Contributors to the Site

Editorial Board

Helen Ostovich (McMaster University), General Editor
Peter Cockett (McMaster University), General Editor (Performance)
Andrew Griffin (University of California, Santa Barbara), General Editor (Text)

Advisory Board

Alan Dessen (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Richard Dutton (Ohio State University)
Lloyd Edward Kermode (California State University, Long Beach)
Roslyn L. Knutson (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)
Sally Beth MacLean (University of Toronto)
Lawrence Manley (Yale University)
Ian Munro (University of California, Irvine)
Tiffany Stern (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Holger Schott Syme (University of Toronto)
Brian Walsh (Yale University)
William West (Northwestern University)
Paul Whitfield White (Purdue University)

The Editors

Plays Editors
Clyomon and Clamydes Dimitry Senyshyn (orig. text), University of Toronto REED; Helen Ostovich (mod. text), McMaster University; Andrew Griffin (text), University of California, Santa Barbara; Arleane Ralph (diss. 1996), University of Toronto; Noam Lior (performance), University of Toronto
The Famous Victories of Henry V Mathew Martin (mod. text), Brock University; Peter Cockett (performance), McMaster University; Karen Marsalek (orig. text), St. Olaf’s College MN
Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay Christopher Matusiak (text), Ithaca College; Peter Cockett (performance), McMaster University
The History of King Leir Andrew Griffin (text), UC Santa Barbara; Peter Cockett (performance), McMaster University
The Old Wives Tale Nely Keinanen (text), University of Helsinki; Peter Cockett (performance), McMaster University
Selimus Kirk Melnikoff (text), UNC Charlotte
The Three Ladies of London Chantelle Thauvette (mod. text and Q2 1592), McGill University; Peter Cockett (performance), McMaster University; Jessica Dell (text Q1 1584), Aurora College NWT
The Three Lords and Three Ladies of London Christine Hutchins (text), CUNY; Paul Whitfield White (performance), Purdue University
The Troublesome Reign of King John Matt Williamson (mod. text), University of Cumbria; Eric Brinkman (performance), Ohio State University; Karen Oberer (orig. text), McGill University
The True Tragedy of Richard III Toby Malone (text), Oswego College NY; Jennifer Parr (performance)

The Stage Directors

Productions Directors
Clyomon and Clamydes Peter Cockett, McMaster University
The Famous Victories of Henry V Peter Cockett, McMaster University
Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay Peter Cockett, McMaster University
The History of King Leir Peter Cockett, McMaster University
The Old Wives Tale T.B.A.
Selimus T.B.A.
The Three Ladies of London Peter Cockett, McMaster University
The Three Lords and Three Ladies of London Richard Sullivan Lee, Purdue University
The Troublesome Reign of King John Oliver Jones, University of York
The True Tragedy of Richard III Jennifer Roberts-Smith, Brock University

Developers and Designers

Peter Sirisko, Graphic Design
Janelle Jenstad, Information Architect and Remediating Editor
Navarra Houldin, CSS Customization and Project Management (Remediation)
Martin Holmes, Developer and Anthology Builder
Joey Takeda, Developer and Conversion Editor
Tracey El Hajj, Developer and Conversion Editor
Patrick Szpak, CSS Customization
LEMDO Team, TEI Remediators

Past Advisory Board Members

David Bevington (University of Chicago)
Jennifer Roberts-Smith (University of Waterloo)


Alan Dessen

Alan C. Dessen is a Peter G. Phialas Professor (Emeritus) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He authored eight books, four of them with Cambridge University Press: Elizabethan Stage Conventions and Modern Interpreters (1984); Recovering Shakespeare’s Theatrical Vocabulary (1995); Rescripting Shakespeare (2002); and, co-authored with Leslie Thomson, A Dictionary of Stage Directions in English Drama, 1580-1642 (1999). Until 2001 he was the director of Actors from the London Stage (formerly ACTER), which brings groups of five British actors for one-week residencies at US college campuses. He served 15 years (to 2009) as editor or co-editor of the Shakespeare Performed section of Shakespeare Quarterly. His most recent publication is Much Virtue in O-Oh: A Case Study, Early Theatre 20.2 (2017). He can be contacted at

