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  • Contributors

Pamela Allen Brown is Associate Professor of English at University of Connecticut, Stamford. Her publications include Women Players in England, 1500-1660: Beyond the All-Male Stage (2005), coedited with Peter Parolin, and Better a Shrew than a Sheep: Women, Drama, and the Culture of Jest in Early Modern England (2003). Her current book projects are Extravagant Stranger: The Foreign Actress in Shakespeare Drama, for which she received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship, and As You Like It: Texts and Contexts, coauthored with Jean E. Howard.

Katharine A. Craik is a Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University. She has published widely on Shakespeare and his contemporaries, and her book Reading Sensations in Early Modern England appeared in 2007.

Christy Desmet is Professor of English at the University of Georgia. She is the author of Reading Shakespeare's Characters: Rhetoric, Ethics, and Identity (1992) and coeditor of Shakespeare and Appropriation (1999), Harold Bloom's Shakespeare (2002), and Shakespearean Gothic (2010). With Sujata Iyengar, she is cofounder and cogeneral editor of Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation.

Natasha Distiller is Chief Research Officer at the Institute for the Humanities in Africa and Associate Professor of English at the University of Cape Town. She is author of South Africa, Shakespeare, and Post-Colonial Culture (2005), Desire and Gender in the Sonnet Tradition (2008), and Fixing Gender: Lesbian Mothers and the Oedipus Complex (forthcoming, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press). She is also coeditor of Under Construction: "Race" and Identity in South Africa Today (2004) and Horae Amoris: The Collected Poetry of Rosa Newmarch (2010).

Michelle M. Dowd is Associate Professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and the author of Women's Work in Early Modern English Literature and Culture (2009), which won the Sara A. Whaley Book Award from the National Women's Studies Association. She is also the coeditor of Genre and Women's Life Writing in Early Modern England (2007), Working Subjects in Early Modern English Drama (forthcoming, 2011) and Early [End Page 610] Modern Women on the Fall: An Anthology (forthcoming, 2012). Her essays have appeared or are forthcoming in such journals as English Literary Renaissance, Modern Philology, and Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England.

Andrew Gurr has published several books on the early acting companies and has edited two Shakespeare plays and others by Beaumont and Fletcher. Currently, he is helping to complete the New Variorum edition of The Tempest.

Aaron Kitch is Associate Professor of English at Bowdoin College, where he has recently directed the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin Medieval and Renaissance Colloquium. He has published in a range of journals, including Shakespeare Quarterly, SEL, and Religion and Literature. His first book, Political Economy and the States of Literature in Early Modern England, was published in 2009.

Roslyn L. Knutson, Emerita Professor of English at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is the author of Playing Companies and Commerce in Shakespeare's Time (2001) and The Repertory of Shakespeare's Company, 1594-1613 (1991). She has published on theater history in numerous journals, annuals, and essay collections. Her current projects include a repertorial analysis of the commercial theatrical marketplace in 1587-93 and the wiki-style Lost Plays Database (, which she coedits with David McInnis.

Sally-Beth MacLean is Professor of English at the University of Toronto and Executive Editor/Associate Director of Records of Early English Drama (RED). She is also directing the development of the RED Patrons and Performances Web Site, a new London Theatres Bibliography web site, and other digital initiatives for the series. She coauthored The Queen's Men and Their Plays with Scott McMillin (1998) and is currently collaborating on a book on Lord Strange's Men with Lawrence Manley.

C. E. McGee, a teacher of English at the University of Waterloo, is currently collaborating on the Records of Early English Drama volume for Wiltshire and the New Variorum edition of Othello.

Andrew Murphy is Professor of English at the University of St. Andrews. His recent publications include Shakespeare in Print: A History and Chronology of Shakespeare Publishing (2003) and Shakespeare for the People: Working-Class Readers, 1800-1900 (2008) and, as...


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