Natália Pikli, Associate Professor, Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, does research in early modern popular culture, Shakespearean and early modern drama and theater, as well as in modern-day reception of Shakespeare and contemporary English drama. She has edited and co-edited four volumes and published a book (The Prism of Laughter: Shakespeare’s“very tragical mirth” [VDM, 2009]) and several book chapters on these subjects both in English and in Hungarian. Her articles appeared in Actes des congrès de la Société française Shakespeare (2020.38), Shakespeare Survey, (2017.70), Journal of Early Modern Studies (2013.2), European Journal of English Studies (2010.14), Shakespearean Criticism (2004.85). Since 2018 she has been the President of the Hungarian Shakespeare Committee. She also directed amateur students’ productions of plays by William Shakespeare, Bertolt Brecht, Euripides, J. M. Synge, and Caryl Churchill, and writes theatre reviews. At present, she is finishing her book (Shakespeare’s Hobby-horse and Early Modern Popular Culture), to be published by Routledge in 2021-2022.