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Jonathan Bate

Professor of English at the University of Warwick and Director of The Capital Centre. His publications include Shakespeare and the English Romantic Imagination (Oxford UP, 1986), Shakespearean Constitutions (Oxford UP, 1989), Shakespeare and Ovid (Oxford UP, 1993), the Arden edition of Titus Andronicus (1995), The Genius of Shakespeare (Picador, 1997), two influential works of ecocriticism, Romantic Ecology (Routledge, 1991) and The Song of the Earth (Picador, 2000) and a novel about William Hazlitt, The Cure for Love (Picador, 1998). His biography of John Clare (Picador, 2003) won Britain's two oldest literary awards, the Hawthornden Prize for Literature and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography. His most recent books are a new edition of Clare's Selected Poetry (Faber and Faber, 2004) and a revision of the Penguin Classics edition of Andrew Marvell's Complete Poetry (2005). He is on the Board of the Royal Shakespeare Company, for whom he is editing a new edition of Shakespeare's complete works, which leaves him little time for his next book, which is to be called All the Queen's Men: Culture and Ideas in Shakespeare's England.

Clara Calvo

Reader in English Literature at the University of Murcia (Spain). Her publications include Power Relations and Fool-Master Discourse in Shakespeare (OPSL, 1991), The Literature Workbook (with Jean Jacques Weber, Routledge, 1998) and, from 1995 to 2004, the stylistics section of The Year’s Work in English Studies. She has contributed articles to several journals, including Shakespeare Survey. She is currently engaged in a research project financed by the Spanish Ministry of Education on the reception of Shakespeare in Spain and is co-editing The Spanish Tragedy for Arden Early Modern Drama with Jesús Tronch.

Nicoleta Cinpoes

Research Fellow in The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick. My research interests include Shakespeare (performed, filmed, recycled); Renaissance theatre and its production - then and now; British contemporary drama; translation studies; audience response; European and Eastern European playwriting and performance; Romanian literature at large. I have published on Shakespeare staged and filmed; on recycling Shakespeare in Bond, Wesker, Marowitz and Stoppard; on theatre audiences; on Romanian translation and production of Shakespeare.

Alex Cox

Director, screenplay writer and co-author, actor, regular contributor (film-related articles) to The Guardian, The Independent, Film Comment and Sight and Sound, writer of film introductions and commentaries; presenter of the BBC TV series ‘Moviedrome’ (1987-1994). In 1997 he formed Exterminating Angel Productions with Tod Davies. Their project JACOBEANS.NET™ ‘involves film, TV, theatre, and new media techniques in the creation of brand new dramatic versions of’ nine Jacobean plays. ‘A variety of additional materials - with different levels of interactivity’ for each play – provides ‘an entirely new educational format: a unique contribution to the teaching and enjoyment of these great plays, in universities and schools.’ The first play in their project - The Revengers Tragedy - is available as a DVD (2001) and a site complete with Production information, A director’s diary, Photos, Middleton’s 17th century text, a Study guide, Reviews, and an unofficial fan site.

Tod Davies

Producer of Alex Cox's film version of Revengers Tragedy, writer and producer of Three Businessmen, adaptor of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and The Spanish Tragedy, runs Exterminating Angel Productions, which went live in June with an Internet magazine and on-line publishing venture: Exterminating Angel Press.

Philip Edwards

I have been Senior Lecturer at Birmingham, Professor of English Literature at Trinity College Dublin (1960-66), University of Essex (1966-74), University of Liverpool (1974-90) - now Emeritus. I held visiting positions at the University of Michigan, All Souls Oxford, I. C. U. Tokyo, Otago University, etc. My publications include editions - The Spanish Tragedy (1959), Massinger 1976, Pericles (1976), Hamlet (1985), Cook's Journals (1999); books - Sir Walter Ralegh (1953), Shakespeare and  the Confines of Art (1968), Threshold of a Nation (1979), Shakespeare: A Writer's Progress (1986), Last Voyages (1988), Story of the Voyage (1994), Sea-Mark (1997), Pilgrimage and Literary Tradition (2005); and numerous articles and contributions to books.

Tony Howard

Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Warwick. He has published extensively on Shakespearean film, including Shakespeare: Cinema: Hamlet (1993), for which he edited the accompanying video comparing filmed versions of the play. The Woman in Black: the Actress as Hamlet, (forthcoming)  includes studies of the shifting relationship of culture and gender in Britain, America, Weimar Germany, Stalinist Russia, and Poland and East Germany during the fall of Communism.  He co-edited, with John Stokes, Acts of War (1996), which explores the representation of military conflict in postwar British stage and television drama; edited and co-translated Tadeusz Rozewicz's selected plays: Reading The Apocalypse in Bed (1998). With Barbara Bogocek he has translated several selections of Polish poetry: Ewa Lipska, Poet? Criminal? Madman? (1991), White Strawberries (2000) and Pet Shops (2002); Tadeusz Rozewicz, recycling (2001); Maria Pawlikowska, Butterflies (2000).

Eugene Musica

My research interests include ancient Greek, Roman, Elizabethan, and Jacobean theatre and philosophy, revenge tragedy, psychoanalytic theory and literary criticism, theories of selfhood, exemplarity, translation, hermeneutics, performance criticism. I have completed a doctoral thesis on interdisciplinary interpretation of tragedy with primary focus on Sophocles' Oedipus and Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Robert O'Toole

I am the Arts Faculty E-learning Advisor at the University of Warwick, responsible for developing innovative learning and research technologies for the humanities departments at Warwick as part of the Elab E-learning Advisor Team. I am also a PhD student in the Department of Philosophy, working on literary creativity, geophilosophy and transversality in the writings of T.E. Lawrence.

Jonathan Stevens

Jonathan is an Assistant E-learning Advisor at the University of Warwick. He is also a research student and tutor in the School of Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies, University of Warwick.

Jesus Tronch

Tenured lecturer at the University of Valencia  (Spain) and member of the Instituto Shakespeare, a team of scholars that study and translate Shakespeare’s plays. His main interests are textual criticism in general, and in particular the textual and editorial problems of early modern drama, as well as translation.  For the Instituto Shakespeare’s editions, he has contributed to the critical editing and translation into Spanish and into Catalan of some plays (Macbeth, Hamlet, The Tempest, Anthony and Cleopatra, and forthcoming All’s Well That Ends Well and Timon of Athens).  He has published a monograph on the First Quarto Hamlet (1994) and A Synoptic ‘Hamlet’, an annotated critical-synoptic edition of the Second Quarto and First Folio texts of this play (2002). Together with Dr. Clara Calvo (University of Murcia), he is currently preparing a critical edition of The Spanish Tragedy for the forthcoming Arden Early Modern Drama series.