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G. B. Harrison (George Bagshawe Harrison) Biography

(1894–91), (George Bagshawe Harrison), Shakespeare's Fellows, Elizabethan Plays and Players

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British scholar and critic, born in Hove, Sussex, educated at Queens' College, Cambridge. In 1924 he began lecturing at King's College, University of London, subsequently holding professorships at Queen's University, Ontario, and the University of Michigan. Among his many works on Shakespeare and his period were Shakespeare's Fellows (1923), Elizabethan Plays and Players (1940), and Shakespeare's Critics: From Jonson to Auden (1964); England in Shakespeare's Day (1928) and Shakespeare at Work (1933) are highly regarded as introductions to the social and cultural contexts of Shakespeare's work. He also produced numerous editions of Elizabethan and Jacobean documents, notably Thomas Nashe's Pierce Pennilesse, His Supplication to the Divell, 1592 (1924), An Elizabethan Journal (three volumes, 1928, 1931, 1933), A Jacobean Journal (two volumes, 1941, 1950), and The Letters of Queen Elizabeth I (1935). Harrison was general editor of the Penguin Shakespeare between 1937 and 1959. His other publications included The Day before Yesterday (1938), a journal for the year 1936; Julius Caesar in Shakespeare, Shaw, and the Ancients (1960); and Profession of English (1962), which reflects on the objectives and procedures of literary studies.

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over 7 years ago

Dr. Harrison taught a semester of Shakespeare, when I attended the U of Michigan. I wish you had included a picture of him. He was a wonderful teacher, but by the time he reached Michgan (he was from England) the students were so much in awe of him that none of them would talk to him. (This was in the '60's; I went home for Spring Break, and immediately checked his autobiography out of my local library, so that I could share my impression of him with my family.