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Yasmin Arshad
University College London
United Kingdom

Yasmin Arshad (y.arshad@ucl.ac.uk) is a doctoral student in the English department at University College London, working on ‘Imagining Cleopatra: Performing Race, Gender, and Power in Early Modern England’. Her research interests include early modern women; Renaissance portraiture; Tacitean political thought; and Shakespeare. She has a special interest in the Elizabethan poet Samuel Daniel: she produced The Tragedie of Cleopatra, and co-organized a conference on Daniel. She has published on Lady Anne Clifford and Daniel, and has forthcoming articles on the Persian Lady portrait, and on Marcus Gheeraerts and the Essex circle, co-authored with Chris Laoutaris (Shakespeare Institute).

Helen Hackett
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/english/staff/helen-hackett
University College London
United Kingdom

Helen Hackett (h.hackett@ucl.ac.uk), professor in the English department at University College London,  has published widely on literature by and about women in the early modern period, including representations of Elizabeth I, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and prose fiction (especially Lady Mary Wroth’s Urania). Her most recent books are A Short History of English Renaissance Drama (2013) and Shakespeare and Elizabeth: The Meeting of Two Myths (2009). She co-founded the UCL Centre for Early Modern Exchanges (www.ucl.ac.uk/eme), and has edited a collection reflecting its work, Early Modern Exchanges: Dialogues Between Nations and Cultures, 1550-1750 (2015). She is working on a book entitled The Elizabethan Mind.

Emma Whipday
King's College London
United Kingdom

Emma Whipday (emma.whipday@kcl.ac.uk) is a teaching fellow in Shakespeare and early modern English literature at King's College London, and a Globe Education lecturer at Shakespeare's Globe. She has a PhD from UCL on Shakespeare and domestic tragedy, and has published on news pamphlets reporting domestic murder, staging the neighbourhood in Arden of Faversham, and the RSC 'Roaring Girls' season. Emma has directed two rarely-staged plays from the early modern period: Samuel Daniel's The Tragedie of Cleopatra, and 'The Tragedy of Merry' from Robert Yarrington's Two Lamentable Tragedies.