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OUP Complete Works of James Shirley

The Complete Works of James Shirley (1596-1666) An Edition in 10 Volumes

Recipient of a 5-year AHRC Major Research Grant (2008-2013)

Editorial Board

Nigel Bawcutt, David Bevington, Martin Butler, Andrew Hadfield, Peter Holland, Julie Sanders


General Editors

Eugene Giddens (Anglia Ruskin University), Teresa Grant (University of Warwick), Barbara Ravelhofer (University of Durham)



The above-named General Editors and Editorial Board propose to edit The Complete Works of James Shirley, a corpus of around 50 works, including plays, poems, and prose. James Shirley is arguably the most significant dramatic writer of the late English Renaissance, and his complete works have never been edited. The most recent edition of his plays is the 1888 Methuen collection, and his plays and poems last appeared together in the Gifford/Dyce edition of 1833. Our edition will be based on current editorial standards and theory, with close attention paid to accuracy and bibliographical understanding of the copy-texts.


Please note that all material on this website is copyright to the General Editors.