Frederick Burwick, Research Professor at UCLA, has taught courses on Romantic drama and directed student performances of a dozen plays. Author and editor of thirty books and over one hundred thirty articles, his research is dedicated to problems of perception, illusion, and delusion in literary representation and theatrical performance. His Illusion and the Drama (Penn State, 1991) analyzes affective theories of the drama from the Enlightenment through the Romantic period. His Poetic Madness and the Romantic Imagination (Penn State, 1996) won the Barricelli Book of the Year Award of the International Conference on Romanticism. He has been named Distinguished Scholar by both the British Academy (1992) and the Keats-Shelley Association (1998). Recent monographs include Romantic Drama: Acting and Reacting (Cambridge UP, 2009) and Playing to the Crowd: London Popular Theatre, 1780-1830 (Palgrave, 2011).