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The Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales is President of The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Photograph by
Alan Shawcross

princeofwales.gov.uk
@ClarenceHouse

Stephen Fry

British Actor, Writer, Lord of Dance, Prince of Swimwear & Blogger

stephenfry.com
@stephenfry

Diana Owen

Diana Owen is Director of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

shakespeare.org.uk
@dianajowen

Stanley Wells

Stanley Wells is Honorary President of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Professor Emeritus University of Birmingham, author of many books about Shakespeare (including Shakespeare Sex and Love) and is general editor of the Oxford and Penguin Shakespeares.

stanleywells.co.uk
@stanley_wells

Paul Edmondson

Paul Edmondson is Head of Research and Knowledge for The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, co-author (with Stanley Wells) of Shakespeare’s Sonnets, and a priest in The Church of England.

Blogging Shakespeare
@paul_edmondson

Harriet Walter

Harriet Walter is actor in all media, contemporary and classical, author of 3 books, and has played 17 roles written by one William Shakespeare.

harrietwalter.co.uk

Photograph by www.jillkennington.com

Tina Packer

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.

shakespeare.org

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson is Director of The Shakespeare Institute (University of Birmingham) in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The Shakespeare Institute

Lena Orlin

Lena Cowen Orlin is Professor of English at Georgetown University.

explore.georgetown.edu

Stuart Hampton-Reeves

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 Nelson

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).

AJ Leon

AJ is an entrepreneur, blogger and digital Shakespearian. He serves as Senior Digital Advisor to The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and has launched more web based Shakespeare-related projects than anyone in the world.

Pursuit of Everything
@ajleon

Paul Franssen

Dr. Paul Franssen, lecturer in English Literature at Utrecht University, the Netherlands.

Boika Sokolova

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

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

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

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

Perry Mills is Assistant Headmaster and Director of Specialism at King Edward VI Grammar School, Stratford-upon-Avon.

kes-stratford.org.uk

Adrian Poole

Adrian Poole is a Professor of English Literature at the University of Cambridge.

Margaret Drabble

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

Laurie Maguire is Professor of English at Oxford University, a Tutorial fellow of Magdalen College, and the author or editor of eight books.

K.S. Vijay Elanqova

K. S. Vijay Elanqova is a journalist for The Hindu, a writer and a poet.

Mac Jackson

MacDonald Jackson is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Auckland and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Greg Doran

Gregory Doran is Chief Associate Director of The Royal Shakespeare Company and has directed many plays by William Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

rsc.org.uk

Antony Sher

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

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).

@andydickson

Simon Palfrey

Simon Palfrey is Professor of English Literature and Fellow of Brasenose College, University of Oxford.

Gary Taylor

Gary Taylor has edited the works of Shakespeare and of Thomas Middleton for Oxford University Press.

english.fsu.edu

Alan Stewart

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.

livesandletters.ac.uk

Roland Emmerich

Roland Emmerich is a director of films, including Anonymous.

René Weis

René Weis teaches Shakespeare at UCL and is editing Romeo and Juliet for Arden.

Photograph by
Chaitanya Patel

Dan Snow

Dan Snow is a television presenter and writer.

@thehistoryguy

Charles Nicholl

Charles Nicholl has written books about Marlowe (The Reckoning), Shakespeare (The Lodger), and other Elizabethans.

David Bevington

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.

Victoria Buckley

Victoria Buckley’s work includes doctoral research on Shakespeare and the Gunpowder Plot at the University of Sussex.

Shakespeare’s England
@daintyballerina

Michael Wood

Michael Wood is a broadcaster, writer and historian, author of In Search of Shakespeare.

mayavisionint.com

Michael Holroyd

Michael Holroyd is a biographer and former President of The Royal Society of Literature.

Janet Suzman

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.

Photograph by
Clare Park

Peter Holland

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

Peter Kirwan is a tutor, blogger and researcher, and has undertaken doctoral work at the University of Warwick on plays of disputed authorship.

go.warwick.ac.uk

Martin Wiggins

Martin Wiggins in Senior Lecturer and Fellow at The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham.

birmingham.ac.uk

Anouchka Grose

Anouchka Grose is a writer and psychoanalyst, practicing in London.

Charles Whitworth

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.

ircl.cnrs.fr

Nick Walton

Nick Walton is Executive Secretary to The International Shakespeare Association, and Shakespeare Courses Development Manager at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

bloggingshakespeare.com

Emma Smith

Emma Smith is Fellow and Tutor in English at Hertford College, Oxford.

Ewan Fernie

Ewan Fernie is Professor of Shakespeare Studies at The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Farah Karim Cooper

Farah Karim-Cooper Head of Research & Courses, Globe Education

Shakespeare’s Globe

Andrew Murphy

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).

Peter Kyle

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

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

Matt Kubus is a doctoral researcher at The Shakespeare Institute and a regular contributor to Blogging Shakespeare.

bloggingshakespeare.com

David Kathman

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.

shakespeareauthorship.com

Simon Callow

Simon Callow is an actor and writer, whose performances include the one-man play Being Shakespeare.

Sylvia Morris

Sylvia Morris is independent Shakespeare researcher, formerly Head of Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive.

theshakespeareblog.com
@sylvmorris1

Carol Rutter

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

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

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.

Elizabeth Woledge

Outreach and Informal Learning Development Manager at The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

@LizWoledge

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Kate McLuskie

Kate McLuskie, Director of The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, from 2005 to 2011 and author of ‘Writers and their Work: Macbeth’

shakespeare.bham.ac.uk

Andrew Hadfield

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

Jay Halio has published widely on Shakespeare and is Professor Emeritus at the University of Delaware.

Blogging Shakespeare

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