Professor Mark O’Thomas is Pro Vice Chancellor for the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Greenwich. He was formerly Dean of Academic Affairs at Newcastle University, Head of the School of Fine & Performing Arts at the University of Lincoln and the founding Director of the Institute for Performing Arts at the University of East London. Mark also spent ten years at the BBC as a subtitler and channel director. He has worked as a playwright, translator and dramaturg for a number of theatres including Soho Theatre, The Royal Court Theatre and the Royal National Theatre, and has adapted a number of novels for the stage where his credits include Jorge Amado’s Dona Flor and her Two Husbands and Fernando Pessoa’s Book of Disquiet. Mark has written extensively on translation issues for the stage along with a monograph on the Royal Court’s international work. He is Associate Editor of the Brazilian Journal of Presence Studies (Presença) and is currently working on a new monograph on stage adaptations.