Betty Ellzey is an Associate Professor of English, Co-ordinator of the Wemon’s Studies Program, and director of the Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players. She has directed many plays from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, including Everyman, Mankind, Hamlet, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, and numerous medieval cycle plays. Under her direction, the Rude Mechanicals have performed in Washington, DC, Canada, the Netherlands, and Denmark, as well as at Shepherd University. At Shepherd she teaches courses in medieval literature, medieval drama, and Shakespeare. She earned her Ph.D. in medieval languages from the Catholic University of America.