Professor Andrew Gurr
Andrew Gurr is Professor Emeritus at the University of Reading, and author of books such as The Shakespearean Stage, 1574-1642.
Andrew, a New Zealander, is former Director of Research at the Shakespeare Globe Centre, London.
While employed at Reading, from 1976 to 2002, he spent more than twenty years working at the new Globe in London, where he chaired the committee that decided on the Globe's shape and structure. He subsequently helped design the shape of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. He is currently a Trustee of the Rose Theatre Trust.
He has written more than twenty academic books, and well over a hundred articles. His books on theatre history include The Shakespearean Stage 1574-1642 (1970), now in its fourth edition, Playgoing in Shakespeare's London (1987), now in its third, The Shakespearian Playing Companies (1996), Staging in Shakespeare's Theatres (2000; written in collaboration with Mariko Ichikawa), The Shakespeare Company 1594-1642 (2004), and Shakespeare's Opposites: The Admiral's Men 1594-1625 (2009). He has also published major editions of Shakespeare's Richard II and Henry V, and of three plays by Beaumont and Fletcher.