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The Two-Character Play
Irene Morra is a senior lecturer in English literature at Cardiff University in the UK. She is the author of Britishness, Popular Music, and National Identity: The Making of Modern Britain (2013) and Twentieth-Century British Authors and the Rise of Opera in Britain (2007), as well as various articles on modern drama, intermediality, and cultural nationalisms.
Sophie Maruéjouls-Koch is currently writing her doctoral thesis on the interartistic dimension of Tennessee Williams’s “plastic theatre.” She has published articles in Le Magazine littéraire, the Tennessee Williams Annual Review, and Modern Drama. She teaches English in Cayenne, French Guiana.
R. Barton Palmer, editor of the Tennessee Williams Annual Review, is Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature and director of the World Cinemas program at Clemson University. He is the general editor of book series at six academic presses, including Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture. His works on film adaptation include Modern American Drama on Screen (2013) and Modern British Drama on Screen (2013), both coedited with Robert Bray. He is the coauthor (with Bray) of Hollywood’s Tennessee: The Williams Films and Postwar America (2009). His latest film book is Shot on Location: Postwar Hollywood’s Exploration of Real Space (2016).
Jacqueline O’Connor is a professor of English at Boise State University. She is the author of Documentary Trial Plays in Contemporary American Theater (2013) and Dramatizing Dementia: Madness in the Plays of Tennessee Williams.
Alexander Pettit is University Distinguished Teaching Professor of English at the University of North Texas. His recent and forthcoming essays concern Williams, Eugene O’Neill, Luis Valdez, Joni Mitchell, Caryl Churchill, and Native American drama. In 2012, Cambridge published his critical edition of Samuel Richardson’s Early Works.
Laura Torres Zúñiga is lecturer at the Catholic University of Murcia in Spain. Her research mainly focuses on Tennessee Williams’s short stories, although her publications also include essays on O. Henry’s fiction, film adaptation, and pragmatics. She is co-editor of two volumes—Constructing Good and Evil (2011) and Into Another’s Skin: Selected Essays in Honour of María Luisa Dañobeitia (2012).
Bess Rowen is a PhD candidate in the theatre program and a Center for the Humanities Andrew Mellon Fellow at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is writing her dissertation on stage directions as a fluid, collaborative physical language. She is a member of the faculty at State University College of New York, Purchase, and an arts and culture blogger for the Huffington Post. She holds an MA in performance studies from NYU and has published performance and book reviews in Theatre Journal, the Tennessee Williams Annual Review, and Women and Performance.