Andrew Dickson studied at Cambridge University. A former arts editor at the Guardian, he is now a freelance writer and critic, and he has written for The New Statesman and Sight and Sound. As well as being the author of The Rough Guide to Shakespeare, he has also contributed to The New Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare (2010). In 2014, he was a visiting fellow at the University of Warwick and is currently an honorary research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London. He makes regular appearances on BBC radio and television. A new book about his work and travel in Shakespeare around the globe, Worlds Elsewhere: Journeys Around Shakespeare’s Globe, will be published Henry Holt.