Andrew Griffin

Andrew Griffin is an associate professor in the department of English and an affiliate professor in the department of Theater and Dance at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is general editor (text) of Queen’s Men Editions. He studies early modern drama and early modern historiography while serving as the lead editor at the EMC Imprint. He has co-edited with Helen Ostovich and Holger Schott Syme Locating the Queen’s Men (2009) and has co-edited The Making of a Broadside Ballad (2016) with Patricia Fumerton and Carl Stahmer. His monograph, Untimely Deaths in Renaissance Drama: Biography, History, Catastrophe, was published with the University of Toronto Press in 2019. He is editor of the anonymous The Chronicle History of King Leir (Queen’s Men Editions, 2011). He can be contacted at

Arlene Ralph

Arleane Ralph (Clyomon and Clamydes, text) completed her dissertation, a modern critical edition of the Queen’s Men play Clyomon and Clamydes, at the University of Toronto in 1996. She works for the Records of Early English Drama as well as running her own business as a copy editor and indexer.

Brian Walsh

Brian Walsh is a visiting Associate Professor of English at Boston University. He is the author of two monographs: Unsettled Toleration: Religious Difference on the Shakespearean Stage (Oxford UP, 2016) and Shakespeare, the Queen’s Men, and the Elizabethan Performance of History (Cambridge UP, 2009, pb, 2013). Walsh has edited a collection of essays on The Revenger’s Tragedy (Bloomsbury 2016) as part of the Arden Early Modern Drama Guides, and wrote several articles on the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, including Theatrical Temporality and Historical Consciousness in The Famous Victories of Henry V, Theatre Journal, and Deep Prescience: Succession and the Politics of Prophecy in Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay, Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England. He is currently researching and writing about Global Shakespeare films. He can be contacted at

Chantelle Thauvette

Chantelle Thauvette (Three Ladies of London1592 Q2 text) completed her PhD in English and Cultural Studies, 2013, at McMaster, with a Doctoral Diploma in Gender Studies and Feminist Research. She has published a book chapter in Magic, Marriage, and Midwifery: Eroticism in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (Turnhout: Brepols, 2014), and articles in SEL: Studies in English Literature, The Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, The Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, and has presented papers at interdisciplinary early modern conferences including the Renaissance Society of America, the Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies, Shakespeare Association of America, and the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. She can be contacted at

Christine Hutchins

Christine E. Hutchins (she/her) is Associate Professor of English at Hostos Community College of the City University of New York. Her writing on early modern literature appears in Reformation, Studies in Philology, and other publications. Her writing on pedagogy appears in Journal on Centers for Teaching and Learning and Teaching English in the Two-Year College. She has contributed articles and reviews to On The Issues: A Magazine of Feminist, Progressive Thinking, including a brief history of the word misogyny.

Christopher Matusiak

Christopher Matusiak (Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay) is an Associate Professor of English at Ithaca College in New York where he teaches courses on Shakespeare and early modern drama. His research on seventeenth-century theatre management at the Drury Lane Cockpit has appeared in Early Theatre and Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, and in Shakespeare Quarterly on the use of John Aubrey’s manuscripts in studies of Shakespeare’s life. He is currently writing a book (with Eva Griffith) about Christopher Beeston and the Cockpit playhouse, and researching another on the persistence of illegal stage-playing during the English Civil Wars, Shakespearean Actors and their Playhouses in Civil War London. He also prepared REED London: The Cockpit-Phoenix: an edited collection of seventeenth-century manuscripts and printed documents illustrating the history of the Cockpit-Phoenix playhouse in Drury Lane (for The Records of Early English Drama). He can be contacted at

David Bevington

David Bevington was the Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Humanities at the University of Chicago. His books include From Mankind to Marlowe (1962), Tudor Drama and Politics (1968), Action Is Eloquence (1985), Shakespeare: The Seven Ages of Human Experience (2005), This Wide and Universal Theater: Shakespeare in Performance, Then and Now (2007), Shakespeare’s Ideas (2008), Shakespeare and Biography (2010), and Murder Most Foul: Hamlet Through the Ages (2011). He was the editor of Medieval Drama (1975), The Bantam Shakespeare, and The Complete Works of Shakespeare. The latter was published in a seventh edition in 2014. He was a senior editor of the Revels Student Editions, the Revels Plays, The Norton Anthology of Renaissance Drama, and The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson (2012). Professor Bevington passed away on August 2, 2019.

