Jonathan 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.
Eric 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.
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Chief Associate Editor:
Héloïse 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
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