Department of English

University of Toronto

Seary, Peter

Peter Seary
Professor of English


Research Interests

The rise of scholarship in the eighteenth century devoted to English literature, especially Shakespeare.


"Lewis Theobald" and "Styan Thirlby" for The New DNB.

Reviews in Modern Philology and The Scriblerian.

"Lewis Theobald, Edmond Malone, and Others" in Reading Readings: Essays on Shakespeare Editing in the Eighteenth Century, ed. Joanna Gondris (Madison, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1998).

"The Shakespeare Industry" in Britain in the Hanoverian Age, 1714-1837: An Encyclopedia, ed. Gerald Newman, Peter Tasch, et al. (New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1997).

Lewis Theobald and the Editing of Shakespeare (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990).

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