STEPHANIE M. BAHR received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and she is now Assistant Professor of Literature at Hamilton College. She is currently working on her first monograph, entitled Reading "Martyred Signs": Reformation Hermeneutics and Literature.
MARK BAYER is Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is the author of Theatre, Community, and Civic Engagement in Jacobean London, a finalist for the 2012 George Freedley Memorial Award. He has also written numerous essays and book chapters on early modern dramatic literature and on the cultural afterlives of Shakespeare's plays.
MICHAEL BRISTOL is Greenshields Professor Emeritus in the Department of English at McGill University, where he taught for thirty-seven years before his retirement in 2006. His first and last appearance as an actor in a Shakespeare play took place in 1968 at The Depot Theatre in Champaign, Illinois, where he played the role of Guildenstern in a production of Hamlet. Since that unforgettable experience, he has written extensively on Shakespeare and his theater, including books on Carnival and Theatre, Shakespeare's America, America's Shakespeare, and Big-Time Shakespeare.
EWAN FERNIE is Chair, Professor, and Fellow at The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham. His latest books are Shakespeare for Freedom: Why the Plays Matter; Macbeth, Macbeth (with Simon Palfrey); and Thomas Mann and Shakespeare: Something Rich and Strange (edited with Tobias Döring). New Places: Shakespeare and Creativity, edited with Paul Edmondson, is forthcoming.
BENJAMIN GRIFFIN is an Editor on the staff of the Mark Twain Project at The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, where his editorial credits include the three volumes of Mark Twain's Autobiography. Educated at UC Berkeley and Cambridge, he has also published a book on English historical drama (Playing the Past) and various scholarly essays. [End Page 314]
CONTRIBUTORS 315 PAUL A. KOTTMAN is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the New School for Social Research. He is the author, most recently, of Love as Human Freedom and the editor of two recent volumes, The Insistence of Art: Aesthetic Philosophy after Early Modernity and (with Michael Squire, coeditor) of The Art of Hegel's Aesthetics: Hegelian Philosophy and the Perspectives of Art History. He also edits the book series Square One: First Order Questions in the Humanities.
JAMES KUZNER is Associate Professor of English at Brown University and the author of two books, including Shakespeare as a Way of Life. His essay is part of an ongoing project, Shakespeare and the Art of Love. Other essays have appeared in SQ, ELH, and MLQ.
NICHOLAS F. RADEL is Professor at Furman University. He is currently writing a supplementary introduction to Richard II: The Critical Tradition as well as a book-length study of sodomy and homophobia in Shakespeare and his fellow early modern dramatists.
P. A. SKANTZE, Reader in Performance Practices at Roehampton University directs theater in Europe and the UK. She has written theory in pentameter, essays on the practice of spectating as well as on gender, race and sound investigating what interventions performance can make to change the world in which we live. She is the author of Stillness in Motion on the Seventeenth Century Stage and Itinerant Spectator/Itinerant Spectacle.
JAY ZYSK is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He has recently published Shadow and Substance: Eucharistic Controversy and English Drama across the Reformation Divide and has published on Shakespeare and early English drama in English Literary Renaissance, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, postmedieval, and several collections of essays. [End Page 315]