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Jonathan BateJonathan Bate is Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, University of Warwick, UK. He has held visiting posts at Harvard, Yale and UCLA and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Fellow of the British Academy, and Honorary Fellow of St Catherine's College, Cambridge, and a Governor and Board member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. A prominent critic, award-winning biographer and broadcaster, he is the author of several books on Shakespeare, including The Genius of Shakespeare (Picador), which was described by Sir Peter Hall, founder of the RSC, as 'the best modern book on Shakespeare'. He is also the author of John Clare: A Biography (Picador) for which he won the Hawthornden Prize for Literature and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. In June 2006 he was awarded a CBE by HM The Queen 'for services to Higher Education.

Click here to see a short film of Jonathan introducing the RSC Complete Works


Eric RasmussenEric Rasmussen is Professor of English at the University of Nevada, USA. He is co-editor of the Norton Anthology of English Renaissance Drama and has edited volumes in both the Arden Shakespeare and Oxford World's Classics series. He is the General Textual Editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions project – one of the most visited Shakespeare websites in the world. Since 1999 he has written the annual review of editions and textual studies for the Shakespeare Survey.

Click here to listen to Eric discussing the differences between the quarto and folio texts of Shakespeare. This audio file is illustrated with powerpoint slides - the file may take a minute or two to download.

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Chief Associate Editor:

Héloïse SénéchalHéloïse Sénéchal is RSC Research Fellow, University of Warwick, UK. Héloïse Sénéchal studied English at Cambridge University and then taught at a number of schools in the state and private sectors before doing an MPhil at the Shakespeare Institute and undertaking a doctorate at Warwick University. She has taught English at Nottingham Trent University, lectured for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and is an experienced A level examiner. She also lectures regularly at top schools.


Associate Editors :

Trey Jansen, University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Eleanor Lowe, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

Lucy Munro, Keele University , UK

Dee Anna Phares, University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Jan Sewell, Open University , UK


Editorial Advisory Board:

Gregory Doran , Chief Associate Artistic Director, Royal Shakespeare Company

Click here to watch a series of short films of Gregory Doran talking about The First Folio

Jim Davis , Professor of Theatre Studies, University of Warwick, UK

Charles Edelman , Senior Lecturer, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia

Lukas Erne , Professor of Modern English Literature, Universite de Geneve, Switzerland

Maria Evans , Director of Learning, Royal Shakespeare Company

Akiko Kusonoki , Tokyo Woman's Christian University, Japan

Ron Rosenbaum , author and journalist, New York, USA

James Shapiro , Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, USA

Tiffany Stern , Beaverbrook and Bouverie Fellow and Tutor in English, University of Oxford, UK


Editorial Assistants:

Christopher Campbell

Penelope Freedman

James Gibson

Sophie Holroyd

Ayako Kawanami

Takashi Kozuka

Esme Miskimmin

Oliver Phillips

Paul Prescott

Charlotte Scott

Will Sharpe

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