Clare McManus is Professor of Early Modern Literature and Theatre at the University of Roehampton, London. Her work challenges women’s exclusion from early modern English theatre: her first book, Women on the Renaissance Stage (2002) analyses the masque performances of Anna of Denmark. With the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, she supervised an investigation into Inigo Jones’s Queen's House and European queenship, and ran a major international conference at the Queen's House on Renaissance women's performance and the dramatic canon, essays from which appear in a special issue of Shakespeare Bulletin 33.1 (2015), co-edited with Lucy Munro. She is also a textual editor and, alongside editing The Fawn for the Marston project, she has edited John Fletcher’s The Island Princess (Arden, 2013) and Shakespeare’s Othello (Norton Shakespeare 3rd Edition, 2015) and is also editing Shirley’s The Bird in a Cage for the new Routledge anthology of early modern drama.
For the Oxford Marston she is editing Parasitaster, or The Fawn.