Dimitry Senyshyn

Dimitry Senyshyn (Clyomon and Clamydes, text) has current research focusing on Shakespeare’s tragicomic romances and their relation to a native tradition of popular romance. He has co-edited an old-spelling edition of The True Tragedie of Richard the Third for QME with Jennifer Robert-Smith. He contributed to the preparation of the REED Inns of Court volume, and he has published in Theatre Research in Canada, Early Theatre, and the Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception. He can be contacted at

Eric Brinkman

Eric Brinkman (Troublesome Reign of King John, performance editor) is an Instructional Consultant at the Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University, and holds a Ph.D. in Theatre, History, and Criticism from the Department of Theatre at Ohio State. He has trained extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in their First Encounters program, which teaches directors and instructors how to engage students with rehearsal techniques, and in 2017 co-directed a touring production of The Comedy of Errors. His dissertation, Inclusive Shakespeare: An Intersectional Analysis of Contemporary Production (2020), uses a wide range of theoretical and critical approaches, including scholarship across the fields of affect and queer theory and critical race, performance, and transgender studies in order to explore contemporary failures to account for difference in the reading, editing, and performing of Shakespearean drama in its print, theatrical, and film adaptations. He can be contacted at

Helen Ostovich

Helen Ostovich, professor emerita of English at McMaster University, is the founder and general editor of Queen’s Men Editions. She is a general editor of The Revels Plays (Manchester University Press); Series Editor of Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama (Ashgate, now Routledge), and series co-editor of Late Tudor and Stuart Drama (MIP); play-editor of several works by Ben Jonson, in Four Comedies: Ben Jonson (1997); Every Man Out of his Humour (Revels 2001); and The Magnetic Lady (Cambridge 2012). She has also edited the Norton Shakespeare 3 The Merry Wives of Windsor Q1602 and F1623 (2015); The Late Lancashire Witches and A Jovial Crew for Richard Brome Online, revised for a 4-volume set from OUP 2021; The Ball, for the Oxford Complete Works of James Shirley (2021); The Merry Wives of Windsor for Internet Shakespeare Editions, and The Dutch Courtesan (with Erin Julian) for the Complete Works of John Marston, OUP 2022. She has published many articles and book chapters on Jonson, Shakespeare, and others, and several book collections, most recently Magical Transformations of the Early Modern English Stage with Lisa Hopkins (2014), and the equivalent to book website, Performance as Research in Early English Theatre Studies: The Three Ladies of London in Context containing scripts, glossary, almost fifty conference papers edited and updated to essays; video; link to Queenʼs Mens Ediitons and YouTube:, 2015. Recently, she was guest editor of Strangers and Aliens in London ca 1605, Special Issue on Marston, Early Theatre 23.1 (June 2020). She can be contacted at

Holger Schott Syme

Holger Schott Syme is an associate professor of English and Drama at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He is author of Theatre and Testimony in Shakespeare’s England: A Culture of Mediation (CUP, 2011) and co-editor with Helen Ostovich and Andrew Griffin of Locating the Queen’s Men, 1583-1603 (Ashgate, 2009). His recent work includes (Mis)representing Justice on the Early Modern Stage, Studies in Philology (2011); The Meaning of Success: Stories of 1594 and its Aftermath, Shakespeare Quarterly (2010); and Unediting the Margin: Jonson, Marston, and the Theatrical Page, English Literary Renaissance38.1 (2008): 142-71. As textual editor, he has produced Edward III (Shakespeare and others) and The Book of Sir Thomas More, by Munday, Chettle, Dekker, Heywood, Shakespeare and others, for The Norton Shakespeare 3, ed. Stephen Greenblatt et al. (W.W. Norton, 2015). He can be contacted at

Ian Munro

Ian Munro is an associate professor of drama at UC Irvine, authored The Figure of the Crowd in Early Modern London: The City and its Double (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), which explores the relationship between early modern perceptions of the crowd and perceptions of London; and current projects include Laughing Matter: The Publication and Performance of Wit in Early Modern England. As part of his work on jesting, he has edited A Woman’s Answer is Never to Seek: Early Modern Jestbooks, 1526-1635 for Ashgate’s Early Modern Englishwoman series (2007). Recent essays have discussed the influence of jestbooks on Shakespeare, Jonson, Marston, Middleton, and plays of the Queen’s Men. As a dramaturg he worked with Robert Cohen (Timon of Athens, Endgame), and Phil Thompson (Measure for Measure). He can be contacted at

