W. Aldis Wright

(1836—1914) literary and biblical scholar

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(1836–1914), English academic and editor, with W. G. Clark and J. Glover, of the first Cambridge edition of Shakespeare (9 vols., 1863–6). Its textual apparatus included 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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