HAROLD BLOOM, Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University, is the author of The Anxiety of Influence, Poetry and Repression, and many other volumes of literary criticism. His forthcoming study, Freud: Transference and Authority, attempts a full-scale reading of all of Freud's major writings. A MacArthur Prize Fellow, he is general editor of five series of literary criticism published by Chelsea House.During 1987-88, he served as Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University.
ESTHER MERLE JACKSON is Professor of Theater and Drama at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.She is the author of The Broken World of Tennessee Williams and of studies of Maxwell Anderson and Imamu Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones).
PETER SZONDI was head of the Institute for General and Comparative Literature at the Free University of West Berlin and then briefly, before his death in 1971, held a similar post at the University of Zurich.His Theory of the Modern Drama has become a classic in Germany since its original publication in 1956.
BRIAN PARKER was Professor of English at Trinity College, University of Toronto, and director of its Institute of Advanced Theatre Research.
RUBY COHN is Professor of Comparative Drama at the University of California (Davis) and the author of many books and articles on modern drama, including Dialogue in American Drama, Currents in American Drama, Modern Shakespeare Offshoots.
WILLIAM HEYEN writes on American drama.
CHRISTOPHER INNES wrote a study of Edward Gordon Craig, and Holy Theater: Ritual and the Avant-Garde, Modern German Drama: A Study in Form