MARIA SHEVTSOVA is Professor of Drama and Theatre Arts at Goldsmiths, University of London. Author of more than 140 articles and chapters in collected volumes, her books include Dodin and the Maly Drama Theatre: Process to Performance (2004), Fifty Key Theatre Directors (2005, co-ed), Jean Genet: Performance and Politics (2006, co-ed), Robert Wilson (2007), Directors/Directing: Conversations on Theatre (2009, co-authored), Sociology of Theatre and Performance (2009), and The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Directing (2013, co-authored). Her publications have been translated into eleven languages. She is co-editor of New Theatre Quarterlyand on the editorial team of Critical Stages, journal of the International Association of Theatre Critics. She is a Consultant to various international theatre festivals, including the Craiova Shakespeare Festival.