Janelle Jenstad

Janelle Jenstad is a Professor of English at the University of Victoria, Director of The Map of Early Modern London, and Director of Linked Early Modern Drama Online. With Jennifer Roberts-Smith and Mark Kaethler, she co-edited Shakespeare’s Language in Digital Media: Old Words, New Tools (Routledge). She has edited John Stow’s A Survey of London (1598 text) for MoEML and is currently editing The Merchant of Venice (with Stephen Wittek) and Heywood’s 2 If You Know Not Me You Know Nobody for DRE. Her articles have appeared in Digital Humanities Quarterly, Elizabethan Theatre, Early Modern Literary Studies, Shakespeare Bulletin, Renaissance and Reformation, and The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. She contributed chapters to Approaches to Teaching Othello (MLA); Teaching Early Modern Literature from the Archives (MLA); Institutional Culture in Early Modern England (Brill); Shakespeare, Language, and the Stage (Arden); Performing Maternity in Early Modern England (Ashgate); New Directions in the Geohumanities (Routledge); Early Modern Studies and the Digital Turn (Iter); Placing Names: Enriching and Integrating Gazetteers (Indiana); Making Things and Drawing Boundaries (Minnesota); Rethinking Shakespeare Source Study: Audiences, Authors, and Digital Technologies (Routledge); and Civic Performance: Pageantry and Entertainments in Early Modern London (Routledge). For more details, see

Jennifer Parr

Jennifer Parr holds a Masters degree in European and Renaissance Drama from the University of Warwick. She is an independent scholar and professional director and dramaturge based in Toronto. As an undergraduate at the University of Toronto she became involved as an actor with the P.L.S. Medieval and Renaissance Players’ productions of the Medieval Mystery Cycles returning later to direct an all female company in the York Cycle Fall of the Angels for the international full cycle production in 1998. Her recent productions as director and dramaturge include an all female Julius Caesar and an experimental all female adaptation of Richard III: RIchard 3, Queens 4. Her ongoing research into the historical Richard III and the various theatrical interpretations led to her joining the company of TTR3 as an observer and historical resource for the cast. She also writes a monthly column on music theatre and dance for The WholeNote magazine.

Jennifer Roberts-Smith

Jennifer Roberts-Smith is an associate professor of theatre and performance at the University of Waterloo. Her interdisciplinary work in early modern performance editing combines textual scholarship, performance as research, archival theatre history, and design in the development of live and virtual renderings of early modern performance texts, venues, and practices. With Janelle Jenstad and Mark Kaethler, she is co-editor of Shakespeare’s Language in Digital Media: Old Words New Tools (2018). Her most recent work has focused on methods for design research that deepen interdisciplinary understanding and take a relational approach. She is currently managing director of the qCollaborative (the critical feminist design research lab housed in the University of Waterloo’s Games Institute, and leads the SSHRC-funded Theatre for Relationality and Design for Peace projects. She is also creative director and virtual reality development cluster lead for the Digital Oral Histories for Reconciliation (DOHR) project. She can be contacted at

Jessica Dell

Jessica Dell (Three Ladies of London, Q1 1584) defended her doctoral dissertation, Vanishing Acts: Absence, Gender, and Magic in Early Modern Drama, 1558–1642, in September 2014 at McMaster University. In 2016, she became a full-time instructor at Aurora College (NWT) in the Bachelor of Education program which partners with the University of Saskatchewan and the Indian Teacher Education Program (ITEP). Recent publications include A witch, a quean, an old cozening quean!: Image Magic and Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor in Magical Transformations on the Early Modern English Stage (2014) and, with David Klausner and Helen Ostovich, co-edited The Chester Cycle in Context, 1555–1575: Religion, Drama, and the Impact of Change (2012). She can be contacted at

Joey Takeda

Joey Takeda is LEMDO’s Consulting Programmer and Designer, a role he assumed in 2020 after three years as the Lead Developer on LEMDO.

