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Joel Benabu is a Lecturer in the Department of Theatre at the University of Ottawa, Canada. His research interests include English Renaissance drama, theory of drama and performance, and ancient rhetoric. Among his publications are: “Shakespeare’s Technique of Opening: ‘Strands of Action,’” in Theatre Topics (2013), “Shakespeare and the Rhetorical Tradition: Toward Defining the Concept of an ‘Opening,’” in Rhetoric Review (2013), and “Shakespeare’s Stagecraft in Constructing an Opening: Macbeth,” in The Shakespeare Newsletter (2012). Joel has also acted in and directed for the theater.

Stijn Bussels is Assistant Professor of Early Modern Art and Theatre History at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society. There, he leads the ERC starting grant program “Elevated Minds: The Sublime in the Public Arts in Seventeenth-Century Paris and Amsterdam.” He is the author of The Antwerp Entry of Prince Philip in 1549: Rhetoric, Performance and Power (Rodopi, 2012) and The Animated Image: Roman Theory on Naturalism, Vividness and Divine Power (Akademie Verlag, 2012). He edited Theatricality in Early Modern Art and Architecture (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011).

Clifford Davidson is Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Western Michigan University and an Editor Emeritus of Comparative Drama. He is formerly also director of the Early Drama, Art, and Music project in the Medieval Institute. His publications over the past half-century include numerous scholarly articles and books, most recently a TEAMS edition of The York Corpus Christi Plays and a critical study, Corpus Christi Plays at York: A Context for Religious Drama (AMS Press, 2013).

Catherine A. Henze is a Professor of Humanistic Studies–English at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay who studies music in English Renaissance drama. In addition to Comparative Drama, she has published in journals that include SEL, The Journal of Musicological Research, and Cauda Pavonis. She is completing a book entitled Shakespeare’s Songs Restored: The Literary Impact of the Early Modern Music and Singers. [End Page 129]

Maurice Hunt, Research Professor of English, is the author of Shakespeare’s Romance of the Word (Bucknell, 1990); Shakespeare’s Labored Art: Stir, Work, and the Late Plays (Peter Lang, 1997); Shakespeare’s Religious Allusiveness: Its Play and Tolerance (Ashgate, 2004); Shakespeare’s As You Like It: Late Elizabethan Culture and Literary Representation (Palgrave MacMillan, 2008); and Shakespeare’s Speculative Art (Palgrave, 2011). He has also edited volumes on The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet and co-edited one on Othello for the MLA Teaching World Masterpieces series.

William Junker is Assistant Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. His essays and reviews appear in Shakespeare Quarterly, ELH, The Journal of Religion and Literature, Modern Philology, and The Ben Jonson Journal. He is writing a book on Shakespeare, sovereignty, and the Book of Revelation.

Leopold Lippert is a PhD candidate in American Studies at the University of Vienna and is currently working as a research assistant at the project “Gender and Comedy in the Age of the American Revolution” at the University of Salzburg. His PhD project, entitled “Performing America Abroad,” deals with the “Americanness” of Austrian cultural performance in the context of neoliberal globalization. He has published on a number of topics at the intersection of Queer Theory, Performance Studies, and Transnational American Studies.

Judy H. Park is Assistant Professor of English at Loyola Marymount University. Her areas of research include English Renaissance drama, the relationship between dramatic and political forms in the early modern period, and the emergence of republican and imperialist thought in English and Dutch literary and political cultures. She is currently at work on a book, Staging Republic and Empire: Politics of Drama, 1603–1660, a study of seventeenth-century Stuart and Interregnum drama.

Cory A. Reed is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Texas at Austin. He researches Early Modern Spanish drama and performance, the representation of identity in Golden Age literature, literary responses to early modern scientific discourse, and cognitive cultural studies. He is the author of The Novelist As Playwright: Cervantes and the Entremés Nuevo (Peter Lang, 1993) and articles on Cervantes’s drama, the Novelas ejemplares, Don Quijote, the drama of Calderón, and opera as a literary/dramatic...


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