About the Author
Mary Ellen Lamb is Professor of English at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA. She is the author of Gender and Authorship in the Sidney Circle (1990) as well as numerous essays on women writers in such journals as English Literary Renaissance and Criticism. Her book The Popular Culture of Shakespeare, Spenser, and Jonson (2006) explores old wives' tales as a formative component of early modern popular culture. Karen Bamford is Associate Professor of English at Mount Allison University, Canada. She is the author of Sexual Violence on the Jacobean Stage (2000) and co-editor of Approaches to Teaching English Renaissance Drama (2002).