Rachel Shteir is Associate Professor and Head of the Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism Program at the Theatre School of DePaul University.
"Even though Shteir is a fully-fledged academic her writing style is elegant, vivid and mercifully free of jargon... There is a wealth of marvellous biographical detail here." Christopher Hart, Sunday Times "gloriously seedy" Marybeth Hamilton, The Independent 'excellent story...that is lively, sympathetic and spangled with detail.' 'The cast of characters uncovered by Shteir is a full and entertaining one' 'Shteir has produced the definitive history' Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Daily Telegraph