William C. Carroll William C. Caroll is professor of English at Boston University. He has published widely in English Renaissance literature, including The Great Feast of Language in LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST (1976), The Metamorphoses of Shakespearean Comedy (1985), and Fat King, Lean Beggar: Representations of Poverty in the Age of Shakespeare (1996). He has also edited Thomas Middleton's play Women Beware Women (1994). He has held senior fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 1980 he was awarded the Metcalf Cup and Prize as the outstanding teacher at Boston University.