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Site Credits

Project Director:
Edward Isser is an Associate Professor of Theatre at the College of the Holy Cross. He has published articles in Modern Drama, Studies in the Humanities, Essays in Theatre, the Bernard Shaw Annual and the Shakespeare Bulletin. His book, Stages of Annihilation: Theatrical Representations of the Holocaust, was published in 1997 by Fairleigh Dickinson UP. Isser is responsible for designing and coordinating the overall efforts of the Project and with mounting the theatrical productions that provide the basis for the site's audio-visual material.

Associate Project Director & Project Editor:
Daniel Colvin is a Professor of English at Western Illinois University. His research and publication have addressed varied topics in seventeenth-century British poetry, but it is now focused on Shakespeare, most recently with a study of the use of disguise in 1 Henry IV. He has been teaching English courses about Shakespeare for twenty-five years. Colvin has prepared an original edition of Measure for Measurefor the site; a number of essays; glossary annotations; and the 300 study prompts that accompany it.

Associate Project Director: The Virtual Globe Theatre
William Rynders is an Associate Professor of Theatre at the College of the Holy Cross where he has taught technical theatre for over twenty years and has designed sets and lights for over fifty theatrical and dance productions. Rynders is the creator of The Virtual Globe Theatre.

Pedagogy Editor:
Edward Rocklin is a Professor of English at California State Polytechnic University where he has taught Shakespearean studies for almost twenty years. Rocklin is a pedagogue whose theories and practices have been described in various scholarly journals, including Shakespeare Quarterly and form the core of a manuscript on Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance that is forthcoming from Heinemann Educational Books. He is currently a Regional Director of the California Reading and Literature Project.

Contributing Editors:
Eric Binnie: A native of Scotland who gained his academc training at the Drama Centre of the University of Toronto and his practical theatre experience from Shakespeare and Company in the Berkshires, where he likes to spend part of each summer. Presently completing teacher certification in the Alexander Technique from The Alexander Foundation in Philadelphia, Eric teaches and directs plays at Hendrix College in Arkansas.

Kurt Daw is a professional director and the founding chair of the Department of Theater at Kennesaw State Univeristy in suburban Atlanta. He is the author of Acting: Thought Into Action, Acting Shakespeare and His Contemporaries, and (with Julia Matthews) A Guide to Scenes and Monologues from Shakespeare and his Contemporaries, all from Heinemann Press. Daw has twice been chosen to participate in Folger Shakespeare Library Institutes on Shakespearean performance funded by National Endowment for the Humanities grants.

Alan Dessen, Peter G. Phialas Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the Director of ACTER (A Center for Teaching, Education, and Research) and the editor of the "Shakespeare Performed" section of Shakespeare Quarterly. A world renowned expert in Shakespearean studies, he is the author of six book on English Renaissance drama, most recently Recovering Shakespeare's Theatrical Vocabulary (Cambridge UP, 1995). His current project is A Dictionary of Stage Directions in English Drama, 1581-1642 (with Leslie Thomson) to be published by Cambridge UP;

Michael D. Friedman is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Scranton, where he has published several articles on Shakespeare in production in journals such as Shakespeare Quarterly and the Shakespeare Bulletin and is at work on a book concerning four problematic Shakespearean comic heroes in performance.

Tom Gandy is a Professor of English at Texas A&M University-Texarkana. For more than twenty years he has, quite literally, brought his students to Shakespeare by accompanying classes to performances in Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, and Louisiana, finally formalizing this ritual in a course he calls "Shakespeare on Tour." Gandy created and maintains the home pages of the 1995-96 Folger/NEH Institute on Shakespeare Examined Through Performance.

Miranda Johnson-Haddad, Scholar in Residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is an Educational Consultant for the Shakespeare Theatre and co-editor, with Alan Dessen, of "Shakespeare Performed" in Shakespeare Quarterly. She received her B.A. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and her Ph.D. in Renaissance Studies from Yale University. She reviews regularly for Shakespeare Quarterly and Shakespeare Bulletin.

James Loehlin is Assistant Professor of Drama at Dartmouth. He is the author of Henry V in the Manchester University Press Shakespeare in Performance series, and writes on stage and film production of Shakespeare. He is also a director and actor. He holds degrees from the University of Texas, Oxford and Stanford.

Julia Matthews is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, where she is a director and dramaturg. She completed her doctorate in Renaissance drama at the University of Warwick. Her book, a Guide to Scenes and Monologues from Shakespare and his Contempories,co-authored with Kurt Daw, was recently published by Heinemann.

Cary Mazer is an Associate Professor of English and Director of the Theatre Arts Program at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of Shakespeare Refashioned: Elizabethan Plays on Edwardian Stages (U Michigan P, 1981). Mazer has published over fifty articles and reviews in journals such as Shakespeare Quarterly, Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, Comparative Drama, and Modern Language Review. He has been teaching Shakespearean performance and literature at Penn for twenty years; and

David McCandless is an Associate Professor of Theatre and English at Carleton College. His book, Gender and Performance in Shakespeare's Problem Comedies, was published in 1997 by Indiana University Press.

Paul Nelsen is a Professor of Theatre at Marlboro College in Vermont where he has directed numerous Shakespearean productions and taught classical acting for twenty-five years. Nelsen is a contributing member of the International Shakespeare Globe Centre project responsible for reconstructing the Globe in London. He has published a series of articles on the Rose and Globe discoveries on the Bankside and on the Globe reconstruction project in Shakespeare Bulletin.

Nalin Ranasinghe is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross. He holds a doctorate in Philosophy from Penn State and completed two years of doctoral study in Literature at LSU.

Ellen Summers is an Associate Professor of English and Chair of the English Department at Hiram College in Cleveland, Ohio where she has taught Shakespearean studies for over a decade. In addition to participating in the NEH Humanities Institute at the Folger, she took part in the 1995 NEH summer institute on "Renaissance and Shakespearean Staging" with Ralph Alan Cohen at James Madison University.

Steve Vineberg is an Associate Professor of Theatre at College of the Holy Cross and the author of two books, Method Actors: Three Generations of an American Acting Style and No Surprises, Please: Movies in the Reagan Decade. He writes regularly on theatre and film for The Threepenny Review and The Boston Phoenix.

Clare-Marie Wall is an Associate Professor of English at California State University, Fresno where she has been teaching Shakespeare for over a decade. An actress and a dramaturg (most notably at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival), Wall has performed in a number of Shakespeare productions, including the role of Isabella in Measure for Measure. At CSU, Fresno, Wall created The Shakespeare Tapes, an award-winning, ongoing, educational videotape project.

Technical Specialists:
Joel Villa is the Director of Audio-Visual Services at the College of the Holy Cross. Villa is responsible for the video-taping and editing of all material for the site and for coordinating the interface between hardware and software used on the project.

John Buckingham is the Assistant Director of Audio-Visual Services at Holy Cross. Buckingham filmed and edited the Holy Cross production of Measure for Measure; prepared the slides and video and created the graphics used throughout the site.

Information Specialists:
Steve King is the Director of Information Technology Services at the College of the Holy Cross. King is responsible for providing and maintaining access to the computer equipment and high-speed server necessary to maintain the site on the World Wide Web.

Robert Henry is the Web Developer for the College of the Holy Cross. Henry has assisted in adapting and transferring audio visual material to the website, and in addressing an assortment of technical issues.

Research Assistant:
Daniel Thompson is an undergraduate at Holy Cross who has designed and implemented the site. Thompson has collected and collated all the material; created the requisite links; designed the interface; and solved a slew of technical problems.

Advisory Board:
Michael Best received his PhD at the University of Adelaide.  In print media, he has published editions of books on Renaissance magic, the English Housewife in the Renaissance, and a volume of letters written between South Australia and the Western Australian goldfields in the 1890s. In electronic media, he has published a CD ROM, software, and articles in electronic format:  Shakespeare's Life and Times (CD ROM; Intellimation: Santa Barbara, CA, 1995); DynaMark (a program for the electronic marking of student papers; Intellimation: Santa Barbara, CA, 1992); Most recently he has made available a total of forty-six transcriptions of Folio and Quarto texts of Shakespeare's plays, and an extensive site on Shakespeare's life and times on the Internet Shakespeare Editions

Jim Bulman, a Professor of English at Allegheny College, is the former President of the Shakespeare Association of America. He has authored a dozen books on Shakespeare, most recently Shakespeare, Theory, and Performance (Routledge, 1996) and is currently editing Henry IV, Part II for the New Arden series;

Kathleen Lynch is the Executive Director of the Folger Institute, where she strives to introduce
performance perspectives and pedagogical strategies into a wide range of seminars for graduate
 students and college faculty by coordinating programs with such partners as the Folger Consort and
the Shakespeare Theatre at the Lansburgh. She has directed seminars in adult education and
participated in pre-performance discussions with directorial staff at the Shakespeare Theatre. Her
interest in the original conditions of performance is represented in an article on "Dramatic Festivity
in Bartholomew Fair" in Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England. 

Lena Cowen Orlin is Research Professor of English at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Executive Director of the Shakespeare Association of America. She is the author of Private Matters and Public Culture in Post-Reformation England and editor of Elizabethan Households: An Anthology, and she is on the editorial boards of Shakespeare Studies and Shakespeare Survey. She served for some years as Project Director for programs sponsored by the Folger Institute Center for Shakespeare Studies, overseeing a series of institutes on Shakespeare and performance.

Audrey Stanley is Professor Emirate of Theater Arts at the University of California, Santa Cruz and a founder of the Santa Cruz Shakespeare Festival. Stanley was the first woman to direct at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and she has also directed at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival and the Berkeley Shakespeare Festival. She has taught Shakespearean performance--acting and directing--for almost thirty years. Stanley--with Dessen--were the co-Directors of the 1995-1996 NEH Humanities Institute: "Shakespeare Examined Through Performance."

Ann Boulet teaches English at Sacred Heart High School in Rhode Island. She has taught Shakespeare to secondary school students for twelve years;

Janna Haworth, the head of the English Department at Macomb High School in Macomb Illinois, has been teaching Shakespeare to high school students for over twenty years. 

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