Nicholas Grene is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at Trinity College Dublin and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. His books include The Politics of Irish Drama (Cambridge University Press, 1999), Shakespeare’s Serial History Plays (Cambridge University Press, 2002), Yeats’s Poetic Codes (Oxford University Press, 2008), Home on the Stage (Cambridge University Press, 2014), Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre, (co-edited with Chris Morash), (Oxford University Press, 2016), and The Theatre of Tom Murphy: Playwright Adventurer (Bloomsbury, 2017). He is currently working on a book about farming in modern Irish literature.