Graham Saunders lectures in Theatre Studies at the University of Reading. He is author of Love me or Kill me: Sarah Kane and the Theatre of Extremes (Manchester: MUP, 2002), Patrick Marber's Closer (Continuum, 2008), About Kane (Faber, 2009) and co-editor of Cool Britannia: Political Theatre in the 1990s (Palgrave, 2008). He is also a series editor for Continuum's Modern Theatre Guides. He has contributed articles on contemporary British and Irish drama to journals including Modern Drama, Journal of Beckett Studies, Contemporary Theatre Review, Theatre Research International, New Theatre Quarterly and Studies in Theatre and Performance. Philip Roberts is Emeritus Professor of Theatre Studies in the University of Leeds. He is the author of About Churchill, and is co-editor, with Richard Boon, of Faber's About...; the Playwright and the Work series, which also includes volumes on Beckett, Friel, Stoppard, Hare, Pinter, Kane and O'Casey. His other books include The Royal Court Theatre 1965-1972 (Routledge); The Royal Court Theatre and the Modern Stage Cambridge University Press); and (with Max Stafford-Clark), Taking Stock: the Theatre of Max Stafford-Clark (Nick Hern Books). He is series editor, again with Richard Boon, of The Decades of Modern British Playwriting (Methuen, 2012/13), a series of six volumes covering the 1950s to the present. Richard Boon is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Hull, UK, and formerly Professor of Performance Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. He is the author of Brenton the Playwright (Methuen, 1991), About Hare (Faber, 2003) and is co-editor, with Philip Roberts, of Faber's About...; the Playwright and the Work series, which also includes volumes on Beckett, Friel, Stoppard, Churchill, Kane, Pinter and O'Casey. He is also author of The Cambridge Companion to David Hare (Cambridge University Press, 2008) and is series editor, again with Philip Roberts, of The Decades of Modern British Playwriting (Methuen, 2012/13), a series of six volumes covering the 1950s to the present.He is co-editor, with Jane Plastow, of Theatre Matters: Performance and Culture on the World Stage (Cambridge University Press, 1998), and of Theatre and Empowerment : Community Drama on the World Stage (CUP, 2004). These are books book which deal with varieties of interventionist theatre practice in Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America, Europe, the Far East and India.Richard Boon has researched and taught in Eritrea, Tanzania, the former Yugoslavia and Ireland. He is a Special Advisor to the British Council and a member of the Scholarships Panel of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.