Misty G. Anderson is a Professor of English and the current Allen C. Carroll Chair of Teaching, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Theatre here at UT.  She holds a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt and a B.A. from Yale.  She has taught courses in Restoration and eighteenth-century drama, literature, and culture, as well as courses in critical theory, gender studies, and aesthetics at UT since 1996. She is the author of two books, Eighteenth-Century Female Playwrights: Negotiating Marriage on the London Stage (Palgrave, 2002) and Imagining Methodism in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Enthusiasm, Belief, and the Borders of the Self (Johns Hopkins, 2012).  After years of producing amateur eighteenth-century theatricals with her graduate students and colleagues, she is delighted to be a part of this fantastic production of Our Country’s Good and to work on the play within the play, George Farquhar’s The Recruiting Officer (1706).  Thanks to Cal for the opportunity and to husband John Tirro and sons Trevor and Andy for their patience, love, and support.