Andrew James Hartley is the Robinson Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, specialising in performance theory, theatre history and dramaturgy. His academic books include The Shakespearean Dramaturg (Palgrave 2006), Julius Caesar (Shakespeare in Performance series, Manchester University Press 2013), Shakespeare and Political Theatre (Palgrave 2013), Shakespeare on the University Stage (Cambridge University Press 2015), The Arden Critical Guide to Julius Caesar (2016), and Shakespeare and Millennial Fiction (Cambridge University Press 2017). He was the editor of Shakespeare Bulletin from 2003 - 2013, was an Associate Artist at Georgia Shakespeare and is Honorary Fellow of the University of Central Lancashire. As A.J. Hartley he is also a bestselling novelist (www.ajhartley.net).