Jerzy Limon is a full Professor of English at the English Institute, University of Gdańsk, Poland. His main area of research includes history of English drama and theatre in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and various theoretical aspects of theatre. He has published widely on various topics, and his output includes three academic books in English (Gentlemen of a Company, Dangerous Matter, and The Masque of Stuart Culture), five books that have appeared in Polish, over a hundred articles and reviews, and four published novels. Limon is president of Theatrum Gendanense Foundation and Managing Director of the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre, a project which has begun the reconstruction of an Elizabethan-in-style theatre in Gdańsk. Limon is the Artistic Director of the Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival.