Fonds RC0324 - B.A.W. Jackson fonds

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B.A.W. Jackson fonds

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  • 1961-1976 (Creation)

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50 cm of textual records.

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B.A.W. Jackson (né Wallace) was born in London, England on 3 February 1916. Educated at McMaster University (B.A., 1939) and Oxford University (D.Phil., 1956), he taught in the Department of English at McMaster University from 1956 to 1981. In addition to editing the volumes of the Stratford Papers on Shakespeare, Jackson is the editor of The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1964, rev. ed. 1980) in the Pelican Shakespeare series and Antony and Cleopatra (1968) in the Shakespeare Series published by Macmillan of Canada.

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The fonds (accession 23-2000) consists of administrative files and correspondence with the speakers who participated in the Shakespeare Seminar held at the Stratford Festival (Stratford, Ont.) between 1961 and 1976. Sponsored by a consortium of Canadian Universities, the Shakespeare Seminar was organized by the Department of Extension at McMaster University under Jackson's directions. The speakers include Shakespearian scholars (e.g. F.W. Bateson, L.C. Knights, and J.F. Kermode), critics and celebrities (e.g. Anthony Burgess, Robertson Davies and Northrop Frye), and actors and directors (e.g. Sir Tyrone Guthrie, Robin Phillips, and William Hutt).

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The fonds was aquired from Professor Jackson in June 2000.


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