HAROLD BLOOM, Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University, is the author of 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 was appointed Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University.
ROBERT BRUSTEIN is Professor of English at Harvard University and Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theatre Company.He has published many works on theatre including The Third Revolution, The Culture Watch: Essays on Theatre and Society, and Making Scenes.
ALVIN B. KERNAN is A. W. Mellon Professor of Humanities at Princeton University.His books include critical studies of Shakespeare and of the genre of literary satire.
JOSEPH N. RIDDEL is Professor of English at the University of California at Los Angeles and the author of The Clairvoyant Eye: The Poetry and Poetics of Wallace Stevens and The Inverted Bell: Modernism and the Counterpoetics of William Carlos Williams.
LEONARD BERKMAN teaches theater at Smith College.He is author of the play Really, Now and many articles on contemporary theater.
C. W. E. BIGSBY is Reader in American Literature in the School of English and American Studies at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.His books include Dada and Surrealism, Confrontation and Commitment: A Study of Contemporary American Drama, 1959-1966, and The Second Black Renaissance: Essays in Black Literature as well as studies of Tom Stoppard, Joe Orton, and Edward Albee.