Todd Landon Barnes (PhD, Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley, 2010) is Professor of Literature at Ramapo College of New Jersey. He is the author of Shakespearean Charity and the Perils of Redemptive Performance (Cambridge University Press, 2020). His essays and reviews have appeared in Shakespeare Bulletin, Public Books, Asides, Renaissance Quarterly, Weyward Macbeth: Intersections of Race and Performance (Eds. Scott Newstok and Ayanna Thompson), Shakespearean Echoes (Eds. Adam Hansen and Kevin Wetmore Jr.) and Hamlet Handbook: Subject Matter, Adaptations, Interpretations (Hamlet Handbuch: Stoff, Aneignungen, Deutungen, Ed. Peter W. Marx). Recent research on early modern finance and debt appeared in Julius Caesar: A Critical Reader (Ed. A.J. Hartley) part of the Arden Shakespeare's Early Modern Drama Guides series. Barnes has served as dramaturg for the African-American Shakespeare Company in San Francisco, where he also worked in educational outreach. He lives in Brooklyn.