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Dr Paul Edmondson is Head of Research for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, an Honorary Fellow of The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, and a Visiting Professor in Human Rights, Birmingham City University.

His publications include: Shakespeare: Ideas in Profile; Twelfth Night: A Guide to the Text and Its Theatrical Life; Destination Shakespeare; Finding Shakespeare’s New Place: an archaeological biography (with Kevin Colls and William Mitchell); New Places: Shakespeare and Civic Creativity (with Ewan Fernie); Shakespeare’s Creative Legacies (with Peter Holbrook); A Year of Shakespeare: Re-living the World Shakespeare Festival (with Paul Prescott and Erin Sullivan); and, in collaboration with Stanley Wells: Shakespeare’s Sonnets; Shakespeare Beyond Doubt: Evidence, Argument, Controversy; The Shakespeare Circle: An Alternative Biography; and All the Sonnets of Shakespeare.

He is a Trustee of the British Shakespeare Association, The Rose Theatre, and The Friends of Shakespeare’s Church.

He also turned his late friend Greg Wells’s Ph.D. thesis into a book: John Hall, Master of Physicke: A Casebook from Shakespeare’s Stratford. He is currently writing Shakespeare and Stratford-upon-Avon for the Oxford Shakespeare Topics series. He currently co-supervises four collaborative Ph.D. students. He chairs the Partner Advisory Group for Midland 4 Cities, the regional Doctoral Training Partnership.

He is a priest in the Church of England, and has lived and worked in Stratford-upon-Avon since 1995.

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