R. A. Foakes

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Reginald A. Foakes (18 October 1923 - 22 December 2013) was an English author and Shakesperean scholar. He has published works on Shakespeare and the Romantic poets and edited many of Shakespeare's plays in the Arden and New Cambridge editions. He also helped found the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon. He was Professor Emeritus in the department of English literature at UCLA.[1][2] He died over Christmas 2013 at his home in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Beyond Shakespeare, his scholarly work also included editing the theatrical papers of Philip Henslowe, work on Samuel Taylor Coleridge's literary criticism.[3][4]

In 2001, the University of Birmingham gave Foakes an honorary degree in honor of the 50th anniversary of their Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon.[5]


  1. ^ Faculty profile, UCLA, retrieved 2011-11-05.
  2. ^ Prof Reginald Foakes, Debrett's, retrieved 2011-11-05.
  3. ^ Ioppolo, Grace (17 January 2014). "Reg Foakes obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 
  4. ^ Professor Reginald Foakes, 1923-2013, University of Birmingham (January 6, 2014)
  5. ^ "Glittering prizes", Times Higher Education, 7 September 2001 .

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