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Stanley Wells
Stanley Wells, described by Roy Hattersley as "Our greatest authority on Shakespeare's life and work," is Chairman of the Trustees of Shakespeare's Birthplace, Emeritus Professor of Shakespeare Studies of the University of Birmingham, and Honorary Emeritus Governor of the Royal Shakespeare... show more
Stanley Wells, described by Roy Hattersley as "Our greatest authority on Shakespeare's life and work," is Chairman of the Trustees of Shakespeare's Birthplace, Emeritus Professor of Shakespeare Studies of the University of Birmingham, and Honorary Emeritus Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. He is the author and editor of many books including The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, 2nd Edition (OUP 2005); The Oxford Dictionary of Shakespeare (OUP, 2003); and Shakespeare in the Theatre (OUP, 1997).
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Birth date: 1930-05-21
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 5 months ago
I had a curious encounter with one of Rutland’s supporters many years ago. I received a phone call from a visitor from Vancouver telling me that he had a photograph of an Elizabethan portrait of the Earl in which he was holding a copy of Hamlet. Would I like to see it? Naturally I would, and I invi...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 years ago
As a Shakespeare dilettante, I find some of the attributions regarding collaborations slightly worrying. I'm not quite sure why this has been worthy of research. One of the more risible of 'evidence' put forward, I forget where, was that Middleton was co-author of “All's Well That Ends Well” (incide...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 4 years ago
Published 2013. Disclaimer: I do firmly believe that William Shakespeare wrote the plays and poems attributed to him, and some of them in tandem with his fellow playwrights. The keep an open mind argument really grates on me as it implies something is wrong with those who don't agree. I'm quite ...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 5 years ago
Disclaimer: I received an advance reader's copy (ARC - Uncorrected Manuscript Proof) of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review. (The book is due to be published on June 23, 2015; review w...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 5 years ago
Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley. Stanley Wells is one of the best sources of Shakespeare critical work. Everyone knows Bloom, but in some cases Wells is better because he, in many cases, combines the viewer and the professor. This offers brief discussion of the acting abilities of ...
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