Richard Schoch is Professor of the History of Culture at Queen Mary, University of London, where he is also Director of the Graduate School in Humanities and Social Sciences. His books, Not Shakespeare and Shakespeare's Victorian Stage, were shortlisted, respectively, for the Theatre Book Prize (UK) and the Barnard Hewitt Award (USA). He is the recipient of fellowships from the Whiting Foundation, The Folger Shakespeare Library, the Stanford Humanities Center, The Leverhulme Trust, and is a regular reviewer for the Times Literary Supplement. Prior to his academic career, he studied world history and culture with the Jesuits, wrote copy for NBC's flagship television station in New York's Rockefeller Center, and managed development projects in Morocco and Tunisia. He is happy to have received an indulgence for his sins from Pope John Paul I.
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