Anne Nothof is Professor of English at Athabasca University in Alberta where she has developed and taught undergraduate and post-graduate distance education courses in literature and drama. She has published critical essays on British and Canadian theatre in journals and books, and edited collections of essays and plays for Guernica, NeWest, and Playwrights Canada Press. She is a board member at NeWest Press and Athabasca University Press, and past president of the Canadian Association for Theatre Research. For twelve years she hosted a weekly radio program on drama, and developed a television series on world theatre. More recently she has assumed the editorial responsibility for the Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia.