John Dover Wilson Biography

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A dedicated scholar and a gifted editor of Elizabethan literature, John Dover Wilson contributed to the disciplines of bibliography and textual criticism in England, earning a place among the ranks of the most prominent scholars of the twentieth century, alongside such luminaries as W. W. Greg, Alfred W. Pollard, and R. B. McKerrow. In addition to his early years as a steadfast promoter of adult education in the industrialized north of England, Dover Wilson devoted more than four decades of his life to the completion of the Cambridge New Shakespeare project. One of the early advocates of the "New Bibliography" and its relevance to editorial theory, Dover Wilson redefined the manner in which editors approach the works of William Shakespeare through his careful attention to paleography and the role of copy in Elizabethan editing, as well as through his innovative practices regarding textual emendation and the creation...

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