Lena Cowen Orlin is Professor of English at Georgetown University.
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).
Graham Holderness is a writer, Professor of English at the University of Hertfordshire, and author of Nine Lives of William Shakespeare (Continuum, 2011).
Paul Prescott is Associate Professor of English at the University of Warwick and Associate Academic in the RSC-Warwick Centre for Teaching Shakespeare.
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.
Ewan Fernie is Professor of Shakespeare Studies at The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon.
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).
Eric Rasmussen, Chair of English at the University of Nevada, is co-editor with Jonathan Bate of the RSC Complete Works of 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.