Karen Oberer

Karen Oberer (Troublesome Reign of King John, early modern text) completed her doctoral dissertation on stock types in Shakespeare’s history plays at McGill University, where she also taught courses and participated in the Shakespeare and the Queen’s Men performance research team. She contributed an essay Appropriations of the Popular Tradition in The Famous Victories of Henry V and The Troublesome Raigne of King John in Helen Ostovich, Holger Schott Syme, and Andrew Griffin (eds), Locating the Queen’s Men, 1583-1603 (Ashgate, 2009). She currently works as a Sustainability Officer at McGill University, Montreal. She can be contacted at

Karen Sawyer Marsalek

Karen Sawyer Marsalek (Famous Victories of Henry V, early modern text) is an associate professor of English at St. Olaf College. She has edited, directed and performed in several early English plays. Her publications include essays on true resurrections in medieval drama and The Winter’s Tale, false resurrections in the Chester Antichrist and 1 Henry IV, and theatrical properties of skulls and severed heads. Her current research is on remains and revenants in the King’s Men’s repertory. She can be contacted at

Kate LeBere

Project Manager, 2020–2021. Assistant Project Manager, 2019–2020. Textual Remediator and Encoder, 2019–2021. Kate LeBere completed her BA (Hons.) in History and English at the University of Victoria in 2020. During her degree she published papers in The Corvette (2018), The Albatross (2019), and PLVS VLTRA (2020) and presented at the English Undergraduate Conference (2019), Qualicum History Conference (2020), and the Digital Humanities Summer Institute’s Project Management in the Humanities Conference (2021). While her primary research focus was sixteenth and seventeenth century England, she completed her honours thesis on Soviet ballet during the Russian Cultural Revolution. She is currently a student at the University of British Columbia’s iSchool, working on her masters in library and information science.

Kirk Melnikoff

Kirk Melnikoff is Professor of English at UNC Charlotte and a past president of the Marlowe Society of America. His research interests range from sixteenth-century British Literature and Culture, to Shakespeare in Performance, to Book History. His essays have appeared in a number of journals and books, and he is the author of Elizabethan Book Trade Publishing and the Makings of Literary Culture (U Toronto P, 2018). He has also edited four essay collections, most recently Christopher Marlowe, Theatrical Commerce, and the Book Trade (Cambridge UP, 2018), and published an edition of Robert Greene’s James IV in 2020. He is currently co-editing a collection of early modern book-trade wills which will be published by Manchester UP, editing Marlowe’s Edward II for the Oxford Marlowe: Collected Works project, and working on a monograph on bookselling in early modern England.

Lawrence Manley

Lawrence Manley is a William R. Kenan Jr Professor of English at Yale University. He is the author of Literature and Culture in Early Modern London (1995) and Convention, 1500-1750 (1980), and the editor of London in the Age of Shakespeare: An Anthology (1986) and The Cambridge Companion to London and English Literature (2011). He has contributed to The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, The Cambridge History of Early Modern English Literature, the Blackwell Companion to Renaissance Drama, and The Stanford Global Shakespeare Encyclopedia. He is co-author, with Sally-Beth MacLean, of Lord Strange’s Men and Their Plays (2014). He can be contacted at

Lloyd Edward Kermode

Lloyd Edward Kermode is professor of English at California State University, Long Beach and co-director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, CSULB. He has published articles on Three Ladies, having edited the play (Revels Companions, 2008) in the context of other usury plays, and has written the most recent assessment of Robert Wilson for The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature, eds G. Sullivan and A. Stewart, 2012. Other works include with J. Dillon (ed.), Space and Place in Early Modern Drama, Special issue of Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 43.1 (2013) (introd. L.E. Kermode); King Leir within the Thicket: Gender, Place, and Power, Renaissance and Reformation 35.1 (2012), 65–83; Money, Gender, and Conscience in Robert Wilson’s The Three Ladies of London, Studies in English Literature 52.2 (2012), 265–291; and Aliens and Englishness in Early Modern Drama (Cambridge, 2009). He can be contacted at

Martin Holmes

Martin Holmes has worked as a developer in the UVicʼs Humanities Computing and Media Centre for over two decades, and has been involved with dozens of Digital Humanities projects. He has served on the TEI Technical Council and as Managing Editor of the Journal of the TEI. He took over from Joey Takeda as lead developer on LEMDO in 2020. He is a collaborator on the SSHRC Partnership Grant led by Janelle Jenstad.

