ERIC RASMUSSEN is co-editor with Jonathan Bate of the RSC Shakespeare series and is Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA. He has developed an international reputation as a Shakespeare scholar and editor, and is involved in the pioneering Internet Shakespeare Editions project. His publications include the Revels edition of Doctor Faustus, the World's Classics edition of Christopher Marlowe's plays (both co-edited with David Bevington), the Arden 3 edition of King Henry VI Part 3 (co-edited with John D. Cox), the English Renaissance Drama: A Norton Anthology (co-edited with David Bevington, Lars Engle and Katharine Eisaman Maus) and an edition of Everyman and Mankind (co-edited with Douglas Bruster) for the Arden Early Modern Drama series. He writes the annual review of 'Editions and Textual Studies' for Shakespeare Survey.
DR ANTHONY JAMES WEST has an international reputation as a Shakespeare scholar, focused on the history of the First Folio since it left the press. He wrote the two Oxford studies: The Shakespeare First Folio, The History of the Book, Volume I: An Account of the First Folio Based on its Sales and Prices, 1623-2000; Volume II: A New Worldwide Census of First Folios. For thirty-five years he was an international management consultant, latterly as Vice President of Booz, Allen, and Hamilton, New York. At the University of London, he is Honorary Research Fellow, University College, London, UK; and Senior Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, London, UK.