The Prince of Wales is President of The Royal Shakespeare Company.
Tina Packer founded Shakespeare & Company in 1978 whose work stretches across the States and focuses equally on performance, education and training, these three activities being symbiotic.
Michael Dobson is Director of The Shakespeare Institute (University of Birmingham) in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Lena Cowen Orlin is Professor of English at Georgetown University.
Stuart Hampton-Reeves is Professor of Research-informed Teaching at the University of Central Lancashire, Chair of the British Shakespeare Association and author of several books on Shakespeare in performance.
Alan H. Nelson is Professor Emeritus in the Department of English at the University of California, Berkeley; his books include Monstrous Adversary: The Life of Edward de Vere, Seventeenth Earl of Oxford (Liverpool University Press, 2003).
Dr. Paul Franssen, lecturer in English Literature at Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
Boika Sokolova teaches Shakespeare and the drama of his contemporaries at the University of Notre Dame in London. Her latest book is a study of The Merchant of Venice.
Graham Holderness is a writer, Professor of English at the University of Hertfordshire, and author of Nine Lives of William Shakespeare (Continuum, 2011).
Lois Potter was formerly the Ned B. Allen Professor of English at the University of Delaware, and her publications include a critical biography of Shakespeare for Wiley-Blackwell (2012).
Paul Prescott is Associate Professor of English at the University of Warwick and Associate Academic in the RSC-Warwick Centre for Teaching Shakespeare.
Perry Mills is Assistant Headmaster and Director of Specialism at King Edward VI Grammar School, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Margaret Drabble was born in Sheffield in 1939, educated at Cambridge, worked briefly as an actress with the RSC, and then became a writer, and author of seventeen novels and various works of non-fiction.
Laurie Maguire is Professor of English at Oxford University, a Tutorial fellow of Magdalen College, and the author or editor of eight books.
MacDonald Jackson is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Auckland and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Gregory Doran is Chief Associate Director of The Royal Shakespeare Company and has directed many plays by William Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
Antony Sher is a South African-born British actor, writer, theatre director and painter, who has played many roles by Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
Andrew Dickson is the Guardian’s theatre editor, the author of The Rough Guide to Shakespeare (Penguin, 2009) and a contributor to The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare (2010).
Simon Palfrey is Professor of English Literature and Fellow of Brasenose College, University of Oxford.
Gary Taylor has edited the works of Shakespeare and of Thomas Middleton for Oxford University Press.
Alan Stewart is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, and International Director of the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters in London.
René Weis teaches Shakespeare at UCL and is editing Romeo and Juliet for Arden.
Dan Snow is a television presenter and writer.
Charles Nicholl has written books about Marlowe (The Reckoning), Shakespeare (The Lodger), and other Elizabethans.
David Bevington is the Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Humanities at the University of Chicago, has written extensively on Shakespeare, and edited the work of Shakespeare and his Renaissance contemporaries.
Michael Wood is a broadcaster, writer and historian, author of In Search of Shakespeare.
Michael Holroyd is a biographer and former President of The Royal Society of Literature.
Janet Suzman, adequately trained in the classics, sees William Shakespeare as a modern playwright (ref. her production of Othello in apartheid South Africa) and not being born English has difficulty understanding the class problem that the Oxfordians seem to have.
Peter Holland is McMeel Family Professor in Shakespeare Studies in the Department of Film, Television and Theatre and Associate Dean for the Arts, at the University of Notre Dame.
Peter Kirwan is a tutor, blogger and researcher, and has undertaken doctoral work at the University of Warwick on plays of disputed authorship.
Martin Wiggins in Senior Lecturer and Fellow at The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham.
Charles Whitworth is Professor of English at the University of Montpellier, founding director of the IRCL (a CNRS-affiliated centre for Early Modern research), and has edited several plays, including the Oxford Shakespeare Comedy of Errors.
Nick Walton is Executive Secretary to The International Shakespeare Association, and Shakespeare Courses Development Manager at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Ewan Fernie is Professor of Shakespeare Studies at The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Farah Karim-Cooper Head of Research & Courses, Globe Education
Andrew Murphy is Professor of English at the University of St Andrews, UK and is the author of, among other books, Shakespeare in Print: A History and Chronology of Shakespeare Publishing (Cambridge University Press, 2003).
In addition to being Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Peter Kyle is Director General of the English-Speaking Union and was formerly, Chief Executive of Shakespeare’s Globe.
Eric Rasmussen, Chair of English at the University of Nevada, is co-editor with Jonathan Bate of the RSC Complete Works of Shakespeare.
Matt Kubus is a doctoral researcher at The Shakespeare Institute and a regular contributor to Blogging Shakespeare.
David Kathman is an independent scholar in Chicago, Illinois, co-founder of the Shakespeare Authorship web page and author of many articles on Shakespeare and Elizabethan theatre history.
Simon Callow is an actor and writer, whose performances include the one-man play Being Shakespeare.
Carol Chillington Rutter is Professor of Shakespeare and Performance Studies at the University of Warwick and a National Teaching Fellow; her books include Shakespeare and Child’s Play: Performing Lost Boys on Stage and Screen and Enter the Body: Women and Representation on Shakespeare’s Stage.
Tiffany Stern is Professor of Early Modern Drama at Oxford University, and author of Rehearsal from Shakespeare to Sheridan (2000); Making Shakespeare (2004); Shakespeare in Parts (with Simon Palfrey, 2007); and Documents of Performance (2009).
Mairi Macdonald is the former Head of Local Collections at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and a contributor to The New Dictionary of National Biography and the Oxford Companion to Shakespeare.
Kate McLuskie, Director of The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, from 2005 to 2011 and author of ‘Writers and their Work: Macbeth’
Andrew Hadfield is Professor of English at the University of Sussex, and author of Shakespeare and Republicanism (2005) and Edmund Spenser: A Life (2012).
Jay Halio has published widely on Shakespeare and is Professor Emeritus at the University of Delaware.