Mathew Martin

Dr. Mathew R. Martin is Full Professor at Brock University, Canada, and Director of Brock’s PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities. He is the author of Between Theatre and Philosophy (2001) and Tragedy and Trauma in the Plays of Christopher Marlowe (2015) and co-editor, with his colleague James Allard, of Staging Pain, 1500-1800: Violence and Trauma in British Theatre (2009). For Broadview Press he has edited Christopher Marlowe’s Edward the Second (2010), Jew of Malta (2012), Doctor Faustus: The B-Text (2013), and Tamburlaine the Great Part One and Part Two (2014). For Revels Editions he has edited George Peele’s David and Bathsheba (2018) and Marlowe’s The Massacre at Paris (forthcoming). He has published two articles of textual criticism on the printed texts of Marlowe’s plays: Inferior Readings: The Transmigration of Material in Tamburlaine the Great (Early Theatre 17.2 [December 2014]), and (on the political inflections of the shifts in punctuation in the early editions of the play) Accidents Happen: Roger Barnes’s 1612 Edition of Marlowe’s Edward the Second (Early Theatre 16.1 [June 2013]). His latest editing project is a Broadview edition of Robert Greene’s Selimus. He is also writing two books: one on psychoanalysis and literary theory and one on the language of non-violence in Elizabethan drama in the late 1580s and 1590s.

Matt Williamson

Matt Williamson (Troublesome Reign of King John modern text edn) is Senior Lecturer in British Literature at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, University of Oslo. His doctoral thesis is entitled Hunger, Appetite and the Politics of the Renaissance Stage. It argues that issues of plenty and excess were, for an early modern audience, inseparable from problems of scarcity and want, and that as a consequence the dramatic representation of hunger and appetite acquired a unique significance as both subject and medium of political debate. In 2017, he was the Presiding Scholar for a season of staged readings of plays by Philip Massinger, at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. He has forthcoming articles in Shakespeare,the journal of the British Shakespeare Association, and To Feast on Us as Their Prey: Cannibalism in the Early Modern Atlantic, ed. Rachel Herrmann(University of Arkansas Press). He can be contacted at

Navarra Houldin

Project manager 2022-present. Textual remediator 2021-present. Navarra Houldin (they/them) completed their BA in History and Spanish at the University of Victoria in 2022. During their degree, they worked as a teaching assistant with the University of Victoriaʼs Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies. Their primary research was on gender and sexuality in early modern Europe and Latin America.

Nely Keinanen

Nely Keinanen (Old Wives’ Tale, text) teaches at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Most recently she edited a special issue of Synteesion Shakespeare in Finland (2016), and was a co-organizer of the conference Shakespeare and Scandinavia (Kingston, 2015). Other edited books include Shakespeare in Finland(with Maria Salenius in Finnish, 2010), and The Authority of Expression(2009). She has translated over 25 Finnish plays into English, and recently completed her first play. She can be contacted at

Noam Lior

Noam Lior (Clyomon and Clamydes, performance) is a doctoral student at the University of Toronto, and has dramaturged and directed plays by Shakespeare, Webster, and Marivaux as well as developing productions of new Canadian plays. For the past several years, he has specialized in staging delightfully obscure early modern plays for the Drama Centre and PLS; recently the anonymous Clyomon and Clamydes, the (differently) anonymous New Custom, and Robert Daborne’s A Christian Turn’d Turk (produced in conjunction with the Jackman Humanities conference Early Modern Migrations: Exiles, Expulsion, & Religious Refugees, 1400-1700). He is the co-developer of Shakespeare at Play, an app combining digital editions of Shakespearean plays with embedded video performances which he co-directed, dramaturged, edited, and annotated. His essay on directing The Dutch Courtesan (March 2019) Unwholesome Reversions: Contagion as Dramaturgy in The Dutch Courtesan, appeared in Early Theatre 23.1 (2000) in the special issue on Marstonʼs play. He can be contacted at

