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Paul Yachnin is Tomlinson Professor of Shakespeare Studies at McGill University. He is director of the Early Modern Conversions project. Among his publications are the books Stage-Wrights and The Culture of Playgoing in Early Modern England (with Anthony Dawson) and edited books such as Making Publics in Early Modern Europe and Forms of Association. His book-in-progress, “Making Publics in Shakespeare’s Playhouse,” is under contract with Edinburgh UP. With Bronwen Wilson, he is editing “Conversion Machines in Early Modern Europe: Apparatus, Artifice, Body.”