Archive | 2011

The Prince of Wales

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

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Alan Shawcross

Paul Franssen

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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).


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.

Charles Nicholl

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

Dan Snow

Dan Snow is a television presenter and writer.


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.

René Weis

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

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Chaitanya Patel

Roland Emmerich

Roland Emmerich is a director of films, including Anonymous.

Martin Wiggins

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

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.

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Clare Park

Michael Holroyd

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

Michael Wood

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

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.

Simon Callow

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

Perry Mills

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

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).

Farah Karim Cooper

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

Shakespeare’s Globe

Nick Walton

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

Diana Owen

Diana Owen is Director of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Jay Halio

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

Blogging Shakespeare

Stephen Fry

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

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).

Kate McLuskie

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

Adrian Poole

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

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.

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.

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.

Emma Smith

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

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.

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.

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).

Matt Kubus

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

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.

Sylvia Morris

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

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


The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

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).

Lena Orlin

Lena Cowen Orlin is Professor of English at Georgetown University.

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.

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Michael Dobson

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

The Shakespeare Institute

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.

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).

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.

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

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.

Ewan Fernie

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

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.

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.

Anouchka Grose

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

Victoria Buckley

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

Shakespeare’s England


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