About Us

Dr Amy Lidster (@amy_lidster) is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at King’s College London, where she is working on a Leverhulme-funded project called Wartime Shakespeare: The Fashioning of Public Opinion through Performance. Amy is particularly interested in the conditions of theatrical and textual production during the early modern period and is currently preparing a monograph (Publishing Histories: The history play in the age of Shakespeare) that explores the relationship between the publishing of history plays and the different ways in which these plays were read and used. She is also co-editing Edward III for Internet Shakespeare Editions and is a Postdoctoral Fellow (2018/19) at the Society for Renaissance Studies. For more information, see Amy’s full research profile.

Dr Kim Gilchrist (@KimGilchristis a Teaching Fellow at Roehampton University. Kim’s interest in the “history play” focuses on the ways in which factors such as textual community, social class, and literacy determine historical consciousness. He is working on a monograph, To Make Books of Nothing: Brutan Drama in Early Modern England, an account of the staging of ancient British history from the reign of Henry VII to Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. His article, “Mucedorus: the Last Ludic Playbook, the First Stage Arcadia,” was published by Shakespeare in 2017.