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.
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.