Patrick Lonergan is Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at National University of Ireland in Galway. His previous publication, Theatre and Globalization, won the 2008 Theatre Book Prize. Patrick is series editor of the Methuen Critical Companions to Drama, and the author of numerous other publications. He is director of the Irish Theatrical Diaspora Project and an executive member of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures. Patrick is also currently the academic editor of the Abbey Theatre Archive Digitization Project (a major digitization project involving scripts, designs, video and audio) and part of the editorial advisory board for Contemporary Theatre Review.