Simon Smith is Associate Professor of Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama at the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon and the Department of English Literature, University of Birmingham. He researches early modern drama, music and sensory culture. He is the author of Musical Response in the Early Modern Playhouse, 1603–1625 (Cambridge, 2017), for which he won the Shakespeare's Globe Book Award and the University English Book Prize. He edited Shakespeare/Sense (2020) and, with Jackie Watson and Amy Kenny, The Senses in Early Modern England, 1558–1660 (2015). He has acted as a historical music and theatre consultant to the RSC, Shakespeare's Globe, The Independent and the BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall.