William George Clark

(1821—1878) literary and classical scholar

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(1821–78), English academic, one of three editors (with W. Aldis Wright and John Glover) of the first Cambridge edition of Shakespeare (9 vols., 1863–6), including variant readings from all early and some later editions. Its one-volume version, the Globe (1864), created a reference standard for almost a century.

From The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

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