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Reviewer: Kevin Quarmby

Editor, Scene

Kevin Quarmby is assistant professor of English at Oxford College of Emory University. His doctorate in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama was awarded by King’s College London following an MA taught jointly at King’s and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. ‘Dr Q’, as his students call him, has published extensively on Shakespeare in international scholarly journals, with articles in Shakespeare Survey, Shakespeare, and Shakespeare Bulletin. He is editing 1 Henry VI for Internet Shakespeare Editions, and is the founding Editor of the ISE’s performance review journal, Scene. His monograph, The Disguised Ruler in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries (2012; republished by Routledge in paperback 2016), was shortlisted for the Globe Theatre Book Award 2014. Recent Shakespeare in performance criticism includes ‘Sexing Up Goneril: Feminism and Fetishization in Contemporary King Lear Performance’, in Women Making Shakespeare, ed. McMullan, Orlin, and Mason Vaughan (Bloomsbury, 2013). Quarmby’s ongoing concern for social justice reform informs his research interests in the “Shakespeare in Prison” educational model, food, and land justice, and the misappropriation of Shakespeare in the global political arena. An established theater reviewer and professional actor turned scholar, Quarmby is excited to lead Scene on its future ventures, and to explore the scholarly and pedagogical potential of this digital review journal.

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