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Dr Chris Laoutaris is a biographer, historian and lecturer at The Shakespeare Institute in Shakespeare’s birthplace of Stratford-Upon-Avon. His most recent book, Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe (Penguin), was shortlisted for the Tony Lothian Prize for Biography, was Observer Book of the Year, Telegraph Book of the Year, one of the New York Post’s ‘Must-Read Books’, one of the Daily Telegraph’s top ten history holiday reads, and the Bookseller’s no. 8 in the top ten most reviewed books for the season of its release.

Dr Laoutaris has written for the Financial Times, Sunday Express, Times Higher Education Supplement, BBC History Magazine, BBC Shakespeare Lives, and reviewed for various academic publishers and journals. His recent media work includes BBC1’s The One Show, BBC Midlands, BBC Radio London,

He has provided consultation for the much-anticipated sequel to the award-winning film Shakespeare in Love.