Lauren Arrington is a D.Phil. candidate in English at the University of Oxford. Her thesis is an analysis of the relationship between the early Irish Free State's subsidy of the Abbey Theatre and cases of censorship. She holds a B.A. (Honors) in English from Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, Tennessee, and an M.A. (Honors) in Anglo-Irish literature and drama from University College Dublin. She is from Levy County, Florida.
Murray Biggs has been full-time adjunct associate professor of English and theater studies at Yale since 1986, where he teaches both dramatic literature and theater practice. His interests lie chiefly in the English Renaissance and in modern English-language drama: British, Irish, North American, and Commonwealth. He has directed about forty plays, including Pygmalion and Caesar and Cleopatra, and published many essays, especially on Shakespeare in performance. In July 2007 he gave a paper to the International Shaw Symposium on The Philanderer and its original last act.
Brigitte Bogar holds degrees in music and in theater science and dramaturgy from Copenhagen University. She has extensive practical experience as a dramaturge and as a production manager at the Royal Danish Theatre and at other theaters in Denmark and in Canada, as well as in developing multimedia scripts for the Danish National School of Theatre and the Royal Danish Opera. She has also worked as an assistant director for several productions at the Royal Danish Theatre and the Meridiano Theatre Company. A professional singer and musician, she has also written a thesis on music drama.
MaryAnn K. Crawford, professor of English and director of the CMU Writing Center and University Writing Program at Central Michigan University, is co–general editor of SHAW, was associate editor from 1999 to 2005, and was 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. [End Page 307]
R. F. Dietrich, emeritus professor at the University of South Florida, has been chained to his computer, from which he presides over the International Shaw Society (ISS) as its president and over the University of Florida Shaw Series as its series editor. You may visit him online at www.shawsociety.org or sign up for his very informative and entertaining Pshaw-Mail by joining the ISS. You can also blog him at http://gbs.shawsociety.org/ and Skype him at 813-920-2986. You may not be able to google him, however, because he uses many pseudonyms ("GBS Lurking" etc.).
Howard Ira Einsohn, a past contributor to SHAW, is a former director of Middelesex Community College's Jean Burr Smith Library and currently an adjunct instructor in the college's English Department, where he teaches courses in composition, literature, and writing about literature. He is quite happy teaching (and grandparenting) and takes every opportunity to tell his students that he is a far better person for having fallen among Shavians—both the original and those who have kept his thoughts and works alive. He is now at work on a project (that he hopes to present at the 2009 Shaw conference in Washington, D.C.) that will consider Shaw in relation to politics and government.
Evelyn Ellis, a Shavian by marriage, joined the Shaw Society with her husband, Anthony, in 1991, in time to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the society. Anthony, a journalist and lifetime Shaw enthusiast, took over the Newsletter, and Evelyn offered her PR skills to improve membership facilities. As nobody else seemed interested in collecting money, she also became treasurer and now handles most of the society's administration, correspondence, and Web site.
John Emigh is a professor and former chairperson of the Department of Theatre, Speech, and Dance at Brown University, where he has been teaching and directing since 1967. He received MFA and Ph.D. degrees from Tulane University, was founding chairperson of the Association for Asian Performance, is the author of Masked Performance: The Play of Self and Other in Ritual and Theatre (1996), serves on the governing board of Performance Studies international (PSi), and in 2005 directed the PSi's conference and festival at Brown: "Becoming...