include: The Art and Mind of Shaw: Essays in Criticism (1983), Shaw: Interviews and Recollections (1990), and A Bernard Shaw Chronology (2001). His most recent book, Bernard Shaw: A Life (2005), received an Honorable Mention as runner-up for the Robert Rhodes Prize for books on literature awarded by the American Conference for Irish Studies, was short-listed for Premiers’ Non-fiction and General History Awards in Victoria and New South Wales, highly commended in the Australian National Biography Prize competition, and included in the U.S. Choice 2006 list of outstanding academic books.

Nicholas Grene is a professor of English literature at Trinity College, Dublin, where he has taught since 1979. He has written extensively on Irish drama and on Shakespeare; his books include Bernard Shaw: A Critical Study of the Plays (1984) and Shaw, Lady Gregory and the Abbey: A Correspondence and a Record, edited with Dan Laurence (1993). He is currently completing a study of Yeats’s poetry, to be published by Oxford University Press, and an edition of Major Barbara for the New Mermaids series.

Martin Meisel is Brander Matthews Professor Emeritus of Dramatic Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of Shaw and the Nineteenth-Century Theater and Realizations: Narrative, Pictorial and Theatrical Arts in Nineteenth-Century England. His most recent book is titled How Plays Work: Reading and Performance (Oxford University Press, 2007). He has played vacillating characters and the occasional villain onstage and now and then directed. He is a founding member of the International Shaw Society and serves on its Advisory Committee.

Annie Papreck King (Ph.D., Saint Louis University) teaches in the English Department at Rutgers University. Her research focuses on Shaw’s frustration with late-Victorian bardolatry and the ways in which this contempt for Shakespeare’s elevated status influenced Shaw’s own work. Her previous publications include a bit of esoterica on Shaw and baseball.

Barbara Pfeifer (M.A.) studied English, German, and history at the...


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