Meryl Faiers works on the commercial aspects of the professional London theatre industry during Shakespeare's working lifetime. Her research focuses on company structure and personnel, operational and financial practice, and individual and corporate earnings. Meryl came to the Shakespeare Institute following a career as a producer/general manager of commercial theatre, mostly in the West End and Australia. Her work considers, in particular, two of her Early Modern predecessors, Philip Henslowe and John Heminges. She is also a member of The King’s Women Project with a particular interest in the daughters and extended family of John Heminges.