Stephen Orgel

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Stephen Orgel is Professor of English at Stanford University. Best known as a scholar of Shakespeare, Orgel writes primarily about the political and historical context of Renaissance literature.[1]

Orgel received his B.A. from Columbia University in 1954 and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1959.[2] He has taught at Stanford since 1985. He is a noted book collector.[3]

Selected critical works[edit]

  • The Illusion of Power. U California P, 1975.
  • Impersonations:The Performance of Gender in Shakespeare's England. Cambridge, 1996.
  • The Authentic Shakespeare. Routledge, 2002.
  • Imagining Shakespeare. Palgrave, 2003.
  • John Milton: The Major Works. Edited by Orgel and Jonathan Goldberg. Oxford, 1991.


  1. ^ Kermode, Frank (11 January 2004). "Avon Calling". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Faculty Profile". Stanford University. Retrieved 3 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Talk with book collector Stephen Orgel". YouTube.