Hannah Wilson is a fourth year PhD candidate. Her work seeks to understand the methods used to train child actors across the early modern period. Expanding on the influential work of Evelyn Tribble, her thesis explores the use of ‘scaffolding techniques’ in early modern plays, arguing that these in-textual supports provide us with a glimpse into the training offered to boy actors and how their careers progressed. She draws from both literary and historical sources and advocates for a stronger relationship between the disciplines of literature and history. Her other interests include actor biography, the presentation of gender on the stage as it relates to the boy actor, and performance history.