Oliver Jones

Oliver Jones (Troublesome Reign of King John. performance) is Lecturer in Theatre at the Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York. His doctoral thesis combined theatre history, archaeological survey, and performance-as-research methodologies to investigate the Queen’s Men and the guildhall of Stratford-upon-Avon, and created a site-specific performance and video of The Troublesome Reign of King John.As Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Shakespeare’s Globe, now a member of the Globe’s Architectural Research Group, he undertook preparations for the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.With Michael Cordner he has produced stagings of John Marston’s The Dutch Courtesan( and associate-directed James Shirley’s Hyde Park.Recent publications appear in Shakespeare Bulletinand Andrew Gurr and Farah Karim-Cooper(eds), Moving Shakespeare Indoors (CUP, 2014). He can be contacted at

Patrick Szpak

Patrick Szpak is a Programmer Consultant and Web Designer in the Humanities Computing and Media Centre at the University of Victoria.

Paul Whitfield White

Paul Whitfield White specializes in Shakespeare, medieval drama, and early modern drama and literature. His publications include recent articles on the Chester Cycle, Elizabethan Arthurian drama, and Robert Wilson’s plays, as well as the books Drama and Religion in English Provincial Society, 1485-1660; Theatre and Reformation: Protestantism, Patronage, and Playing in Tudor England; Marlowe, History, and Sexuality: New Critical Essays on Christopher Marlowe(edited collection); and Shakespeare and Theatrical Patronage in Early Modern England, collected and co-edited with Suzanne R. Westfall. He can be contacted at

Peter Cockett

Peter Cockett is an associate professor in the Theatre and Film Studies at McMaster University. He is the general editor (performance), and technical co-ordinating editor of Queen’s Men Editions. He was the stage director for the Shakespeare and the Queen’s Men project (SQM), directing King Leir, The Famous Victories of Henry V, and Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay (2006) and he is the performance editor for our editions of those plays. The process behind those productions is documented in depth on his website Performing the Queen’s Men. Also featured on this site are his PAR productions of Clyomon and Clamydes (2009) and Three Ladies of London (2014). For the PLS, the University of Toronto’s Medieval and Renaissance Players, he has directed the Digby Mary Magdalene (2003) and the double bill of George Peele’s The Old Wives Tale and the Chester Antichrist (2004). He also directed An Experiment in Elizabethan Comedy (2005) for the SQM project and Inside Out: The Persistence of Allegory (2008) in collaboration with Alan Dessen. Peter is a professional actor and director with numerous stage and screen credits. He can be contacted at

Peter Sirisko

Peter Sirisko, consultant for the QME, is Media Producer at New Motto in Hamilton, Ontario. He has a Bachelor of Arts, Honours, in Theatre and Film from McMaster University (2013), where he was an editor for McMaster Television, a Theatre Technician, and a Media Production Intern. He has been a freelance video producer since 2010.

Richard Dutton

Richard Dutton is Professor of English at Queen’s University, Belfast, and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English (Emeritus) at The Ohio State University. His scholarly editing includes Ben Jonson’s Epicene (Revels 2003) and Volpone for the Cambridge Works of Ben Jonson (2012); Jacobean Civic Pageants (Keele U.P., 1995) and Women Beware Women and Other Plays by Thomas Middleton (OUP, 1999). He is one of the general editors of the Revels Plays series. His most recent monograph is Shakespeare, Court Dramatist(OUP 2016), to work on which he was awarded an NEH fellowship in 2008/9. His Shakespeare’s Theater: A History is forthcoming from Wiley-Blackwell in 2018. He is currently working on an edition of The Malcontentfor the Oxford Marston and on a revision of his Mastering the Revels. He can be contacted at

Roslyn L. Knutson

Roslyn L. Knutson is emerita professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She serves on the editorial board for Shakespeare Quarterly, and the executive committee, Marlowe Society of America. She is a pioneer in the field now called Repertory Studies. Her recent publications include The Jew of Malta in Repertory, R.A. Logan (ed.), The Jew of Malta: A Critical Guide, Arden Early Modern Drama Guides (London, 2013), 79–105; and The Adult Companies and the Dynamics of Commerce, S. Gossett (ed.), Thomas Middleton in Context (Cambridge, 2011), 168–175; Repertory System, A. Kinney (ed.), The Handbook of Shakespeare (Oxford, 2011), 400–414; The Start of Something Big, H. Ostovich, H.S. Syme, and A. Griffin (eds), Locating the Queen’s Men: Material Practices and Conditions of Playing, 1583–1603 (Farnham, 2009), 99–108. She can be contacted at

