Frank Occhiogrosso, BA St. John’s U., MA and PhD Johns Hopkins U, is Professor of English at Drew University, where he has chaired the English Department and convened the English Graduate Area.  He has won awards as scholar-teacher of the year twice at Drew.  He has just recently returned from the International Shakespeare Conference in Stratford-upon-Avon where he ran a seminar on close reading of Shakespeare’s texts, written and performance.  He has edited two books, Shakespeare in Performance: A Collection of Essays (U of Delaware Press, 2003) and Shakespearean Performance: New Studies (Fairleigh Dickinson U Press, 2008).  His articles and reviews have appeared in Shakespeare Quarterly, Shakespeare Bulletin, Shakespeare Newsletter, Literature/Film Quarterly, The Dictionary of Literary Biography, the Journal of Popular Culture, The New York times, and The New Republic.  In addition to teaching courses in Shakespeare, Elizabethan Poetry, Elizabethan Drama, the Renaissance, Modern Drama, and American Drama, he has also worked in the theater as, among other things, dramaturge for the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey.