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David Bevington, one of the world's foremost Shakespearean scholars, has written or edited more than 30 volumes on Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

His scholarship has engaged him with all aspects of medieval and Renaissance drama, from the fundamental philological work of making the texts available for theoretical discussions about where and whether the text of the play exists, to the most personal connection with their meanings.

He is the senior editor of The Norton Anthology of Renaissance Drama (2002), containing 27 plays by Shakespeare's contemporaries (Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, John Webster and others). He also is the editor of Medieval Drama (Houghton Mifflin, 1975); Bantam Shakespeare, in 29 paperback volumes (Bantam, 1988); and The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Pearson/Longman, 2008). He is one of three senior editors of the Cambridge Edition of The Works of Ben Jonson, published in 2012.