Sally-Beth MacLean

Sally-Beth MacLean, professor emeritus, department of English, University of Toronto, is director of research/general editor of the Records of Early English Drama series and director of the REED Patrons and Performances Web Site and Early Modern London Theatres. She is also co-author with Scott McMillin of The Queen’s Men and their Plays (CUP, 1998) and with Lawrence Manley of Lord Strange’s Men and their Plays (Yale UP, 2014). She has published widely on patronage, touring, digital initiatives, and festive culture. Her most recent article is How to Track a Bear in Southwark: a learning module, with Tanya Hagen, The Best Pairt of our Play: Essays presented to John J. McGavin, Sarah Carpenter, Pamela M. King, Meg Twycross, and Greg Walker (eds), , MeTH 38 (Boydell & Brewer, 2016), 232-246. She can be contacted at

Tiffany Stern

Tiffany Stern is a professor of early modern drama, Shakespeare Institute (U of Birmingham), specializes in Shakespeare, theatre history from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, book history, and editing. Her current project is to complete two editions, George Farquhar’s Recruiting Officer (New Mermaids), and Richard Brome’s Jovial Crew (Arden Early Modern Drama), and her edition of Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor is forthcoming from Barnes and Noble. She is a general editor of the New Mermaids play series and author of Documents of Performance in Early Modern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009) and Rehearsal from Shakespeare to Sheridan (Oxford, 2000). She can be contacted at

Toby Malone

Toby Malone is an Australian/Canadian academic, playwright, and dramaturg. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto (PhD, 2009) and the University of Western Australia (BA Hons, 2001), and is currently an MLIS Candidate at The University of Western Ontario. He has worked as a theatre artist across the world, with companies including the Stratford Festival, Canadian Stage, Soulpepper, Driftwood Theatre Group, the Shaw Festival, Poorboy Theatre Scotland, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, CBC, BT/A, and Kill Shakespeare Entertainment. He has published in Shakespeare Survey, Literature/Film Quarterly, Canadian Theatre Review, Borrowers and Lenders, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature, appears in published collections with Routledge, Cambridge, and Oxford. Publications include two monographs: Adapting War Horse (Palgrave McMillan) and Cutting Plays for Performance: A Practical and Accessible Guide (Routledge), and is currently co-writing an updated version of Shakespeare in Performance: Romeo and Juliet with Jill L. Levenson for Manchester UP. Toby has previously taught at the University of Waterloo and the State University of New York at Oswego, is an active member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and the Dramatists Guild of America. He can be contacted at or at

Tracey El Hajj

Junior Programmer 2019–2020. Research Associate 2020–2021. Tracey received her PhD from the Department of English at the University of Victoria in the field of Science and Technology Studies. Her research focuses on the algorhythmics of networked communications. She was a 2019–2020 President’s Fellow in Research-Enriched Teaching at UVic, where she taught an advanced course on Artificial Intelligence and Everyday Life. Tracey was also a member of the Map of Early Modern London team, between 2018 and 2021. Between 2020 and 2021, she was a fellow in residence at the Praxis Studio for Comparative Media Studies, where she investigated the relationships between artificial intelligence, creativity, health, and justice. As of July 2021, Tracey has moved into the alt-ac world for a term position, while also teaching in the English Department at the University of Victoria.

Will West

Will West teaches early modern drama, poetry, and prose at Northwestern University. West is the author of Theatres and Encyclopedias in Early Modern Europe(CUP, 2002; pbk. 2006) and, As If: Essays in As You Like It (punctum, 2016). He has written articles or chapters on the life cycles of early modern players across Europe, and on theater as the creation of contexts He is currently a Trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America and chair of the Department of Classics at Northwestern. With Jeffrey Masten, he is the co-editor of the journal Renaissance Drama and currently at work on a book called Understanding and Confusion in the Elizabethan Theaters. He can be contacted at



The LEMDO Team is based at the University of Victoria and normally comprises the project director, the lead developer, project manager, junior developers(s), remediators, encoders, and remediating editors.

Queenʼs Men Editions (QME1)

The Queen’s Men Editions anthology is led by Helen Ostovich, General Editor; Peter Cockett, General Editor (Performance); and Andrew Griffin, General Editor (Text).