General Editors' Preface IntroductionThe Complete Works
Gary Taylor is Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University. John Jowett is Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Deputy Director of the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham. Terri Bourus is Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama at Indiana University, Indianapolis. Gabriel Egan is Professor of Shakespeare Studies at De Montfort University.
"If Shakespeare worshippers have told one story in order to discredit his contemporary rivals, the New Oxford is telling a story that aims to give the credit back...Taylor also once ruled out Marlowe as a co-author for the 'Henry VI' plays; now he says he based that judgment on evidence that has since been disproved. 'If you're an empiricist, when you get new data, you change your mind, ' he told me. 'Unlike politicians, it's a good thing for a scholar to be a flip-flopper.'" --Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, The New Yorker