Rob Conkie (he/him), Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare Studies, integrates practical and theoretical approaches to the teaching and research of Shakespeare in performance. He is the author of Writing Performative Shakespeares: New Forms for Performance Criticism (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and The Globe Theatre Project: Shakespeare and Authenticity (Edwin Mellen Press, 2006), and the editor (with Scott Maisano) of Shakespeare and Creative Criticism (Berghahn Books, 2019). He was the 2022 Alice Griffin Fellow of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Auckland. He has directed, sometimes with professionals, but mainly with students, about a third of Shakespeare’s canon for the stage. Among his current projects is a comics-form ekphrasis of live theatrical production.