MICHAEL CORDNER is Ken Dixon Professor of Drama at the University of York, UK. He has published editions of plays by Farquhar, Etherege, Vanbrugh, Dryden, Lee, Otway, Southerne and Sheridan, and his most recent critical publications concern the relationship between Shakespearean editing and performance and English stage comedy. He also frequently directs plays from the early modern repertoire.
PETER HOLLAND is McMeel Family Professor in Shakespeare Studies at the University of Notre Dame, USA. From 1997 to 2002 he was Director of the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, and Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK. In 2007-08 he is President of the Shakespeare Association of America.